Tag Archives: sports massage

Recommended Reading for Runners

I regularly recommend this books to runners and non-runners alike. First off, it’s a great story, full of inspiration of many different kinds. Second (and probably more importantly) it offers a wealth of debate to challenge everything you’ve ever thought you knew about footwear and running as a high impact sport. Thirdly, comparitive study of the […]

Clinic closed over May bank holiday 2015

There will be no clinic availability from weds 29th April-mon 4th May inclusive. I will be providing massage at a local event, for workshop participants in West African drumming and dance. More information about the festival can be found here: http://www.sasolo.co.uk/booking-for-the-generations-tour-2015/ There are still tickets for a Saturday night performance, more information here: https://www.facebook.com/saskia.bakayoko/posts/10153199814751271?fref=nf

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 […]

Special Offer 1 Hour Deep Tissue Massage £25

This offer has now expired. Saturday 9th October at Therapy to Take Away Regent Street Leamington Spa. Step on the road to recovery from pain and chronic tension with a deep tissue massage. Using a variety of techniques tension is released from muscles and tendons to improve mobility and promote relaxation. Regular treatments can provide […]

Saturday 26th June Deep Tissue Massage Special

This offer has now expired. Tired of those tight shoulders? that aching knee, the stiff neck and headaches? Experience the benefit of remedial massage techniques which work to normalise tight and knotty muscles in a pain free way. 30 minute taster massages are available Saturday 26th June at the special price of £20. A chance […]

Postural Pointers

In response to the many people who tell me that they don’t make time in their day to do exercises even though they know it would probably do them good, I have decided to release a series of Postural Pointers to help you find ways to take more care of your posture and discover routes […]