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

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?

Research study shows benefits of Post-Exercise Massage on damaged muscles

Massage can be wonderfully relaxing and has therapeutic benefits too. A study conducted in 2012 found that massage can reduce inflammation and promote healing to muscles that have been damaged through exercise. Link to the article here or watch an interview of one of the study author's explain the research here. We have 3 fully qualified and experienced massage … Continue reading Research study shows benefits of Post-Exercise Massage on damaged muscles

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