Massage to help performance and recovery

By Lisa | April 17, 2014 |

The London Marathon was a huge success and I wonder how many people have been inspired to start training and enter next year’s event? A couple of months away from Wimbledon so lots of activity on the courts as people pick up their rackets in earnest and make the most of the lighter evenings after…

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London Marathon – 13th April 2014 – Post-marathon Massage

By Lisa | March 28, 2014 |

No matter how many marathons you complete the post-race treatment is as important as the training to prepare for the race. Your body needs and deserves a massage specially tailored to facilitate rest and repair after the grueling 26.2 miles.  It has to be said that after such a distance your muscles will have sustained…

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Knee pain, could be IT Band Syndrome?

By Lisa | March 26, 2014 |

Many clients contact me for massage to help with knee pain they experience during their regular exercise of running.  Most of this pain can be attributed to having tightness of the IT Band. The IT Band, or to give it its correct name Ilio-Tibial Band, is the connective tissue on the outside of the thigh…

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Reflexology for Stress and Anxiety

By Lisa | February 24, 2014 |

Stress and anxiety can be helped enormously by many therapies but from my experience one of the best is reflexology.  Mental health issues are on the increase and there are many reasons that might be the cause or trigger.  Many people are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of modern life; we are…

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Healthcare Insurance for Therapies

By Lisa | February 6, 2014 |

It is with great joy and celebration as I announce that finally there are a few Healthcare Insurance companies offering reimbursement for some of the therapies that I offer.  For too long now Complementary Therapies have been pushed aside by the medical profession and we, as therapists, have been battling to right this wrong. Many…

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Injury Prevention for Runners (and other sports too)

By Lisa | January 15, 2014 |

With the London Marathon fast approaching, this week’s blog is about the benefits of incorporating regular sports massage in to your training programme to keep you injury free.  A healthy runner is a happy runner and there is nothing more frustrating than getting injured so close to the event that you have spent months training…

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Sciatica ???

By Lisa | January 7, 2014 |

I recently had a new client in Enfield contact me for a massage to help with her sciatica.  She had been recommended deep tissue massage by a friend.  When she came to see me she told me she had been diagnosed with sciatica by her GP and was on medication for it.  However the symptoms…

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Qualified and Insured – which is most important and why?

By Lisa | October 16, 2013 |

Remember when comparing therapists’ websites prior to booking an appointment it is important that the therapist is qualified through a reputable training school/academy and vital that they are insured. If there is no mention on their website about these, then ask!  It is perfectly acceptable to want to know about insurance cover, qualifications and even…

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Posture

By Lisa | July 8, 2013 |

Poor posture is more common than good posture sadly.  We all are guilty of slouching in front of the television on our comfy cushions.  We lean against the wall or door frame instead of standing up straight.  We swap from hip to hip when standing in a queue.  Rarely do any of us actually sit…

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Hot or Cold?

By Lisa | June 25, 2013 |

Every week I am asked this question – “should I use hot or cold when I have injured myself?” It is instinct,when we have a pain to reach for the heat – think about the last time you had a stomach ache and made yourself a hot water bottle to soothe the pain away. However…

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