10 top tips for injury free running

The last thing you want when training for an event is an injury that means you have to halt your training or even pull out of the event after all that hard work.

Here are 10 top tips to help you stay injury free whilst training for a 10k race...

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

What is... exercise rehabilitation?

Exercise and rehabilitation play an integral part in everyone’s recovery from pain or injury. The primary goals are to help you recover faster, prevent re-injury and develop resilience.  We want to get you back in the game. 

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

What is... a trigger point and why does it cause pain?

Trigger points are often referred to as knots. They are defined as sensitive (hyperirritable) areas of the body and are an extremely common cause of pain...

What is... a Swedish massage?

What is... a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage is probably one of the best known forms of massage. This technique focuses on releasing the natural tensions built up in the body from the stresses of daily life. The primary goal of a Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. 

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...