New Affiliation with Massage Warehouse

New Affiliation with Massage Warehouse

We’re so excited to tell you about another exclusive member-only 10% discount scheme with our friends over at Massage Warehouse.  Massage Warehouse are one of the UK’s top suppliers of quality massage tables and supplies. Since 1999 they have been offering excellent products and customer service to the massage therapy profession.  You are buying from…

Life changing moments

Life changing moments

Our son was born in the summer of 1989, and 11 weeks later I was knocked off my bike and sustained a severe head injury. It took me several months to get over this injury. I think anyone who’s ever had a significant trauma to the head will know how I felt. Over the next…

Ears – Auricular Energy “Switching On”

Ears – Auricular Energy “Switching On”

Early on in my remedial massage career, I noticed that clients/patients who had neck and shoulder tension and difficulty in turning their head, also had hearing problems, especially tinnitus. The medical term for the outer ear is the auricle or pinna, this also links to acupuncture points that connect to the whole of the body. I was…

Ensure you choose a Registered Massage Therapist

Ensure you choose a Registered Massage Therapist

When looking to find a massage therapist we would recommend you look to use a therapist who is Registered with a recognised, reputable Professional Association, which ensures your Therapist has the qualifications required to carry out the treatments advertised and operates under a strict code of conduct.  All members of the LCSP Register of Remedial…

The Vital Role of Complementary Therapy

The Vital Role of Complementary Therapy

Understanding Complementary Therapies The words complementary therapies sometimes get confused with alternative therapies – non-evidence-based treatments that have questionable results. Alternative therapies are often touted as alternatives to conventional medical treatment – for example, someone would use an alternative medicine rather than taking paracetamol. On the other hand, complementary therapies are designed to complement conventional medical treatment! That is…

The work we do on ourselves

The work we do on ourselves

Before psychiatrists or psychologists are allowed to work with patients, they have to undertake personal therapy to ensure they’re in the best mind to help. As physical therapists, we don’t technically have to do this. We’re just treating the body, not the mind, aren’t we? I think anyone who works in clinic knows this isn’t…

Biomechanics: Movement

Biomechanics: Movement

The latest blog in this body mechanics series focuses on movement. The goal in massage is for us as therapists to be able to apply the appropriate broad-based compressive force to soft tissue whilst at the same time, using as little physical effort ourselves as possible. More often than not, when you ask clients how…

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