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Optimal Foot Care Tips for Runners

16th October 2023

Running is a sport that’s often associated with discussions about the right footwear, stretching routines, and proper running techniques. However, the health of your feet and ankles, crucial for maintaining your running performance, is a ...

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Stretching – yay or nay?

10th September 2023

Oh gosh, I dunno Do you find that the topic of ‘stretching’ – from its definition to its application and utility – leaves you utterly confused and less likely to make time for it in your life? You are not alone and John ...

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Dancing for Mental Health

6th August 2023

Dancing – the Secret Weapon Against Anxiety! I recently tuned into a news program that caught my attention with a fascinating topic: GPs prescribing dance as a remedy for individuals grappling with anxiety. Drawing from my training ...

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Trigger Points with Ray

2nd May 2022

In my massage treatments I often incorporate a particular technique called  Neuromuscular Technique (NMT). The fibres in muscles is what makes up their bulk. The nervous system is in charge of maintaining and controlling muscle tone. The only ...

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Black Friday – can we do this for Refuge?

26th November 2020

For us, discounts are always problematic financially, but also – philosophically. Yes – it is helpful to get some cash in the bank, but are we saying that our regular prices are unjustifiably high? We do not want to price out those ...

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We remain OPEN through LD2.0: FAQ answered

7th November 2020

Are you allowed to remain open? Yes! This time around, there is an official appreciation that the public do need ongoing access to wider healthcare services provided by professionals who are highly qualified and can take the strain off the ...

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Welcome to Autumn

27th September 2020

by Raymond- As the nights draw in and Autumn hugs us with its chilly arms, I acknowledge and embrace the closing of one season and the opening of another. Based on traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine, Autumn is the time that the Yang ...

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COVID 19 Policy – Our commitments to the highest level of safety

14th June 2020

=Updated on 14th July 2021 = We have always been dedicated to the highest levels of hygiene in our clinic, but we are now following updated recommendations from our governing body (The Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists), the Government & ...

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Managing anxiety

7th June 2020

Kindly shared by Raymond.  In challenging, uncertain and emotionally triggering times, anxiety may surface. It stirs our insides and causes the body to tense and tighten, as if to protect us. The life force or Qi is held in a vice of tension, ...

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The Full Body Tension Buster – Somatic Movement Education workshop with Biliana

29th April 2020

The body and the environment it habits are in a constant state of interaction. We, as all vertebrate animals, are wired to adapt to our environment. Let’s look at some examples: ☞ It is a hot day, and you develop a sense of thirst to cool ...

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Why stress and our Immune System don’t get on!

15th March 2020

by Biliana – We have all experienced one of these 2 scenarios: – falling ill on the first day of a holiday, – feel our heart rate go through the roof at the mere thought of a threatening situation! It tuns out that this is ...

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Stretching – how long should we hold it?

15th March 2020

by Raymond – How long we hold stretches for optimal results is a great question! My take is very personal, it is rooted in mindfulness and listening to the wisdom withinn. This view may not be widely shared, but it has worked well for me ...

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