corsham 10k

Corsham 10k

I had a great time supporting the Corsham 10k by delivering sports massage and cheering on runners at this award winning event on Sunday. I teamed up with Pickwick Physio et al in order to treat as many people as possible and had the London Marathon app on the go bringing updates of many clients…

post run stretches

Post Run Stretches

Here are my favourite post running stretches, which have genuinely helped my recovery for thae next training run. Thank you to Kerry from Flexi-Fit,  a Yoga for Sport specialist. Contact me for help with your post run stretching and recovery.

Run Training Plans

Run Training Plans

If you are thinking of running a race to chase a personal best or to complete a new distance then training plans are essential. It is often thought that training plans are for ‘proper’ runners but actually they are useful for anyone at any running level. They are as important for injury prevention as they…

Massage Gift Vouchers

Massage Gift Vouchers Available Now

thetreatmentrooms massage gift vouchers make a thoughtful and useful present for the person in your life with niggles and/or a sporty and active lifestyle. They are available to purchase in 30 minute and 60 minute sessions or can be put towards a marathon package as part payment. Please contact me for further information or to…

Half Marathon Tips and Advice

HALF MARATHON TIPS With the Chippenham Half Marathon just around the corner, I’ve asked some of my clients and experienced half marathon running friends, for their best half marathon tips. Here they are collated in one handy article for you ahead of this weekend’s event: Use vaseline on nipples (if male, no comment on female!),…

Sports massage therapy

Why Sports Massage Therapy?

Many athletes, coaches and those involved in all aspects of sport, consider Sports Massage Therapy to be an essential component of an athlete’s training and, ultimately, performance. It can be used pre event to prepare the body for activity, and post event as part of the recovery and healing process. Ideally, those involved in regular…

Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling is a very successful medical treatment, working well in conjunction with soft tissue therapy. It uses very thin needles (the same as those used in acupuncture) without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. Dry Needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, headaches, and some nerve…

chippenham 5miler

Chippenham 5 Miler

Looking forward to massaging at and running the Chippenham 5 Miler on Sunday for the Harriers team, race 3 in the Wiltshire Road Race League. I’ll be joining up again with event buddy, Steve of South West Massage, so will have time to catch my breath before cracking on with post event massage. Actually, I’m…

running injury recovery

Cycling and Running

Cycling has a reputation of being a specialised sport and needing a lot of expensive gear. Many runners see cyclists as a different breed to them (and vice versa!) and that cycling is not as demanding – cycling is perceived as less effort than running to runners. However there are a lot of benefits of…

Cycling Injuries and Prevention

Cycling is not just an activity involving the lower half of the body – cycling is a full body activity. Desk job cyclists have to spend many waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks, phones as well as handlebars. Hours in similar positions creates imbalances, with overloading of muscles creating a feeling…