Tag Archives: sports injury

Persistent Pain Management

I’m feeling excited and very honoured to have been invited to observe a 4 week programme of Persistent Pain management Workshops at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham. The clinic runs on a multidisciplinary approach with Dr Grehame Brown, orthopaedic physician and co-author of the self help manual (link below); Abigail Darling, Human Givens Therapist and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pinole~Superfuel food for runners

I have previously waxed lyrical about the delights and surprises hidden within the pages of Christopher McDougall’s book Born To Run. http://www.leamingtonmassagetherapy.co.uk/?p=173 I’m re-reading it at the moment to refresh my memory and possibly even get the inspiration to take my wonky body running ….? It really is a fascinating read, even if you don’t run. […]

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 […]

£15 off Sports Massage April 2013

This offer has now expired. Are you registered for the 10k Recency Run? Bring proof of registration for this race and get a pre-event or post-event massage for £30 saving £15. Improve your run with a Pre Event Massage: improve muscle condition and balance, repair microinjuries and adhesions, start your run in the best possible […]

November Offer 2012 Discover MET

This offer has now expired. Remedial Massage with Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 90 mins £50 MET is a deeply effective tool in releasing tight muscles and stiff joints. MET uses gentle muscle contractions followed by relaxation. This treatment requires active participation, by you, the client and can provide new tools for you to take away […]

Most inspiring read of 2011

This book is awesome, prepare to have all your preconceptions about the science of running and the basic suitability of humans to run obliterrated! Leaves you itching to get out there and share the joy! and this comes from a person who hasn’t run since junior school! find out more at http://www.chrismcdougall.com/barefoot.html