Is stress the cause of your muscle pain?

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Injuries, Massage

Anxiety causes muscle tension, when your fight or flight system is activated your muscles contract. When you’re stressed for an extensive period of time, your muscles never leave the contraction pages. Eventually this tension causes pain, discomfort, and trouble with mobility. An effective treatment for this is a deep tissue remedial type …

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Stretch Safely and Effectively

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Dance, Fitness, Injuries

There is a bit of a debate on whether you should stretch before exercise, in dance training this is something that we do. Below are some tips on stretching safely and effectively. make sure you warm up your muscles first and have raised your body temperature, get the blood pumping around the …

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Poor Posture / Office Workers

April 13th, 2015 | Posted in Injuries, Massage

I see a lot of office workers that have developed poor posture, rounded shoulders one shoulder higher than the other, forward head posture, rotated hips. We are sitting for longer periods at the computer, in the car, train, flying, commuting for work. More people are suffering from tension headaches, bad backs as …

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Sports Massage for Martial Arts

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Dance, Fitness, Injuries, Massage

I have been giving sports massage to Martial artists recently, martial arts has similarities with dance the training is intensive, technical and highly demanding on the body. The training schedules can be extremely tough and exhausting with very little time in between to let the body recover properly, they also tend to …

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Tennis Elbow Injuries, Aerialists

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Injuries

I have recently been helping Deborah Sanderson, Director of Urban Angels Circus with her injury. Deborah is an aerialist and has lateral epicondylitis commonly known as Tennis Elbow. Aerialists do a lot of repetitive overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, also repetitive gripping and flexing from the wrist. Shoulder …

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