Archive for June, 2017

5 Ways That Massage Can Benefit You As A Runner

As a runner, it isn’t always easy to know how to maximise your performance and train effectively without the risk of injury. To help, one of our masseurs, Jon, has written this article explaining 5 ways in which Massage can benefit you.

 

1. Improved circulation

Through a variety of techniques, a massage therapist can stimulate your blood flow and increase your circulation, for instance as a pre-race warm-up.

 

2. Improved flexibility and reduced muscle tension

High muscle tension is common in muscles that are used regularly and overworked. Massage with deep techniques can reduce this tension and allow better relaxation, recovery and also improve the flexibility of muscle tissues. Restoring flexibility and keeping your muscles supple allows full movement for running – ensuring full stride length, and as a result, the maximum speed with lower effort!

 

3. Injury prevention

Muscles that get worked hard and aren’t looked after properly can become highly susceptible to injury. If a muscle stops working correctly, then others begin to take over and compensate. Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure, it takes less time, feels better, and allows you to keep going in the meantime. Regular maintenance keeps on top of muscle soreness and adhesions and can often highlight areas of tightness you didn’t even know were there!

 

4. Recovery

If the worst does happen and you have to stop running because of an injury, whether it’s a muscle strain, niggling pain or you just need recovery help after a hard session that’s left you sore then massage can help. Increasing the blood flow with a massage can help the recovery process.

 

5. Mental preparation

Last on the list, but not least, massage treatment is great for preparing psychologically as well as physically. Physical training stress can impact other areas of your life and sometimes it makes a huge difference to your day-to-day functioning, as well as race day preparations to take that time to relax, recover, and breath. A massage can help you feel mentally prepared for a big race as much as your training gets you physically ready. At the very worst it will feel great!

 

If you feel that massage could be beneficial to you, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01380 730473 or book online >

 

“I hope you’ve found this article helpful. As a keen sports player, I understand how frustrating it can be when you’re injured which is why I decided to take up a career in Massage Therapy – helping people get back to doing the things they love.’’ – Jon Cole, Massage Practitioner

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Flip flops that are custom made for your feet

Now you can enjoy all the benefits of your orthotics in the comfort of flip-flops.

We’re delighted to offer you a new product – FlopThotics – that seamlessly integrates your orthotics into stylish flip-flops.

 

What are FlopThotics?

 

The classic flip flop simply doesn’t provide the support your feet require. FlopThotics are flip flops that are custom-made for your feet and provide support exactly where you need it most.

 

What are the benefits?

 

  • Enjoy the benefits of your orthotics in the comfort of flip flops
  • Take them to the beach, garden, pool, or anywhere you’d wear flip flops
  • Never have to choose between style or support
  • Get the benefits of your orthotics throughout the year
  • Choose from a number of stylish colours, straps and designs

How to get your hands on a pair.

  • Book in for an appointment where you’ll have a cast of your feet taken
  • Choose your colour and style of FlopThotics
  • In 3 weeks we’ll see you again to make sure your FlopThotics fit
  • Price for your appointments and a pair of FlopThotics: £275

 

Make the most of the summer with all the benefits of your orthotics. Call us today to get your pair of FlopThotics on 01380 730473.

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Get Your Feet Flip-Flop Ready

With flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet finally making a show this summer, now’s the ideal time to give your feet some care & attention.

 

Why do my feet need care & attention?

Your feet will take you 115,000 miles in your lifetime – that’s 5 times around the earth. Visiting a Podiatrist regularly helps keep your feet in good health and can prevent many common conditions from developing.

 

What are the benefits of visiting a Podiatrist?

  • Maintain healthy feet that look & feel great
  • Treat & prevent foot conditions such as verrucae & infections
  • Keep your nails trim & tidy
  • Banish cracked heels & dry skin
  • Never think twice about slipping into flip-flops or sandals

 

What can I expect when visiting your Podiatrist?

 

Get your feet in tip-top condition this summer. Call us today to book your Podiatry appointment on 01380 730473. Find out more on our Chiropody page.

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