Category Archives: Massage

Massage for Children

Children benefit from massage too. Playing sports, or musical instruments, carrying heavy bags around, dealing with social or exam stress can create the same sort of knots, aches and pains as they would in an adult body. A body that is still growing can experience ‘growing pains’ and the view has historically been “they’ll grow […]

New Rules of Posture

I read a lot of material on ways to enhance body awareness and different forms of exercise to suit the full range of clients that come into my massage therapy clinic. There are few books I would recommend so readily to so many people.The information presented is masterfully accurate and concise, although it can take […]

Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

I have been studying this book for a while now, written by probably the most controversial voice in the world of bodywork. In a nutshell the theory goes: Posture is irrelevant, forget muscle imbalances, it’s all about motor control. Will be spending this weekend consolidating and asking awkward questions. Will be back March 3rd with […]

Sore Muscles after Exercise? 2

When is the best time for a post event massage? It’s frustrating that even though millions of professional and amateur athletes attest to training, performing and recovering better with massage as part of their training regime, any medical research that supports the theory still comes with the “may help” tag. It is difficult to assess […]

Sore muscles after exercise?

A recent article published on WebMD gives a basic introduction to some recent research which maps how exactly massage affects muscles. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20120201/massage-may-help-sore-muscles-recover?goback=%2Egde_108944_member_250025303 As a massage therapist I am often asked, why? Most people assume that science has all the answers already; but more is being discovered about the human body all the time. Studies are […]

Love Massage? Hate Oil?

Leamington Massage Therapy has the answer! If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want at the end of a massage is to slide off the couch looking for something to wipe the grease off with. As a therapist, I find oil far too slippery to work with. Instead I use an organic cream […]

How Does Sports Massage Help My Running?

Sports massage improves the condition and balance of muscles which can increase your run time, decrease post-exercise stiffness and soreness and eliminate stresses on the joints (knees, hip, ankles and feet). What Makes Muscles Sore? There are a variety of reasons why a muscle, or group of muscles may become stiff or sore. Posture, foot […]

Top Tip: Best Book for finding the right stretch for tight or weak muscles.

 The Anatomy of Stretching by Brad Walker. This boook has fantastic illustrations which show the muscles being stretched, along with clear descriptions and guidance on performing each stretch correctly; making it easy to find the right excercise for chronic aches or muscles prone to injury. Also a great resource for creating your  own warm-up/cool-down routine. […]

New site officially launched

We’re very pleased with the new site which is officially launched on October 31st. We’d love your comments so please let us know what you think.