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Gill Rose

Sport and Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

 

Moving to Cornwall!

We are off to Cornwall! It has taken some doing with all the many added challenges of Covid-19 but we finally have a date for moving down to Cornwall (although we don't have anywhere to live yet!). To allow a week to pack up and organise ourselves my last working day...

Surviving working from home

Many of us are finding ourselves in very unfamiliar territory- home working. Not only that but we are being thrown together with children and partners who are also working at home! So here are a few handy tips on how to make this potentially stressful situation work...

Safe gardening

I am predicting the most beautiful gardens ever this year! As so many of us are confined to barracks right now our eagerness for gardening knows no bounds! So I thought this might be the moment to offer some tips on keeping those gardening aches and pains at bay! So...

Dry needling & medical acupuncture

Having recently completed some further professional training in medical acupuncture and dry needling, I thought this would be a good opportunity to explain what it is all about. Acupuncture or dry needling? Dry needling is often confused with Chinese acupuncture but...

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...