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Gill Rose

Sport and Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

 

Muscle Activation

What is in the mind is in the body Our brain and body are an incredible combination that work together to create complex movement patterns. When this formidable duo are working under perfect conditions and every muscle is doing its own job in the right sequence...

Fighting tigers with your breathing

In my last blog I wrote about the psoas and the diaphragm, the connection between them and the impact our emotional state has on them both. Now I want to show you how you can use your breathing to bring your body and mind out of the fight or flight mode and return to...

Get your butt working for you!

Your gluteal muscles, the big muscles of your buttocks made up of the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus are the largest and potentially strongest group of muscles in the body, a powerhouse of action. But most of us don’t use them. What do our gluteal...

Posture and breathing – the connection

The postural muscles of the body are comprised of  slow twitch muscle fibres.  The reason for this is that they have endurance and that is what is needed to hold our body up for long periods of time.  Slow twitch muscle fibres are dependent on oxygen to work...

Stuck with nagging shoulder pain?

Did you know that once you have had an episode of shoulder pain 40-50% of people will continue to have some symptoms 12 months down the line, even if it doesn’t stop them doing things? But rehab can be very simple and the earlier you start doing something about it the...

Mothering Sunday 26th March!

Forget the flowers and chocolate (sooo predictable!). Why not buy your lovely mum a 1 hour Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment for Mothers Day and really make her smile. Great for the skin, tired puffy eyes and ankles and a fabulous detox, and great for boosting...

Lower back pain and sciatica

This one is for anyone who suffers with lower back pain and/or sciatica...... NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have updated their guidelines for practitioners (including your GP) on assessing and treating lower back pain and sciatica, including...

More about Manual Lymphatic Drainage

How does Manual Lymphatic Drainage work? Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle treatment. It uses light pressure and slow rhythmic movements in sequences to stimulate the lymphatic system.  This encourages the flow of lymph through the body and moves fluid...

Say hello to the lymphatic system

I have now started taking bookings for Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) so I thought it might be useful to write a short blog introducing the lymphatic system before introducing Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  If you can’t wait then click on the Manual Lymphatic Drainage...

Shoulder stability

Why is shoulder stability so crucial?  I often talk to my clients about the need for their shoulder blades (scapulas) to be in the correct position, moving freely, that is, not "stuck" but also stable.  But why is this important? The main muscles that stabilize your...

The Best Mattress for your Back

How many of you wake up in the morning feeling like someone has punched you all over, or stiff as a board and unable to move freely for the first half hour after getting out of your cosy cocoon?  I see a surprising number of people who experience some quite...

So you thought breathing was natural?

Well to babies it is, but to many of us it is not. Many of us rely on breathing from our chest and as a consequence don't get enough air into our lungs and oxygen into our bodies and suffer with pain caused by overusing certain muscles of the neck such as your...