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The health benefits of chocolate?

September 19, 2015
What are the benefits of chocolate?

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Ride faster, ride longer, stay injury-free

September 12, 2015
Learn how to improve the performance of the "engine" to your bike - you - in order to ride faster, ride longer and stay injury free

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Simon's story - the facet joint

September 5, 2015
Either I'm getting REALLY old and not noticing things, or this week Simon, a regular client, had suddenly acquired a wonky spine...

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The piriformis muscle

August 22, 2015
Pain in the butt? The piriformis muscle can sometime cause backache, pain in the hips or even (in extreme) cases mimic sciatica causing pain down the leg. How come a muscle so small  can cause so much hassle?

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Edith's story - Parkinson's Disease

August 15, 2015
A 70 year old person with Parkinson's Disease came in for treatment this week - here's a bit about it.

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Connective tissue massage

Squeezing, stretching, shoving, shunting, rolling and pushing - these are all technqiues involved in connective tissue massage which aims to loosen up the fascia before the deep muscle tissue is worked on.

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Dead meat

August 1, 2015
Without nerves, we're all just dead meat

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The adductor muscles

July 25, 2015
A look at the muscles of the adductors which run down the inside of the thigh.

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How much caffeine in a cup of coffee?

July 18, 2015
So how much caffeine is actually in your daily Starbucks? Er, more than you might think...

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Hitchin Fitness Festival 2015

July 11, 2015
On Saturday August 1st, the 2nd annual Fitness Festival is coming to town...

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Tony's story - the scalene muscles

July 4, 2015
Tony suffered from neck ache when he tried to move his head sideways. Find out what was wrong and how it got fixed...

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Neuromuscular Technique

NMT is one of the most painful, but one of the most effective, sports massage techniques for treating acute muscle tension. Read more in today's blog.

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What to expect at a sports massage treatment

June 20, 2015
What do you wear? Will it hurt? How often will you need to come? Find out a little about what to expect at your 1st sports massage treatment

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Hitchin Hard Half Marathon 2015

June 13, 2015
With 2 weeks to go until the Hitchin Hard Half Marthon & 10K race, here's a preview of what's in store

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The muscle at the front of your neck - sternocleidomastoid

June 6, 2015
The Sternocleidomastoid is one of the main muscles of the neck: learn what it's for and what you can do to help strengthen it to improve your posture.

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Learn how to get rid of aches and pains in your neck and shoulders

May 30, 2015
Learn how to get rid of aches and pains in your shoulders, neck and upper back at a FREE workshop on Monday 8th June in Hitchin.

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Train harder, perform better, avoid injury

May 23, 2015
If you're a committed amateur sports person here's why you should get a regular sports massage as part of your training schedule

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When back ache isn't back ache

May 16, 2015
The body is an amazing system - if one muscle gets injured then others will step in to help. It's a great way of working, except when those helping muscles themselves become overused.

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Stretching workshop for runners

May 2, 2015
A report on the recent free stretching workshop for runners held in Hitchin

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Whiplash

April 25, 2015
Whiplash is a neck injury that can take as long as 6 months to get better on its own. Find out how you can improve your chances of getting better sooner.

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The calf muslces

April 18, 2015
Tight or bulky calf muslces? Find out what's going on with your calves in the latest blog.

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Ice

April 11, 2015
Find out why you should apply ice to muscle tendon and ligament injuries .

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Every body's different

April 4, 2015
We're different shapes, stand differently, do different jobs, exercise differently, and have different postures. All this matters when you're getting treatment on you body.

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Hitchin Running Club

March 28, 2015
Jake Amos, founder of Hitchin Running Club (aka The Hares) invites you to join in with your local running club.

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Why I love my job as a remedial massage therapist

March 21, 2015
I love my job. I can't help it; it might be a personality flaw, but I love my job.

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