Month: August 2018

Should you have a sports massage on holiday

Stay Healthy With These Tips Whilst Travelling

Travelling is a brilliant way to spend our life, but travelling too much can actually take a toll on ones health as it is difficult to exercise and eat properly. I have put together some tips to help make your travels as healthy as possible

Woman relaxing with a sporting massage

Get your 40 winks!

Getting plenty of sleep is the most important thing to do when you are travelling. The impact of walking all day, carrying luggage and crossing time zones should not be underestimated. Listen to your body and sleep more than you feel you need to. Your body will thank you for it.

Don’t Rush

You should never try and visit every site in the space of just a few hours. Plan you visits so you can take a relaxing stroll around the sites, stay longer if you have too.

Stretch and Exercise

After sleep, exercise is probably the most important thing you can do. Start every day with meditation and stretching exercises, maybe a yoga routine. You will start your day refreshed and ready to take on the world. Whilst out and about it is easy to continue to stretch the back and neck throughout the day during quiet moments like waiting for a bus. Some holidays provide opportunities to visit a resort and have a professional massage and pamper day. If this chance arrives then take it! The health benefits of a professional sports massage on the body should not be underestimated.

Don’t stop breathing.

As part of your morning routine whilst away you should take at least ten minutes to sit and breath (meditate) this is proven to help calm the body, lower blood pressure and improve mood.

Walk, and walk some more

Often whilst away we take buses and taxis to get around. Walking though is a great way to take in the sites of the area you are visiting whilst keeping your fitness up. You never know, you may even find a little nugget that you may have missed if you got the bus.

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Biokinetics The New UK Physio Trend For Injury Recovery

The sports world is currently in the grip of a new physio trend called Biokinetics. With its origins firmly rooted in the history of the South African rugby team, it is now a widely available treatment here in the UK. Many sports therapists are taking on new clients to help with rehabilitation from injury.

Men having back massage

By focusing on making sure that an individual’s posture is correct, a Biokinetics specialist can aid athletes in their rehabilitation. By correcting a person posture you can ensure muscles fire more efficiently which in turn can aid functional movement and reduce pain. It is without doubt one of the best physio treatments to build balance and reduce inflammation post workout.

The Biokinticist will tailor a program of movement patterns based on why the client has pain in the first place. The aim is always to increase the patients range of movement as much as possible with minimal or zero pain. Once a balance between muscles and the skeletal system is achieved then the patient can start to improve sports performance and reduce their chance of further injury.

This treatment can be applied to everyone and can be of particular use to professional athletes who are training intensively a number of times a day. Famous athletes from the world of athletics, football and golf have all been known to benefit from regular treatments.

Historically people would reach for a prescription when pain hit. More and more people though are looking for alternative medicines with physiotherapy being just one of the treatments been explored. The belief is that a body can be fixed (in many cases, not all) through the correct analysis of movement patterns and the way in which muscles become activated during an activity.

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