Christmas 2018 Opening Hours
Christmas 2018 opening hours:
With the days getting shorter and colder, many people notice their body aches more in the autumn and winter months. Our muscles love heat! Therefore with the low temperature, wind and higher humidity, they often start to show the signs of unhappiness. What is more, many of us try to protect ourselves from cold by hunching and hiding the neck between shoulders. This leads to many more tension related injuries such as headaches plus neck and back problems. When participating in outdoor sports, getting the muscles warm also takes longer so not adjusting your warm-up routine can lead to sporting injuries like muscle strains and ligament sprains.
There are ways to help your muscles stay healthy and prevent injuries. Here are our 5 most recommended tips:
This time, we interviewed Fran, our excellent massage therapist. Read what she's like when she doesn't massage people and what's her idea of a perfect life!
Fran, where are you from and how long have you been living in London?
I’m from Brighton, living in London for 6 years now.
What do you like doing in your free time?
Shoulder tension – why do our shoulders feel so tight?
Shoulder tension is by far the most common complaint we treat at Fulham Massage & Wellness. Long working hours, stressful London commute journeys and busy life schedules add stress and tension to our muscles. You could say it’d be hard to find many people in this city who would claim to feel tension free. Tolerating tension is all too common as it becomes part of our “normal” wellbeing. It’s not until muscle tension develops into pain or something more severe that we react and take action.
Read what John, our Front of House, thinks about local Fulham studio which he visited in October:
"I visited Un1t in Fulham for the first time to experience one of their strength based classes. The facility was very easy to find on Wandsworth Bridge Road and as I went downstairs to reception I was greeted by Josh who was the coach for the session.
Like most people coming to the end of August, I wanted to get out of London and have some time exploring somewhere new and relaxing before the September term routine started all over again. I looked on Google Maps and logged in the distance between London and Paris. 160miles via Newhaven and Dieppe ferry crossing. I looked across my room at my bike and thought to myself, “How hard can it be”?
Good posture can be described as the body’s ability to sit, walk, stand or lie in a position that places a minimal strain on supporting, muscles, ligaments and joints during movement or activities. When poor posture is prevalent you may see a head being tilted forward, a chest depressed, round shoulders, a slouched back curve or the pelvis swaying forward. Whether poor posture is generic or activity and lifestyle caused, massage in Fulham can play a positive role in relieving, managing or correcting bad posture.
Our posture suffers the most from the daily grind, it’s something that we don’t really notice until we look in the mirror or someone points it out to us. Posture is the position in which someone holds their body whilst standing and sitting. It is extremely common to have a postural disorder, particularly in this new age of technology.
Let me paint you a picture; remember that day in the coffee shop hunched over a warm cup of coffee staring at your computer replying to emails, working hard; and later in the day, you noticed your neck was hurting and/or you were experiencing some headaches. This is from your posture.