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Sports Taping

Sports kinesiology taping can be very useful when treating injury, now you can have it applied ing Ely Read the rest of this entry »

Massage in Ely, the Remedy for Frozen Shoulder Pain

How Massage Can Relieve the Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder

If you live in Cambs, Norfolk or Suffolk and live near enough to come for massage in Ely or massage in Littleport, which is near to Ely, Cambs, then help is at hand for your frozen shoulder symptoms.

Frozen shoulder can appear almost as it would seem, out of the blue. It seems to trouble diabetics a little more often and ladies from their forties onwards. Often a trauma to the shoulder can be the instigating factor but it may just be that you have overused the shoulder, it has caused you pain and then you have begun to protect it. The first thing you will notice is discomfort putting on your clothes. For ladies, difficulty doing up your bra, for both genders, putting on jackets and suchlike. It is important not to let the joint become immobile and leaning forward, resting your good hand on the arm of a chair then gently swinging the stiff arm will help to keep the shoulder joint free.

Often there will be nothing to be done but to let the problem just take its course however, massage can be very helpful in keeping your shoulder more comfortable and helping mobility. I am making the assumption that your doctor has diagnosed frozen shoulder and your condition is being monitored. There are many soft tissue release techniques which can be applied to help release the surrounding muscles and maintain a reasonably pain free degree of mobility.

With the help of Remedial Massage you don’t just need to put up with the pain and discomfort of frozen shoulder. Contact me by email to arrange an appointment, you will find a contact page detailed above in the headings.

Sciatia and Stretching

Working on Your Sciatica With a Stretching Routine

Lots of the clients who come for back massage or sports massage in Ely Cambs are suffering from sciatica. So what exactly is sciatica? In simple terms if it is muscular then it is caused by one of your buttock muscles pressing on your sciatic nerve and irritating it which will send symptons down your leg.

If you have visited your GP and he thinks your problem is caused by compression of the nerve by muscle rather than a herniated disc then he may well have sent you away with a prescription for pain killers and you are not sure what you should be doing about this discomfort now.

Well firstly, if you keep living your life the way you have been living it, it’s pretty certain this won’t be the only episode of sciatica you suffer. You can’t change your job or your commute – unless you live quite close to work in which case you could get up a little earlier and walk it. What you can change is what you do with your body in your leisure time. Seek out a remedial massage therapist to give you some advice on your posture and how to correct it, some hands on physical therapy to ease the symptoms and advice about a sequence of stretching to loosen up your tight muscles.

Stretching and massage can help you to get you body back to functional balance. Even in people who exercise regularly muscles can become imbalanced. Some will become short and tight and will pull the skeleton in odd directions causing pinching and pain. Think about it , you have a big pile of letters, you need an elastic band on each end to secure all these letters but you have one short thick one and one long thin one. How is your pile of letters going to look when you have secured it? It’s going to look wonky! That is how your body will look with one tight muscle and one overstretched one, the tight one needs stretching to restore balance.

Fixing sciatica need not always be a major thing and seeing a remedial massage therapist could well help you make big changes to your life.

Getting Massage to Help You Run Your Marathon

Getting Massage to Help You Run Your Marathon

It is easier to succeed at your marathon with good preparation.  Some people take on their big run with a bit of a Gung-Ho approach and have a great run and that is fantastic.  For most people this won’t work and they will collect injuries and struggle.

Training will ensure marathon success – it’s time soon to apply for next year’s London Marathon, start preparing now. You can download training schedules from the Virgin London Marathon website.

As well as building your training slowly and sensibly you should alter your nutrition.  Hard working bodies need good quality food to power them and to build and repair muscles.  Above all find yourself a well qualified Remedial Massage professional, get recommendations from my governing body, the ISRM.

If you live in Cambridgeshire come and see me. I am always thrilled to see a client through the process. It is much better to keep your muscles in good condition with regular massage, I can find potential injury sites in your muscles before they even become a problem. It is much easier to avoid injury than to try and recover from one. I have a wealth of advice and experience (and my own cherished medal so you know I have shared your pain).

Mostly people come to see me when they are on the verge of giving up on their running because they are plagued by injury. It is a fantastic thing to work  together with a client in this situation,  get them back to training and even, as has happened, see them achieve a personal best in their marathon, but don’t take a chance with your big event. Come and see me and together we will see you run your best marathon!

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!