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Running requires repetitive muscle contractions and, with marathon running in particular, this can be over a sustained period. This can lead to shortened, tight muscles, range of motion loss and decreased circulation. Massage helps to elongate muscles, relieve tightness, restore range of motion and increase circulation; in effect improving the effectiveness of the circulatory system which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to fuel those muscles and keep you running long distances.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are conditions that affect the nerves, tendons, muscles and their supporting structures, such as the discs in your back. Back injuries such as lower back pain and disc degeneration account for an estimated 60% of all MSDs, followed by pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries
Did you know that stress can affect your body, thoughts, feelings and behaviour? Not dealing with stress symptoms can lead to serious health issues, so recognising when you are suffering from stress can give you a head start in managing them.
Source: Danny Penman Ph.D.
Mindfulness can enhance the quality of life in chronic pain sufferers, new research suggests. The findings add weight to previous studies, which found that mindfulness might have the power to reduce pain severity by half.
Making others feel good can “warm” your heart and make you feel all fuzzy – but did you know that being kind can actually have a ripple effect on your whole life?
The vast majority of teachers (83 per cent) feel stressed because of their job, new research has revealed.
Headaches are one of the countries most common health complaints, from tension headaches to migraines most of us will have suffered from some form at some point. Is there an alternative to reaching for the painkillers?