Hamstrings

Do you struggle with pain in the back of your thigh? Either behind your knee, in the muscle belly or near to your buttocks?⠀ ⠀ You may of noticed it is difficult to fully straighten your knee without pain, you can’t take large steps or walk quickly or running, maybe there is pain with climbing … More Hamstrings

Massage for decreased delayed onset muscle soreness

Having a massage after strenuous exercise results in a significant decrease in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). DOMS occurs within the first 24 hours after exhaustive or intensive exercise, reaching a peak between 24 and 72 hours. It can often be accompanied by muscle swelling, reduction of performance and decreased range of movement.  A study* … More Massage for decreased delayed onset muscle soreness

Massage to decrease onset muscle soreness, improve muscle performance

Post exercise massage can help decrease the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), along with an increase in muscle performance. A review “Massage Alleviates Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after Strenuous Exercise: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”  involved over 500 participants for findings of this study. The findings demonstrated that muscle soreness rating decreased significantly when the … More Massage to decrease onset muscle soreness, improve muscle performance

Love your lungs

  Here are a few things that we can do to improve lung function and general well-being. GET ACTIVE Being active is good for us, it can help improve your breathing and quality of life. By increasing your fitness and strengthening your muscles gradually you increase your cardiovascular strength, breathing muscles and heart, making daily … More Love your lungs

Pre-Exercise Warm Up

I always recommend a dynamic warm up pre-exercise, in order to ensure muscles are well warmed up and prepared for your activity ahead. Dynamic stretching should: Increase the heart rate, respiration and body temperature Improve range of movement and lubricate joints Increase capillary activation – delivery more oxygen to your muscles Increase elasticity in your … More Pre-Exercise Warm Up