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Boost Your Immune System With Regular Massages – by Virginia Cunningham

Boost Your Immune System With Regular Massages – by Virginia Cunningham

Boost Your Immune System With Regular Massages* a guest post by Virginia Cunningham If you’ve ever had a massage, you know how pleasant the experience can be, and how much better you really feel after getting up off the massage table. While massages are beneficial for the average person, they’re extremely important for athletes and… Read More

LA Sports Massage’s 6 Ways to Prevent Injury

LA Sports Massage’s 6 Ways to Prevent Injury

LA Sports Massage’s 6 Ways to Prevent Injury By Dennis Lisaius Director and Senior Therapist – LA Sports Massage Studies have shown that 50 to 90% of sedentary adults that enter training programs become injured in the initial 6 weeks of training, even though the program was specifically designed to avoid injury.* Our experiences at our clinic… Read More

Wellness Wednesday – Caring for Sports Injuries Part 3

Wellness Wednesday – Caring for Sports Injuries Part 3

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday we’re featuring a guest post from our good friend Bill Lockton. This post is the third and last in a series of posts from Bill to help you deal with sports injuries. HOW TO CARE FOR SPORTS INJURIES – by Bill Lockton Part 3: Uncovering the Cause – and trying to fix it!… 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

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

How to care for sports injuries – A Guest Post

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday we’re featuring a guest post from our good friend Bill Lockton. This post is the first in a series of three from Bill to help you deal with sports injuries.  HOW TO CARE FOR SPORTS INJURIES by Bill Lockton Part 1: Treating the Symptoms As a running coach and mentor,… Read More

Wellness Wednesday – Back Massage At Home

The back region is often thought to be inaccessible for self-massage at home, not being equipped with magic arms that bend whichever way we please. However, just by using a tennis ball (light pressure) or a hard rubber ball such as a self massage ball (heavy pressure), you can easily massage your problem areas in… Read More

Foam Rolling Basics

Perhaps you’ve wandered by the stretching area of your local gym and noticed a long cylinder made of foam laying there. What’s it for? Good question. It’s a foam roller and it’s used for self massage. I get a lot of questions about using the foam roller so let’s cover the basics. Foam Rolling, aka… Read More

Use Ice or Heat for Pain and Recovery?

Use Ice or Heat for Pain and Recovery?

Like so many subjects, the proper care of an injured or painful muscle, joint or other body part can be controversial. Should you stretch it, rest it, or strengthen it? Whatever practice you choose, you can be sure there are advocates for every point of view. And so it is with whether to apply heat… Read More

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