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Stress is a mind and body experience

Some people are surprised when they hear of the overlap between my massage therapy work and Ann’s stress management work and yet each of us meets clients who can benefit from the other’s approach. The reason for this overlap is the body’s response to stress. The stress response prepares your...
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It's as easy as breathing

It’s might seem odd to think that you could improve something that you’ve been doing since the day you were born . Yet many of us could improve the way we breathe . Most people rarely notice the way that they breath . After all, it’s something which just goes...
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The cause of your pain might be elsewhere

Most clients who come along for treatment of muscle pain or discomfort assume that the therapy they need for their muscle problems will be carried out just on the exact area of their problem . That is, those with shoulder problems expect me to work just on their shoulders ,...
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This one trick can reduce muscle stiffness and discomfort

Following on from Ann’s blog Life Lessons from a Terrie r, I have been thinking about other lessons we can learn from our pets . In particular, I’ve noticed how our pets are often much better at muscle care than we are. Have you noticed how most mammals – whether...
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Your parents were right about this

When I was a boy, I was often reminded by my mum to stand up straight and to not drag my feet when I walked. It seemed like nagging at the time, but I’m genuinely grateful for the way that it led me to develop the habits of standing and...
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This sign of ageing could be something simpler

Do you tend to blamed age for regular aches and pains in your muscles and around your joints?  A lot of people seem willing to accept that they’ll find it hard to open jars, or to get up from sitting without using their hands to support you as they get...
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Therapy Haiku: The Swinging Gait

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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You're probably missing this part of your training plan

January is the month when many people decide on a new physical challenge for the year. In the past, this was usually a 10K run, half marathon or marathon. Nowadays it seems that more people want something more extreme – a Tough Mudder , Wolf Run or something similar. It’s...
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Therapy Haiku: Immobility

A new Getting You There  Therapy Haiku  every week.
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Therapy Haiku: Massage Therapy

A new Getting You There Therapy Haiku every week.
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Four ways Christmas can cause muscle problems - and how to avoid them

Christmas is a time for fun and enjoyment for many people, yet it’s not uncommon for Christmas-related activity to end up with sore or stiff muscles . Therefore, here are four tips for ensuring that you stay fit and mobile over the festive season - ready to start the new year...
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Could you be missing this common cause of backache?

I’ve often written about the problems which can result from over-using muscles , including strains, pulls and stiffness . However, sometimes a client’s problems can be caused by under-use and weakness of muscles. So often in these cases, as with many muscle problems, it isn’t always obvious where the problem...
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