Flexibility
Is your mobility/flexibility standing in the way of your performance? Let’s improve that together! Sports massage isn’t necessarily what you think and sometimes there’s very little ‘massage’ involved. Using different techniques I can help you release areas of tension and improve mobility in a way that stretching and foam rolling can’t. Get in contact today to find out how you can benefit from some sports massage therapy!
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Human Anatomy
Did you know that you have over 200 bones and over 650 muscles! How many can you name?If you exercise regularly it’s so important that you understand some of the structures that make up your body. You don’t need to be able to name hundreds of bones and muscles but you should be able to identify the main muscle groups.Why?Because if you don’t know what muscles you are working or where they are located, how do
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Scaling Workouts
Take note!Whilst this is applicable to everyone at any stage of their training, if you’re returning to a sport or exercise after an injury or extended time off, the words in the image are some of the most valuable advice you could receive.It will be challenging. Your body won’t be able to do the things it used to or in the same way and you will become frustrated and feel like giving up.Instead; swallow your
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Regardless of your exercise of choice or if you even exercise at all, a strong core should be at the top of your priority list. Just to be clear, core strength has nothing to do with ‘having (visible) abs’. Having a ripped six pack is down to body fat percentage, diet and genetics. Of course well trained abdominal muscles may present fuller and more defined on a leaner individual. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here are
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Health & Fitness
The world health organisation defines health as “the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”So often when we chase physical health goals, we neglect our mental and/or social wellbeing. We skip social events in fear of derailing our diets. We isolate ourselves as we’re too busy chasing our goals. We restrict ourselves to the point where we can only think about the foods we’re not allowed
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Should Sports Massage be painful?The short answer is no!Everyone is different and has different pain thresholds but there is a difference between being in pain and being uncomfortable.Sports massage is likely to be uncomfortable at times and yes some people may experience ‘pain’ at times dependant on existing injuries and tenderness but this is where communication is critical with your therapist.The worst thing you can do during a sports massage is grit your teeth and
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