Friday 31 August 2012

Appointments available wk beginning 03/09/12

Appointments available wk beginning 03/09/12

Tues 4th: 12pm or 2pm
Wed 5th: 11am

 Thurs 6th: 9am
Fri 7th: 10am.
Sat 8th: Appointments starting between 9am and 1.30pm.

Have a good weekend all and i hope its a relaxing one! Don't forget the paralympics are on:-)

Monday 27 August 2012

Something for you all to think about!

Picture courtesy of Limassol sports massage.

Appointments available Wk beginning 27/08/12

I hope you've all been having a lovely bank holiday and taken some time to relax and enjoy some of your own time.  I spent yesterday visiting Portsmouth kite festival, seeing the sky full of beautiful kites, so had a relaxing day!

There are not that many appointments available this week, however if your struggling to find a slot for yourself, then the Sunday daytime may help:-)

Bank hol mon: 10am or 11am.
Wed: 11am.
Thurs:  Appointments starting between 11am and 3pm.
Fri: Appointments starting between 11.45am and 3pm.
Sun: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 3pm

Contact Dannie: or 07534219199

Thursday 23 August 2012



As many of you will have noticed, evening appointments are becoming more rare and as such i am now fully booked for evenings on a permanent basis. I have dropped down from working five evenings to four evenings, as working till 10.30pm five evenings a week is taking its toll on me!

There will be occasions where evening appointments are available and i will post these on here up to three weeks in advance so that if there should be anything, you can get in there quickly.

Sorry to disappoint, but there just aren't enough evenings in the week. However Drift Away is open on SATURDAYS for those of you who struggle to have appointments during the week days, so no need to dispair!

Have a good week everyone:-)

Monday 20 August 2012

Drift Away open bank holiday weekend:-)

Drift Away will be open the Saturday of the bank holiday and also the Bank holiday Monday, so a great opportunity to fit in an appointment, especially if availability has been a bit limited.

Currently availability left for the bank holiday weekend is;

Sat: Appointments starting between 9am and 6pm.
Bank hol Mon: Starting between 9am and 11am or at 3pm or 4pm.

Here's hoping it's a good and relaxing bank holiday, although perhaps best to avoid the motorways!

Availability: wk beginning 20/08/12

I trust you all enjoyed the lovely sunny weather we were lucky enough to have this weekend:-)  It looked like summer had finally arrived.  I spent my Sunday, white water rafting and using muscles i didn't know i would!  An enjoyable day where you definitely felt fitter afterwards!

This week's availability is rather limited, in part due to all you lovely people booking in and also due to me doing my witness bit at the court on Tuesday for my previous car accident.

However, here is what currently remains;

Tues: 9.30am or 10am
Wed: 9.30am
Sat: Anytime starting between 9am and 6pm.

Not much this week left but plenty for that bank holiday weekend:-)

Thursday 9 August 2012

Massage helping to relieve pain after excercise

I've already detailed on this blog, about the importance of stretching, both for those who exercise regularly and for helping to deal with aches and pains.  There are things you can do such as regular yoga or just creating a stretching programme.

However i digress!  I often search the internet for interesting articles with regards to massage and health and i cam across this article by Human Kinetics where a new study was published in Science Translational Medicine with regards to a group of people having a limb massaged.  The research showed how massage helped with pain relief after exercise and may involve the same mechanism as those targeted by conventional anti-inflammatory drugs.
Here is the article.

Why bother with massage?

Out there, there are still people who have never had a massage or have had one as part of a treat, but have often wondered why they should bother having a massage and especially regular massage.  The difference in a person's body between those who don't have massage and those who have them regularly is evident in the way the muscles feel.  I sometimes have people say to me 'Is that not bone your massaging?' I explain that it is tight shoulder muscles, they are just used to them being so tight and hard all the time they always thought it was bone!

Benefits of regular massage

  • Muscles stay free from tension longer and are looser
  • Clients comment on experiencing less pain and able to move more freely
  • Clients tell me that they are able to perform better in sports and experience less injuries
  • Clients comment in a reduction or complete stop of their headaches
  • Clients find that it greatly helps with their sciatica and muscle aches and pains
  • Clients comment on how it helps to reduce their stress level and they look forward to having their treatment each month
  • Massage can also help to boost the immune system
  • Clients say how great they sleep after a massage
  • Clients comment on how they have a greater range of motion, feeling more flexible.
  • Clients find it helps with their mood, alleviating some of their anxiety and lifting their mood.
  • Clients note how it helps reduce muscles cramps and they experience less spasms
  • Massage helps to stretch out weak and tired muscles
  • Massage is beneficial for over use injuries such as RSI
  • Clients find that their chronic pain and muscle issues are reduced and they are able to lead a more active life
  • Clients comment on how they tried massage because they wanted to stop relying on pain killers and how it has enabled to cut down or completely stop taking them
  • Massage can help boost circulation
At the end of a massage, people comment on how they wish they had done it sooner!  Perhaps now you can see how great massage really is for the body and the changes it has already made to the lives of my clients just by experiencing massage:-)

Next week's availability:-)

As this week is now full, i thought it best to give you all a heads up on next week's appointments.

So here is what we have!

Tues 14th: Appointment 2pm
Wed 15th:  Appointments starting between 11am and 1pm
Thurs 16th: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 11am.
Fri 17th: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 3pm
Sat 18th: Appointments starting between 12pm and 3.30pm.

Contact Dannie: or 07534219199

Saturday 4 August 2012

Current availability wk beginning 06/08/12

I hope everyone is having a good weekend and are proud of the work team GB are doing, in bringing home six gold medals today:-)  An amazing achievement.

To help get rid of some of the stress experienced whilst watching the games, you could always have a relaxing massage.  There are still some appointments available for next week, these being;

Wed 8th: 2.45pm
Thurs 9th: 12pm
Sat 11th: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 11am

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Appointments from Monday 6th Aug

All appointments for this current week are now full and so to make you all happy, i'm putting up next week's availability now:-)

I hope your all enjoying the olympic coverage at the moment, there has been some great sports seen so far and some great athletes winning, both for England and other countries participating.

Mon 6th: 8.30pm/8.45pm
Thurs 9th: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 4.30pm
Fri 10th: Appointments starting between 12.30pm and 3.30pm or 8.30pm
Sat 11th: Appointments starting between 9.30am and 1pm

Contact Dannie on or 07534219199