Jayne Robinson, physiotherapist

Evening and weekend appointments

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If you can’t get to us during our normal Monday to Friday opening hours (8.30am to 6pm), book one of our evening or weekend massage and physiotherapy appointments – just call 01395 224207 or email admin@hands-onhealth.co.uk and we’ll get you sorted!

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“Therapeutic massage is so effective”

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Massage is so much more than just relaxation, says Debbie, a Hands-on Health massage patient, who’s given us this lovely testimonial: For years, I’ve been getting pins and needles down my right-hand side. I had it all checked by a consultant, and it’s nothing sinister, but it is a problem that the NHS couldn’t do anything about. […]

Christmas Cracker massage poster

Join in the fun at Exmouth’s Christmas Cracker

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Hands-on Health will again be fundraising alongside its adopted charity, Stallcombe House, the residential community for adults with learning disabilities at Woodbury when the medieval-themed Christmas Cracker event hits Exmouth on Saturday, 1 December. A wealth of art and craft items produced by the Stallcombe residents, as well as Stallcombe’s eggs and other farm produce, will […]

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Massage works – new research on low back pain

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New research from America shows that massage can help chronic low back pain more than the usual treatments – and yoga, acupuncture and exercise are all good too! The study, A Comparison of the Effects of 2 Types of Massage and Usual Care on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Trial, involved 400 patients who […]

Exmouth's mayor, Sandy Sutton, tries out seated massage from Albie McMahon. Nutritionist Lesley Harper looks on.

What a team!

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We had ‘a bit of a do’ last Monday. Our official opening, complete with ribbon cutting (yes, of course it was a green ribbon) by Exmouth’s Mayor, Sandy Sutton, was attended by over 60 guests who enjoyed local food and drink, watched demonstrations by our team of local therapists and teachers and met some of […]

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Lending a hand at the Show of Hands show!

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Hands-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 […]

The Hands-on Health team

Ethical and environmental responsibilities

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As a new eco-friendly business in Exmouth, we take our ethical and environmental responsibilities very seriously . Hands-on Health has been built, decorated and furnished with the principles of ‘local natural, and ethical’ in mind. When it came to ordering the branded organic cotton polo shirts worn by all members of the team,we went to […]

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Eco-friendly exercise?

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We had the builders in again on Friday. They added some very important kit to our exercise studio. Not big, heavy, power-hungry machines with built in TVs. Not racks of weights, or bikes that don’t go anywhere. No, the builders fixed a chunky wooden beam to the ceiling, and to that they attached three simple […]

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Before and after

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I love these two pictures, because they show how far we’ve come since we first embarked on the Hands-on Health project in August 2010. We started off with a wreck of a building, in chaos, mess and confusion but with a dream of something calm, peaceful and healthy. Like all ‘before and after’ pictures, these […]

Ben Chapple (right) - the first patient at Hands-on Health - with Albie McMahon (left) and Samantha Shanks

Teamwork and community – a taste of things to come?

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Today Hands-on Health has opened its doors for the first time, and we all have great plans and ideas for it … not least because we’ve just had an inspiring three days exhibiting in the Exmouth enclosure at the Devon County Show. Inspiring – not because lots of visitors stopped to talk to the team […]