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The Sunday Stretch – The Deep Glute Muscles

As you probably can guess by the name of the post, we seek to bring you a new stretch each Sunday. That way you can practice it and add it to your stretching arsenal for the rest of the week. This Sunday Stretch we’re going to work on the deep gluteal muscle group. There are… 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

The Sunday Stretch – The Dailies

This Sundays’s stretch is one of my personal favorites. I learned this very beneficial stretching routine from pro beach volleyball legend Elaine Roque. If there was ever a stretch for everyone this is it. I have used it to keep my low back mobile and out of pain both before and after spine surgery. I still use… 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

The Sunday Stretch – The “C” Stretch

The Sunday Stretch is our new feature bringing you an easy to remember stretch to add to your wellness arsenal. Today’s Stretch: The C Stretch Stretching is important. Over the years I’ve help thousands of athletes integrate stretching into their daily training routine. But I’ve noticed the more I teach them, the less they remember.… 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

The Importance of Sports Massage in the New Millennium

It is my observation that Sport Massage is an essential component of a healthy active lifestyle, especially now, in the 21st century. Americans are undergoing a shift in lifestyle. This shift is based on the failure of the 20th century paradigm to provide health and wellness, especially in later years of life, and rising costs that have put traditional… Read More

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the new LA Sports Massage blog. My name is Dennis Lisaius, owner and head therapist. I have been a massage therapist & body worker for more than 25 years, and firmly believe that massage therapy is the key to a healthy body and a healthy training regimen, no matter what your… Read More

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