How to correct your position…

How to correct your position…

“It makes sense when you think about it” is what someone said when they asked me about their injury last week. They had a sore knee after getting out of bed. It sounds so basic but so often injuries occur when twisting or bending awkwardly…unconsciously....
Ice ice baby…

Ice ice baby…

“It makes sense when you think about it” is what someone said when they asked me about their injury last week. They had a sore knee after getting out of bed. It sounds so basic but so often injuries occur when twisting or bending awkwardly…unconsciously. An...

Teaching Sports Massage

On the Yoga Kula TTC Harriet will be teaching students about injuries, what makes them better/worse and how to instruct people to adapt in certain poses. “I get a real buzz from teaching as it’s a huge accomplishment to look around a room knowing you have...
No pain no gain no brain…how much pressure is enough?

No pain no gain no brain…how much pressure is enough?

To be clear…my massage game is strong, strong enough to get results and work with the body. I don’t teach others to hurt people, we take people to the edge but not push them over it. Recently a previous client of mine found a Sports Massage Therapist who they...

How to manage wrist injuries

As Yoga Kula’s resident Massage Therapist and being a Kuli, Harriet understands how we can use yoga correctly to strengthen ourselves and prevent injury. Here she talks about alignment for preventing wrist injuries. http://www.yogakulaleeds.co.uk/yoga-wrist-injuries/...
Lost your mojo? How to find spirit again…

Lost your mojo? How to find spirit again…

When I stopped swimming I literally didn’t want to do it one day – so I didn’t. After 7 years of training up to 160 lengths, six times a week, that was it for me. I thought the only backlash would be my parents and my coach. I thought I didn’t...
Can you ever get back to normal?

Can you ever get back to normal?

Are you back to normal? Will I get back to normal? These are questions I get, have been asked and ask myself. I’ve never been a fan of normal or fine or mediocre. But when you’ve suffered an injury or have been floored by something these are natural...
What not to do in the run up to a marathon…

What not to do in the run up to a marathon…

In the run up to a marathon you often see what to do in the week prior…What about what not to do? – Anything different! Unfortunately when I was getting ready for a race I would often be going stir crazy so find other things to do. As a swimmer I would go...
Fur coat…no kn*ckers!

Fur coat…no kn*ckers!

The big news story of the moment has been about the dangers of skinny jeans, along with how fur hooded coats are weighing us down (there goes my look!): jeans-and-hoodies-can-cause-a-bad-back. I wrote a while ago inspired by @nutritiousmovement blog about how...
How life has changed, yet remains the same…

How life has changed, yet remains the same…

When I set out 10 years ago I would massage for 6/7 hours a day. The only distraction in those days were texts and calls on your phone. Time was spent making bookings – occasionally by email but primarily by phone calls. Life felt simpler with no businesses on...