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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Foam Roll!

Firstly, What is foam rolling. Foam rolling is a self-massage technique that is believed to have several benefits for the muscles and connective tissues in the body. But there are also some downsides. You decide if its worth it.. When you foam roll you are releasing muscle tension, muscle fascia and knots that have formed within the muscle. Foam rolling these can be very painful as well as improve muscle efficiency, which in turn can …

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5 Surprising Benefits Of A Sports Massage

1. Prevents Injury Have you heard of DOMS? Delayed-onset muscle soreness? Or have you thought about the consequences of being injured during your next jogging session? Or even preventing stiffness if you’re sat at a desk all day? It may not be something you think about, but you certainly should be! Sports massages can be a great preventative measure to reduce the risk of injury, whether you’re training or repeating the same movements all day. …

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Can massage help relieve headaches?

2 Minute Read – Headaches come in different forms so one treatment may not work on all types of headaches. For example a migraine, where the pain is often described as throbbing and usually begins on one side of the head/behind the eyes, is unrelated to muscles around the neck, shoulders and head. A massage would not be a direct solution, although it might help you relax slightly. Tension Headaches are the most common type …

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Does Sports Massage Aid Recovery?

3 Minute Read – Massage therapy has existed for hundreds of years and remains a popular tool for athletes and the general population to recover and improve sports performance. However the effectiveness is still debated as to whether massage actually can improve sports performance. A study from Davis in 2021 showed no evidence that sports massage actually improves performance directly. However massage is a tool to improve flexibility, range of motion and decrease the affects of …

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Does Sports Massage Hurt?

1 minute read – The discomfort and pain you experience during a sports massage on the whole, means its working. While it may seem like your masseuse is trying to kill you (we aren’t I promise), it is an essential part of the process of removing knots, scar tissue and adhesions form the muscle. The aim here is not to purposely cause pain, any discomfort you feel will be helping your muscles. Generally the pain …

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