Skip to main content
  07903 303554

Recent Posts

Gait Analysis
Ways to prevent back pain
Pain in the backside
What is Indian Head Massage?
What's the difference between sports and deep tissue massage?

Popular Posts

What's the difference between sports and deep tissue massage?
Why does sports massage hurt?
Combining massage with an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor
The benefits of sports massage for rugby players
What is Indian Head Massage?

Categories

Sports Massage (5)
Blog (3)
Deep Tissue Massage (2)
Massage (1)
Indian Head Massage (1)
Chest (1)
Blood Type Diet (1)
Biomechanics (1)

Tags

chiropractor (2) physiotherapist (2) Bad back (2) Nottingham (1) Rugby (1) Relaxation (1) osteopath (1) pain (1) Osteopathy (1) hip pain (1) pain in the bum (1) running (1) Diets (1) back pain (1) glutes (1) piriformis (1) Insomnia (1) Anxiety (1) Headaches (1) Posture (1) Dairy (1) Grains (1) Gait Analysis (1) Running Shoes (1)

Archive

2017
October (1)
February (1)
January (1)
2016
November (1)
August (2)
April (1)
February (3)
2015
October (2)
February (1)
RSS Feed

Blog

Gait Analysis

Categories: Biomechanics
Tags: running, Gait Analysis, Running Shoes

Recently my wife Hayley and I went to get her some trainers fitted at a local running shop in Nottingham. During the visit, I noticed some huge flaws in how their gait analysis was performed, which I’ll share with you in a moment. First, I’ll give you some background history on Hayley.

During my biomechanics training, I used Hayley as a guinea pig and I screened her on numerous occasions using the biomechanics testing techniques. One thing that became obvious was that she pronated (her foot falls in slightly) on her right foot whereas her left foot was neutral.

Read more »

Ways to prevent back pain

Categories: Sports Massage, Massage
Tags: Bad back

Back pain will affect most of us, at some point in our lives. It’s a very common problem, and there are many ways that we can damage or injure our back – whether it’s a sudden wrong move or repeated bad posture. We often turn to the painkillers as our first port of call, however if the reason for your back pain is lifestyle-related, then the pain is likely to keep returning.

Below are 3 things for you to do as preventative measures for back pain:

Read more »

Pain in the backside

Categories: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
Tags: hip pain, pain in the bum, glutes, piriformis

One of the most important areas of the body is the hips. It connects the upper half of your body to the lower half, and around the back of your hips you’ll find what are called your gluteal muscles, or glutes for short (your bum muscles!)

The glutes consist of 3 muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, and tightness in these muscles can dramatically affect other areas of the body as we compensate for this. Underneath these, there is another muscle called the piriformis, and tightness in this can sometimes cause sciatic symptoms down the leg. Everyday use, combined with lots of sitting down or driving, leads to tension in the glutes/piriformis, so here are 3 things that you can do to prevent tightness in this area.

Read more »

What is Indian Head Massage?

Categories: Indian Head Massage
Tags: Relaxation, back pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, Headaches

Indian head massage originated in India and it is based on the ayurvedic system of healing. It is a wonderfully relaxing, stress-busting, massage treatment, especially good at targeting and reducing the tension we carry around our head, neck, shoulders and upper back. This kind of upper body muscle tension could be the cause of your migraines, tension headaches or stiff neck. 

Read more »

What's the difference between sports and deep tissue massage?

Categories: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage

 

We all love a good massage, but how do you know which one is right for you? Massages vary greatly in strength and technique, using a variety of methods that consist of physical stimulation of your muscles and your skin. So how can you tell the difference between the massages? In this blog I thought I would explain the difference between two of Adjust's most common massages, Sports massage and Deep Tissue massage.

Read more »

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Why are Swedish Massages so good?

Whether you are a newbie to massage or a massage veteran, you can be sure to be pleased by a Swedish massage. This is a full body oil massage aimed at relaxing the entire body, which is guaranteed to leave you feeling deeply relaxed. It is the most commonly used form of massage in the west and is often the go-to option for any beginner looking to have their first massage. Not only is it the most common treatment but it is also offers a variety of health benefits. Sounds good? Read more below to find out what to expect during the massage.

Read more »

Why does sports massage hurt?

Categories: Sports Massage
Tags: pain

I'm sure that by now you all know the amazing benefits of getting a sports massage, and have experienced these benefits first hand if you've been in for a massage with me, but sports massage is not always the most comfortable of experiences whilst it's happening.

Read more »

Combining massage with an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor

Categories: Blog
Tags: Nottingham, chiropractor, physiotherapist, Osteopathy

Last week we looked at the three practices of osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic and how they differ from each other. All three of these practices do occasionally use massage as part of their treatment of patients, but it is not a focus and is not done a great deal. So, in this blog we are going to look at how you can benefit from combining regular massage with your treatment from an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor.

Read more »
  Page 2 »

Working With

  • Nottingham Rugby
  • Longhorn Marathon
  • Fundamental Sports and Fitness
  • RideFit Academy
  • SBR Events
  • Nottingham University
  • Kinetik Fitness
  • Kristy Ellis Personal Training
© 2017 Adjust Massage | Sitemap