Being a Massage Therapist in a Pandemic

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was good to hear Nicola Sturgeon's plans for easing lockdown today, bringing the possibility of hands-on practice just a little closer. Scotland has been later than England in easing lockdown restrictions, but even there, hands-on therapists are nowhere near being able to practice again, and it remains hard to … Continue reading Being a Massage Therapist in a Pandemic

Trial shows Alexander Technique and Acupuncture improve Neck Pain!

A major clinical trial published yesterday in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, demonstrates that both Alexander Technique lessons and acupuncture lead to long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain. Our own Alexander Technique teacher, Julia Woodman contributed to the trial and has provided a summary of the findings. Following either 20 one-to-one Alexander … Continue reading Trial shows Alexander Technique and Acupuncture improve Neck Pain!

Why is Achilles Tendonitis Common in Runners & How Can Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy Help?

Did you know that whilst running, the loads placed on the achilles tendon on each step is 7-8 times the body weight? Therefore, a woman who weighs 63.5 kg or 10 stone (140 lbs) that is approximately 450 kg 1000lbs or 70 stones on the Achilles tendon with each and every stride. It is clear … Continue reading Why is Achilles Tendonitis Common in Runners & How Can Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy Help?

Portobello Natural Health Open Day – Sunday 10th May 2015 11 – 2 pm

Portobello Natural Health is up and running. We have been getting some great feedback about our lovely bright and relaxing space from our clients and patients. We'd like to give you the opportunity to find out more about our services and how they can help you restore your natural health. On Sunday 10th May, Tribe … Continue reading Portobello Natural Health Open Day – Sunday 10th May 2015 11 – 2 pm

Spring Allergies – An Acupuncturist’s View

The warmer weather and longer days makes such a welcome change after the long dark and wet Scottish winter. It is glorious to see all the flowers and blossom blooming. It seems decidedly unfair that this can mean the arrival or exacerbation of allergies. An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to … Continue reading Spring Allergies – An Acupuncturist’s View