Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to prolong the effects of your massages?

There is! Workshops at Leyton Sports Massage.

Self care exercises like stretching, muscle activation, posture adjustments and foam rolling improve muscle function, make your training more effective and decrease your chances of having long term aches and pains.

But… how do you know if you’re doing it right?

Doing squats without activating your glutes can lead to serious hamstring, quad, and lower back pain.

You can find thousands of videos on YouTube about foam rolling – 99% of which make it look like you should be torturing your muscles (seriously? can that be right?).

If you’re not sure about your desk posture or you’re a runner who’d like to be certain they’re stretching a) correctly and b) the right muscles, we have some workshops for you.

These workshops are a great way to get help in your self-care routine at a fraction of the cost of a full session with us.

Note on pricing: you’ll notice we have a small number of community tickets for each workshop. It’s on an honour system – please see the end of this post for details if you’d like to purchase a community ticket.

Leyton Workshops:

Stretching for Runners Workshop: Sunday, 29 September 13:30-14:45

Workshop for Deskworkers with Neck & Shoulder Pain: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 19:00-20:30

Glute Activation Workshop: Sunday, 10 November 2019, 13:30-15:00

Foam Rolling Workshop: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 13:30-15:00

Scroll down to get details & pricing for each workshop, and go to the bottom to see the special bundle offers we have for the workshops.

Stretching for Runners Workshop: 29 September 13:30-14:50

Where: Leyton Fitness First Studio

Do you know the common mistakes runners make when stretching?

They stretch TOO HARD, which can actually make muscles tighter, and

They stretch the wrong muscles and forget other really important ones.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • how stretching correctly can make your running less energy-intensive
  • how stretching can improve your form as a runner
  • which muscles to stretch (and why)
  • why certain muscles get tighter when you run & what to do about it
  • which muscles you, specifically, should be focusing on based on your own posture

As an attendee you’ll get a worksheet with key points where you can make notes about the stretches/positions that are best for your body, for future reference.

This is the only stretching for runners workshop we’re doing this year, so if you’d like to join click below to purchase your ticket and reserve your slot – limited number available.

Cost: £20 or bring a friend and get two tickets for £30

Click here to reserve your spot

Want to join more than one workshop? See bundle deal at bottom of page.

Workshop for Desk Workers with Neck & Shoulder Pain:

When: Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 19:00-20:30

Where: Deeney’s Cafe, 360 Leyton High Road E10 6QE

If you work at a desk and ever get frustrated wondering how the heck are you supposed to have good posture all day, this workshop is for you.

In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn:

  • exactly what good posture is (and how to easily sit in good posture at your desk)
  • my #1 stretch to make good posture easier & help neck & shoulder pain
  • a 10-second exercise to wake up your posture muscles
  • how to fit these exercises in your day to day with minimal effort

You’ll leave with a worksheet full of notes on how to sit better more easily, how you can do the stretch & exercise, and a plan to execute at work the next day.

This is the only neck & shoulder pain workshop we’re doing this side of 2020, so if you’d like to avoid the inevitable neck & shoulder stiffening that comes with the cold weather, we’d love to see you there.

Cost: £20 or bring a friend and get two tickets for £30 (limited spots available)

Click here to reserve your spot

Want to join more than one workshop? See bundle deal at bottom of page.

Glute Activation Workshop: 10 November 2019, 13:30-15:00

Location: Leyton Mills Fitness First Studio

If your glutes have never felt sore after a weight training session or a long run or cycle (or, never as sore as your quads or your hamstrings) then you probably have a glute activation issue.

Other signs of glute activation issues are: knee pain, persistent hamstring pain, achilles problems, ankle discomfort, pain deep in the back of the hip, and lower back pain.**

In this workshop, you’ll learn

  • what glute activation is & why it’s important
  • how to tell whether or not your glutes are kicking in, and
  • exercises to incorporate into your pre-run or cycle warm up to get your glutes firing during your run for more power & stability
  • exercises for part of your warmup prior to your weight routine to make sure that you’re actually using your glutes and reduce the possibility of knee or hamstring injuries.

Click here to reserve your spot

Cost: £20 per person or two for £30 (limited slots available)

Want to join more than one workshop? See bundle deal at bottom of page.

**Please note glute activation issues are not the only cause for these symptoms and we are not diagnosing any problems during a session. These are just a sample of symptoms we have seen improve following incorporating glute activation exercises in our clients’ routines.

Foam Rolling for Cyclists/Runners/Legs Workshop: 8 December 2019, 13:30-15:00

When: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 13:30-15:00

Location: Leyton Mills Fitness First studio

If you’ve ever avoided your foam roller because it’s:

a) too awkward or
b) hurts too darn much

Foam rolling is a fantastic way to release muscles that are difficult to stretch or where you need focused release work. Unfortunately, most of the advice on HOW to foam roll on the internet is wrong at best and could injure your muscles at work.

This workshop is for you.

In 90 minutes, you’ll learn

  • how foam rolling can be effective AND painless
  • which muscles to foam roll (and which are better to stretch)
  • which positions are best for your body (as it is different depending on your size & the level of muscle tension)

You’ll leave with a written guide summarising the information we covered, and notes on what positions to use to refer to going forward.

Cost: £20 for one person, £30 for 2

*note: you’ll need to bring your own foam roller. You can also purchase one from the clinic at additional cost, this option is available upon checkout – if you choose to purchase the foam roller, we will bring it to the workshop and you can take it home with you.

Want to join more than one workshop? See bundle deal at bottom of page.

Click here to reserve your spot

Bundle: If you’d like to go to more than one workshop, you can purchase 2 at £35, 3 at £50, or do all 4 for £65. This would need to be purchased directly with us so we can update availability for your chosen workshops. 

A couple important notes:

Registration closes:

All workshop slots must be purchased by 5 days before the workshop so we can plan for all attendees, get worksheets printed, etc.

Community (low cost) tickets:

We offer these workshops as lower cost offerings for individuals (£15 or £20 for 90 min, vs £100), and so you can be better equipped to take care of yourself in your day to day life.

However, as accessibility is important to us, we also have 6 community tickets available for each workshop offered at a lower price for those who may be struggling financially.

This is on an honour system. We ask that if you’re able to pay the full price you do, to leave the lower cost tickets for those who genuinely need it.

During the workshop, we won’t be making any distinction between those who bought regular tickets and those who bought community tickets.

Thank you so much for supporting us so we can continue to hold these workshops in future, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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