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Soft tissue therapy and joint mobilising clinic at Ogwen Mountain Rescue Base

April 10th, 2011 by Phil Brown

Phil Brown will be holding a clinic at base for members of the Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team on Saturday April 30th from 10.30 – 15.30.

Members of the team who need a bit of MOT or are needing treatment for injury or advice on training can spend some time working with Phil and benefiting from a mixture of deep tissue massage and myofascial release.

These clinics have been a semi regular event at the team base just opposite the mountain of Tryfan in Snowdonia. Phil started working with the team following his involvement in the yearly Oggie 8 challenge providing sports and remedial massage for the brave competitors.

Phil will be providing treatment and advice on keeping joints free and using soft tissue techniques to decompress and free up movement in rusty hips, ankles, knees and shoulders!

if you are a member of the team you can jump onto the event calendar and add your name to the list. See you on the 30th.



Diana comes through!!

April 30th, 2009 by Phil Brown

Well done to Diana Brooke who completed the London Marathon with flyng colours and injury free! She managed to raise over £3,000 for the Briitsh Forces Foundation! Brilliant Diana! She said that the heat down in London on Sunday was intense and it seems alot of the competitors felt the same way. However, she returns with a smile on her face, some rather stiff legs and a marathon done and dusted! Respect!

Sponsor Diana in her marathon quest!

January 26th, 2009 by Phil Brown

You can read more about her efforts and lend a hand by sponsoring Diana at her Justgiving page here. Good luck Diana! Hope those calves aren’t too sore afterwards!

Phil Brown Massage working with mountain rescue team

December 19th, 2008 by Phil Brown

Following the successful sports massage support of the Oggie 8 challenge this summer, Phil Brown Massage will be taking up the duties of manual therapist for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team.

The Ogwen team organised a team-based challenge in the form of a race to conquer 8 of the 16 major peaks of snowdonia. The day was not exactly a summer one – high winds and rain stopped many from finishing the challenge, but spirits were very high despite, with many taking up the offer of some free therapy and sports massage once they came in from the cold.

Phil was joined by Isobel Dalladay-Simpson, a masseur based in Chepstow and Megan Luxford, a massage therapist from Bristol. Their skills and hard work were greatly appreciated.

Phil will be working weekly with the rescue team from January 2009. His remit is to maintain team fitness for purpose – identifying, alleviating and helping to prevent injury through soft tissue treatment and appropriate corrective exercises. The team are faced with alot of weight-bearing on very uneven ground and in risky situations, so regular remedial massage will no doubt be welcome!

Some photos from the summer’s Oggie 8 challenge:

Bristol - based masseur Megan Luxford relieves tight muscles.

Bristol - based masseur Megan Luxford relieves tight muscles.

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