Secure your next booking
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Secure your next booking

In order to ensure the return of a client, it is important that the client leaves the first session with a positive outlook on your service. A key factor in achieving this is to show your client that you are warm, welcoming, and genuinely are about their treatment. Integral to a successful therapist-client relationship is…

Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions-Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome
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Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions-Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome

 ABSTRACT The novel virus identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2] has resulted in the Coronavirus disease [COVID-19] worldwide pandemic. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 57 million people globally and numbers are exponentially increasing weekly. Significant numbers of recovering patients are reporting long-term, on-going painful soft tissue and respiratory complications. While the total…

Our latest board member – Jo Lade
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Our latest board member – Jo Lade

Jo Lade has been practicing in Cumbria and Wensleydale since 2005.  Her journey into practice stretches back to 1994 though when she qualified with a Diploma in Remedial Massage from the Northern Institute of Massage in Blackpool.  The year Jo qualified she also got the chance to move to Australia to live and work there…

Case Study: Mrs A
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Case Study: Mrs A

At Flexible Healing, we do things a little differently to most. That’s why (with the consent of the individual) I’m going to start sharing case studies to explain our approach, treating our patients as individual people with individual problems. Here’s the first, which showcases how my training in NLP is instrumental in my practice. Mrs…

Where to begin your career as a Massage Therapist
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Where to begin your career as a Massage Therapist

Deciding on a career change to become a massage therapist can be daunting for many reasons. There are so many questions to which you want to get the answers right. An understandable primary concern when starting this journey, is where you should study. When considering a vocation capable of transforming the lives of others, and…

TSTR: More than just stretching
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TSTR: More than just stretching

A Brief History: The soft tissues of the body refer to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Whilst Transverse Soft Tissue Release (TSTR) is often linked to remedial massage, it is not exclusively used for this and is often used in conjunction with several other methods of movement or connective tissue therapy. TSTR is extremely versatile…

Covid 19 Update
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Covid 19 Update

So the date that many therapists are waiting for is Monday 12th  April  (subject to external factors) when  shops, hairdressers and close contact services can resume which of course does include non essential and maintenance massage therapy treatments. Whilst this marks another resumption of working practice, it is not a going back to the old…

Fascia and Tensegrity The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception
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Fascia and Tensegrity The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception

Abstract The heterogeneous connective tissue fascia is constructed upon a tensegrity-based architecture providing cells and organism’s with stability coupled with mobility. A term coined by Sharkey and Avison “Fasciategrity” used for the first time at the British Fascia Symposium 2018, speaks of the relationship of balance and integrity within the fascial net. Tensegrity construction principles…

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