Fascia is made from collagen and its properties are pretty inelastic.  We are born with the ability to form collagen wherever the body requires extra assistance with movements or positions performed on a regular basis.  Evidence shows that a baby is not born with an ITB on its lateral sides of the legs or the Thoracolumbar Fascia over Continue reading »

Remedial massage & bodywork appointments

I’ve returned from Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork course full of enthusiasm, what a wonderful inspiring lady.  I will start to offer this work to new and old clients alike during June so if you are interested in finding out more and advance of that time, please do contact me. In the meantime my usual clinic times Continue reading »

Scar healing…

Tomorrow is the last day for me on the Scar Healing course by Sharon Wheeler who is visiting from the USA.  I’ve learnt amazing, non-invasive techniques for working with all types of scars and their symptoms including loss of sensation and movement – the results I am witnessing are amazing!  Can’t wait to start using the techniques Continue reading »

Scar Healing…

exciting information coming soon on how I can help scar tissue heal.

Marathon Massage for runners!

Its great news to hear you’re a marathon runner.  Marathon massage will help you achieve your goal. As you increase your marathon training miles, you may find that sadly your recovery time also increases!  Many running articles you read will recommend having regular sports massage as maintenance to prevent injuries. As your marathon miles increase, so does the Continue reading »

British Fascia Symposium

I’m very much looking forward to attending the British Fascia Symposium in May.  So many interesting speakers are attending from around the globe.  

Running a marathon?

Its great news to hear you have got a place to run in a marathon.  Now the hard work starts!  As you increase your marathon training miles, you may find that your recovery time also increases!  Most running articles you read will recommend having regular sports massage as maintenance to prevent injuries that may stop you from Continue reading »

Therapeutic Insight: The Myofascial Release Perspective—Depression

by John Barnes, P.T., L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B Therapeutic Insight: The Myofascial Release Perspective—Depression, MASSAGE MagazineMyofascial release has many well-known benefits, including reducing pain, headaches and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. However, a secondary benefit for many has been lifting depression, decreasing inner anxiety and restoring a general calmness and joy in their life. One possible explanation that Continue reading »

Chronic Pain Affects Memory, Concentration

Musculoskeletal pain brings many clients to massage therapy. New research shows people who live with chronic spinal pain (for more than three months) experience difficulty with mental concentration and problems with remembering information. Researchers placed a total of 64 patients with musculoskeletal pain syndromes in the lumbosacral area into two age groups: 30-50 years (41 Continue reading »

Complementary Health Therapies for Back Pain Have Widespread Benefits

Patients who receive complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies, of which massage therapy is one, as part of back-pain care, report widespread benefits beyond what is captured by standard measurements, according to new research. “The goal of this research was to provide insight into the full range of meaningful outcomes experienced by patients who participate in Continue reading »