Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

What is dry needling Im often asked what’s the difference between Dry needling and acupuncture. They both involve puncturing the skin with thin needles to treat therapeutic ailments. While they both aim at providing pain relief (amongst other things) the...
The Benefits of Sports Massage for Runners

The Benefits of Sports Massage for Runners

FIND OUT HOW SPORTS MASSAGE CAN HELP YOUR RUNNING.   If you are a runner (or take part in any sport) sports massage therapy should be an integral part of your preparation and recovery plan. Massage does not only aid the injured runner, but also helps keep injuries at...
Why are my muscles tight?

Why are my muscles tight?

Muscles that feel tight are usually weak   This topic is not discussed enough in the health and sports industry, and could probably be used to describe most of my clients in some aspect or another. How often have we all heard that my hamstrings are feeling tight? What...
Best Quad Stretches for Runners.

Best Quad Stretches for Runners.

The Importance of a Great Quad Stretch Whether you’re getting ready for a long 26.2 mile run or you’re working in the gym specifically to build your quadricep muscles, the right stretching program is integral to any training regime and more often than not is left out....
Do you Suffer with Upper Back Pain?

Do you Suffer with Upper Back Pain?

Do you have pain in your upper back? If you’re reading this at your computer, or sitting on your couch, take a moment to look and think about your posture. Are your shoulders rounded? is your stomach slouched forward and is your head jutting out like a bird? If you...
What are Shin Splints? and how to treat them.

What are Shin Splints? and how to treat them.

Cardiff Sports Massage Clinic The first thing to say is that shin splints aren’t one particular injury but a generic term for pain and discomfort along the shin and lower leg. Generally speaking there are two types of pain. “anterior” and...