£10 Mini Session

£10 Mini Session

When you have a disappointing experience with a massage therapist, it’s rarely that the therapist is a bad person, or even a bad therapist.  It’s usually that they didn’t listen to what you wanted, didn’t work in the style or depth of pressure that you like, or any number of small things that while not major, can leave you feeling unhappy with your experience.  One (or two) bad experience(s) can make you hesitant to try

Workshops at LSM!

Workshops at LSM!

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,

How to Carry a Backpack (Rucksack) to Protect Your Back, Neck & Shoulders

(pre-note: this is a written version of a video I did on our Facebook page. If you prefer videos to reading, here’s the link to watch on our FB page. If you do watch, leave a comment & let me know if you try it!) (2nd pre-note: this was originally written for August & holidays, but the tips here work for any time you need to wear a backpack) It’s August! In the U.K. this

Top tips to stick with your goals

Well – it’s March. We’re two months away from the glow of January resolutions… How are you doing with your goal? One of my favourite January (or February) traditions is asking my clients what their goals are for the year. We (as in, everyone here at LSM) consider it a perk of the job to help you achieve your goal if it’s health or event-related. It’s way too easy to write down a goal and

Free Aches & Pains Clinic at Leyton Sports Massage

Free Aches & Pains Clinic at Leyton Sports Massage

Do you have an ache or a pain? Could it be muscle-related? Why be uncomfortable longer than you have to? Stop by our FREE aches & pains clinic now available at Angel and Leyton. You’ll get: A postural and movement assessment A stretch or an exercise to help it (if it’s muscle-related) A better understanding of your body How it works: You can either show up during one of our aches & pains clinic OR

4 Excuses to Get in Bed (for your muscles)

4 Excuses to Get in Bed (for your muscles)

We all know there’s a ton of stuff we’re supposed to be doing during the day to take care of our body – stretch, sit up straight, activate our abdominals, blah, blah blah blah. It’s true – all this blah blah blah IS very important, but it’s not as easy as just lying in bed. If you know me, I’m all about super easy home care. And… what’s easier than just lying in bed? Today

Waltham Forest Feet on the Street – Helping the Homeless

We all know that homelessness is a problem in the UK – as budgets are shrunken and services cut because of austerity, more and more people are left without options. Too many people can’t make it to a shelter or get food on a regular basis. So who helps them?  Waltham Forest Feet on the Street Waltham Forest Feet on the Street is a local community-led outreach programme for homeless people in our borough. Twice a

Black Friday Sale – New Offer Kickoff!

Black Friday Sale – New Offer Kickoff!

We’re doing it again. Our second Black Friday Weekend sale This year, we’re supporting Waltham Forest Feet on the Street, a community organisation who does outreach to the homeless in Waltham Forest. A portion of all sales will go to Feet on the Street, plus we’re collecting donations for them. For more details, click here to read about the group and what types of thing/how you can donate. Now… on to the offers! Get Extra

Mid & Lower Traps Activation: Make Desk Posture Easier

Mid & Lower Traps Activation: Make Desk Posture Easier

In this, the 4th in this series, we discuss what happens when you have poor mid & lower traps activation and how to fix it. The first was an overview of what activation is and why it’s important, generally, in the second we discussed glute activation and a simple exercise to start waking them up, and the third and most recent one was about waking up the lower abdominal muscles, which can help with, among other things,

Why & How to Activate Your Lower Abdominals (activation post #3)

Why & How to Activate Your Lower Abdominals (activation post #3)

Welcome back! This is the third in our activation series. Click here to read number 1 (a general discussion about what muscle activation is and why it’s important, with an overview of the most common underrecruited muscles). Number 2, which you can read by clicking here, focused on glutes. Glutes are one of the most common under active muscles and one of the muscles that has the most effect as far as in the rest

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