3 Ways to Activate Your Glutes in No Extra Time

3 Ways to Activate Your Glutes in No Extra Time

Here’s a question for you: How much do you think about your butt muscles? If you’ve never had a massage or any reason to notice your butt muscles (aka glutes),  you probably think about it………….. almost never. If, on the other hand, you’ve been to see us for anything from the belly button down, you’ve probably started thinking about it a lot more than you ever thought you would. Weak or underactive glutes are a

The Bucket Analogy: Why Your Problems Come & Go

The Bucket Analogy: Why Your Problems Come & Go

When Your (Muscle) Problem Comes and Goes Have you ever had a problem that seems to come and go, eventually just not going away? It’s a first appointment conversation we have all the time: ‘How long have you had your neck pain?’ ‘I’d say it’s been about a week.’ ‘Have you had it before at all?’ ‘Oh yeah – it’s come and gone a few times over the past four years, but this time it just hasn’t gone away so I

Tips for Marathon Race Day

Tips for Marathon Race Day

This is the last article in our 10-week series on how to prepare for a marathon. If you’d like to get the weekly series delivered to your inbox, click here to subscribe. You’ll get the first email (Marathon Training: A Compressed Guide to Everything You Need to Know) within minutes, and then each week get a new email covering the different important aspects of marathon training. Marathon Race Day Tips So the big day has

Why Tapering is Essential for Marathon Training

Why Tapering is Essential for Marathon Training

This is our 10-week series about training for a marathon. You’ve arrived at the tapering portion, which is the next-to-last email in the series. If you’d like to get all 10 weekly emails to support your marathon training, you can sign up here and you’ll get the first one, a compressed guide to marathon training. Let’s talk about tapering. Now you’re approaching the big day, you’re starting to get excited…or maybe a tad anxious. Your

Mini Indian Head Massage

Mini Indian Head Massage

Have you ever wanted to finish a sports or remedial massage with a floaty, relaxed feeling? Or have you ever wanted a more gentle style massage when you come to visit us at Leyton Sports Massage? In this post, Sarah and I talk a bit about where Indian Head Massage comes from, what it is and how you can incorporate it into your regular massage sessions. The Origins of Indian Head Massage (in the UK)

6 Easy Ways to Help Your Desk Posture

Almost everybody knows that your posture at your desk can be a big factor in any neck and shoulder pain you’re getting. But man, is it hard to sit up straight at a desk all day! We’ve prepared six easy ways you can improve your posture at your desk. It includes exercises or stretches you can do to make it easier, others are tips to help where people often get it wrong, or to help you remember to

Our Ultimate Guide to Foam Rolling

Our Ultimate Guide to Foam Rolling

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,

Do You Hold Tension While You Sleep?

Do You Hold Tension While You Sleep?

Believe it or not, you may actually be tensing up while you’re asleep. I first noticed it in myself, when turning things over in my head as I was falling asleep, I noticed my thoughts were stressing me out a bit (anyone else?). I felt tense. I took a deep breath, and tried to relax. To my surprise, when I ‘let go of everything’ as I exhaled, my head sunk into the pillow. I had

Your Neck & Shoulder Pain Questions Answered

Your Neck & Shoulder Pain Questions Answered

Between August and October we had a survey up on the website for people to ask us their neck &  shoulder pain questions. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their questions. In this post, we’ve taken some of the most popular questions and answered them here. As the old saying goes, if one is asking it then ten are thinking it! Feel free to browse the full article, or click

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