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Epsom Salts

13 May 2016

Have you tried it yet? I have been using Epsom Salt baths to sooth muscle pain, for about 3 years now. It contains magnesium sulfate, which is a mineral designed to help your muscles relax and can even aid recovery from injury. If you were to eat it, it could cause...

Soft Tissue Treatment for Fibromyalgia

27 April 2016

Fibromyalgia is rheumatic condition presenting with muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. I am not claiming to be an expert in pain treatment for Fibromyalgia, or even to fully understand the daily struggle, pain and fatigue that accompany this disease. I...

Muscle Spasm Experience

18 April 2016

I joined the gym and within one day, it all went wrong. I had all this new found gym going motivation; I was quite surprised at myself and keen to put it into action. The kind personal trainer, who inducted me, clearly thought I was much fitter than I...

Soft Tissue Therapy

18 January 2016

This is the new terminology to describe the skills of a ‘Sports Massage Therapist’. We are now calling ourselves Soft Tissue Therapist’s. I think I quite like it. It gives a truer picture of what is offered and who can benefit. I am usually mistaken for a Sports Physio, like...

IRONMAN with Sports Massage

19 October 2014

Over the last couple of months, I have been given the privilege of providing Sports Massage treatment for Sue, an Ironman Mallorca Finisher 2014. It was a real honour to work with her as she took on this immense challenge consisting of: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and...

Sports Massage Techniques: Soft Tissue Release

26 June 2014

Soft Tissue Release is probably one of my favourite techniques in a sport massage treatment. It’s dynamic, thorough and quick to release stored tension and pain. Every muscle is able to contract and extend; extension is how we stretch. In soft tissue release, I put the chosen muscle into a...

Sports Massage for Tennis Players

27 May 2014

Tennis Elbow? Back Injury? Leg Pain? Sprains or Strains? Sports Massage is a healing art, absolutely perfect for keen Tennis Players.  Speedily healing injuries, flushing toxins, relaxing the nervous system and reduce your stress. Use Sports Massage as a one off treatment for injury, or incorporate it into your...

Sports Massage in Pregnancy

22 May 2014

Sports Massage during pregnancy is a wonderfully healing, soothing and beneficial experience. Pregnancy is filled with nurturing anticipation, awaiting the arrival of that special little bundle of joy. It is of no doubt that the Mother To Be deserves care, attention and relaxation. Prenatal Treatments at NK Massage are...

The Almost Endless Benefits of Sports Massage.

20 May 2014

So, we all know Sports Massage is useful for injury repair and prevention. But, I am always surprised at the almost endless benefits of massage. Here’s a few: Stimulates blood flow Carries nutrients to the recovering muscle fibres Reduces scar tissue Relaxes the body Improves breathing Improves Lymphatic system...