Do You Stretch Everyday?

Do you wake up in the morning with muscles feeling tight from the previous days activities, or during the day when performing a task, do you feel your movement is restricted and lacks range?

If this is you then you should consider introducing stretching into your daily routine and if you partake in any type of fitness regime / programme then you should definitely ensure you stretch well before and after exercising. Continue reading “Do You Stretch Everyday?”

7 Life Lessons from Mauritius (Part 2).

Following on from last weeks post (which has become our most shared and liked Blog of 2016) I am going to finish with the final 3 lessons I will be bringing back from Mauritius with me.

As said previously, things are obviously very different when we return to our ‘normal’ routine but I am going to endeavour to keep up these routines and patterns of behaviour when back at work because I see (and have felt) the huge value in them. As with the previous blog, if any of these points will help you please give them a go or share with friends/family that they may help. Nothing amazing, nothing new, nothing revolutionary just good old fashioned common sense which sometimes slips by the wayside.

Here we go………. Continue reading “7 Life Lessons from Mauritius (Part 2).”

Sports Massage Is Good For That!!!

Written by Mark Laybourn – UR’s Sports Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer & Pilates Teacher 

“Sports massage is good for that!”  You’ve heard me say that many times in the past, in jest.

So, lets think about that. What’s the first thing you instinctively do when you “hurt” or “pull” a muscle? You rub it!

That’s the first step to experiencing a form of massage to aid repair and rehabilitation to a muscular injury or tight and tired muscles.  When you exercise, you’re obviously getting fitter, stronger and achieving goals that you’ve set yourself along the way. However, as you get fitter and stronger your muscular structure will fatigue and get tighter at some stage. This occurs as muscle fibres adhere together, causing the “knots” we find from time to time. Continue reading “Sports Massage Is Good For That!!!”