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Steve Finnemore, Massage Therapist

I have a deep interest in the mechanics of the body and movement and love keeping up to date with natural methods of getting the body back to working effectively and comfortably. I'm a keen runner and gym-goer too and am always looking for natural ways to improve my own performance. I'll be blogging about these interests and passing on tips to help you to stay mobile, fit and healthy. I hope you find what I pass on helpful and interesting.

Slip slidin' away

Slip slidin' away
I was watching a live stage performance on Saturday when an actor rushed onto the stage as part of the performance. Though his speed was deliberate, the slippery stage wasn't. The previous scene had included some drinking, and some liquid had accidentally splashed onto the stage. As he reached mid-stage...
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Spring is here, beware gardener's back!

Spring is here, beware gardener's back!
Spring is here, and we’re now into British Summer Time. Hopefully we’re in for lots of sunshine. The weather over the weekend was perfect, and I bet many of you will have taken the chance to do some gardening. Did you feel sore afterwards? Well that’s not unusual. Whenever we...
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Our muscles reflect our lives

Our muscles reflect our lives
Have you ever thought about how wonderful your muscles are? You really should give them a second thought! They move us around and enable us to do all of the everyday things that make up our lives. If I were to write down here everything that muscles do for us...
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Massage and mindfulness

Massage and mindfulness
Have you, like me, noticed that there is a lot of talk about mindulness nowadays? Mindfulness is about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds here and now, rather than living in our heads. Too many of us spend our time being depressed about the past...
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Every body has a story to tell

Every body has a story to tell
As the nights get longer and you stay indoors more and more, it can be useful to start thinking about the future and what you'd like to make of yourself over the coming months, in oreparation for the new year.  Often, this involves looking back to - to learn from...
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Massage really is good for you

Massage really is good for you
Have you ever wondered why massage makes you feel so good? If you’ve never had a massage, do you wonder what all the fuss is about? Well, recent scientific research has provided some evidence that helps us understand what changes take place in our bodies during massage. It turns out...
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Oh that - I've had that problem for ages...

Oh that - I've had that problem for ages...
I was reminded recently that humans have a great capacity for noticing new things , yet we readily lose sight of things that haven't altered for a long time. It's part of our survival mechanism. Very similar things happen with many of my clients too. They book in with known...
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Don't let aches and pains become normal

Don't let aches and pains become normal
Regular muscle aches and pains should not be a way of life for you Are you in constant pain from a pulled muscle? Do your shoulders ache all the time? Is your lower back stiff and sore? Do you have trouble doing everyday things because of tight muscles? The good...
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How training from zero to half marathon (13.1 miles; 21 kilometres) has taught me about running and injury prevention

How training from zero to half marathon (13.1 miles; 21 kilometres) has taught me about running and injury prevention
On 12th May I completed my first half marathon, finishing in 2 hours 11 minutes. Very respectable for a first time run!   I began training in January, following a training plan that built up my runs (and my muscles) gradually over 16 weeks up to the race. I came...
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There is more to see than meets the eye...

Over the weekend our new website went live at www.gettingyouthere.co.uk, and the process that Ann and I went through has inspired me to write this blog... " Has that always been there ?" I was reminded recently that humans have a great capacity for noticing new things, yet we readily lose...
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