What is a knot?

What is a knot?

Muscle fibres run in all different directions within the muscles of our body. Muscles are layered on top of each other, and all being good, when these fibres are in good shape and working together this means we are flexible.

However, sitting at a desk too long or being dehydrated can mean we lose that flexibility as the fibres become compromised. Knots occur when muscle fibres become stuck together due to injury or damage.

Poor posture can lead to damaged fibres as the fibres become overloaded or conversely they can switch off.

What can I do about muscle knots?

Muscle ‘knots’ are incredibly common but common doesn’t mean they're a good thing. The good news... there are plenty of things you can do:


1. Massage - the friction will help separate the fibres, re align the fibres and restore balance
2. Hydrate and eat well - good nutrition will keep the muscle fibres healthy
3. Exercise - brings oxygen and nutrients to the muscles
4. Stretch regularly - restore mobilty to tight muscle fibres
5. Take breaks and move - if you are sat at a desk for long periods of time or any static posture for a long time try to move as much as you can.

Finally, also importantly, take time to RELAX.

The connect between the mind body is very strong, one affects the other so taking time to relax is very important. Listen to your body and time so time out when it’s needed.

Should I get a pre or post event massage?

Should I get a pre or post event massage?

With event season on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about how to look after yourself before and after your race(s). Many of our clients opt for both a pre and a post event massage as they really do help you to prepare and recover way better than if you had nothing at all.

Frozen shoulder, have you been told you have this?

Frozen shoulder, have you been told you have this?

Adhesive Capsulitis / Frozen Shoulder is a condition affecting the tissue surrounding the shoulder known as the capsule. Adhesive Capsulitis, as the name suggests, is where the capsule becomes inflamed and sticky.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that attaches from the heel of the foot to the toes, if this gets stained it can become weak, inflamed and irritated.

Could your ankle pain be Achilles tendinopathy?

Could your ankle pain be Achilles tendinopathy?

“Achilles Tendinopathy” not the old money term of “tendonitis” is different from the latter as it is the long-term overuse that results in a deterioration of the tendon without any associated inflammation. This is then similar to many tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. Whereas “tendonitis” is the inflammation and irritation which causes a deep, nagging pain that limits easy, comfortable movements.

Signed up to Coventry half marathon? This is the perfect kick start to prevent injury and increase performance.

Signed up to Coventry half marathon? This is the perfect kick start to prevent injury and increase performance.

You’ve signed up, started the early training plan but you’re worried you old niggles might flare up again. You know what we mean if you have done any kind of running. Aching knees, backs or hips, or all of the above! We have just the remedy to help get you round Cov half without the worry of injury.

Training for a half or full marathon? Sports massage should be an essential part of your training.

Training for a half or full marathon? Sports massage should be an essential part of your training.

The next few months will be busy with people signing up for events and starting their training . Whether it’s a 5k, half-marathon, triathlon or an ultra-marathon, the last thing you want when training for an event is to pick up an injury that means you have to pull out.

Grateful, happy and excited for the future.

Grateful, happy and excited for the future.

You think you’ve had a quite year, then you reflect and realise how much you’ve squeezed in! We have so much to be proud of and grateful for, particularly all the people we know and get the pleasure to help.

Thank you to all our friends, clients and colleagues for being with us along the way, we are truly grateful for your support and love sharing this journey with you!

Do you have disc problems? You need to read this blog...

Do you have disc problems? You need to read this blog...

We know how horrid it can be dealing with low back pain, it’s difficult to do even the everyday things like carrying shopping, getting in and out of a chair! We hope this short set of exercises can help you find a bit of relief or better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place!

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the hands and forearms, causing pain, numbness and tingling. Women are three times more likely to get carpal tunnel due to the shape of their bones and ligaments, with the most common age being between 40-60 years old.

Can exercise plans be adapted to suit my needs?

Can exercise plans be adapted to suit my needs?

Do you have a physical disability of paraplegia or amputation? Maybe chronic condition such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis? Sports therapists or physiotherapists can work with you to adapt exercise(s) to suit your needs.