Category Archives: Pain relief

Massage at The Royal Free Hospital

Back in March of this year I met an extraordinary man. A very straightforward and modest man – but one with great vision and determination. His name is Keith Hunt. I’d heard about him, initially, as he’d just received an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List – for services to Complementary Therapy. And […]

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On track at the London 2012 Velodrome

Reflections and recommendations from a sports massage therapist By Earle Abrahamson Quite stunning is the architecture of the velodrome, nicknamed the “giant pringle” – stunning not only in terms of design but more importantly as a working environment. I was most fortunate to be invited to work as a sports massage therapist at the velodrome […]

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Don’t you just love The Olympics?

I just love seeing people excel at something they love doing. So proud of Team GB and their fab medal haul. And it’s even more exciting when someone wins an unexpected medal – like the men’s gymnastics team or the female judo athlete I have to admit I’m not a huge sports fan, and I […]

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Trending sports injuries – tennis players’ shoulder

Who’d have thought it? We’re in the second week of Wimbledon and my 3 new clients this week have all presented with shoulder injuries. Mostly brought on by playing tennis without stretching or warming up properly first. Having wonderful sports so easily accessible to watch – in full Technicolor – is fabulous, but it triggers […]

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The Health Halo…eating “healthy” foods can make you fat!

Much to my chagrin, the 3rd & final episode of “The Men who made us Fat” series – exploring “healthy foods” – was postponed because of the tennis and is now scheduled for transmission on Thursday 12th July.  But, to keep us waiting with bated breath, the BBC have released a short clip. Of course, […]

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Why tennis players rely on massage…

I was expecting to write about the final episode of “The Men who made us Fat” – but a phenomenal tennis battle that saw Nadal knocked out of Wimbledon took over BBC2 yesterday evening. Watching those two super fit 26 year old athletes’ pound a ball back & forth at each other for over 4 […]

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Why massage is good for you….

Having a massage from a loved one is great, but it’s tough to compete with the hands of a professional. A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person. And now research suggests massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS – and more. Maybe that’s why some hospitals are making it […]

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What happens to your body when you’re overweight?

It has been established unequivocally that larger meal portions, grazing between meals and eating fast foods full of fat, sugar and salt automatically leads to weight gain. Now we need to consider what that weight gain does to our bodies. It’s not nice:- Swathes of fat surrounding our internal organs – causing reduced organ function […]

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Smartphone users ‘risking health’ with overuse of devices

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy warns of people becoming “screen slaves”  People are risking their health by working on smartphones, tablets and laptops after they have left the office, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. It says people have become “screen slaves” and are often working while commuting or after they get home. The society said […]

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How much sugar is in your diet?

If you haven’t had a chance to read this eye opening article in The Guardian – Why our food is making us Fat? – then hear the full story in The Men who made us Fat, broadcast on 14th June 2012. .

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