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.

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.

Why do I need to do exercises at home in between massages?

Why do I need to do exercises at home in between massages?

We know how tricky it can be to make the time to put the execises given to you by your therapist into practice. This is why we always keep them as short as possible and make them as achievable as possible.

Can I self-tape effectively?

Can I self-tape effectively?

Taping with Kinesology tape has become an extremely popular tool for therapists to use in assisting recovery for clients or to support them during events. We have seen a definite rise in the number of clients wanting to be taped at the end of a treatment and are asking if they can do this themselves at home.

Do you suffer with migraine? Massage can help

Do you suffer with migraine? Massage can help

Migraine Awareness Week began this week to help raise awareness as despite being the third most common disease in the world, with an estimated 1 in 7 of us affected, understanding about how debilitating this can be is very low.

We're adding more value and we love it!

We're adding more value and we love it!

We're upping our game and providing you with quick easy to follow video's so you can learn new techniques for stretching and strengthening that will help you feel loose, mobile and generally much better!

Hamstring strain and injury - what is it, and what can I do about it?

Hamstring strain and injury - what is it, and what can I do about it?

A hamstring strain or pull is a tear to the muscle fibres in one of the three muscles which make up the hamstring group at the back of the upper thigh. It's a common injury in athletes. There are three grades of hamstring injury depending on the severity. 

Everything you need to know about shin splints

Everything you need to know about shin splints

Shin splints - or medial tibial stress syndrome - are one of the most common running injuries. They are an overuse injury - generally caused by a sudden change in your activity level. This blog looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of shin splints, plus exercises to help.  

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Our ten top tips to keep on running in your 50's - and beyond...

Whether you are new to running (it's never too late to start), or you have been running for a while but have moved up an age category, here's our advice for any 'older' runners out there. 

8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

8 ways that alcohol affects your body, sports performance and recovery

Are you doing Dry January? Whether it's cutting down a bit, or if you are aiming for the whole month, your body will thank you for it in the long term. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your performance and prevent you reaping the rewards of your hard work. This blog explains why. 

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

From recovery and rehabilitation to a sub 2-hour half marathon - Dom's story

Massey runner Dominic Lenehan ran the Paphos Half Marathon in November 2017. It wasn't an easy journey. Recovery following kidney donation plus ongoing Archilles and calf issues made it a challenge. But armed with determination, hard work, a programme of treatment and exercise therapy, Dom hit the road...

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…

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 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...