What is a sports massage and how can it help?

What is a sports massage and how can it help?

You don't have to be a sports person to benefit from a sports massage! Sports and deep tissue massage help relieve pain or tension, correct imbalances in the body and encourage relaxation. This type of massage is extremely beneficial for those who are suffering from injury or fatigued muscles...

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Hydration and keeping muscle tissue healthy

Human bodies are approximately 70% water. Good hydration will improve the transport of oxygen and nutrients through all your cells. Hydration is very important when it comes to keeping muscle tissue healthy.

Common rotator cuff problems and five exercises to help

Common rotator cuff problems and five exercises to help

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, connecting the upper arm to the shoulder blade.  If you have a rotator cuff injury, therapy is important to help regain shoulder strength and range of motion. It is really important to keep your shoulder strong and mobile.

How long should my massage be?

How long should my massage be?

One of our most frequently asked questions is about the length of time a massage should take, and which duration to choose. We offer 30, 60 and 90 minute massages, so which is best for you? 

To ice or not to ice that is the question...

To ice or not to ice that is the question...

When should you use ice to treat an injury, or is heat better?  Depending on the type of injury that is suffered, it is common practise to apply either ice or heat to the area. It is important to know which of the two is going to be more beneficial and exactly how long you should apply them for... 

I've booked a sports massage, it's going to hurt like hell, right?

I've booked a sports massage, it's going to hurt like hell, right?

What’s the first thing which springs to mind when you think of sports massage? That it's going to hurt? Whether or not treatment will be painful is one of our most frequently asked questions. On the other hand, some people have a 'no pain no gain' mentality, and that massage must hurt for it to work... not so!

Posture and postural assessments: what's it all about?

Posture and postural assessments: what's it all about?

What is good posture and how can poor posture be improved? Postural assessments evaluate and address the postural corrections needed through simple lifestyle changes, stretching and strengthening exercises. Find out more...

The effect of alcohol on your body and on your performance

The effect of alcohol on your body and on your performance

How did Dryanuary go? Did you feel any better for it? Whether you managed to avoid alcohol for a few extra days when compared to normal, or you managed the whole month, your body will thank you for it.  Here are some of the ways that alcohol can affect your body and your performance...

Get race ready with our sports massage training support packages

Get race ready with our sports massage training support packages

Are you Race Ready? We offer sports massage support packages to get you in top condition. Treatments are specifically tailored for you and the event you are training for. So whether you are training for a half-marathon, a cycling road race, a triathlon or a track and field athletics meet, we've got your back.

Training for an event? Sports massage should be an essential part of your preparations

Training for an event? Sports massage should be an essential part of your preparations

Sports massage can help you stay in top shape and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. It should be an essential part of your training plan, and here’s why...

Lighten the load this Christmas: Protect your neck and back from stress and injury

Lighten the load this Christmas: Protect your neck and back from stress and injury

Read our top tips for protecting your back & neck from stress and injury this Christmas. Back pain is one of the top reasons why people come to see us at Fire& Earth. Don’t let Christmas be a pain. Be back & neck aware...