The road less travelled: Exploring Chinese Medicine at Fix

The road less travelled: Exploring Chinese Medicine at Fix.

Just over a month ago we said goodbye to Cate Boyle, learned master in the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine, generous friend and one of our most treasured practitioners here at Fix London Fields in Hackney, as she searches for new adventures on her 6 month sabbatical

Practitioner Spotlight: Laura Jessett Massage Therapist and Yogi

Practitioner Spotlight: Laura Jessett Massage Therapist and Yogi.

Hi Laura, tell us about your massage and yoga training, where did you train?

I completed an 18 month yoga training with Yoga Campus, London and then trained for my btec level 5 sports and remedial massage with NLSSM. 

Practitioner Spotlight: Clinical Pilates Teacher Eleah Waters...

Practitioner Spotlight: Clinical Pilates Teacher Eleah Waters...

Each month we are shining the light on one of our Fix practitioners for
special inside information and a Q & A. This month we have Fix Clinical
Pilates and posture expert Eleah Waters.

Client of the Month: Crossfit Fan Helen Dwyer

Client of the Month: Crossfit Fan Helen Dwyer.

"I’ve been doing Crossfit for around seven years now, alongside hiking, swimming, running and some cycling. Unfortunately though, in contrast, my day job as a graphic designer means I’m sat at a desk for 8 hours or more a day. The job can be quite stressful at times meaning my good posture often deteriorates and I end up in tense, awkward positions.“

Client of the Month : Triathlete Ben Schueller

Client of the Month : Triathlete Ben Schueller.

"It all began actually when I left London at the end of 2014. I had given up playing Rugby a few years previously and by the time I was asked to move to Germany for work, I was not feeling too well. I had taken up cycling to work occasionally and had done a couple of multi-day cycling trips including a ride from London to Cologne.”

Practitioner Spotlight Physiotherapist Karin Hilfiker...

Practitioner Spotlight Physiotherapist Karin Hilfiker...

A little on Karin…

Karin has over 10 years experience treating musculoskeletal conditions in the private sector. Karin earned her Master Degree in Physiotherapy in 2005 and completed a certification in Functional Manual Therapy from the US-based Institute of Physical Art in 2013. She recently spent 18 months in Delhi, India treating patients and mentoring a team of Indian therapists at a centre dedicated to Functional Manual Therapy. Karin has treated a wide variety of clients from professional ballet dancers, Broadway performers, recreational weekend athletes, to the more sedentary desk worker.

Top Tips for Good Health from Massage Therapist Jo Pertwee...

Our massage therapist Jo Pertwee shares her top tips for good health.

Do Pilates and Yoga -I am someone who loves to run and cycle and I find the combination of Pilates and Yoga alongside these helps me to stay strong, stable and supple. Pilates is great for strengthening the core and activating the glutes. I use yoga to open my hips, hamstrings and calves. Butterfly, Pigeon and Downward Dog are my all time favourites.

Gradually Increase intensity In any training- be sure you ease into it. Many problems I see in clients are from stepping up the mileage or the intensity too quickly. We need to allow our bodies time to acclimatise to what we are putting them through.

Rest - we all lead crazy lives, working hard, playing hard and training hard. Rest is really important for good health. Not unlike high intensity interval training, with bursts of hard work and then recovery to make us fitter, rest time is vital to our overall fitness and health.

Put in the Hard Work - I always send my clients away with stretches and exercises to do at home. This is imperative to get the most out of your treatment and to recover as quickly as possible.

Book in with Jo for massage here.

Practitioner Spotlight Physiotherapist Kristina...

Practitioner Spotlight Physiotherapist Kristina...

A little on Kristina....

Kristina has over 15 Years experience working in the NHS and private sector with a special interest in treating back and neck problems and also ligaments sprains, tendon problems, muscle strains and postural issues. She is also an expert in the management of sports injuries, rheumatological conditions and post – operative rehabilitation. Kristina is trained in Acupuncture and clinical Pilates which concepts she incorporates into client rehabilitation to ensure that alignment and stability are improved in order to reduce stress through joints.