Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a dull aching feeling in muscles, often making muscles feel tender and stiff. DOMS is typically experienced 24-48 hours after exercise which tend to me caused when muscles are asked to perform a new movement, workout routine or new range of motion. CLICK HERE to read the full blog
Case Study - Shoulder Pain
Hi My names Leon and I'm a scaffolder/bodybuilder. I also help instruct a Bootcamp during the week for Jake Wood personal training. As you can imagine my life style is extremely active and draining at times whilst dieting for competitions. What was the reason for booking a sports massage appointment? I recently suffered from a shoulder injury whilst working and had discomfort for about 2 weeks before I decided to book in for a sports massage to see if it would help with the pain. CLICK HERE to read the full blog
Case study - Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
This is Alex, she has received treatment with ZEM Sports Massage Therapy. Read about her experience with us and how she has doing since receiving treatment. Tell us a bit about yourself & why you booked a sports massage? I enjoy running and playing netball on a weekly basis. Over time I started to develop discomfort in the base of my heel. The constant pain in my foot felt worse when exercising and I just could not shake it. After hearing about ZEM Sports Massage Therapy, I booked an appointment with Zoe where she identified the pain was Plantar Fasciitis. CLICK HERE to read the full blog
Does sports massage aid sports performance?
Are you a national performer aiming to be a your absolute best? Do you play in a local league wanting to recover well after a tough match? Or are you a weekend runner looking to eliminate those aches and pains? If so, sports massage is great for all types of people taking part in sport and would certainly help you. Massage can boost performance, aid the repair of injured muscle tissue and help with recovery quicker after an event/ race or match. CLICK HERE to read the full blog
During a sports massage there are a number of techniques used, including kneading or frictions of the muscle tissue which are used to stretch and mobilise muscles and joints. These can aid the removal of sticky adhesions and release muscle tension. Using these techniques effectively requires a degree of applied force to muscle tissues and can result in some potential side effects. These may cause some discomfort in the short term but are only temporary and it is likely that your body may respond differently to somebody else's. In this blog, I’ll identify a number of common side effects and some aftercare advice. CLICK HERE to read the full blog
Benefits of sports massage
There is vast research which tells you that massage is good for you and we all know that we should look after ourselves, but more often than not we tend not to. There are physical, psychological and physiological effect and benefit of sports massage.CLICK HERE to read the full blog
It’s so easy to put off getting a treatment that you’ve never experienced before, especially when you are nervous about the ‘unknowns’. Hopefully after reading this blog, I will have addressed these ‘unknowns’ and you’ll feel more knowledgeable and confident to book your first sports massage appointment. CLICK HERE To read the full blog
What is a posture assessment?
I have been asked a number of questions about postural assessment during treatments so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a blog around them. Posture is a person's ability to maintain alignment of body parts. In this blog, I will explain what a postural examination is, why therapists, like myself, use and conduct them, and what is involved for you as a client/patient. CLICK HERE To read the full blog
5 Ways massage can improve your mental health and well-being.
n the past few years mental health and wellbeing has become a hot topic of discussion so I thought it would be important to share the benefits that sports massage can have on your physical and mental wellbeing. Below I have briefly summarised some of the reasons why you should receive massage. CLICK HERE to read the full blog