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Treating Tight Hamstrings

AnatomyHamstrings are a fantastic group of muscles that all originate on the ischium and posterior femur, cross both the hip and knee joints and insert into the tibia and fibula.

Postural Assessment for Beginners

If you have spent any time at all in the massage world you will probably have heard of postural assessment. Like many of us, you have probably got more than your fare share of clients suffering from upper back and neck pain, perhaps resulting from the fact that they spend long hours slumped at a desk in front of a computer monitor with terrible posture.

Using Stretching Techniques

When I was training as a physiotherapist I asked a supervisor what she thought was the most important advice she could give me. "Always remember," she said, "that what you do in the 40 minutes that you spend with a patient is of little significance.

What defines a sports massage and how can it help me?

Different people put different pressures on their body due to the activity and life style they engage in. The glorious aspect of massage therapy is there are so many subcategories that are specifically designed to help certain people.

Snowboarding and Sports Massage

Snowboarding is often associated with the young and reckless, but as its’ popularity rises it is being taken up by a more diverse group of active people.

Massage Therapists Guide to Marathon Runners

With the season changing, the days getting longer, more people are running and many will be training for the London Marathon in April. Some will have sensibly started the required training regime during the dark winter months, building up their stamina gradually and systematically.

Cycling and Common Injuires

Now that the weather is becoming more cooperative for outdoor interests, a boom in activity is taking place.  Accompanying this is an increase in injuries related to the natural process of coming out from hibernation and waking up those sleepy muscles.

What is Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy?

Sport & Remedial Massage HistoryThe earliest recording of massage dates back to the Chinese in 3000 BC. Today massage has evolved into over 400 recognised styles, ranging from Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Holistic, Hot Stone Therapy, Sport & Remedial Massage.

Using your body effectively in massage

Most massage traditions don’t just use their hands for massage. The forearm is used in Hawaiian massage and many parts of Eastern Europe.

Freeing The Shoulders, A Common Area of Tension

The shoulder area is where people most often experience tension and want a massage. Why? Well there’s usually three factors at work - the structure and functioning of the shoulder muscles, lack of arm activities, and stress.

Dynamic Bodyuse for Massage Practitioners

How to apply pressure without straining your body or damaging your hands is one of the greatest challenges involved in massage.A significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strains on the body developed in the course of performing massage.

Overview of different types of massage therapies

Due to expanded knowledge of the body and its physical needs several different massage therapies have been developed and all offer a different focus and service to the body.

The A-Z of Olympic Sports Massage - Boxing

For the first time since boxing was introduced in 1904 women are competing in the Olympic Games in 2012. Both men’s and women’s events will have different weight categories.

Sports Massage and Athletics

Sports Massage and Athletics There is always something exciting going on during an athletic competition, it is a bit like being at a three ring circus and having to keep your eye on many performances at once.

Sports Massage, Aquatics and the Olympics

Sports Massage, Aquatics and the Olympics by Susan Findlay Olympic Fact:  A total of 1,350 athletes will compete to win 46 gold medals across the four Aquatic disciplines at the 2012 Games.

Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Playing a sport is a great way to make new friends, burn off energy, and have fun. However, you need to use caution before each game, no matter which sport it is.

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Postural Assessment Skills

An Essential Tool for Sports Massage PractitionersAs sport massage practitioners sometimes the solutions to our clients’ problems are simple, we do our magic, and the file is closed.