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Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in .................... Four articles for your perusal ..................... |

Steve West is also a qualified UK athletics coach, during the summer months apart from treating clients he runs activities at St Ives bay Holiday Park and Beachside Leisure. Steve takes weekly guided tours of Hayle Towans and the Estuary. Why not join him on his ‘walk and talk’ as Steve explains some facinating facts about the history of Hayle. Join Steve on his ‘Walk & Talks’ on The Towans and along the Hayle Estuary The second largest dune system in Cornwall – have a dynamic history. One of the oldest Cornish parish churches, St Gothian’s Chapel, has been buried 3 times under the shifting sands. As with much of Cornwall, the dunes are dotted with deep depressions where mine shafts were dug in search of metal ores. All that remains of the once thriving National Explosives Company on Upton Towans is a fascinating mosaic of bunkers and tramways; one looming red brick chimney; and the local name of Dynamite Towans.   If you want to know more detail about the dynamite works check out: www.pastscape.co.uk   Wealth of Wildlife The Towans are important for wildlife – one fifth of the plants that can be found in Cornwall live here, as well as a multitude of insects, beautiful butterflies and birds. Deep-rooting marram grass traps the windblown sand, derived from shells and rich in calcium. Plants colonise the sand to create dune grassland, kept short by vital rabbit grazing. The grazing also helps to control brambles and other scrubby plants. In late spring, pyramidal orchids and cowslips fill the dunes with colour, attracting insects such as the six-spot burnet moth, spurge bugs and the rare silver-studded blue butterfly. If you are lucky, glow worms will light your way on warm summer evenings as the skylarks finish their daily singing and sand martins retreat to their cliff nest holes. People and the Dunes Marram grass is a remarkable plant, thriving in the most extreme conditions. There is only one thing it cannot tolerate – human feet so Steve always sticks to the recognised paths to avoid the habitat.   In the past, uncontrolled trampling caused erosion on a huge scale. Cornwall County Council recognised the need to protect and manage the Towans, stabilising vast areas of exposed sand by planting marram and using fencing to trap sand. Today the Countryside Service works together with local communities, landowners, councils, colleges and businesses to conserve the Towans, whilst allowing them to evolve naturally. In Gwithian, village residents have been trained to survey butterflies, providing vital information to help in managing their local wildlife. Land reclamation funds have been used to purchase Upton Towans, restore the old chimney and explosives buildings and make...

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Steve has been endurance running for many years. His favourite race is the london marathon which he has run seven times all in fancy dress. Steve has raised many thousands of pounds for various charities. Below are some images, keep scrolling down to see them all. (click on the London Matharathon theme tune) …… London Marathon Theme Tune ………….. Please dont blush with this first photo! I was a bit worried about the my friend on the left in red, he chased me round for 26 miles     I was itching all the way round wearing that beard. The costume below was designed by a pupil from our local primary school       I ran this won with’ Deano’ we met for the first time on the way to the marathon, we ran all the way together and have remained friends ever since       for some reason I have lost the Photos for the 2002 marathon but the time was ok just under 4 hours       Well, it has been said many time that I am a bit of a joker, but wearing this outfit for 26 miles was no joke     2005           My last marathon before I got arthritus, I was 48 this year and run a personal best time of 3:21:43   lost my hat somewhere, check out the photo below that was in the local press     The Cornishman newspaper   Contact Steve: Treatment Room: 01736 – 752217 Mobile: 077 37 57 27...

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  Steve has lived in Cornwall for over forty years. His family moved from Surrey in 1970 and purchased a small farm in a village called Porkellis which is near Helston. Consequently, Steve was educated at Helston comprehensive school. Having left school he worked with the family building firm. During this time his main interest was music. Unable to play an instrument the next best thing was to play records. His main ambition at that time was to become a successful disc jockey. In fact his ambition became a obsession, with many hours building equipment and practising his presentation skills. The hard work paid off and Steve eventually became a professional disc jockey for nine years. During this time he worked with many of the popular bands and radio one disc jockeys of the time. He met his wife Sue in the late eighties, got married, and now has two lovely daughters who have started their respective journeys to successful careers. When Steve left the music industry, he and his brother started a concrete manufacturing business making mainly their own unique designs of garden ornaments, many of which were originally sculpted by Steve. His brother retired from the business and Steve and His wife continued for a few years on their own. They eventually sold the business but retained the factory which has been divided into rented bee hive units. His involvement in Sports massage came about having taken a sports injury first aid course and became interested in the subject. He went back to college as a mature student to learn the art of massage. He soon realised that it came naturally to him and was able to help many people with his skill. He has continually studied the subject and furthered his qualifications in Sports massage therapy. Steve has built a wealth of experience in sports injury management by the voluntary helping at local sports clubs and assissting the physios with the Cornish Pirates Rugby team. He has his own treatment room in the sleepy Cornish village called Angarrack, Nr Hayle Contact Steve: Treatment Room: 01736 – 752217 Mobile: 077 37 57 27...

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Steve highlights some of the many reasons why he and Sports massage therapy can help you. There are many benefits from massage to sports men and woman, whether you are a top athlete or just keeping fit . Massage is an effective therapy for releasing muscle tension. Received regularly massage will help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. By having a regular massage, as a sports massage therapist, I will be able to detect variations in the soft tissue and by using the correct massage and stretching techniques I will be able help you maintain general fitness and suppleness which is essential to stay injury free. When injuries do occur many are left with scar tissue, to speed up the recovery process it is important to increase the blood supply to the injured area. This can be done by various massage techniques. The aim is to increase the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissues. As a sports massage therapist I can also help you with injury management and rehabilitation, where needed I can also use ultrasound. The different techniques of massage I use have a pumping effect which stimulates the general circulation of blood and so increases both the supply and removal of substances on a cellular level. All the different cells in the body need a good supply of blood which contain all the ingredients they need for growth. Massage has a relaxing,therapeutic and sedentary effect. As a sports massage therapist I can also help you with acute & chronic sports injuries, injury management and rehabilitation. I am also fully qualified in Ultrasound treatments. My qualifications also include deep tissue massage, advanced stretching techniques, posture & joint analysis. Massage can help with: Reducing stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body Relax and soften injured,tired and overused muscles Improve joint flexibility and mobility Back pain and improve range of motion Sciatica Headache and migraine pain Repetitive stress injuries Arthritus Some more of the main effects and benefits of massage are listed below: · Relieves stress and tension Reduces medication dependence by easing pain. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow (the body’s natural defence system.) Improve the condition of the client’s skin. Increase joint flexibility. Helps with depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation. Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling. Release endorphins (amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller). Relieves migraine pain. Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of...

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