Who am I?
Who am I?
You need to be sporty to get a sports massage
As a therapist I’m always giving advice to my clients to help them overcome pain/ injury, or to just generally help their wellbeing and to prevent becoming injured. Often I suggest to clients to try yoga, which will help with overall flexibility and strength….. Well, today I took a piece of my own medicine and went along to my first yoga class in over two years!
I have to say, I was getting rather anxious about it, so much so I had a dream last night that I couldn’t find the right...
Foam rolling is really benefical to help soothe aching muscles after training, as it increases blood flow to the area, and is like DIY massage to help relieve tension.
Do you use a foam roller as part of your training regime?
Yes? Are you sure you are using it correctly?
The chances are you are probably not! I'm often shocked at how many people not using a foam roller correctly, or even worse, demonstrated how to use one by a personal trainer incorrectly.
So what is the correct way to...
Unfortunately, sports massage is often associated with hard, heavy massage using brutal techniques leaving you in agony and covered in bruises. I too thought this was the 'norm', and paid very good money for what I now know to have been terrible, ineffective massage! Thankfully, times have changed and techniques have changed also. Sports massage is really an outdated description, as it doesn't really adequately define what therapists like me do and also suggests that only sporty types...