Learning to Breathe

Did you know that the average person breathes 16 times per minute? So, over the course of a year, the average person takes over 8 million breaths! We are born with the innate ability to breathe, meaning we do not need to be taught. However, as we get older we can form some bad habits […]

Foot Biomechanics

Did you know that each of your feet contain 26¬†bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles? They are designed to provide a stable yet mobile platform for the rest of our body. However, when wearing shoes, we cannot use our feet in the way they are meant to be used. This can lead to […]

Back pain putting people in the South East off exercise

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and Body Consultancy is urging more people to be aware of the benefits of exercise for improving their back health this World Spine Day (16th October). New research has found that 37% of people in the South East have been prevented from exercising due to back or neck pain, and […]

How much support are you getting?

A recent study conducted in Switzerland by a lingerie company called Triumph found that 64% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. It is estimated that 37% of women in the UK have been for a fitting in the previous six months compared to 64% of Italian women! It may seem trivial but not […]

New Staff and Puppy Love

Hello to everyone from the two newest members of the Body Consultancy Team! Now manning the desk some weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, Alexandra has joined us from the wasteland of the frozen North, and frequently with her on meet and greet duty is Sapphie, her border collie puppy and a fiend for biscuits (if […]

What is Sciatic Pain?

Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms […]

Foam Rollers – a great way to self massage!

Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as a sports massage. The foam roller increases blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues warming up the muscles. It also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and rolling down a cylindrical foam roller you can perform a […]

Remedial and Sports Massage: Useful for Golfers

Most Golfers will experience tightness and tenderness in various muscles associated with golf which can be exacerbated by poor posture, poor golf technique, no warm-up or preparation and intense practice regimes. Specific points of tenderness can be where muscles join the tendons or where the tendons join onto the bones. However, golfers can also¬†experience spasm […]

Body by Vi Team BC update!

It’s time to give you an update of Team BC on the Body By Vi 90 day challenge. The photos below were taken after 5 weeks.All three have commented on how improved their energy levels have been. No more 3pm slump which only a coffee could cure! They have all had their naughty moments with […]

30 Day Planking Challenge

With 3 of the Body Consultancy team on Body by vi shakes I thought I had better get on this health kick band wagon too! Cutting down my calorie intake (no naughty chocolate snacks), cutting out bread as much as I can throughout the day (French baguettes are my downfall) and increasing my exercise during […]

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