Angel Grand Opening & Giveaway

Angel Grand Opening & Giveaway

Having spent the last month or two settling in, we’re now ready to officially celebrate our recent opening at Angel. Sorry! Our open day is finished (and it was great!) but… Our giveaway is still going strong!! What You Could Win     Enter online by clicking below to choose one (or both!) categories. For Deskworkers: No Pain at Work Package: 3 x 60 min massages & full 6-week online course how to fix &

Stretching: The Ultimate Guide Pt I

Stretching: The Ultimate Guide Pt I

Introduction: Hello! Welcome to our ultimate stretching guide, part I. The whole guide is in 3 parts (because it’s a lot!) and explains the benefits of stretching, when you should stretch, how to stretch, and what mistakes you need to avoid.  This first part is the why and when. When you finish, the link to Part II: How to Stretch is at the end.  Part I: Why and When to Stretch Stretching. Whenever I ask

5 Easy Steps to Effective Stretching (Ultimate Stretching Guide Part II)

5 Easy Steps to Effective Stretching (Ultimate Stretching Guide Part II)

Introduction: This is the second in a 3-part series of our ultimate guide to stretching. It takes all the mistakes people commonly make and the things I regularly found people didn’t know about stretching and puts it into one guide. (the original draft was 10 A4 pages long – thus breaking it into a series!).  The link to Part III is below, once you’ve finished reading you can go straight there.  Recap from Part I

5 Common Stretching Mistakes You’re Probably Making (Stretching Guide Pt III)

5 Common Stretching Mistakes You’re Probably Making (Stretching Guide Pt III)

Introduction: This is the last of our 3-part series: Stretching: the Ultimate Guide. Part I describes why you should stretch and when to do it, and Part II tells you exactly how to stretch to get the most benefit.  Part III explains common mistakes most people make when stretching. If you’ve missed Parts I & II, you can click the links above to read them.  Part III: 5 Common Stretching Mistakes You’re Probably Making After

All the News for June

Welcome! Thanks for checking out our June news post. If you’re new here, you probably don’t know that it’s kind of unusual for me to write a whole blog post about our news for the month. But this month we just have so…. much…. news. Here are the bullet points: New Location – Angel Low Cost Clinic now at Two Locations – Leyton and Angel New Schedule – see below or click here to see

Cecile Says: Less is More When It Comes to Stretching

Cecile joined us earlier this year in our low cost clinic. She is progressing very rapidly, on track to ‘graduate’ to the full cost clinic at the end of the summer. In her Q&A, she gives a tip for stretching and explains how backs are like maps. Why did you become a sports & remedial massage therapist (SRMT)? I first got into massage through the holistic and relaxation door. While relaxation is an aspect of massage

Stretching and Recovery in Marathon Training

Stretching and Recovery in Marathon Training

Post summary: this week we look at what and how you should be stretching to help your recovery, along with how you could be stretching and making your muscles tighter without even realising it. Stretching is one of those things that most people know they should be doing, and don’t. Not just because after a run you’re tired and just want to collapse on the sofa, but also because if your muscle’s aren’t hurting, why

The Bucket Analogy: Why Your Problems Come & Go

The Bucket Analogy: Why Your Problems Come & Go

When Your (Muscle) Problem Comes and Goes Have you ever had a problem that seems to come and go, eventually just not going away? It’s a first appointment conversation we have all the time: ‘How long have you had your neck pain?’ ‘I’d say it’s been about a week.’ ‘Have you had it before at all?’ ‘Oh yeah – it’s come and gone a few times over the past four years, but this time it just hasn’t gone away so I

Reduce Exhaustion: Get Your Marathon Training Nutrition Right

Reduce Exhaustion: Get Your Marathon Training Nutrition Right

Welcome back! If you’re following in order, at this point you’ve read about how to warm up, conditioning, and the three types of runs you should be doing as part of your marathon training. (is this your first post? If you haven’t seen the other articles yet, but would like to, you can get them delivered to your inbox, in order. Sound good? click here to sign up and you’ll get the first email now, followed by a weekly