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Wellness Wednesday – How Sports Massage Heals Sore Muscles

Wellness Wednesday – How Sports Massage Heals Sore Muscles

How Sports Massage Heals Sore Muscles By Dennis Lisaius – Director & Senior Therapist at LA Sports Massage As a dedicated sports massage therapist it doesn’t take much to provoke my elevator speech about the benefits of sports massage for athletes. I’m well prepared for the glazed eyes and blank stares from those that have… Read More

The Sunday Stretch – Low Back Anywhere

The Sunday Stretch – Low Back Anywhere

Without a doubt, the most common complaint people have is low back pain. Something about modern life stresses our backs. Maybe it’s the shape of car or airplane seats. Maybe it’s stress. Or maybe it’s being on a computer for hours every day. Whatever the cause, there are things we can do for ourselves to… Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Foam Rolling for Shin Splints

Wellness Wednesday: Foam Rolling for Shin Splints

Painful, and often agonizingly slow to heal, shin splints are the bane of many an athlete. Coupled with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) and sports massage, foam rolling the calf muscles can often provide relief and a return to sport. Calf therapy using a foam roll: Placing the foam roll on the floor, position… Read More

Wellness Wednesday – Caring for Sports Injuries Part 2

Wellness Wednesday – Caring for Sports Injuries Part 2

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday we’re featuring a guest post from our good friend Bill Lockton. This post is the second in a series of three from Bill to help you deal with sports injuries. HOW TO CARE FOR SPORTS INJURIES – by Bill Lockton Part 2: Managing the Condition Last time we talked about treating the symptoms,… Read More

Foam Rolling Workshop with the LA Leggers

It was a smashing success! Sunday afternoon LA Sports Massage hosted its first workshop in over a year. Dennis Lisaius, Director and Senior Therapist at LA Sports Massage, led the crowd of LA Legger members though a series of foam roller maneuvers designed to help them learn Self Myofascial Release- a nifty kind of self… Read More

Wellness Wednesday – Taking Care of Your IT Band

Because the IT band is a long fibrous band that runs down the side of the leg starting at the hip and ending below the right side of the knee, it can often be the root of a variety of problems that athletes experience. Using a foam roll consistently at home can help resolve existing… Read More

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