Archive for January 2013

Groin Strain in Runners – Remedial massage as a treatment

Try Remedial Massage Treatment for your Groin Injury

We are into the new year and we all have renewed our determination to get lean and fit again, but what if your groin strain is preventing you from running? There are more than one type of groin strain in runners and it is important to rest and get some help if you are to prevent your groin strain becoming a chronic injury.

Groin strains often arise from a sudden increase in training or perhaps overtraining after a bit of a lay off, so be aware that if you have had a niggling groin you will be more vulnerable after the christmas break.

Remedial massage treatment may well be helpful, we can look at your posture and any underlying weak spots and work on addressing those at my clinics for massage in Ely and hopefully you will be back clocking up PB’s in no time. Still time to address a fresh groin strain to get you back running in the frostbite league.

Neck and Shoulder Pain, remedial treatment

Are you suffering neck and shoulder pain? Did your GP tell you there is nothing underlying wrong?

Perhaps you are suffering from muscular spasm or tension and could be helped with Soft Tissue Release. Often spending your days working on a computer or driving long miles can create havoc in your neck and shoulders. The constant tension in the muscles which lift  the arms and support the head can lead to muscle pain headaches, even symptoms in you hands and fingers which can cause you to worry that there is something more troublesome going on. You have been to you GP and he is happy that there is nothing to worry about, but you are still in a lot of discomfort.

Remedial massage treatment may help when you have tried other routes and got no respite. Problems build up in muscles when we do the same  things with them day in day out. You wouldn’t expect your car to run without taking care of it, your body needs looking after too. I can advise on what may be causing the problems and what to do about that in order that you don’t keep on suffering the same problems. I can work on the muscles which are causing the pain- it isn’t always right where you feel the pain. Often I see clients who are putting pain relief gel where the pain is, when in fact the pain is being referred from a muscle problem nearby.

It doesn’t matter how long you have been suffering your pain, we can do some work with it.

New Year’s Resolution to get fit? Don’t forget massage

Keeping your muscles in good shape and avoiding injury

Most of us think about our fitness at this time of year. We determine to lose a few pounds and get back into shape. We may take up a sport again which we haven’t done in a while, maybe even just a few weeks. Take care! This is a prime time to pick up an injury. Having been relaxing for a couple of weeks you will have lost muscle tone. Jumping right back in there may just set you back further than you already are.

Before you go back to your chosen mode of exercise, do some functional conditioning. This means preparing the muscles which will be doing the work to cope with what you are going to ask them to do.  A remedial massage therapist can help here.  A postural analysis will help to reveal where you are weak and where you are overcompensating. Soft tissue release can help to alter the constrictions which may have led to injuries. Your therapist can advise you on exercises to strengthen weak muscles and will know which muscles are inhibiting the performance of those muscles. A stretching regime can be devised specific to your exercise regime. This will all help towards your fitness goals.

First step in your New Year’s fitness regime then? Get yourself  a Remedial massage and get your programme kick started!