at 10 Newlands Road , NE2 3NT
The Therapy Rooms has been set up by Tracy Russell. Tracy has been a practising massage therapist based in Newcastle for over 15 years.
WHY CHOOSE? Unlike many places you can go for a massage, at The Therapy Rooms, a therapeutic massage treatment involves an in depth consultation and spinal assessment. You’ll be asked to talk about your lifestyle and your therapist will be able to make practical constructive suggestions as to how you can improve your health. For most people, their health and the reason they need a massage, isn’t just the result of one simple event, but many lifestyle choices. At The Therapy Rooms we can help in, not only dealing with the symptoms of the problem but also helping you to find out the underlying causes.
Whilst it seems obvious to not exercise through pain, I often meet people who do exactly that. Pain is your body's way to tell you that something is damaged. Best practice would be to stop the activity, rest up and ice the painful area and only go back to it when its completely healed. Working out how you got injured is also helpful as it may help you avoid doing the same injury again.
Research has found that participants, who were undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, who undertook higher levels of aerobic exercise or who combined aerobic exercise with strength training managed declines in physical functioning and worsening symptoms better than other groups in the research. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/105/23/1821.abstract?sid=12236c6e-5440-41ce-aa0d-ac1bfc21b185
It's difficult to motivate yourself to do any exercise when your joints are sore and stiff. But there is loads of evidence that, despite the initial discomfort, gentle exercise will ease and free up those joints. Walking, cycling or swimming are all helpful. In the words of a famous ad campaign - here's the sciency bit! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25155652
B12 is one of the most commonly deficient vitamins, affecting your whole body, from brain to bone. The older you are the more you need. B12 deficiency is extremely common among people over the age of 60. Are you getting enough?
Thought for the day. If a thing loves, it is infinite. William Blake
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown
#healingherbs Kelp useful for detox and slow metabolism. avoid if have HBP, kidney or thyroid disorder
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell
A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link. Strengthening a single area creates relatively weak areas so it makes sense to strengthen all of you.
I've just been sent free tickets for any race night in January at the Newcastle Greyhound Stadium. If anyone wants them, just give me a ring or text me. There's 10 tickets up for grabs. First come, first served basis.
Sit up straighter. Your posture is essential for the health of your back and bad posture can put unnecessary stress on your low back? Focus on sitting up straight with your shoulders down and back. Don’t you feel better already?
Having just started a different workout at the gym yesterday, it's got me thinking about what's a normal level of soreness after a new workout. It's obviously not good if you experience pain that makes you wince, and you should never continue through an exercise if you’re starting to feel pain. If you have pain that’s not going away after a few days, it could be a sign that you’re not doing the exercise right or you pushed too hard. Try resting the injured area for a few days and then go back to that activity at a lower level and work your way up. Happy exercising!
#healingherbs Ivy also known as hedera helix. Useful for coughs and chest congestion.
Happy New Year! The Therapy Rooms is back to the usual opening times with appointments : Monday 9.30am - 6.30pm Tuesday 8.30am - 2.30pm Wednesday 8.30am - 6.30pm Thursday Closed Friday 8.30am - 2.30pm Saturday 8.30am - 3.00pm first Saturday of the month. Hope to see you soon.
One of the most important reason behind practicing good posture is it facilitates proper breathing. Air flows better throughout your body, to your organs and your brain when you’re sitting up properly, as opposed to when you are slouching. So give yourself more energy by not slouching. Your muscles have to work harder when you slouch, to hold you up, which leads to feeling more fatigued.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind. Henry James
Drinking montmorency cherry juice can help you sleep better by increasing levels of serotonin. Recommend 225mls twice a day for results.
A handful of cashew nuts (15 nuts approximately 30g) provides: 5g of plant protein; 20-25% RDI magnesium important for bone health and energy production; 12% RDI of iron, 20% RDI copper which helps the body to use iron and is important for nerve function, bone growth and glucose metabolism and 12% RDI zinc for healthy skin, hair and immune system
Aah, cute. http://foxct.com/2015/04/10/canine-masseuse-aims-to-heal-connecticut-dogs/
What's your posture like whilst you're reading this? Holding your head at a 45' angle, places 60lb of pressure on the muscles and ligaments of your neck! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11530863/iPad-neck-Huge-rise-in-back-and-neck-pain-among-youth.html
Spring is the time of plans and projects. Leo Tolstoy
DID YOU KNOW: that potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and goji berries are all part of the deadly nightshade family of plants and that, whilst it may not affect everybody, some people report an improvement in their arthritis symptoms if they avoid those foods.
Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, and research has shown that this type of fat can aid in sugar metabolism and keep you feeling fuller longer. Avocados are also rich in the amino acid L-carnitine, which the body requires for fat metabolism.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson
The Chinese use two brush-strokes to write the word crisis. One brush-stroke stands for danger, the other for opportunity. John F Kennedy
Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its trouble, it empties today of its strength.
Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so.....get on your way! Dr. Seuss
The right amount of water intake can relieve arthritic pain, back pain and other joint pain as it cushions the joints.
The articular cartilage of knee has oestrogen receptors.The fall in oestrogen with menopause may cause more knee OA in older women.
Asparagus a great source of antioxidants, vitamins: C, A, E, K and B-complex and minerals: calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
It is true,as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget, that it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard
The latissimus dorsi holds the shoulder down and is used in golf, swimming, bowling. Weakness shows up as a high shoulder on the weak side.
Osteoarthritis - the knees are one of the most commonly affected joints - one in five adults over 45 has osteoarthritic knee pain.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde
Men over 6ft tall are 44% more vulnerable to back pain than shorter men, according to Israeli research.
The adductors hold the thigh in, flexing and rotating it inward. Weakness can make the pelvis tilt down and even cause stiff shoulders!
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden