I booked a massage with the lovely Bath Holistic Massage and I can’t praise the girl enough for what she’s done, I’m someone who finds it difficult to switch off, often operating at 100 miles an hour and it’s pretty impossible to shut down.

It was perfection, it was exactly what my body needed after all the training and work I’ve put in these last few months (Laura is owner of Bath Boutiques Pilates and professional bodybuilder).

We agreed I still needed more work because after all it’s years of built up tension as well and I’m still actively pushing myself towards new physical goals so getting on top of it is going to take some sessions.

We often maintain our cars better than we do our body which is bonkers when you think about it like that. I should know better as well being trained in Sports Therapy myself how important it is and I know a talented therapist when I stumble across one.

A good massage therapist will never force pressure into the muscle. They will continue to apply pressure until the muscle slowly pushes back against them. The muscle will then slowly being to release and allow the therapist to move along it. The pressure Sophie applied was intelligent, when used correctly it should not be painful, but should walk a fine line between pleasurable release of tension and a pain blocking response from the body (tensing up).

100% the best massage I’ve had in years!