There are hundreds of truths and myths circulating around massage therapy and its effectiveness. With so many massage places and massage therapists in the world, coming from different backgrounds and with different education or experience, it's easy to understand why many people get confused as to what is actually a truth and what is a myth. Here are our top 3 truths and myths that we believe need mentioning:
Did you know you can save money on buying block 1h treatments? Here are the details:
1h massage treatment – normal price £80
Package of 5 x 1h massage treatments: £375, saving 6.25% (£75 per hour)
Package of 10 x 1h massage treatments: £700, saving 12.5% (£70 per hour)
T&C: Packages are valid for 12 months (can be extended if needed), are payable in advance and can be shared with family or friends.
Silent Meditation Retreat by Georgia Morley
It is hard to put into words my experience of the past 6 days silent meditation and yoga retreat. This surprises me as this was my 3rd sesshin organised by Maitri Retreats and Hamid Ebadi.
I met Hamid 3 years ago when completing my yoga teacher training in Canggu, Bali. Hamid was my meditation teacher and I began speaking to him via Skype sessions on a weekly basis and have done so ever since. This is where my spiritual journey or just ' journey' began.
January is often used as a clean slate for people who are thinking about changing or improving their lives. Whether it’s losing weight, giving up smoking, creating more balance in life, taking up a new hobby or setting some life goals, New Year seems to be a perfect stimulus for taking action.
Receiving a regular massage can be one of the most beneficial New Year’s Resolutions for those who want to feel better in 2019. Living in London brings its challenges and people commonly complain about high work stress levels, lack of time, busy schedules, feeling tired or reaching a point of becoming burned out. Here are our top 5 reasons why receiving a regular massage can change your life for the better:
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:
Therapist Spotlight - Fran
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 - what exactly is it?
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.