One of my goals when I turned 40 was to start doing triathlons. It's been going really well, but to be honest, no matter how much training I do it's still obvious that I'm not 21 anymore, especially when I try and get out of bed after a big race. I find that getting a massage after a big race really helps me to be able to move more freely and sleep easily, without waking up feeling sore and tender all over. This blog has some of my research about the therapeutic uses of massage in post event recovery and training.
If you engage in a lot of exercise activities, you may have found yourself suffering from shin splints, also known medically as MTSS (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome). It is common in runners and footballers, but can also be an issue for anybody engaging in prolonged, excessive activities that place a strain on the lower area of the legs. The condition is typically characterised by pain that runs along the inner shin area. [Read More]
Muscle injuries are surprisingly common; they can be caused by any number of things, but are usually the result of a strenuous workout, physical tension or chronic stress. If after visiting your GP and following their treatment plan, you're still struggling with this issue, here are a few options which could help to relieve your pain.
Get a massage
If you're experiencing persistent muscular pain, you might want to book an appointment with a local remedial massage therapist. [Read More]