Chronic pain conditions

Chronic pain conditions

A buddy of mine asked me to post about a chronic pain condition they have called Ankylosing spondylitis. AS is a long term condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. Massage and Hydrotherapy can have amazing relief for the chronic pain...
Too flexible? How to protect against injury…

Too flexible? How to protect against injury…

This week I got together with the Yoga teachers I work alongside for a YOGAJAM to discuss hypermobility. I have treated people for injuries sustained due to this condition as my ballet and yoga background can attract the ‘flexible’ and they can get pushed...
Have you reached Burnout?

Have you reached Burnout?

Chronic fatigue seems so much more prevalent in our society these days. People are burnt out and looking for respite through bodywork such as Massage and Yoga. This is a great guide from Yogacampus on how to manage the symptoms: ‘Imagine coming down with a flu,...
Reflexology – just a good foot rub?

Reflexology – just a good foot rub?

Reflexology is best described as a ‘guided’ foot massage. It’s like having a normal foot rub, only you know which specific parts to stimulate to get the best result. Reflexology Massage benefits The following are just some of the known benefits of foot reflexology: 1....

Being appropriate during a Massage

It’s a connotation we don’t really talk about but in the Massage Therapy world it obviously happens. It’s the reason I didn’t have the word ‘Massage’ in my brand as when I started out 17 years ago you’d be found on the interweb in a flash and asked for...
Pain in the neck?

Pain in the neck?

I’ve treated so many people lately with sore necks. As most of the things we do are forward facing we are living in a climate of looking down. Being very forward facing (computers, tablets, mobile phones) there is always going to be what can be referred to as ‘swan’...
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...