Lending a hand at the Show of Hands show!

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Albie treats one of the musicians in the gardens

Albie treats one of the musicians in the gardensHands-on Health ‘had a gig’ on Saturday, when massage therapist Albie McMahon represented the team at the Show of Hands family festival in Abbotsbury’s glorious sub-tropical gardens, near Weymouth.

Show of Hands, the award-winning acoustic roots duo Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, based in Topsham, headline this incredibly popular day-long festival every July, and invite various musicians to join them on the outdoor stage. This is a huge and stressful undertaking, as everything from staging and PA to catering and loos has to be brought into the gardens – and the weather is never guaranteed!

This year, the weather was glorious from beginning to end, and the bands performed their sell-out gig in front of over 1,000 enthusiastic fans enjoying picnics (about whom Phil Beer coined a new phrase – the Nosh Pit).

Albie gives a shoulder massage to one of the organisers, in the sunshineWe like to think that the stunning performances and laid-back atmosphere were helped, just a little bit, by the relaxing seated massage sessions that Albie was offering to organisers and performers backstage (in a lovely sunny part of the gardens) throughout the day!

At our Exmouth eco-clinic, we offer a multi-disciplinary team approach involving acupuncture, massage therapies, McTimoney chiropractic, myofascial release, nutrition, reflexology, circuit training, corrective exercise, Pilates, Tai Chi, TRX, yoga and more.