Notes from James’ Earls CAM Expo Workshop A few weeks ago the whole team attended the CAM Expo, which is one of the largest trade shows for complementary therapies in the UK. In addition to winning their prestigious Clinic of the Year award (shameless plug), we all had an opportunity to attend workshops with some of the most prominent people in the industry. This is one in a series of our biggest takeaways and how
Here at Leyton Sports Massage, we have some truly amazing and inspiring clients. It’s such a privilege to be able to support people in their training goals or help them be pain-free, and we learn a lot from our clients along the way. We hope that our new series of client stories and case studies will help or inspire you as you’re working towards your goals, whatever they may be. Our first client story is about
Last month we sent out a vote in our newsletter for topics, and the resounding response was ‘how to foam roll!’. Thanks to everyone who sent in their questions via email, on twitter, or on facebook. Here it is – our ultimate guide to foam rolling. It’s a long post, so pull it up on your next elliptical training session or curl up with a nice cuppa and enjoy! If you’ve ever googled foam rolling,
This month’s question is looking at sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) stability. The SIJ is made up of the bottom of the spine (the little triangly bit before your tailbone) and the inside edge of the pelvic bone (the large, ear-shaped bone in your hip). SIJ instability is in the top three causes for: hip pain, knee pain, lower back pain, over-worked adductors & groin strain and sometimes it can even affect the shoulder or the ankle.
A study at McMasters University in Hamilton, Ontario, indicates that massage helps reduce inflammation and improve recovery of damaged muscle. The study Eleven young men were asked to cycle to the point of exhaustion (where they couldn’t continue), which was established as 70-minutes of vigorous exercise after having had their physical ability assessed two weeks previously. A massage therapist applied oil lightly to both quadriceps of each participant, then massaged only one quadricep on each
A recent study performed at the University of Illinois at Chicago has indicated that massage therapy promotes circulation and healing in people with exercise-induced injuries, even improving blood flow in people who hadn’t exercised. The study: A group of sedentary adults (36) were divided into three groups: exercise with massage, exercise only, and massage only. Soreness and vascular response were measured at 90 minutes, 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours after exercise in the