Sports Massage

Winter is coming…

Stretching before and after exercise is very important, many injuries occur due to the muscles not being warmed up or cooled down. Warming up helps to prepare your body and muscles for the activity, it gets the blood pumping around your body and the oxygen to your muscles providing food and energy to the muscle fibers, this helps to prevent…

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Sports Massage

We are celebrating 200 massages

On Friday the 18th November we celebrated the 200th massage in my East Preston treatment room.  Since opening the treatment room in April we have been slowly building momentum and its a great milestone to achieve in this short period. Many clients enjoy the flexibility of evening appointments and times from 1815 are often booked in advance and I have…

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Sports Massage

Best value Level 5 therapist in West Sussex

Following on from the post ‘Sports Massage vs Sports Therapy‘ I thought I would take a look at the local competition and see how I compared on price and level.  The result was in line with what I was expecting… Best value Level 5 therapist in West Sussex*.   Detailed information: A number of sites did not display the qualification…

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Sports Massage

Sports Massage vs Sports Therapy

Whats the difference between Sports Massage and Sports Therapy? Sports Massage You cannot massage a sport, only a person who happens to do sport as part of their lifestyle. It is just massage with an emphasis on the techniques that may help athletes recover from, and prepare for sport. Some ‘Sports massage’ training courses can be completed in a week or…

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Sports Massage

The Littlehampton 10k – Chestnut Tree House

What an amazing day it was, the sun was shining, there was a very gentle breeze, almost the perfect conditions for a run, if anything it was almost too hot! The course had changed this year; the runners no longer went off road over the shingle, which made the course that bit faster and many runners getting PBs. As for…

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Sports Massage

Assesment and Consultation

What’s involved in your consultation and assessment. After talking through what you feel your problems are, I will look at your posture and alignment, looking at the position of your head, your shoulders, the position of your hips and how they align with each other and how they are having an affect on shape of your spine. I will also…

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Sports Massage

Statistics – Infographic

I am often told people are worried that a sports massage might be too much, but looking at my infographic below you can see some statistics about the clients I have treated. Save

Soft Tissue Therapy

Hydration

Good hydration can be really beneficial for deep tissue massage making the massage more effective, it is especially important to be fully hydrated before the massage. When your being massaged and the tight and adhesive tissue fibres are being broken down, this in turn releases trapped metabolic waste from the muscle and increases blood flow to the area. This is…

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Soft Tissue Therapy

Lower back pain and Trigger Points

Lower back pain and trigger points. Lower back pain can be suffered by anyone, whether into sports or not.  I recently treated a kitesurfer who was suffering with lower back pain.  This was easily treated with some basic soft tissue therapy then work on trigger points.  Pain was eased within the session and my client reported back that no lower…

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A Good morning stretch for Good Friday!

Stretches the length of your arms, neck, shoulders, back, abdominals and your oblique’s (the muscles to the side of your torso). Stand with your feet pointing forwards, shoulder width apart, making sure your knees are slightly bent. Tilt your pelvis forward a touch so that your bottom sticks out a little. Reach your arms above your head, keeping your arms…

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