Keeping safe as a massage therapist

Keeping safe as a massage therapist

When I first qualified as a massage therapist two decades ago, I chose not to include the word ‘massage’ in my brand. For me, this was to protect myself and my business from any unwanted, inappropriate behaviour that sadly still crops up in the massage...

4 Steps to reduce stress on the discs

Article by Olga Kabel  Did you know that astronauts get taller in space? According to NASA studies, when the spine is not exposed to the pull of Earth’s gravity, the intervertebral discs expand and as a result the spine gets a bit longer. That small gain is short...
Covid catch up

Covid catch up

Catch up with Harriet about what’s been happening at Morgan Sports Therapy HQ over the last year. Find out how she has dealt with the challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown. Biggest obstacles during the pandemic… It has been a worrying time being self-employed, but...
What can I do for myself?

What can I do for myself?

My three go-to stretches We are all quite immobile in our mid/thoracic spines. As it doesn’t allow for movement in the middle of the back we have to move more from below and above it, which increases the chance of soreness in both the neck and lower back. This...
Is your butt isolating with you?

Is your butt isolating with you?

Do you have lazy glute syndrome? Your glutes (or the muscles in your bottom) are the biggest muscle group in our bodies. But, months of lockdown living has meant spiralling inactivity and more time sitting on our backsides. Experts warn that a side-effect of this  is...

What type of yoga is for you?

Yoga comes in so many forms and with so many options: of style, of teacher, of time, of place. Gone are the days when you picked a class because it was the only one you could get to. Picking a style you like is often dependent on your own energy levels, what you want...
Touch hunger: the impact of the lack of touch

Touch hunger: the impact of the lack of touch

Social distancing and lack of touch over the last few months has certainly been an odd concept for the more tactile amongst us, especially for those using the art of touch for a living. This lack of physical contact or ‘touch hunger’ has had a major impact...
Massage: back in business with new guidelines

Massage: back in business with new guidelines

Now that restrictions on massage treatments have finally been lifted, I am pleased to be able to welcome you back to Morgan Sports Therapy! EXISTING CLIENTSAppointments will be available from the home studio on:  – Wednesdays 1-7pm  – Thursdays 12-6pm We...
Becoming a yoga teacher during lockdown

Becoming a yoga teacher during lockdown

Yoga teacher training is something I’ve almost embarked on a number of times in the past but circumstances were never quite right. I wasn’t able to take weeks off work to travel and do an intensive in Bali – as nice as that may sound! It wasn’t...
Online course is now CPD certified!

Online course is now CPD certified!

My online course, Massage in Action has now received CPD recognition with The CPD Certification Service. As other health professionals, you can now benefit from being awarded 8 CPD points when completing my course online. Continuing professional development (CPD) is...