It’s essential as part of my work to be able to provide First Aid if ever I need to. Having recently completed my Emergency First Aid at work, I now feel confident with the knowledge and ability if the need arises. Part of the training was on the Defibrillators, it was brilliant to be able … More Getting to know Defibrillators
Do you struggle with pain in the back of your thigh? Either behind your knee, in the muscle belly or near to your buttocks?⠀ ⠀ You may of noticed it is difficult to fully straighten your knee without pain, you can’t take large steps or walk quickly or running, maybe there is pain with climbing … More Hamstrings
“Annabel knows what’s she’s doing. I had an op on my shoulder. She gave me welcome reassurance about its mobility and loosened up the joint and the scar tissue. As for my stiff leg ligaments and tired muscles – they also felt great afterwards and she gave great stretching advice.” Phil S
Do you struggle with pain in the side, back or front of your hips? Pain that prevents you from doing the things you enjoy, affects your sleeping, or you are concerned it may get worse? Maybe you feel a loss of strength on one side? I can help! Through a full assessment and consultation I … More Pain in the hip area?
Having a massage after strenuous exercise results in a significant decrease in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). DOMS occurs within the first 24 hours after exhaustive or intensive exercise, reaching a peak between 24 and 72 hours. It can often be accompanied by muscle swelling, reduction of performance and decreased range of movement. A study* … More Massage for decreased delayed onset muscle soreness
Are you struggling with shoulder pain or decreased range of movement in your shoulders? Pain is exhausting and can interfere with our lives, I can help you start your journey to decreasing the pain, improving the range of movement and get you feeling good and back doing the things you enjoy. Treatment is through a … More Shoulder Pain
Physical activity does not only bring benefits to our body but is also associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety. It can assist in slowing age-related cognitive decline and promote well-being. Exercise comes in many forms and can even be included in your daily life. Here are some ideas to help you get moving … More Be Active not just for Physical Benefits
I had the absolute honour to be asked to support Ian and John over the weekend during their challenge to individually cycle for 24 hours on a spin bike. Watching these two push themselves to override this mental and physical challenge was not only a humbling experience but fascinating one. Walking into the studio at … More Event Massage, a humbling experience!
“My sessions with Annabel on my shoulder have been very beneficial. Annabel is professional and thorough in a welcoming environment.” Laura
Post exercise massage can help decrease the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), along with an increase in muscle performance. A review “Massage Alleviates Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after Strenuous Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” involved over 500 participants for findings of this study. The findings demonstrated that muscle soreness rating decreased significantly when the … More Massage to decrease onset muscle soreness, improve muscle performance