Posts by marka

Ever heard of a workout for your face?

Many of us are keen to fight off the ageing process and give our skin a quick boost and refresh, with places such as FaceGym in London becoming a hit with influencers and celebrities. But what is a face workout? It’s a specialised treatment that combines deep massage and lymph drainage techniques to lift, tone […]

How Massage can help you achieve your marathon goals!

It is now fast approaching the Brighton and London Marathons, and if you are competing in either of these races, you will be doing quite a lot of running by now! Massage can play an important part in keeping your body healthy while it tackles those miles. Last year I trained for and ran the […]

Wake up your muscles with ‘Be-Activated’

What is it? Be-Activated is a system of muscle activation that was developed by South African physiotherapist and surfer, Douglas Heel. The underlying premise of Be Activated is that our bodies have two priorities; to breathe and to move. When our bodies are working optimally, we breath from the diaphragm and movement is initiated from […]

Massage and Immunity by Lolly Als

Autumn brings with it such beauty – nature’s colours are quite spectacular at this time of year. However, with this comes the season of colds and coughs. I’ve been trying to stay as healthy as possible by eating well and getting a good dose of exercise. I also like to try natural immune boosters like […]

What is Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage?

My first experience of Lomi Lomi was in California many years ago while I was studying for my first Yoga Teacher Training qualification. Being very much in the “California vibe”, I decided to go and have a massage with a therapist who had been recommended to me by one of my teachers and I wanted […]

Exercise for older adults

We all know that exercise is something that we should be doing throughout our lives due to the many health benefits associated with exercise. As we age we tend to drop away from sports – athletes and sports performers in football, rugby, hockey are thought to be ‘past it’ when they reach early to mid […]

Do you suffer from the miseries of Hay Fever?

Hay fever season is here again but as more and more people are suffering, many are looking toward natural remedies such as salt therapy for some relief. Between 15 – 20% of the UK population suffers with hay fever which is caused by allergens including grass and tree pollen. Hay fever varies from mild forms […]

Tips for enjoyable and pain-free gardening season

Warm Up and Stretch: As with any form of exercise, stretching must be done before and after the activity. Take a short brisk walk first to warm up your muscles and get your body in work mode. Stretching should target your back and core, shoulders and arms, and leg muscles. Minimize Repetitive Motions: Don’t try […]

Think facials aren’t for men.. think again!

It’s an indisputable fact that men are taking better care of how they look, with significant growth in the number of skin care products and services designed and marketed to men. Whether it’s skincare or hair removal, what was once a bit fringe for men is now moving into the mainstream. According to Mintel, online […]

Tracey Reynolds talks Warm Bamboo Massage…

Why did you decide to train and offer this treatment? One of the reasons I wanted to train in Warm Bamboo Massage was because I had been working with Hot Stone Massage for many years and adding heat to a treatment had always been really popular with my clients. I was intrigued to try it […]