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I’m not a tennis player…!

Lateral Epicondylitis is often called tennis elbow, but you can develop this condition in many other ways than just playing tennis! In fact it is a condition that develops as a result of over-use and so could be classified as a Repetitive Strain injury (see page on RSI).

This condition can arise as a result of moving or using your arm and body in a stressful and inefficient way, and it will be important to identify and improve your body movement with Eastern Body Movement Classes.

The other therapies we will use here at Thrive include Tui Na massage and acupuncture.


I am a tennis player…how do I get back on the court?

This condition develops quite slowly, so you should come for treatment as soon as you start feeling pain, loss of grip strength or a burning sensation on the outside of your elbow and forearm.

Tui Na massage is excellent at treating this condition and treatment is focused on the exact points that are causing pain as well as the tissues below and above the elbow.

Stretches and strengthening exercises will be given to you to perform and it would be advisable to get some professional tennis guidance on how you are hitting the ball (particularly on ground strokes) as poor technique will be a contributing factor.


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Maria, Dalston

“I had suffered from back pain (sciatica) for 8 years on and off. During a particularly painful episode I decided to try acupuncture and i really can’t recommend it enough – I had six treatments with Ross over six months ago and I haven’t experienced any back pain since.”

Cinnamen, Shoreditch

“For years I have suffered neck pain, back pain, migraines and felt constantly tired and drained, but after a few sessions of acupuncture with Ross the migraines have finally stopped, and my day to day working life has become so much easier. I highly recommend Ross as a skilled practitioner. He has been a wonderful support also for the emotional stress that is a result of my years of pain.”

Jan Quinlan, Surrey

Could I please request a bottle of you magical tincture for the bladder. My condition is a 1000x time better but it is just for those occasions when I feel I need a little extra help alleviating any niggling discomfort.


Fixed from physical pain, fixed emotionally, more energy, perspective and the will to get back up and live another day. This may all sound very big but it's what happens... there are other days when I just need a "top up" and that works fantastically too! So what ever you are going through from a bit of tiredness to a life crisis I