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Gill Rose

Sport and Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

 

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...

Official launch of the new website!

The new website for Gill Rose Sport and Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy has been launched this week! The cleaner, fresher and more modern look has been complimented by a brand new logo! There is some general information about how massage can help you and the...

6 ways to get your feet and ankles moving better

Wrap a flex band or towel round the bottom of your foot/instep and with your leg straight pull your foot towards you to stretch your calf. Turn your foot inwards and outwards and feel where the you get the best stretch. Then try it with your knee slightly flexed...

Massage eases low back pain

A randomized controlled trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 5 July 2011 has found that massage helps people with back pain to function better even after six months (ScienceDaily).  "We found the benefits of massage are about as strong as those reported...