Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Preparing for a half or full marathon

We are well into the season where preparation for a half or full marathon is in full swing.  I recently started joining the ParkRun myself and was very impressed to see the speed and fitness of many runners, who were clearly looking to improve times week-on-week.  If you are in that position and want to make sure that you retain your fitness and be  injury-free, it is really advisable to have regular sports massages, to ease your aching muscles and to prepare you for your training routines.  

If you wish any advice on potential weak areas get in touch with me and I will be happy to assess you and massage these muscles, using other bodywork techniques, such as myofascial release, Emmett therapy, and isolated stretching.  You won't regret it!


Sciatica-like symptoms

Did you know?    Sciatica-like symptoms are not always caused by an injured piriformis muscle


For example, pain in the sacral area, down the hamstrings, in the calf, and under the heel can all be caused by a sprained sacrotuberous ligament (illustrated below).  I can carry out the assessment, treatment, and guidance on suitable stretching routines for this kind of problem.

The sacrotuberous ligaments