Hello January, You finally arrived. A week has gone by and I am feeling like I need to get my body back in shape, fit and deal with that injury that has been making me feel low.
This is. typical diary entry to some of us who have had a busy December and not managed through lack of time, money or motivation to keep up with your regular treatments, fitness and healthy eating. Lets change this mindset this year to get you back on track. The reason why many people don’t exercise and move during the year is because they are in pain. Movement is such hard work because that injury stops you in your tracks and that is to be avoided at all costs! The brain is funny that way and will avoid pain however it can, even stopping you from achieving your movement goals. What to do? Even if you are pain free at the moment with a good maintenance program you are less likely to develop injuries, especially, as you start to increase your training.
People generally get back to the gym in January and go all guns blazing to get FIT!!! This is a time when people are more likely to sustain an injury with sudden changes in activity levels or rapid adjustment to your training program. A regular sports massage will aid you maintenance and your recovery. Depending on the sport that you do, for example, a boxer is going to have different injuries compared to a runner, and the massage you have has to be appropriate and tailored for your specific needs. This is where our training as orthopaedic sports massage experts comes in handy as we are able to select the relevant technique we need to help each and every one of our patients.