Runners Knee and how to help yourself overcome it

The knee is the most common joint to be injured in runners, and ‘Runners Knee’ or ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome’ (PFPS) is the most common knee injury (1). So, if you are a runner, the chances are that you have had it, or have it now, or may one day experience it! This article describes PFPS, what [...]

2020-04-30T15:36:52+00:00April 25th, 2020|

How to Manage Shin Splints: A Guide for Runners

If you are a new runner, or ramping up your training, and getting pain in your shin – you might have ‘shin splints’. Shin splints can be a mild annoyance or could really derail your training. Read on to find out what they are and why you need to get on top of them. I’ve also [...]

2020-04-10T15:29:09+00:00April 10th, 2020|

How to rid yourself of Plantar Fasciitis

In this article I’m going to attempt to give an overview of Plantar Fasciitis; what it is, what might make someone prone to develop it and what you can do about it at home without any need for fancy equipment. So, what is it? The term plantar fasciitis basically means “inflammation of the plantar fascia”, the [...]

2020-04-10T15:24:41+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Why you need Hot Stones Massage in your Life

When you think of hot stone massage, you might think of the stock photos of young women with flowers in their hair and stones placed along their spine. However, these images don’t quite convey the reality of the blissful experience of a good hot stones massage! How does it work? The stones used are usually basalt [...]

2020-04-10T15:22:54+00:00December 21st, 2019|

Be-Activated Muscle Activation for Health and Performance

What is Be-Activated?  Put simply, it’s a system of muscle activation with the purpose of switching on muscles that are not functioning at full power and ensuring that everything is firing in the right order. It rests on the underlying premise that, in order to survive, our body needs to breathe and to move. And [...]

2020-04-10T15:21:21+00:00October 14th, 2019|

How massage can help you achieve your marathon goals!

It is now fast approaching the Brighton and London Marathons, and if you are competing in either of these races, you will be doing quite a lot of running by now! Massage can play an important part in keeping your body healthy while it tackles those miles. I am training for the Brighton Marathon – my [...]

2019-06-20T11:14:47+00:00March 7th, 2018|

Massage Therapy for Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Results from my research study!

In 2017, as part of my 3 year BTEC level 6 training in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage, I conducted a research project into the effects of Clinical Massage on Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) in runners. In this post, I’m just going to give a quick review of my project and the results and some tips [...]

2019-06-20T11:26:37+00:00January 15th, 2018|

Massage Therapy for Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Research study!

As the final part of my BTEC level 6 training in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage with Jing Institute, beginning in February I will be carrying out a research project investigating the effects of Massage Therapy on Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in long distance runners. If you think you might be interested in taking part, or [...]

2019-06-20T11:26:58+00:00January 25th, 2017|