How Your Neck Can Cause Hip Problems

How Your Neck Can Cause Hip Problems

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

Proud Sponsors of… East London Runners ELVIS Race

Proud Sponsors of… East London Runners ELVIS Race

I am so pleased to announce that… we are sponsoring East London Runners’ ELVIS race this year on the 25th September. If you’re like, ‘What’s ELVIS?’ let me tell you… ELVIS stands for East London fiVe Interclub Series, and it’s a series of races in East London and Essex, mostly 5Ks but also a couple of 5 miles. Each race is hosted by a different club in the area. The East London Runners’ race will

Client Story: Life Inspiration from the London Marathon

Client Story: Life Inspiration from the London Marathon

Jonathan (one of our longest-standing clients) not only managed to run two marathons (Paris and London) within three weeks of each other, but was able to do it despite an early setback with a hamstring injury last December. Working with him throughout his training, it was exciting to share his double marathon preparations.   If this sounds familiar, it is an adaption of a post originally found on the East London Runner’s facebook page, but it

Client Profile: How to Train for the Triathlon World Championship with a Full-Time Job

Client Profile: How to Train for the Triathlon World Championship with a Full-Time Job

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

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,

Getting Marathon Ready?

Getting Marathon Ready?

Hey, it’s January! So if you’re planning on running a marathon this spring/summer, what that really means is: It’s time to get serious about your training. I’ve got some good news for you, if you’ll be running a marathon this year and looking for some help when it comes to what to do and how to take care of yourself (more about that below). First, we wanted to share with you what you should be

How Are You on One Leg?

How Are You on One Leg?

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.

Marathon Tips

Marathon Tips

When we asked our network for some tips for the marathon, we had no idea how many great tips we’d receive. Below you’ll find a compilation of tips for before, during, and after your training and great ideas for the day itself, drawn from personal trainers, running clubs, osteopath, us (of course!), nutritional therapist and mindfulness coach. Because there are so many, we’ve included an index at the top, so click to your preferred section

Massage After Exhaustive Exercise May Aid Muscle Repair

Massage After Exhaustive Exercise May Aid Muscle Repair

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

Daniel Hooker Q&A

Daniel Hooker successfully competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, participating in the Men’s 100m T37 Final. We talk to him about the experience of competing in the Commonwealth Games, what challenges he faced preparing for the event as an athlete with cerebral palsy, and what he plans to do next. #452835970 / gettyimages.com Daniel, congratulations on your success at the Commonwealth Games. How did you find the experience in Glasgow? Glasgow was

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