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  • Alice Scott

Do Deep Tissue Massages Hurt?

Don’t miss out on the benefits of a deep tissue massage because of what you’ve heard about elbows in awkward places.

Here’s a bit on what my massys are like.

I describe them as relaxing but firm in the places you need it.

Knots in your shoulders? I will work those areas to start getting rid of the knots that have built up.

Think nice big relaxing strokes, then slightly reinforced to add pressure and then more pressure over the knotty bits and more big strokes to get the lymph drainage working.

Throughout the treatment I check what level of pressure we’re at, as everyone is different, so I can always reduce pressure or add more.


…do deep tissue massages hurt?

It doesn’t have to! Communication is key, tell me if it hurts!

As long as I can get a firm pressure then it will do it’s job and break down knots, ease tension and the lymph drainage will do the rest.

Have I put you at ease yet?

Try one with me - you’ll be glad you did.

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  • Alice Scott

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

Newsflash: Life is busy!

"I'll get round to it when I'm less busy".

Does that ever happen?

Instead of thinking ALL or NOTHING, go for a bit of 'something is better than nothing'.

If you can make 10 mins to do some squats, a plank, some press ups, imagine how much stronger you'll feel in a month of just 10 mins a day.

Are you one of those people waiting for stuff to get less busy? Cos you'll be waiting a while.

Turn it around NOW or you'll be saying the same thing a year, 5 years, 10 years today.

What could you do TODAY in 5-10 mins to put you on a better trajectory?

Say you have 10 mins free before you have to start work or you're early for an appointment and have some free mins, what could you do in that time that ADDS VALUE to your life instead of scrolling through social media?

Here's a few ideas of things to do when you have a few spare mins:

- Single leg squats (not normally when out in public!)

- Read an email, delete or save to priority list to action later

- Message a friend or family to check how they are

- Drink some water or make a cup of tea if just before a meeting/call

- Book that appointment you keep putting off

- Hoover a room

- Wash up

- Start dinner

Could any of them be helpful to you? What would you add to your list of quick things you could fit in your day instead of wasting precious free minutes?

It might take getting used to if you're in the habit of reaching for your phone to scroll through, but when you do, just think, what COULD I be doing right now that will add value to my life?

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  • Alice Scott

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

I've seen so many posts on social media about 'being glad to see the back of 2020' and how 2020 has been 'a write off'.

But I really don't feel like this kind of message is helping anyone.

Of course it's been hard, lots of people have lost their jobs because of it (including me from my previous gym role) and not seeing family has been tough.

But to write off a whole year?

Surely we can learn from the challenges we've faced?

Haven't we carried on no matter what and still managed to survive?

We've made work-arounds and new habits, we've had to think outside the box.

I think we should be congratulating ourselves at how well we've actually done given our change in circumstances.

I'm always a half-glass full sort of person, I learnt to be because the other side of thinking was just too detrimental to my mental health.

I'm not saying we should pretend everything is rosy and put on fake smiles.

Just be a bit more open minded with your thoughts.

Why not try this little exercise; scroll through you photo album on your mobile or look back through your calendar and jot down all the events, walks, sights, film nights, date nights, accomplishments that have happened this year.

You might be surprised at how much you actually did with 2020, despite everything :)

Coach Alice

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