Repetitive strain, it’s a pain

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and overuse syndrome is extremely common, affecting people in many occupations including chefs, hairdressers, office and trade workers. 

A repetitive strain injury happens from the repetitive actions and over use of a certain body part. RSI commonly presents itself as injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis, lumbago, headaches and migraines. However, these conditions are all preventable, so long as you listen to the body's signs and symptoms.

Symptoms of RSI and Over Use Syndrome:

  • persistent aches and pain
  • muscle stiffness or muscle weakness, clumsiness
  • fatigue and difficulty performing normal tasks, like turning on the tap
  • tingling or numbing sensations, burning sensations or shooting pain in small restricted areas like the forearms or fingertips

The first signs of an impending RSI or over use injury may present as soreness, tingling or discomfort in the arms, neck, shoulders, lower back or legs. The symptoms may come on when you perform an action or afterwards. The symptoms may disappear when you stop the action, or they may take a few hours or even days to ease up. Over time though, if left untreated, the symptoms can become chronic.

The most important factor in preventing this type of injury from developing into a chronic condition is to listen to your body and take action. Notice the symptoms and warning signs. Stretch daily and take regular breaks each hour to momentarily rest those body parts affected. And receive regular Remedial Massage Treatments.

Massage Gift Vouchers - Now Available

Whether it’s a relaxing hot stone massage for someone who has been under stress lately, or rarely takes time out for themselves, or deep therapeutic work to alleviate specific pain or injury, a Wellness Massage Therapy gift voucher makes for a thoughtful gift.

We offer a range of professional treatments from our well-equipped treatment room in Eltham, South-East London. Vouchers are valid for 3 months and may be used as full payment for 1 hour treatments including: Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Sports Massage and Swedish Massage.

How to Purchase

Massage gift vouchers are £40 and can purchased by contacting us Payments can be made in person with cash or via BACS. Once we’ve received payment we’ll post the voucher, specifically designed gift card and personalized message to the address of your choosing. Gift vouchers will be sent out by Royal Mail. Please allow 2-3 days for delivery. If you require them by a set date such as Christmas or a birthday, then please let us know. Gift Vouchers are non-refundable.