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Bad reactions to massage

It seems to be quite rare, but sometimes for reasons that aren't entirely obvious, a client's muscles can actually get worse after a massage instead of better. It happened with a client that I treated this week...

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Vitamin B12

March 12, 2016
When does taking vitamin B12 become doping?

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How muscle contraction works

March 5, 2016
How do muscles contract? Er, we don't actually know, but here's our best guess...

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The deep posterior compartment

February 27, 2016
Pain on the inside of your Achilles or just above it? Read about tightness in the muslces of the deep posterior compartment.

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Time to get fit

February 20, 2016
Fancy getting fit again? Here's a great programme from the NHS: Couch to 5K

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Plantar fasciitis

February 13, 2016
Plantar fasciitis affects 1 in 10 of us at some point. Find out more in the latest blog.

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What should I wear for a sports massage

February 6, 2016
Back massage through your Christmas jumper? Calf massage through jeans? Find out what to wear when you go for a sports massage...

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Biceps

January 30, 2016
Geeky, weird and cool - all about biceps

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Sports Massage Crossword

January 23, 2016
Fed up of face swap, minecraft or candy crush on your phone but still don't want to get out more... try this week's Sports Massage Crossword

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Julie's story - dog walking, back ache and foot placement

January 16, 2016
the foot bone's connected to the leg bone; the leg bone's connected to the hip bone; the hip bone's connected to the backbone and THAT's how 1 person got back ache

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Protein & Sport

January 9, 2016

What did the body builder say when the health food shop ran out of protein powder? "No Whey?!"

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The muscles of the core

January 2, 2016
Thinking of upping your exercise this year and considering a "core" workout. Here's the core demystified....

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Why you shouldn't make new year resolutions

December 26, 2015
Troy Martin, Hitchin-based Nutritionist and and Functional Fitness Coach talks about New Year Resolutions - and why we shouldn't make them.

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Bill & Alison’s stories – massage & managing depression

December 19, 2015
The stories of how 2 clients use to sports massage to help them keep going...

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Reciprocal inhibition

December 12, 2015
When muscles on one side of a limb contract to produce movement, the muscles on the other side have to relax to accommodate the movement - it's called reciprocal inhibition. Here's how it works.

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Candy Crush thumb

December 5, 2015
Heard the one about Candy Crush thumb? - it carries a health warning about a man who ruptured his thumb tendon playing on his phone.

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Black friday special - online resources

November 28, 2015
This weekend saw Black Friday- so in honour of our latest American import, here's a blog listing useful online resoruces relating to sports injuries and sports massage.

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Shin splints (MTSS)

November 21, 2015
Though "shin splints" aren't exclusive to runners, if you pound the roads, you're more likely than many to succumb.

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Age related muscle loss

November 14, 2015
As research is published this month by Southampton Uni, a closer look at Sarcopenia - the process of muscle loss due to ageing.

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Stevenage Half Marathon 2015

October 31, 2015
Sunday 1st November 2015 is this year's annual Stevenage Half Marathon: read about it here.

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Janet's story - arm pain

October 24, 2015
"My arm hurts here at the side, and down here when I open doors, oh and I seem to have lost power when I bend my elbow." Read Janet's story...

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Why I hate foam rollers

October 17, 2015
Foam rollers - love 'em or hate 'em? Pretty much I hate them...

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Sports massage training the UK

October 10, 2015
As new venues open for ISRM qualification, a quick round-up of what's available.

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The structure of muscle

October 3, 2015
How is muscle actually contstructed? Find out in the latest blog.

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Pec minor

September 26, 2015
Ache in your shoulder blade? The villian may actually be a little muscle at the front...

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