Tennis injuries – part 2 – bursitis of the shoulder

Tessa Glover, Sports Massage Therapist

The shoulder is a very shallow ball and socket joint which means it is highly mobile but not very stable. Muscles provide most of the joint stability. The most common shoulder injuries in tennis players are disturbance of soft tissues – and cartilage – caused by overuse […]

2018-11-10T17:41:38+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , , , |

The Benefits of Postpartum Massage

Alice Marno, Sports and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

In some cultures, after a woman has had a baby, her community gives her a 40 day care period where she is looked after and restored to full health. She has massages every day, doesn’t go to work or do any housework and mostly remains […]

2018-11-10T17:42:10+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , , |

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Alice Marno, Sports and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Pregnancy is a very special time, but it also requires huge adaptation from the body and mind. Dramatic changes in posture, weight and hormones, as well as the shifting of organs, increased pressure on the diaphragm, and the enlargement of the chest can understandably cause […]

2018-11-10T17:49:00+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , |

Tennis injuries and how to avoid them – part 1 – the sprained ankle

Tessa Glover, Sports Massage Therapist

Ankle sprains account for as much as one-fifth of injuries in athletes. The sudden sideways movements that are required during tennis can cause the ankle to twist, particularly if the surface is slippery or the player is fatigued.

A twisted ankle usually causes a strain and sometimes even a tear […]

2018-11-10T17:45:17+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Massage|Tags: , , , , , |