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...

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...