Menopause and Soft Tissue Therapy

Menopause and Soft Tissue Therapy

The menopause and its effects seems to be a subject verging on the taboo and yet the majority of women will pass through it, affecting us all in some way – male and female. A lesser-known effect of the reduction of oestrogen during this phase in our lives is the effect of the structure and…

bike fit

Why Have a Bike Fit?

I often hear the words, “ I’m not a proper cyclist so it wouldn’t be worth having a bike fit”, or “I’m worried I’ll come away with things I don’t need’, or even (and this is me); “I know I’ll look ridiculous as I know nothing about bikes, I just want to get on and…

Chi Running

Chi Running Workshops

I went on a Chi Running Workshop in Bristol at the weekend. ChiRunning originates from Danny Dreyer, a successful ultra runner and t’ai chi expert who saw that he could combine good running technique with the principles of Tai Chi to work with gravity rather than against it.  It uses the power of the core muscles to produce a more energy…

How Does Sports Massage Therapy Help

An Interview with Paul Gardiner

When did you start running? 2012. People at work signed up for Bristol Half Marathon so I thought I would. Plus I had spent years looking for a hobby to take up and had watched Anna train and enjoy races and the social aspect of it, so rather than been left with the kids all…

post run stretches

Post Run Stretches

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

Run Training Plans

Run Training Plans

If you’re thinking of running a race to chase a pb or to complete a new distance then run training plans are essential. It’s 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 are for…

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 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 problems. It is not the same as…

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 cycling not as demanding – cycling is perceived as less effort than running to runners. However there are a lot of benefits of mixing in…