As therapists we see a lot of clients with issues in their legs, whether it’s a chronic issue that they have suffered with over some time or an acute injury that has happened recently and is causing a lot of pain.
Leg Massage is a highly effective way of lengthening the muscles, balancing circulation and treating, as well as preventing, soft tissue damage.
Too many of us don’t set aside time to rest. We tend to forget the importance of resting and how it can help heal our minds, body and spirit.
Recently I undertook a stress management course and it really got me thinking about what I am doing to myself and those that surround me. Now I know what you are thinking, how can a massage therapist who is trained in relaxing others be suffering from stress? From a young age I have always worked two jobs or more at a time. It’s been drummed into me that if you work hard it will pay off at the end. My average working week is close to 60 hours and I am not alone. With England in a recession for the second time within 4 years, gas and electricity bills going up, people are working longer and harder to make rent.
One of the main reasons people have a sports massage is due to an injury they have sustained through various activities such as whilst competing in their sport, at work or in a public place.
Other types of massage will aid the recovery process such as deep tissue and lymphatic drainage but not as well as a sports massage because of the techniques involved and the deep pressure involved in the treatment. Sports massage first came about to help athletes with their injuries as far back as when the Greeks first started holding the Olympic games. It was known that those involved would have regular treatment during the tournament to keep away injuries and prepare them for sporting activity.