NEWS AND BLOG
It’s the New Year and the most common resolution of all is in full swing, “I will get in shape/lose weight!”. So as a result a lot of people go out for their first road run in months, sometimes years, or their first long cycle session, or perhaps their first gym session.
Cupping is a massage modality that finds its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice uses glass cups to create a vacuum seal on areas of the body. The suction created by this seal brings blood to the surface of the skin and is thought to help expel negative energies from the body.
Foot massage has been practiced in many cultures for centuries to promote health and well-being. Today, massage is considered a complementary and alternative medicine used by millions to relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety, rehabilitate injuries and boost general health.
The benefits of massage in bodybuilding may increase your competitiveness by enhancing your performance and helping you reach your physical potential. The effects of hard training and injuries can impair your bodybuilding development. Massage can combat the negative effects of bodybuilding and might even help you gain greater muscle mass, develop a more proportional and symmetrical physique, and improve your stage presence for competition judges.
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
Sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of the body, which can be caused by too much physical activity. This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.
Massage was once considered a luxury something you’d enjoy at a spa or health club. However, the benefit of a massage is now considered a more mainstream therapy and is often recommended by doctors and other medical professionals. One of the most common and beneficial parts of the body for massage is the back, since the nerves run through the spine.
Inflammation is a process by which your body’s chemicals and white blood cells work to protect you from foreign substances, such as viruses and bacteria. Diseases, such as arthritis and bursitis, trigger inflammation when no cause is present, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and fever.
I’ve started to nickname this muscle ‘Troublesome Trapezius’. It’s one we tend to work on a lot here at Huddersfield Sports Massage Therapy and it’s the first muscle that gets affected when we are stressed or hold poor posture.
You have 3 Hamstring muscles that run up the back of your thighs, the Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus, and Biceps Femoris.