sports massage

Is It OK To Not Talk During My Massage?

Is It OK To Not Talk During My Massage?

Although we are a sports massage company and our usual client base, you would think, are sporty people, not everyone is and not everyone wants chat, and that is absolutely fine

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.

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.

Do your hands hurt?

Do your hands hurt?

Thank you so much for asking! We get this question all the time and don’t worry, we are good. We make sure we look after ourselves so you get the best treatment possible regardless if it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night.

Sports massage can greatly improve your golf swing

Sports massage can greatly improve your golf swing

The British Open starts today at Carnoustie and it's going to be pretty dry start for them. It will be interesting to see how they all tackle the conditons and how the leaderboard plays out.

How can sports massage and exercise therapy help me?

How can sports massage and exercise therapy help me?

Combining sports massage and exercise therapy following an injury is a fantastic way to get back to fitness quickly and to prevent further injuries from happening. 

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

Doing good stuff is easy! #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day to do Good Stuff for charity. So, if you are booked in for a treatment today we will donate £5 from each appointment to Coventry Winter Night Shelter, and there will be a little gift for each of you. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

From hockey player to therapist: my journey and the importance of sports massage therapy

Harry Sherlock is part of our team based at The Quadrant in Coventry. In this blog he explains how a serious hockey injury landed him in the treatment room and out of the England trials. A massive setback, especially at age 15, but one which saw him change his focus and career path…

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

Supporting athletes on their Invictus Games journey  

We are rooting for our clients Jennifer Yarwood and Steve Cokayne who are at the Invictus Games this week!  

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

Keeping the footballers at Stratford Town FC on top of their game!

As well as being an essential part of the Fire & Earth team, Jordan Taylor will now also be using his skills to keep the first team footballers at Stratford Town FC on the top of their game.  In this blog he tells us all about his new role...

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...

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!

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...