Why Stretch?

Why Stretch?

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, Why Stretch? Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read it. This week I discuss stretching, its pros and cons, the thoughts about it by the fitness and sports massage communities, and whether you should be doing it or not. You have probably heard from some influential people around you, and

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Breathing – How Well Do You Breathe?

Breathing – How Well Do You Breathe?

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, all about breathing. What can I tell you that you don’t already know about breathing, though? We all breathe, from the moment we are born, every single day, all day, and all night long, without fail. So why would a Sports Massage Therapist such as myself even consider how you breathe when you

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Injury Free Hiking and Walking

Injury Free Hiking and Walking

Hello and welcome to this week’s blog, all about Injury Free Hiking and Walking. A lot of people dismiss these activities as actually being a sport, and traditionally they are not. However, walking is vital to good health and is a fantastic place to start for many people new to exercise, for those returning to exercise or recuperating from an

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Trampolining: Staying Injury Free

Trampolining: Staying Injury Free

Welcome to the first in my Sporting Showcase blogs – Trampolining: Staying Injury Free. I am looking at a sport in a little more detail with regards to the common injuries and issues experienced there and what to do about the most common ones experienced. Two such issues that are frequent amongst trampoline athletes, as well as cheerleaders, gymnasts, and

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Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress

Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress

This weeks blog – Muscle Tension Related to Emotional Stress. From the moment we are born, and a little bit before too, any stress our bodies experience could be held in any of the muscles of our body. From a small area such as your neck to the whole body holding on to that tension. Any trauma experienced, and birth

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Lower Back Discomfort

Lower Back Discomfort

I have made a few posts this week over on my Facebook page about lower backs and how to help them yourself with lower back discomfort. Whilst sports massage isn’t an option during lockdown and as such I’ve had a lot of people ask me about how to help their lower back. While it used to be known as lumbago,

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