Monday 30 July 2012

Back open and latest availability

Hello all, i am now back from my charity trek in the jungle!  Everything went well and there weren't too many creepy crawlies, with exception to the lizards and mosquitoes which regularly took a bite out of me!

Drift Away is now fully back open after my break away and there are still some appointments available for this week.

Tues 31st: Appointments available between 12pm and 4.30pm..
Thurs 2nd: Appointments between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Contact or 07534219199.

Have a good week everyone and enjoy the sunshine that now appears to be here:-)

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Current availability wk beginning 30/07/12

These are the appointments i currently have available for the week i return from my trek.

Tues 31st: Appointments starting between 12pm and 4.30pm.
Wed 1st Aug: Between 3pm and 5pm
Thurs 2nd: 1pm or 2pm

If you are interested in any of these appointments it is best to email as i will be replying to emails on my return on 29th July.

Thank you, Dannie

Drift Away closed for the charity trek:-)

As some of you may know, i will be leaving England on Thursday for a charity trek in Thailand to raise funds for Clic Sargent children's cancer charity who do a great job in supporting children experiencing this illness.  I find the work the charity do invaluable and am keen to support them. 

As a result of me heading out to do the trek, Drift Away will be closed from Thursday 19th at 1pm until Mon 30th July at 9.30am.  Emails will be responded to on 29th July.

Have a good week and see you on my return!

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Current availability week beginning 09/07/12

Apologies all, i had written this but forgotten to publish, doh!  So here is my availability, both for the rest of this week and for the days that i am working next week.


Thurs: Between 9.30am and 2pm.
Fri: 3.30pm
Sat: Between 9.30am and 1pm

Mon 16th: Between 1.30pm and 5pm
Tues 17th: 5pm or 8.30pm
Thurs 19th: 11.30am or 07534219199

Saturday 7 July 2012


Having a massage is only part of the treatment and if you want to get the full benefit not only from your treatment but from your own body and to get yourself in the best possible shape you can do, then it's important to think about stretching and strengthening.

Stretching is so important to the body it can help alleviate tension, open up the chest and the back and release all those muscles that have been held in tight and restrictive positions through action such as driving, sitting in front of the computer and sat watching television.  This summer may be a wash out but that is no excuse for just sitting around!

Stretching only needs to take a few minutes if that and if you can carry out simple stretches through out the day then you are working on constantly freeing up the body and allowing more movement and for the blood to flow.

 The body can become stuck in positions and how many of us are guilty of ending or even starting a  day with our shoulders up around our ears, yet simple shrugging techniques or rolling the shoulder blades backwards and forwards can warm our body up for the day ahead and leave us more relaxed and less tense than we originally were.

Classes such as pilates and yoga can be fantastic for the body and they say that within a few sessions of pilates you can really feel the difference within your body.  Pilates is especially good as it strengthens your core muscles known as the power house which in turn helps to support the back by strengthening the stomach and glutes.  I've been going to pilates for only a short time now but am realising why it is good for me and why i shouldn't have put it off for so long.  It has made me much more body aware and is showing how i was tight in muscles that i never knew i was.

However you don't need to attend a class to benefit from stretching, just a few minutes each day perhaps whilst you wait for the kettle to boil on a morning, can warm up the body and loosen up those stiff muscles meaning they are carrying less tension.
At the Drift Away website there is a page dedicated to stretching and these are by no means the only ones to do, there are many out there and just looking on the internet, or doing a stretching dvd or joining a class will provide you with many more. 

Don't forget that to get the most from your treatment, you need to think about what you are doing in between treatments and how your helping yourself and you can help yourself by stretching:-)

Here is a link to the Drift Away page for stretching.

Here is a link to Judy Gill Dougherty who does a great stretching or one to one class.

Understanding muscles

Often when working with clients i am asked about muscles and what is going on inside the body and what muscle names are.  Sometimes we can become a little confused and easily forget the names of muscles or where they are in the body, but over my time as a therapist i have found out about a great site which clearly labels the muscles and acts as a good visual aid to constantly refer to.  This can be quite useful sometimes for you guys, especially for when you want to know what muscles we have been working on or what the muscle is called that seems to be giving you a constant ache in the back.

Below are some links to the site i use for any of you that might be interested in finding out what is going on underneath your skin!

Monday 2 July 2012

Availability week commencing 02/07/12

I hope you are all feeling nicely rested after the weekend and it was good to finally see the sun shinning, albeit in between the showers.   We managed to have our first barbeque of the year, here's hoping it may be the start of more, but with the constant rain who knows.

There are several spaces this week including plenty of availability for Sunday day time, so now that evening appointments are rather elusive, you may be able to sort yourself out with a weekend appointment instead.

Wed: 5pm
Thurs: Appointments available between 9.30am and 3pm
Fri: Appointments available between 9.30am and 12pm, 4pm or 5pm.
Sun: Appointments available between 9.30am and 12pm

Contact Dannie on or 07534219199