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Congratulations to ultra marathon star Amin Mohammed Coleman

At the weekend Amin successfully completed the Autumn Centurion 100 mile ultra marathon.

A truly inspirational sportsman who has been a pleasure to treat over the last few years. 

No doubt there will be another challenge on the this space.

Congratulations to my client Amber Anning!

Amber won the Junior Girls 200m title at the English Schools last Saturday. She was fantastic, firstly winning her heat in a UK rankings leading time of 24.75 before her victory in the final which she won by almost half a second.

Amber also tops the UK rankings (Under 15G) for 300m and Triple Jump, she is third for pentathlon and fourth for Long Jump.

The English Schools¹ National Championships is the 4th largest athletics event in Europe and is staged each year. It is organised entirely by volunteer teachers, who bring together the best athletes in each County in England to compete for the honour of being the best athlete in the Country. Entry to the event is by virtue of selection by County Team Managers.

Nearly all the UK Olympic Athletics team members have featured in the ESAA Championships.




We have some awesome professional  masseurs at the Festival to help ease away those dance aches and pains.
Neck, shoulder, back, foot and full body massage will be available throughout the weekend.  
They will be situated in a separate dedicated massage room. 

Get in early as they are very popular people and they are likely to get booked up very quickly! 

You can contact them in advance of the festival to pre-book your slot (see below for profiles and email contacts)

At the festival you might still be able to get a slot but our strong advice is to book in advance so you get the time best suited to your workshop/dancing programme.

Sports Massage incorporates a variety a massage and stretch techniques in order to achieve optimum muscle function. 

Each treatment is tailored to the individual and is effective for a wide range of conditions such as:

      Muscular aches & pains, Muscle tension, Sports injuries, Sports performance, Poor Posture
    Of course our professionals will be very familiar with the specific needs of dancers bodies and ensure you get the correct treatment. 

    At the Festival, many of you will be dancing a lot!

    Having sports massage in between your dance sessions will really help prevent your muscles from tightening up,

    reduce the fatigue and get your body ready for the next dance session.


    Norbert runs Exeter Sports Massage and has been working as a sports massage therapist for many years in UK and other countries as well. He works with professional athletes and dancers by treating sports injuries, correcting postures and bringing back lost range of motions. Norbert uses his sports experience, science and Chinese Medicine wisdom to treat any pains and aches. Warren was introduced to Norbert whilst teaching at a Dance Event in Torquay (thanks Hev) and was so impressed with his 'magic hands' that that we invited him to come to our Festival. In 2014 Norbert worked at Ardingly for the first time and was very popular.

    Being a keen tennis player and runner, Brighton based Philly recognised the importance of Sports Massage and how regular treatment can keep athletes performing at their top level. by working to aid recovery, prevent injury and encourage their development. Philly qualifyed in sports massage in 2010 and was selected as a Sports Massage Practitioner for the London 2012 Olympic Games. She has also gained invaluable clinical and event experience in both chiropractic and osteopathic clinics. She has furthered her study with greater understanding of movement biomechanics and muscle function to offer practical, easy-to-understand exercise programmes which can powerfully influence both performance and rehabilitation


    Nina is based in Haywards Heath and has been a qualified therapist for 15 years with experience of sports related problems involving tired, aching and overused muscles. 
    Her client base includes professional dancers as well as sports men and women. At Ardingly she will be offering Sports Massage or The Bowen Fascial Release Technique. 

Client Jay Chisnall came 2nd on Rad am Ring Cycling Event - well done!

After 10 months of preparation to compete in the Rad am Ring again I came second in class, I was ill during the race and lost 3.5 hours, was leading up to that point, I regrouped and dug deep to capture a podium place, Not Happy, but shit happens, thanks to all of my sponsors, Rory (upgrade bikes) Rupert( Avantec Healthcare), Mark Gough (solicitor), Sabreen Qureshi- Hitchens (Active Physio Hove),Philly King ( masseuse) Morvelo Clothing(super seat pads) and Generation Ucan( brilliant energy drink) Also BIG THANKS to Sam and Shaun for being fantastic Pit Bitches, Japanese marathon next Boys?????


Parents learn how to massage their baby in a 4 week course

Who are the classes for? all babies from birth to 1 year old and all parents and primary caregivers

How much? £55 (early bird fee paid up front) for 4 week course, £15 drop in. £65 if paying on the day.
                                 ***** SUMMER OFFER OF £50 FOR 5 WEEK COURSE ****** (Expires Sept 2014)

Where? MONDAYS 10am @ Yellowave Clubhouse, 299 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN
            FRIDAYS 1.30pm @ Tree of Life Studio, 143 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QJ

Benefits for your baby:
  • Helping baby feel securely attached
  • Reduced crying and emotional stress
  • Increased levels of relaxation
  • Development of body awareness
  • Relief from wind, colic and constipation
Benefits for you:
  • Feeling closer to your baby
  • An increased understanding of your baby
  • Feeling the relaxing benefits of giving your baby nurturing touch
Benefits of attending a class:
  • Enjoy focused time with your baby
  • The opportunity to socialise in a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Have fun whilst learning a life-long skill
You will learn:
  • The IAIM massage routine
  • A colic routine
  • Gentle yoga movements
  • Touch relaxation
Includes organic oils and course handouts.

Call Philly on 07970 257321 for more details if you'd like to book your place.
Thank you.

T&Cs - Courses are non-refundable, subject to minimum 5 parents and maximum 12.

For more info please visit my facebook page:-

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Massage heals the tissues of the body

Baby Massage Courses happening now in the East Sussex area!

Running in Buxted on Thursdays at 3pm, Cornerstone in Hove on Mondays at 1.15pm and workshops for Dads Saturday 24th November at 10.30am at The Acupuncture Clinic and Saturday 8th December at 10.30am at The Alternative Surgery in Buxted.

Message me to book your place!

Now trained to practice medical acupuncture!

Shoulder, knee, calf, lower back pain - eased with the aid of medical acupuncture.
Thanks to Osteon Manual Therapies for such a great course.

Lovely and Sunny Henley Half done - 01:53:58

running Henley Half Marathon this Sunday!

Quite a nice surprise in the post this morning - a letter from the PM!

More publicity for Buxted clinic

Buxted’s alternative route to good health



HOW OFTEN do you visit your local surgery, explain your symptoms and come away with a prescription - but still feel there might be some underlying cause of your illness that hasn’t been addressed? That’s the thinking that spurred Buxted GP Dr Clarissa Fabre to transform the former April Cottage medical centre into an ‘alternative surgery’.

The new enterprise opened on Saturday, September 1 when local people were invited to meet therapists and listen to an inspiring introduction by both Dr Fabre herself and Revd Peter Owen Jones, vicar of Firle and Glynde and TV documentary maker.

April Cottage has been thoroughly ‘made over,’ however modern, deep-pile rugs and sleek pale sofas don’t compromise the charm of the building.

Dr Fabre introduced her stable of therapists to the audience. Each one gave details of the types of treatments they offer and their relevance to physical conditions, disease and injury. At present 12 practitioners offer a wide spectrum of therapies including acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, homeopathy, nutrition, yoga, reflexology, aromatherapy, pilates, shiatsu and Alexander technique.

Dr Fabre told the audience: “I’ve never had any therapy in my life but I’m aware that sometimes we GPs have at most 10 minutes to talk to patients which sometimes just not long enough. Too often pills are prescribed - I’m horrified at the levels of drugs people are taking. Now we have this palatial new surgery and it seemed the ideal opportunity to turn April Cottage into an alternative therapy centre. Many therapists here have been personally recommended to me by patients. Hopefully there’s now time for a sympathetic listener to delve beneath the superficial symptoms and come up with a workable remedy.”

Revd Owen Jones described travelling around the world for his TV series and having ‘appalling’ massages in airports, one of which left him covered with bruises. He also described how others helped him disappear into his ‘nirvana’ and stressed how there is a need for healing in the world. “The NHS is something absolutely beautiful but we must understand we cannot move forward into the future unless we have healing. We are all empathetic healers too and must open up to each other. The art of healing is a wonderful gift.”

Baby Massage in Buxted on Thursdays 2pm till 3pm

Philly is a qualified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). She will be running a 5 week course for those parents and primary caregivers in the Buxted area who wish to learn how to massage their baby (from birth to one year old).

Day: Thursdays 2pm-3pm (Dates TBC)
Venue: The Alternative Surgery, High Street, Buxted, East Sussex. TN22 4LA. Tel. 01825 732060.
Cost: £50 for 5 Week Course including organic oil & handouts

Baby Massage is a wonderful way for parents to use positive touch. This gives the opportunity for special time together, incorporating not only the massage but also therapeutic hugs and holds, fun with nursery rhymes and music.
Baby Massage is also a fantastic way for parent's to learn how their baby communicates with them, enabling parents to understand what their baby wants and comfort them with loving touch.

please contact me to book your place!

Thanks for your time. xx

Philly King 07970 257321

Joining a great new venture in Buxted from September 2012

Alternative use for Buxted surgery

New alternative medicine surgery, Buxtead.

New alternative medicine surgery, Buxtead.

PATIENTS need time.

However brilliant and accurate the diagnosis by your hard-working GP, the fact remains that ten minutes is sometimes not long enough to explore the background to how you feel.

That’s the view of Buxted GP Dr Clarissa Fabre who hopes these problems could be addressed at a new alternative surgery in the village.

She said: “Now the wonderful new surgery is up and running, we had the opportunity to address what could best be done with the former surgery at our former surgery, April Cottage.

“It occurred to me that alternative medicine and general practice go hand in hand. Many people come to see their general practitioners because they are unhappy or stressed, whether it be at work, their personal lives or circumstances beyond their control. So we are now setting up an alternative surgery in April Cottage.”

The surgery will be opened by Peter Owen Jones, the vicar of Firle and Glynde, TV presenter and author, who will talk to the audience about healing.

Dr Fabre went on: “Many patients become addicted to their painkillers when the underlying problem may well be partly psychological. A ten minute consultation is not satisfactory, either for the patient or for their doctor.”

Services available at the new surgery will include yoga, acupuncture, pilates, osteopathy, the Alexander technique, hypnotherapy and much more.

She stressed: “These are all means by which patients can relieve the tensions in their lives. Pills are not the only answer.”

The new surgery will be called Freia after the Norse goddess of eternal youth and beauty. The opening ceremony will take place between 10am-noon on September 1 and Mr Owen Jones will be speaking at 10.45am. Everyone is invited to meet the therapists. To find out more visit:

The practice moved into its new premises earlier this year and as a result there is currently no specific use for the old surgery. Dr Fabre believes the alternative surgery is the perfect complement to the range of medical services offered in Buxted.

Baby Massage Drop-In Sessions

for parents with newborn to pre-crawling babies.... come and visit me in my lovely new venue at the Cornerstone in Hove for a taster session of Baby Massage.

MONDAYS at 2.30pm on 10th & 24th September.

£5 Drop-in charge - no need to book.

New 5 Week course will start in October - If you'd like more info please call me on 07970 257321.

I advise that you ring before planning a visit to check all these details are up to date.

Thanks, Philly x

Final Day

Ignoring the tension between the ladies in the group, I have to say I have had the best 10 days work experience in my life.
Today I treated a a number of coaches but highlights were a South African hockey player (yes hockey is my new favourite sport), a Tunisian female Fencer and a Paraguan 400m runner.

I've bought merchandise and put my face on a stamp. I've also ordered a print that will include me and my team amongst a montage of memories of London 2012.

So I've treated around 30 athletes (some ex but still interesting).
I've eaten 10 meals but over 20 granola bars!
I've met a load of people and made some great contacts.
I have learnt plenty of new skills from working with other therapists - thanks Pierre!

Goodnight London 2012.
And in a few hours I might be saying hello to Rio 2016!


Day 9

Bit of an odd one today - Congo had walked (wheeled) off with a wheelchair so A&E asked me to go a retrieve it. En route to finding out where they were staying I came across a smelly sewage flood in the Malawi accommodation. After reporting that to maintenance I then bumped into a coach from Congo but due to language barriers we got our wires crossed somewhat as he said the wheelchair was in the stadium!

Not quite sure how it got there.

A&E are still short of wheelchairs.

I missed the Queens visit to the polyclinic this morning. However I was introduced to the Head Coaches from Team GB - I showed them round the clinic and was quizzed as to whether we had treated any athletes from Team GB.

I treated a Ugandan 800m athlete, a rather sleazy Guatemalan taekwondo coach, an arrogant long jumper from Bahamas and an Egyptian guy who shoots guns for a living!

Feeling tired.

Day 8 - Opening Ceremony

Clinic was a lot quieter today as athletes prepared for their parade into the stadium for the opening ceremony.

A lot of press around - Chris Hoy was being interviewed by Matthew Pinsent in the Athletes' plaza.

Massaged an ex World Champion Taekwondo Coach from Mali and his 6ft 6ins athlete, a lovely South African mid-fielder hockey player who scored and won their game earlier that day and an Argentinian male hockey mid-fielder.

Watched the ceremony from the TV in the polyclinic and just as I made my way out to capture the atmosphere I managed to miss the whole firework display - all of 1 minute 30 seconds of it.
I 'heard' it was incredible - like a bomb explosion but over in a flash.
I waited around for more action but the ceremony was officially over after Macca's Hey Jude. I decided to leave for Stratford (in a buggy!) at the same time as the 60,000 crowd from the stadium so it took me 3 hours to get home.

All in all though....

Danny Boyle did an amazing job, making me feel proud to be British. 
One of the many Tweets of the day...

This is most definitely us... Our games! Our Culture!

Day 7 - Training Venue

Got thrown into the deep end at Eton Manor Gate training pools. Watched Team GB practice their synchronised swimming routine and Romania water polo.

Iced a Mexican coach who got hurt by a snapped rope and treated a performance scientist for the Team GB Swimming team.

Day 6

Busy day at the clinic - treated Indian hockey players, a Cameroon table-tennis player, a Moroccan cyclist.....

Day 5

Team GB welcome ceremony 

Highlight was treating an elite female sprinter who is tipped to win a Gold medal for the 400m Relay!

Day 4

Highlights were treating an Egyptian female gymnast, an Angolan female basketball player and the Spanish diver came back for another treatment!

Watched the New Zealand welcome ceremony where they did the haka!!

Highlight of Day 3 at the Athletes' Village

Todays highlight was treating a Spanish diver who will be competing in his 3rd Olympic Games in the 3m springboard diving event in early August.

Baby Massage Course starting in August

The 5 week course starts FRIDAY 3rd August at 1.30pm.

At The Acupuncture Clinic Studio, 143 Portland Road, Hove. BN3 5QJ.

It will run for five weeks and each session will last an hour.

The dates will be 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Aug. (No class on Friday 31st August). Final class on Friday 7th September.

During the five weeks you will learn a full-body massage routine, including legs, tummy, chest, arms and face. We will also cover a specific routine designed to relieve discomfort caused by colic or wind and learn how to adapt massage to your growing child.

I have been a massage therapist for over five years and earlier this year I qualified as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). I introduce techniques that not only result in a number of benefits for your baby such as promoting sleep and aiding digestion, but this 5 week course also creates a lovely environment for you to spend some quality calm time with your baby, share experiences with other parents and at the same time you are learning a life-long parenting skill.

The course costs £50 which includes handouts and you will also be given some organic unscented sunflower oil at the beginning of the course to use and keep. All you need to bring is a towel or blanket and your baby. 

If you are interested in joining please reply to this email or you can call me on 07970 257321 if you have any questions.

Also visit my FACEBOOK page:


I've been selected as a Sports Massage Practitioner for the London 2012 Olympic Games to treat and advise some of the 15,000 athletes competing in more than 46 sports and 805 events. 


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