Tag Archives: good posture

Recommended Reading for Runners

I regularly recommend this books to runners and non-runners alike. First off, it’s a great story, full of inspiration of many different kinds. Second (and probably more importantly) it offers a wealth of debate to challenge everything you’ve ever thought you knew about footwear and running as a high impact sport. Thirdly, comparitive study of the […]

Recommended Product for Active Sitting

Learning to sit in good alignment can really help combat neck, shoulder and low back pain this simple gadget can provide a firm foundation for finding and maintaining that healthy position. http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/en/betterlife-ultimate-memory-foam-wedge-standard-321644 Often when prolonged sitting causes discomfort, we look for ways to support the body. We commonly believe that we should somehow prop the […]

Persistent Pain Management

I’m feeling excited and very honoured to have been invited to observe a 4 week programme of Persistent Pain management Workshops at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham. The clinic runs on a multidisciplinary approach with Dr Grehame Brown, orthopaedic physician and co-author of the self help manual (link below); Abigail Darling, Human Givens Therapist and […]

New Rules of Posture

I read a lot of material on ways to enhance body awareness and different forms of exercise to suit the full range of clients that come into my massage therapy clinic. There are few books I would recommend so readily to so many people.The information presented is masterfully accurate and concise, although it can take […]

Ever Tried Qi Gong?

Self help for chronic shoulder conditions or general wellbeing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZq78t4WMg Do you suffer with persistent shoulder tension? Do your tense shoulders result in neck pain or headaches? Do you know you need to improve your posture but haven’t quite found a route? Well you’re certainly not alone! I decided to investigate Qi gong (most usually […]

Pinole~Superfuel food for runners

I have previously waxed lyrical about the delights and surprises hidden within the pages of Christopher McDougall’s book Born To Run. http://www.leamingtonmassagetherapy.co.uk/?p=173 I’m re-reading it at the moment to refresh my memory and possibly even get the inspiration to take my wonky body running ….? It really is a fascinating read, even if you don’t run. […]

How Does Sports Massage Help My Running?

Sports massage improves the condition and balance of muscles which can increase your run time, decrease post-exercise stiffness and soreness and eliminate stresses on the joints (knees, hip, ankles and feet). What Makes Muscles Sore? There are a variety of reasons why a muscle, or group of muscles may become stiff or sore. Posture, foot […]

November Offer 2012 Discover MET

This offer has now expired. Remedial Massage with Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 90 mins £50 MET is a deeply effective tool in releasing tight muscles and stiff joints. MET uses gentle muscle contractions followed by relaxation. This treatment requires active participation, by you, the client and can provide new tools for you to take away […]

Special Offer 1 Hour Deep Tissue Massage £25

This offer has now expired. Saturday 9th October at Therapy to Take Away Regent Street Leamington Spa. Step on the road to recovery from pain and chronic tension with a deep tissue massage. Using a variety of techniques tension is released from muscles and tendons to improve mobility and promote relaxation. Regular treatments can provide […]

Postural Pointers

In response to the many people who tell me that they don’t make time in their day to do exercises even though they know it would probably do them good, I have decided to release a series of Postural Pointers to help you find ways to take more care of your posture and discover routes […]