Autumn Newsletter

October 6th, 2016 | Posted in Newsletters

Sarah’s latest newsletter has been sent out to her mailing list. Find out about the power of hugs,¬†useful information on your sitting posture and more.

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Stretch Safely and Effectively

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Dance, Fitness, Injuries

There is a bit of a debate on whether you should stretch before exercise, in dance training this is something that we do. Below are some tips on stretching safely and effectively. make sure you warm up your muscles first and have raised your body temperature, get the blood pumping around the …

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Poor Posture / Office Workers

April 13th, 2015 | Posted in Injuries, Massage

I see a lot of office workers that have developed poor posture, rounded shoulders one shoulder higher than the other, forward head posture, rotated hips. We are sitting for longer periods at the computer, in the car, train, flying, commuting for work. More people are suffering from tension headaches, bad backs as …

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Sports Massage for Martial Arts

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Dance, Fitness, Injuries, Massage

I have been giving sports massage to Martial artists recently, martial arts has similarities with dance the training is intensive, technical and highly demanding on the body. The training schedules can be extremely tough and exhausting with very little time in between to let the body recover properly, they also tend to …

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Tennis Elbow Injuries, Aerialists

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Injuries

I have recently been helping Deborah Sanderson, Director of Urban Angels Circus with her injury. Deborah is an aerialist and has lateral epicondylitis commonly known as Tennis Elbow. Aerialists do a lot of repetitive overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, also repetitive gripping and flexing from the wrist. Shoulder …

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Injury Prevention Dancers

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Dance

Medial tibial stress syndrome, or shin splints, is one of the most common overuse injuries in dancers. Dancers do a lot of repetitive jumping and running movements. It is easily treated with Sports Massage but you need to get treatment early, the longer you continue to dance through the pain the longer …

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