Have you thought about booking a Sports Massage but unsure of how it can help you? Then you’re in the right place! 1️. What is a Sports Massage and who is it for? • There is a common misconception that sports massage is just for athletes. WRONG!!! Whether you’re an amateur gym-goer or starting a new form of exercise and suffering from an injury or pain specific to 1 part of your body then sports massage IS FOR YOU! Sports Massage helps to improve performance, prevent injury &
Are you experiencing lower back pain❓Hip tightness❓Tension headaches❓ Sore shoulders❓ Neck pain❓ Specifically designed for those of you spending long periods of time ⏰ at home 🏡 or the office sitting🪑at a desk on the computer 👩🏼💻and📱! These stretches are designed to help release that built up muscle tension & help you to feel relaxed and more mobile! Take some time out of your day to try these stretches which target the full body 🙌🏼 1️⃣ Neck stretch 2️⃣ Shoulder Stre
A few clients have come to me recently with increased jaw tension and pain and have asked how they can manage this in between treatments, so I have put together a video demonstration on some self-massage techniques you can try out to help reduce muscle tension and relieve jaw discomfort. The techniques I demonstrate include: Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy. Anatomy Of The Jaw The main muscle in the jaw is the Masseter which you can find by palp
UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME is one of the most common musculoskeletal imbalances of the upper body that many of us will experience at some point in our lives. 1️⃣ What is UCS? - UCS is caused by the overlapping of overactive and underactive muscles throughout the neck, chest and shoulders creating an ‘x’ shape. - The chest muscles (pectorals), upper trapezius, levator scapulae, suboccipitals and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) are overly tight. - The deep flexor muscles in the front of
Do you regularly suffer from stiffness in the neck and restriction of movement - particularly in the mornings or after a long day of work? By far the most common cause of a stiff neck is a muscle strain or soft tissue sprain. In particular, the *LEVATOR SCAPULAE* muscle is susceptible to injury. Located at the back and side of the neck, the levator scapulae muscle connects the neck’s cervical spine with the shoulder. This muscle can become overused in activities such as compu
Hip opening stretch to target those inner thigh muscles - the adductors and to help those suffering from lower back pain ✅ Runners 🏃🏼♀️, Cyclists 🚴🏾♀️, drivers 🚗 and everyone working from home in front of 💻‘s for prolonged periods = THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! #massagetherapy #massagebattersea #aftercareadvice #sportsmassage #deeptissuemassage #pregnancymassage #swedishmassage #batterseamassage
THE LATS - also known as latissimus dorsi - is the largest muscle in the upper body. FUNCTION - extension, adduction, transverse extension/horizontal abduction, flexion from an extended position, and (medial) internal rotation of the shoulder joint. INJURY - due to the size of this muscle and it’s central location, injury to the lats can be incredibly debilitating. Overuse of this muscle can cause tears and chronic tension. Exercises that may lead to injuries can include: pla
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Due to us having to temporarily suspend ALL treatments because of Covid-19, I am very excited to announce that we are now offering alternative treatments via VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS for our current clients and welcome any new clients as well! So many of us have taken up new workout routines including running and self-taught workouts and with this comes muscular issues and difficulties which is completely normal. A lot of us are also spending more time i
This one is for you - an intense CHEST STRETCH for you to try. Instructions: - Simply interlace your hands behind your back and lift your arms as high as you can. - Hold for 30 seconds. - Then bring hands to one side and bring elbows together as much as is comfortable for a more intense stretch. - Hold here for 30 seconds then repeat on the alternate side. #massagetherapy #massagebattersea #aftercareadvice #sportsmassage #deeptissuemassage #pregnancymassage #swedishmassage #b
Even though our treatments have temporarily stopped, there are still many ways you can take care of your mind and body through self-massage techniques. Our aim is to be fully committed to your wellness journey, especially in times such as these we are HERE TO HELP not just our clients but EVERYONE. SO HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 🔈🗣I am going to post a different body area and muscle that you can treat yourself to help release muscle tension, joint pain and aching and promote relaxa
Here is a demonstration on how to give our hands & arms some MUCH needed TLC. We tend to take our hands for granted so this one is just for them! Enjoy! #massagetherapy #massagebattersea #aftercareadvice #sportsmassage #deeptissuemassage #pregnancymassage #swedishmassage #batterseamassage
1️⃣ Begin by rubbing your hands together to warm them. Place your warm palms over your eyes and take a deep breath. Repeat two to three times. 2️⃣ Lightly tap the point between your eyebrows, also known as the third eye. You can also try gently massaging this point for about one minute while taking deep breaths. 3️⃣ Next, place your index fingers on the centre of the cheekbone, just below your pupil. Massage this area with tiny circles for one to two minutes then smooth slow
👨🏼💻 Behind the scenes a lot of time is taken organising and researching different techniques to create a specialised treatment best suited for each of our clients. At Equilibrium, we strive to provide a service that ensures long lasting benefits both inside and outside of the treatment room and to not just meet but exceed our clients expectations and requirements. Aftercare advice and follow ups with regular check-ins are all part of our treatment service. #massagetherapy
One of the most important parts of our treatment is the consultation at the beginning. It is important to us to get to know every detail about you so we can create a treatment specific to your individual needs. We aren’t just here to provide a physical therapy, we are also here to listen and provide support. Your wellness is our priority! #massagetherapy #massagebattersea #aftercareadvice #sportsmassage #deeptissuemassage #pregnancymassage #swedishmassage #consultation #clien
One of the most common areas of tension for our clients are the RHOMBOID MUSCLES. Feeling pain around your shoulders? This is often likely due to the rhomboids. LOCATED on either side of the back between your shoulder blades, rhomboidal attach the edges of your shoulder blades to your spine. Causes of rhomboid tension, pain & aching: - You can sprain or strain your rhomboid muscles by doing any activities that overwork your back, shoulders, and arms, including: -REPETITIVE Sp
Tip of the day to get your week going - THE TRICEP STRETCH - Triceps stretches are arm stretches that work the large muscles at the back of your upper arms. These muscles are used for elbow extension and to stabilize the shoulder.
The triceps work with the biceps to perform most strong forearm movements. They’re one of the most important muscles for developing upper body strength, which is especially important as you age.
Triceps stretches increase flexibility and can help
Epsom Salts & Magnesium Salts are two of my favourite recommendations.
Both compliment a massage treatment wonderfully and are extremely effective post workout/run. For the best results, I usually recommend 3 cups full of the salts added to warm bath water and to sit in the bath for a MINIMUM of 30 minutes before bed.
What do they do? These salts work to: • increase circulation • combat fatigue • soothe aches & pains • reduce swelling and inflammation • help joints and muscle
Happy Saturday Everyone! So I thought I would do a quick video of one of my FAVOURITE hip flexor stretches - watch the video for a demo. This stretch is super beneficial to perform post workout but also first thing in the morning and again before you go to bed. Desk workers - I am sure this one will be great for those of you sitting for long periods of time. I recommend to hold for 30 seconds each side! #health #massage #massagetherapy #massagebattersea #aftercareadvice #spor
Foam Ball Tutorial
A very simple but truly wonderful and effective piece of equipment ball 🎾✅ The foam ball focuses on the myofascial system to:
1️⃣ reduce muscle tension 2️⃣ improve blood flow 3️⃣ increase body awareness and 4️⃣ aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation ➡️ Making them PERFECT 👌🏼 for knots and tight areas.
By targeting trigger points, Foam Balls can reduce pain levels 🙏🏼and improve range of motion through specific muscles 💪🏼and subsequently improve
A tutorial of my favourite rotator cuff stretches. The Rotator Cuff is a group made up of 4 muscles: infraspinatus, supraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. These muscles stabilise the shoulder joint and allow it to move 💪🏼. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in our bodies and is often under a lot of pressure performing overhead and repetitive actions particularly in tennis🎾, golf 🏌️♂️ and weight lifting 🏋🏼♀️. Rotator cuff injuries such as : tears, str