Education, Research, and Techniques

Information & research

This page has been developed for educational purposes only. The articles you will read are taken from a sports medicine journal. Articles from the journal include current trends in sports massage therapy, rehabilitation and clinical trial studies. Articles added will be ones that are relevant and useful to my business development and your development as a sportsperson and non-sportsperson
British Triathlon

British Triathlon

Jorge Wilkes  - Triathlete - British Triathlon. Has been coming in to see me for treatment since September 2021. Sports massage not only helps sort out injuries, it can keep athletes like Jorge on track with any training plan. Because Jorge trains hard most days he requires regular weekly treatment to help him stay injury free.

Stretching the Truth

Stretching the Truth

Stretching is good for us, right? Well, yes and no! It turns out that you have to do the right kind of stretching for the right duration at the right time according to what activity you are about to do. This article makes sense of the confusing mass of literature about stretching and will allow you to give individually tailored, sport-specific advice to your clients about how to get the benefits of stretching while avoiding the potential decrease in power output. This is not only crucial for...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Transverse Soft Tissue Release: A Case Study [Article] SPORTS MASSAGE |STUDENT THERAPIST ARTICLES AND CONTENT |ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME (ITBS): A LITERATURE REVIEW, CASE STUDIES, MASSAGE THERAPY MASTERCLASS, CLIENT ADVICE LEAFLETS AND PODCAST |CO-KINETIC JOURNAL OCTOBER 2015 (ISSUE 66) [GROUP OF ARTICLES]   Does stretching the iliotibal band (ITB) conjure up scenes of torture? For many clients it seems to be a rite of passage, if the treatment has not...

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

By Susan Findlay BSc RGN, Dip SMRT, MSMA, MCNHC, MLCSP, Director NLSSM Historically, massage has mistakenly been viewed as a contraindication for individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for, or who have a history of, cancer. Cancer is a broad term used to describe a set of diseases characterised by cell mutation and uncontrolled division of cells in the body that often spread to surrounding tissue forming tumours. Traditionally, it was believed that massage could exacerbate a...

Function of the Glutes

Function of the Glutes

  The glutes are a true Swiss Army knife of a muscle equipped to handle a wide range of actions from daily movements like walking, standing up from a chair, picking something up off the ground, and carrying groceries, to sporting motions like running, lifting, jumping and striking. And whether you're balancing on one foot, lifting heavy, moving explosively, or carrying out an endurance effort, your glutes are well suited to handle every task.   THE FOUR PRIMARY BENEFITS GLUTEAL...

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