Getting to the Bottom of Glute Massage
Why a Glute massage? Your glutes are a combination of fat and muscle. The gluteal muscles, collectively among the largest in the body, are necessary for stability, movement, and posture. In short, they’re very important. When they’re injured or weak from not being used properly, the glutes can cause a variety of problems, from low back and hip pain to a shortened range of motion. A glute massage can help treat these issues — and a whole host of pain-related problems. A glute
A Sports Massage - What to expect?
It will probably be uncomfortable, quite possibly painful but most importantly, it will work. A sports massage incorporates techniques from other massage styles to become an entity that works to provide a deep and rehabilitating process that manipulates the soft tissue to prevent injury, elevate muscle or tendon pain or rid the soft tissue of any stress they are holding on to. Extremely beneficial to athletes, gym goers or even those that are desk bound between 9-5, a sports
What is referred pain?
Sometimes when a client comes to see us with pain in a particular area, we may treat a completely different area... this is because you are experiencing referred pain For instance, a ligament sprain in the low back will often cause referred pain down the lateral (outside) of the leg. A torn gluteus medius muscle in the buttock will often refer pain down the leg to the lateral calf. In most cases if we have a client experiencing lower back pain or pain in the buttocks, we will
Heat or Cold Therapy
Heat and cold therapy are often recommended to help relieve an aching pain that results from muscle or joint damage Basic heat therapy, or thermotherapy can involve the use of a hot water bottle, packs that can be heated in a microwave, or a warm bath For cold therapy, or cryotherapy, a water bottle filled with cold water, something cooled in the freezer, or cool water can be used. In some cases, alternating heat and cold may help, as it will greatly increase blood flow to th
Is Sports Massage just for Sports Professionals?
Sports Massage is regularly advertised as a treatment for Sports Professionals, when really Sports Massage can benefit ANYONE regardless of their sporting ability or fitness levels Sports Massage includes a range of massage techniques that are applied with a deeper pressure than a standard massage. Sports Massage targets knots and problem areas of tension which everyone experiences from time to time.. Yes Sports Massage can be used to prepare athletes for an event or to reduc
Is my Sports Massage going to be painful?
I often get asked "Is my Sports Massage going to hurt?" My response to this is usually "yes" The reason for a Sports Massage is to help ease tight muscles, break down scar tissue and to find general tension areas that need an `iron out` I explain that if you want a nice relaxing tickle that's fine but the problems you are experiencing will still be there after the massage, sometimes you have to experience a little discomfort to feel better, as the saying goes... "no pain, no
What is a 'knot' in a muscle
I often get asked what a 'knot' is... People are constantly saying things like, “I have a huge knot in my back” or “I’m all knotted up!” So what does this actually mean? Can a muscle actually get tied in a knot? First of all, let me explain a little bit about muscle tissue. Muscle fibres run in all different directions throughout our body and the muscles are layered on top of each other. This is a good thing and the reason why we can bend, twist, stretch and play sports Our
Sports Massage or Chiropractor
I often get asked which is the best option between a sports massage or a chiropractor, this all depends on the nature of the problem and whether it is muscular or skeletal. Here is my take on things in a little more depth to hopefully help you choose the best option for you.... The human body is delicate, and when things start to break down, it hurts. When your body hurts, it’s time to seek treatment for your symptoms. 2 options include, chiropractic care, and massage therapy