The Difference between a Holistic Massage and our Wellbeing Massage

By |November 1st, 2016|

Most people love a good massage; whether its a deep tissue, holistic, Swedish and even sports massage; generally they make us feel amazing!

This was a question asked by a new client recently. They had heard of all of the above and wanted to know what our wellbeing massage really is and which box does it […]

Neck stretch for tight neck and shoulders

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Here is a great neck stretch if you have tight neck and shoulder muscles. Loosening of the muscle and tissues at the front helps take the pressure off the shoulder, neck and upper back exercises which may be able to help reduce musle pain in these areas!

 

I use this a lot as part of my […]

The importance of breathing correctly

By |April 18th, 2016|

The importance of breathing correctly

Take a moment to focus on your breathing.

Are you breathing from your belly or are you shallow breathing up in your chest?

If you find that you are breathing from your chest whilst resting (not after having just run up the stairs or during exercise) then you are most probably breathing in excess of your […]

Alexander Technique for Neck Tension and Running

By |January 7th, 2016|

As part of my own wellbeing I have been having Alexander Technique lessons! I started just before the Holidays and wrote this after my first session (It took me a little while to write it with being on holiday).

From my dance training we did bits of it within technique sessions but this time was the […]

Emotions and muscle tension

By |October 2nd, 2015|

This morning I met with the wonderful Lindy Medway from Counselling Time based in Finchley and we got onto the discussion of emotions and muscle tension.

We had a great meeting about how our professions link into each other and how we help our clients and gave me some food for thought and wanting to write […]

Shoulder Pain Recovery Case Study

By |September 24th, 2015|

Texting neck and telephone neck

By |May 1st, 2015|

The ‘texting neck’ phenomenon as reached the national press at the end of last year, and before then I had seen lots of clients in Barnet with neck, back and shoulder pain that spend hours using their smartphone or trying to multi task phone calls and typing. Our bodies aren’t designed to stay in one […]

How stress can affect your posture

By |February 9th, 2015|

Last week I presented at the Finchley Weight Loss Centre discussing posture and in particular how stress can affect your posture. Here is the talk in 500 words!
When we hear the word posture we automatically think about sitting up straight in your chair and most actually do this. Posture isn’t just about how you sit […]

Kinesiotape

By |January 15th, 2015|

This is becoming very popular now in sports therapy, here is a quick info guide on the tape and how it can help you.

What is it?

Kinesiotape is a therapeutic tape designed by a chiropractor in the 1970’s and we use it in sports massage, pregnancy massage and wellbeing massage sessions here in Barnet to help prolong the […]

Neck pain from sitting?

By |February 13th, 2014|

After spending endless hours at my desk or in a coffee shop working on my website and writing, I started to feel the typical aches in the upper back and neck pain from sitting at the computer; and imagined how my body must feel if I did this everyday like many of us do.

As common […]