Types of Sports Massage

Just a follow up on a previous post, about sports massage. Types of Sports Massage: Pre-Event: Warms up muscles and tendons through the use of invigorating techniques in preparation for intensive use. Used immediately prior to starting the event, pre-event work also gives athletes the chance to prepare mentally for …

Help My Aching Back

I always thought it was pretty straightforward in getting out of a chair. How difficult could it be? The challenge for many people especially those suffering from low back pain, is how to get out of a chair without adding more pain to your already tired and sore body. For those suffering with low back pain, it has …

Managing Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation. Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing with …

Shin Splints

Well, it’s only the third week and I’m already experiencing some discomfort on my runs. Despite my feeble attempts at following an exercise protocol, I’m either doing the stretches incorrectly –a distinct possibility, or not holding them long enough. An effective stretch should be for 30 to 60 seconds with …

I Need Exercise

With summer dwindling down and the heat of the day drawing to a close, I lament the passage of the warm months for another year. Beyond the fleeting moments of sunshine, you can count on The Ex to signify to signify that summer will soon be over and that school is just around the corner. While many reflect on how to …