Tight Hamstrings and Lower Back Pain

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Do you have tight hamstrings? What are my hamstrings I hear you ask!  They are the group of muscles in the backs of your thighs.  Hamstrings consist of 3 different muscles: Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosis and Semimembranosus. The hamstrings attach to the bottom of the pelvis, on our sitting bones (Ischial Tuberosity) and extend to our Continue reading »

Massage F.A.Q’s

frequently asked questions

Massage Frequently Asked Questions: I want you to get the most out of your massage with me, so here is a list of some of the questions I get frequently asked:- Underwear – It is completely up to you how much you undress, it is to your comfort level, some clients leave their underwear on, Continue reading »

Benefits of Regular Massage

Massage Benefits

 What are the benefits of Massage? The benefits of regular massage whether sports specific, remedial or purely therapeutic speak for themselves but here’s a list just to remind you. Reduces the risk of muscular strains as well as relieving repetitive strain injuries. Increases joint mobility and your range of movement. Revitalises and invigorates as well Continue reading »

Children to Children Peer Massage – Is it wrong?

Peer massage | School Massage

I read with interest an article last week on the Mail Online (full article here) about children to children Peer Massage and how School Head Mrs Chris Hobson from Sheffield’s Hartley Brook Primary School has introduced a 10 minute massage session to help calm pupils after lunch breaks. This has come under criticism from some of the Continue reading »

Back Pain and what causes it

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Back Pain – (S.N.A.P  B.A.C.K) In the UK 2.5 Million people experience back pain About 4 out of 5 adults (80%) are currently in pain or have suffered from debilitating back pain at least once – the cost is considerable for both sufferers and to the economy. For both NHS & Private healthcare combined costs for back Continue reading »