Why do my knees hurt when I run? 

By |January 31st, 2017|

Sometime last year, I decided to take up running again after a couple of years off and get fit, so I started the NHS running program ‘couch to 5k’. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a running program created by the NHS (in the form of a free podcast) that helps you increase your […]

How Interval training can improve your running speed

By |March 2nd, 2016|

This week I had a client tell me their goal was to reduce there 5k running time. They have been running for a little while and have been pretty consistent with their 5k no matter what they do.

I mentioned about the benefits of interval running and gave them an example of a programme to get them […]

Running Technique Workshop Key Points

By |February 11th, 2016|

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 […]

Tight Hip Flexors

By |October 21st, 2015|

Just over a week ago I was supporting Jenny Burrell the owner of Burrell Education on the Pregnancy and Post natal massage course and in my role the students got to assess my body and how I moved, to help practice assessing their own clients.

In my assessment Jenny and students saw that I walk with a […]

My ballot place at the London Marathon

By |October 11th, 2015|

This month I found out I have been lucky enough to receive a ballot place at the London Marathon next April.

It was the first time I applied and was very shocked and excited to receive a place!

With a ballot place, I can just register, train, turn up and complete it without worrying about sponsorship for […]

Post Marathon Massage for Noah’s Ark

By |March 25th, 2015|

Last week, I braved the cold and supported The Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospice a local charity in Barnet and their runners taking part in the North London Half Marathon.

I love event work, the atmosphere of the runners, supporters and spectators is electric and is an exciting part of my roles as a sports massage therapist, you […]

Should I get a massage after a marathon?

By |February 23rd, 2015|

We are well into the swing of the running season kicking off with the Brighton half last week and into our training for the North London half and London Marathon. Getting a sports massage after a marathon is a question I get asked by first time runners (and even regular runners who haven’t experienced it before) and […]

Five things you need to know about stretching: Part 5

By |November 5th, 2014|

5. Stretch away from your training

Most gym sessions end with a stretching session; whether it’s a quick maintenance stretch or a detailed whole body programme it usually precedes a tough workout. You can stretch at any time of the day, but your stretching programme would have the greatest benefits when completed away from training. When […]

Five things you need to know about stretching: Part 4

By |October 28th, 2014|

Together we have covered the directions of muscles, the connective tissue body stocking and injuries from stretching in this five part series but now its the stretching as part of a warm up debate.

4. Avoid static stretches as part of your warm up

There is always a place for static stretching and until most recently that […]