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The author of this blog is Chris Surridge, who is an advanced soft tissue therapist.

Throughout this blog, you will find a wide range of articles aimed at providing insights and tips on everything soft tissue related, from becoming pain free to improving your performance! 

If you require further information on any of the subjects or for advice on how soft tissue therapy could benefit you, then we'd be more than happy to hear from you - contact us. 

August 28, 2019

'Scars are just another kind of memory.' M.L. Stedman

Scars. They can be large, small, uniform and tidy or chaotic and disordered.

If it’s a surgical scar, then it may have been caused by minimally invasive surgery (keyhole) or open surgery.

Whilst some scars tell of our...

April 1, 2019

Now that I’ve caught your attention, with the lure of a sleeping puppy. Let’s talk about sleep!  

Have you ever wondered why an injury may not go away or doesn’t heal as quickly as you’d have thought it would have? Why do you constantly feel tired and have no energy lev...

May 22, 2018

What is fascia?

Fascia is a continuous tissue found within the body that holds everything together, ensuring that we act as one unit.

It starts at the top of your head and ends at the base of your feet and unlike other soft tissue (muscles, ligaments etc) it is continuou...

January 17, 2018

As January is a traditional time for goal setting and trying blow out the old cobwebs that have formed over the festive period, I want to delve a little deeper than the initial goal that you may have set and look at the importance of ensuring your house….well in this c...

April 5, 2017

Breathing is one of the most natural and most important things we do. Let’s face if we stop doing it, then there’s only one outcome...but considering that it is so important to our survival, it can be something that gets taken for granted

Did you know that the way we br...

January 11, 2017


We’ve all been there, stress it affects us all, in different ways and in different amounts.

Stress can be described as ‘the nonspecific response to any demands placed on the body.’

In short, this is the reaction that our body takes to stimuli that our body has had prese...

September 6, 2016

Yin and Yang

A basic explanation of Yin and Yang is that that they are two opposite forces that put together, make the whole. They are represented as a perfect circle that is split into what can be described as two fish, one black and one white, endlessly chasing each o...

July 18, 2016

 “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.”

This quote has long been debated as to whether it was said by Henry Ford, Albert Einstein or whether it predates both of them, but that’s not what is important. The importance of...

June 27, 2016

Good posture could be described as a balance of muscles and tissues, where optimal joint alignment is achieved. As no two people are the same this ‘optimal joint alignment’ will vary slightly for each individual, due to factors such as size, shape, diseases and disorde...

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