Sports Massage and Cycling

By |August 30th, 2016|

This weekend we were providing therapy at the Hertfordshire100 event with SportiveUK. Find out how sports massage and cycling are a great combination.

It was a road cycling event with three different distances; 100 miles, 100 kilometres and 32 miles.

This weekend’s event was less windy, and we used our brand new event shelter! At least we […]

How to prevent injuries in CrossFit

By |July 5th, 2016|

Before I continue; this is not a CrossFit hate blog (as I am a member of a fantastic CrossFit gym) but my observation from training and working with clients.

Last month I decided to join a local CrossFit gym. It was something I had wanted to do for a while to build up some strength, learn […]

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|

Other Than Arnica, What Else Can I Use to Heal My Sprain?

By |January 21st, 2016|

We were on holiday in the middle of the Rainforest in Queensland Australia, hiking through a wood to get to a beautiful sandy beach. I climbed over and onto the other side of the trunk of a massive fallen tree.

My boyfriend climbed up, slipping down the other side and landed on his right foot badly. […]

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 […]

Shoulder Pain Recovery Case Study

By |September 24th, 2015|

Are female sports massage therapists strong enough to give a good sports massage?

By |September 14th, 2015|

Over the last few weeks in North Finchley I have been questioned about my strength as a female sports massage therapist and whether I would be able to perform a ‘deep’ sports massage due to being quite small (5ft 4″ and 53kg) which inspired me to write this short blog.

When I greet a client 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 […]