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Wellness Wednesday – Motivation! by Gary Stoltz

Wellness Wednesday – Motivation! by Gary Stoltz

Today’s Wellness Wednesday is a guest post about how to stay motivated, by our friend, elite marathoner and coach Gary Stoltz. Motivation! One of the biggest challenges for both beginning and elite athletes is moving from the comfort of the sofa to stepping out the door as you begin the workout. You can have the… 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

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 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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