How to make the most of a massage

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Image Credit: Nick Webb (

Massage is one of the most satisfying spa treatments there is but often people don’t make the most of their session through either nerves or being underprepared. With a bit of preparation beforehand and the right attitude, however, a massage can be the most relaxing treatment out there. So, before booking your massage – whether full body or back pain relief – bear in mind these helpful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your massage.


The most important thing to remember during a massage is communication. All too often, massage clients are too nervous to tell their masseuse what they want out of their massage or whether it is causing them discomfort. A masseuse wants to make the massage experience as relaxing and beneficial as possible but can only do this with a bit of help from their client.

Before your next Yorkshire health spa massage, be sure to let the masseuse know of any allergies or health issues that could impact on the enjoyment of the massage process as oils, lotions and powders are often used and the massage may not be suitable if you are suffering from certain medical conditions. The masseuse will also be happy to hear what you want to get out of the massage, as well as personal preferences like music.


The other important thing to remember during a massage is to relax. People new to massage often become tense and nervous which can have adverse effects on the outcome of the massage. The more relaxed and open you are to the massage, the more beneficial it will be.


Finally, be sure to drink lots of water after your massage and to take it easy – it can sometimes take time for the effects of the massage to be fully absorbed.

Before booking your next massage session during a relaxing spa seekers break, be sure to note down your massage preferences for your next session.

100% Personal Injury Compensation

If you’ve been injured at work, in a public place or in a road accident, it’s important to get the justice you deserve. A personal injury claim is the best way to go about obtaining this, and receiving financial compensation for your injuries, lost earnings and medical treatment.

By contacting an accident solicitor or law firm specialising in accident injury claims, it is possible to receive compensation for injuries sustained as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault. They will assess your case and if necessary refer you to a medical examiner to assess the extent of your injuries.

When selecting a personal injury lawyer to take on your case, it makes sense to choose one which will ensure you get 100% of the accident compensation you are awarded.

A growing number of accident solicitors offer 100% of compensation to clients on a no win no fee basis. How this works is that you pay nothing to the law firm while they fight your case, and if they win, the other side pays their fees. If you are unsuccessful in your claim, your own insurance will cover you for any legal costs arising from the solicitor and from the other side.

The underpinning idea behind personal injury claims is that the individual should be reimbursed for any trauma, injury or loss of earnings they have suffered as a result of their accident. In the past, lawyers would take their own hefty fee out of any compensation award, but now it is standard practice for victims to receive 100% of the compensation.

Ask the Traffic Accident Expert

Matt from Claims For You


After an accident there are many things that need to be addressed. What condition is the car in? Is anybody hurt? And will the insurance cover this? These are all important questions that need to be dealt with yet you might find that you have sustained injuries that are not apparent right after the accident; after all, your health should be paramount.

Trouble sleeping could build up to stress and a lack of sleep could mean difficulty getting through the days, as these problems will escalate and can make life very hard to balance everything you need to do.

So what should you do?

Well, the first step would be to contact a professional. Speak to some one who has a history of dealing with injury claims like Matt (pictured above). He will be able to access your situation and whether you will be entitled to an accident compensation claim.

There is a team of professionals like Matt that are on hand to help you through the claim process and they all offer a ‘no win no fee‘ service that is backed with a team of professional and qualified solicitors.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident then you might be entitled to a no win no fee claim that will provide you with compensation for any injuries sustained. My advice would be to get in touch with Matt or any of his co workers at Claims For You and see if they can help you today.

Accidents can happen anywhere – part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of accident can happen anywhere. In the first part we looked at the demise of Franz Reichelt (tailor and inventor) and the death of 9 people in a beer flood.The second part of this post will address people who have suffered from accidents up to the start of the 21st century. You will be surprised at the types of accident claiming peoples lives.

Famous American escape artist Harry Houdini died in 1926. Mr Houdini claimed that he could withstand any blow to his body that occurred above the waist, excluding his head. This lead to him being punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer. This has been done with Houdinis’ permission but complications developed from the blow which caused his death days later on Halloween. Try not to get punched.In 1972 Leslie Harvey, guitarist of the popular rock band ‘Stone the Crows’ died after touching a live microphone on stage. The surge of electricity was so great that the guitarist died there and then.

Tommy Cooper, a British slapstick comedian suffered and died from a heart attack on stage whilst being broadcast live on national television. Mr Cooper collapsed on stage and the audience continued to laugh believing that it was all part of the show. Other actors tried to fill the time until his body was moved off stage. Attempts where made to revive him but all where unsuccessful and was pronounced dead at the scene.

2005 saw the death of a 28 year old South Korean. The young man collapsed after suffering from fatigue after playing a computer game for 50 hours straight. The fan of the game ‘Starcraft’ collapsed and died in an internet café after becoming engrossed in the game play.

Very few people get to do the job that they love. For those few that enjoy their job, it is not uncommon to see their enthusiasm come pouring through. None more so than that of the late great Steve Irwin. An Australian television presenter known by many as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ died at a young age when his heart was punctured by a short tail stingray whilst filming a documentary called ‘Oceans Deadliest’ in Queensland on the great barrier reef.

This provides you with a quick overview of how some icons of society have passed away and other people that have just been in unfortunate events that have lead to their demise.

Asbestos Compensation Claim

There are many hazards with in a working environment and some more apparent than others and one such hazard that can often be overlooked or ignored is that of asbestos.

Asbestos is a fiber that is a fireproof material that was used in building materials across the UK as a step towards improving health and safety and making buildings more fire proof. It was hoped that by using this fireproof material would allow people more time to leave buildings and ultimately save lives. Ironically it is now the asbestos that is causing all the health problems. The asbestos fibers can cause long term health problems when breathed in. The fibers sit in the lungs, sometimes as long as 40 years with out any problems and then over time these fibers can harden and restrict movement of the lungs. This can be fatal in some cases and can often cause lung and throat cancer.

It is important that people who come into contact with asbestos are made aware of the scale of any potential problems that asbestos can cause. It is advisable that protective equipment is worn at all times when dealing with asbestos and should be disposed of in the correct manor. It is also advisable that companies provide their employees with enough training to deal with and work with asbestos if their job means that they are likely to come into contact with it.

There are rules and regulations that need to be adhered to in order to remove asbestos and a survey can be done in order to establish the condition and type of asbestos that might be present in the building. The removal of asbestos has to be done following strict guidelines and procedures and must be disposed of using the correct techniques and methods.

If you are working in the building trade or perhaps you are an electrician and may have to drill through suspicious materials than an asbestos awareness course would be advisable in order to help you identify any possible places in which you might find asbestos in order to allow you to become aware of any risk.

Asbestos can be found in the following materials: toilet seats, toilet cisterns, bitumen, floor tiles, fascia boards and even guttering. As there is a broad range of materials that asbestos can be found in and care should be taken on an ongoing basis when working near or on materials that could potentially contain asbestos.

If you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor or looking to make a Compensation Claim for an asbestos related disease that you may have established whilst working for a company look for a company with a good reputation that will be able to deliver you the best service available.

Helpful Mobitily Aids

Unfortunately there are many disabled people who suffer from life altering conditions that make everyday activities that little bit harder. Yet with all of the technological advances that science has brought out way the most effective and relied upon devices have been around for sometime. This blog will have a look at a few of the most popular and common disability aids that make life more comfortable for those who need them.



First on out list is the stair lift. This is always a popular choice for people looking to become more mobile. A great way for people who find difficultly in walking to remain mobile in their own home with out the worry of a fall. The installation of this device means that for many people they will not have to leave their home and can remain where they feel most comfortable. A stairlift provides comfort, independence and peace of mind to those who need them and their families.

Disabled Walker

Disabled Walker

Helpful aid number two is the wheeled walker. A great little assistant for popping down to the shops designed to provide you with some stability. A very nice robust design that is lightweight and easy to maneuver around the streets and any obstacles that might get in your way. Fitted with breaks, which allows extra stability when standing still this is a great little aid to help mobility when out and about in town. Easy to store and a great investment if only to have something that makes life a little easier when out and about.



The third aid is, of course the wheelchair. A crucial element to the life of many disabled people this is an essential that makes every day living possible. Most wheelchairs are foldable which means easy storage and come with footrests for added comfort and convenience for the user. The chairs are usually equipped with padded chairs for comfort for long journeys and some chairs can come with brakes which the career can use to enable them to bring the chair to a complete stop.

With these three choices at hand you should find something that will make life a little easier no matter what disability that you might have. From Stair lifts to Wheel Chairs there are further types and brands available and you rare more than likely to find something that will be more than suitable.

Top Gadgets that make disabled life easier

Brotherwood adapted carWe all take for granted how easy it is to move around and to simply climb the stairs or walk down the garden, but what if you woke up one morning and were unable to do these things? Or if a loved one is now suffering, Is there anything you can do to help or support them?

What products on the market are making Mobility easier? And giving independence back to those who feel they are loosing their freedom.

There are many products on the market which can make everyday life that little but easier, from Stair lifts to easy access vehicles and Mobility Scooters. How times have changed, before mobility issues were never discussed, now they are talked about, and you even see the companies advertising on the television.

Each one in its own way has an impact on the less able and makes their day to day life that little bit easier and maintains their dignity and independence.

The Stair lift has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and is now is not such a taboo subject. They are easy to use and it wouldn’t matter if you were left handed or right handed, they are quiet and fold up so the stairs is usable for everyday normal use. The stair lift can provides the less able with freedom and independence which in turn allows People to remain in their own homes longer rather than go into a residential home or move from their family home to a smaller property.

Other products which have been designed to help with mobility are cars with more space and leg room, car such as Renault Modus or Kia Sedona are known as wheelchair accessible vehicles. With wide doors and plenty of room inside making it easy for getting in and out of a vehicle with little or no hassle. And The Kia Sedona boasts a door at the back to enable a wheel chair to be set in the back. With Plenty of Boot space as well it makes it easy to have your walking frame or wheelchair in the back.

Another method open to those less able but still craving independence is the Mobility scooter are a great way to get from A to B, especially if they are no longer able to drive or walk great distances, There are a range of Mobility scooters on the market which range in price and capabilities and a number of  outlets which will enable you to choose the right scoter for you, The freedom of going to the shops or out to the park is something that will make all the difference to those who became reliant of family and friends to take them out.

You may be tempted by the cheapest disability scooter on sale or the cheapest Stair lift, especially if you have a set budget, but remember to treat the process a bit like you would when buying a car, for example you wouldn’t buy the cheapest car in the showroom if it didn’t fit your needs just because it was the cheapest! Whilst trying different scooters, stair lifts and wheelchair accessible cars make sure you can drive them test them and see them working as they are still a few cowboys out there that will try to sell you something that in not always right for you.

Then you can begin to regain you independence and enjoy the freedom that you have gained in making a few simple changes.

Snoring can put a stop to your sex life

We all know that snoring can be a real pain and can hamper your sleep but it could also put serious strain on your sex life and relationships. A recent survey suggested a massive 75% of British people snore, 33% of which snore so badly that it is impacting on not only there nights sleep but also there partners.

Such lack of sleep will over time start impacting on or personal and professional life. Each year it is estimated billions is lost at work to a lack of productivity caused by lack of sleep because we all find it much harder to concentrate when we are tired. This is obviously not good for our working life, especially in such harsh economic times where jobs can be precarious. A lack of sleep can also affect us outside of work too, being constantly tired makes us more irritable and quick to anger. Snoring is also putting many single people of from starting relationships as they think their snoring may scare away potential partners.

Snoring is also having a nock on effect onto people sex lives. Of those surveyed who said they snored 21% considered them selves less attractive as a result of their snoring. 10% felt so embarrassed by their condition that they put of sleeping with a new partner for fear of embarrassing themselves by snoring after sex, a common problem among men. A lack of sleep and tiredness also puts many of from sex especially late at night.

Some people may be lucky enough to be able to stop snoring quite easily while other find their condition much more severe, either way it is worth investigation solutions to the problem to help keep your relationship on track and stay productive in the work place.

Accident Compensation Claim Why Should You Miss Out?

Each year in the UK thousands of people fall victim to accidents that are caused by other people’s negligence or failure to comply with basic health and safety protocol. Some of these injuries include back related pain, whiplash, strained or damaged muscles and broken or fracture bones. Injuries like these can lead to employees having to take short or long term time away from work.

There are two main types of injury that people look to get compensation for and those are usually work related injuries or road traffic accidents. Many people look to obtain accident compensation claims that suffer from ongoing injuries as a result of the accident or have suffered from a loss of earnings. This article will address two common areas of accidents in the UK, the reasons for the accidents and the motivation for a claim.

Work related injuries

Many work related accidents are down to the carelessness of co workers, and their lack of consideration towards health and safety guidelines. One such cause of an accident can be found in the form of the narrow plastic straps that are used to secure large deliveries of goods to the pallets. Peoples unwillingness to dispose of these straps correctly are a common cause of many warehouse slips and trips leading to back injuries as well as broken and fractured bones. Other such causes of injuries at work can be attributed to wet floors that haven’t been cleaned up and incorrect lifting of heavy objects. Employers are continually under more and more pressure to enforce health and safety measures and make the working environment a safer place.

Road traffic accidents

Plenty of injuries are caused each year by road traffic accidents. Hundreds of people are not fortunate enough to walk away from such collisions, and those that do, can suffer from long term injuries. Many of these accidents can be related to a lack of concentration or lack of consideration from other road users, but this is little comfort for those involved in such incidents. However, the ability to claim financial compensation is something that people choose to pursue for any injuries suffered either short or long term. Loss of earning plays a part in the compensation claims as those who suffer still have bills to pay. Many people use the money that they receive to make life more comfortable after their injury.

A claim can be made up to three years after your injury; this is to allow people that suffer from injuries that don’t always occur after the accident happens. The amount you get from any compensation claim will vary on elements like how badly hurt were you and how long did you suffer? Some things that you should also consider is do the firm taking up my claim offer a no win, no fee basis? And will I get 100% of my compensation? It is well worth using a reputable company to advise you on accident claims as there are a lot of companies out there that can be misleading and not always offer you the best deal.

The Role and Requirements of a Dental Hygienist.

Dental Nurse Profession

Dental Nurse Profession

Among the choice of Dental Careers the Dental Hygienist plays an important role in the treatment and care of the patient’s teeth. Advising and guiding them with the best information and practices to pursue to ensure good healthy gums and teeth. It’s a great profession to get into for those who are looking to be part of an industry that is continually expanding and evolving presenting new medical findings and techniques that are ever pushing the workplace. If you are looking into a career in this industry what sort of things can you look forward to?

The job involves working alongside a dentist to help eradicate and prevent the occurrence of any such dental problems. This is achieved through a variation of techniques that the Dental Hygienist will use this may include applying coatings and sealants to the teeth, using antibacterial agents to help reduce decay, polish and scaling of the teeth and to encourage and demonstrate good oral hygiene. The role may also require the taking of xrays for some procedures.

Location of the job can vary, as you can be located in a local hospital or high street practitioners. The role can be NHS supported or a private dentists or even a combination of both.

To undertake a career as a dental hygienist you will have to complete a GDC (General Dental Council) approved course which consists of one of the following, a foundation degree in oral health and science, a Diploma in Dental Hygiene or Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (two years full-time) or a BSc in Oral Health Science or Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene and any additional experience as a dental nurse may give you an additional advantage. You will also be required to obtain CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) clearance because you will inevitability comes into contact with venerable with children and adults.

Once qualified there are many ways to further your development and improve on your skills, as there are many additional courses that will allow you to expand your knowledge like the course on prevention of oral disease and oral health promotion to name just a few.

A dental career is a well respected one and usually a demanding one. It allows for personal development and growth over time in an industry that is continuing to evolve. The job can offer flexibility and a great amount of diversity and continually bring new challenges.

There are many ways to then obtain a dental career as there are some well established Dental Recruitment companies that can help you get closer to that dental job you want.