8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

Are you doing Dry January? Whether it's cutting down a bit, or if you are aiming for the whole month, your body will thank you for it in the long term. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your performance and prevent you reaping the rewards of your hard work. This blog explains why. 

Reasons to be grateful… looking back on 2017

Reasons to be grateful… looking back on 2017

Hindsight's a funny thing isn’t it? We thought we hadn’t got up to much over the last year, but we had a look back and how wrong we were! We have so much to be proud of and grateful for... cheers! 

How can massage help you stay relaxed and stress free over the festive season?

How can massage help you stay relaxed and stress free over the festive season?

The festive period can be a very stressful time of year, so try to look after yourself.  Make some time for some exercise, relaxation, mindfulness, quality sleep and keep yourself grounded to make the most of the festive period.  

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

Massey runner Dominic Lenehan ran the Paphos Half Marathon in November 2017. It wasn't an easy journey. Recovery following kidney donation plus ongoing Archilles and calf issues made it a challenge. But armed with determination, hard work, a programme of treatment and exercise therapy, Dom hit the road...

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day to do Good Stuff for charity. So, if you are booked in for a treatment today we will donate £5 from each appointment to Coventry Winter Night Shelter, and there will be a little gift for each of you. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

Harry Sherlock is part of our team based at The Quadrant in Coventry. In this blog he explains how a serious hockey injury landed him in the treatment room and out of the England trials. A massive setback, especially at age 15, but one which saw him change his focus and career path…

The fast and the furious: 8 ways to avoid injury while playing squash

The fast and the furious: 8 ways to avoid injury while playing squash

Squash is a high speed, high impact game. It’s exciting and physically challenging, and a great way to stay fit. To make sure you stay on the squash court and off the injury bench, here’s our top tips to avoid some common squash-related injuries.

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

We are rooting for our clients Jennifer Yarwood and Steve Cokayne who are at the Invictus Games this week!  

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

As well as being an essential part of the Fire & Earth team, Jordan Taylor will now also be using his skills to keep the first team footballers at Stratford Town FC on the top of their game.  In this blog he tells us all about his new role...

What is... a postural assessment?

What is... a postural assessment?

Posture is the position in which someone holds their body when standing, sitting or lying down. Postural assessments look at your static posture to see if there are any imbalances that could cause or are causing pain and discomfort.

10 top tips for injury free running

The last thing you want when training for an event is an injury that means you have to halt your training or even pull out of the event after all that hard work.

Here are 10 top tips to help you stay injury free whilst training for a 10k race...

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

Exercise and rehabilitation play an integral part in everyone’s recovery from pain or injury. The primary goals are to help you recover faster, prevent re-injury and develop resilience.  We want to get you back in the game. 

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

Trigger points are often referred to as knots. They are defined as sensitive (hyperirritable) areas of the body and are an extremely common cause of pain...