TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS

The muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons all work together in response to signals from the brain. Tendons are strong bands of connective tissue which connect muscles to bones and their job is to help the muscles move the joint. Ligaments, on the other hand, connect one bone to another and help to stabilize the joints […]

WHY COFFEE AND TEA ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

Many of us have been told to reduce our tea and coffee intake because caffeine is fundamentally bad for our health, but is this really true? Black, green or White tea (Camellia sinensis) can be considered a herbal brew, as indeed could coffee (Coffea arabica), and they share a lot of beneficial properties in common. […]

Why you should use a foam roller

Those of you who come to me regularly for massage know what a fan I am of the foam roller. I’m not talking about the ones that you put in your hair to make it curly, rather those used to iron out tired and stiff muscles. Whilst some favour the steamroller approach of using the […]

HERBAL TEA

Most of us are familiar with the idea of herbal tea and enjoy a cup of peppermint, chamomile or even some of the more exotic blends on the market. Herbal tea is defined as fresh or dried plant matter which is infused or decocted in hot water. This can be the leaves, flowers, berries, bark, […]

Stretching for runners

I have two clients preparing for the Virgin London Marathon this coming April, whilst others are training for half marathons and triathlons or are just starting out with C25K programmes. Whatever the distance they’re all runners who need to take care of their bodies and remain injury free to reach their individual goals. At the […]