Common questions I get asked by clients are “I think I know what stretches to do but I'm not sure if I am doing them correctly” or “I was stretching before exercising but was told not to do them before exercising because it can reduce performance”. These sort of questions often come up as an after thought because at the end of the day we exercise for our own personal goals which are usually strength, physique or just to keep fit.
All our clients dread the Foam Roller!! We do too sometimes but trust us when we say that the more you use it, the more your muscles will get used to it and adapt to the sensation of rolling. Foam rollers are an effective method of reducing tension and increasing muscle length. Technically known as 'self myo-fascial release' (SMR) foam rollers use a similar principle to sports massage but instead of the pressure being applied by a Therapist, it is your own body weight that does the job.
There’s one question that our Therapists are commonly asked before and during treatments at our clinics…how much is this going to hurt? The answer to this question can vary depending on the clients’ needs, as well as the kind of treatment they require. Not all deep tissue massages have to be deep and firm. We can still achieve the desired result with less pressure rather than more, depending on your tolerance level to pressure and depth.
Skiing is a sport that is growing in popularity year upon year so we thought this would be a fitting time to address the benefits of using Sports Massage as a way to prevent injury and improve your skiing performance. For many of us, skiing is purely recreational. Whether you are up with the first ski lift and don’t return until dusk or you prefer to be a bit more sedate on the slopes (making time for lunch, coffee and apres-ski beers), your body can still feel as if it has taken a beating.
We know that the last thing you feel like doing after exercise is spending more of your precious leisure time stretching. Free time for many is sparse these days and it is hard enough to find time to exercise and easy to find excuses not to stretch. However, it is worth noting that just 2-3 minutes of key stretches after exercise will be massively beneficial.
Training to get in shape for your next holiday? Got an event coming up with which you want to challenge yourself? There is always a lot of sport on TV to get people excited and motivated to go out and get fit. However, one thing that sometimes gets neglected is rest. Rest is something that everyone knows about but not everyone puts it into practice at the appropriate times. Without the correct amount of rest, over-training can occur and this can effect both performance and health.
Why wait until your body is in desperate need of attention to get treatment? Why let an injury occur when you could easily have prevented it from happening in the first place. We meet many clients who visit our clinics with niggles, pain and injuries that, had they been addressed sooner, could have been prevented. Are you one of them??
We use a strap-line at our clinics which is “For every body, not just an active body” and we truly believe this is true. You don’t have to be a sports person to be eligible for a Sports Massage, in fact, you don’t even need to participate in sport! Here are some of the reasons why every body should be having massage regularly.
Why wait until your muscles are in desperate need of attention to get treatment? People spend a long time talking or thinking about niggling pain and muscle aches but how much time do people actually spend focussing on preventing those niggles becoming injuries in the first place? Injuries that could ultimately cause them pain and slow them down.