7Aug/100

Massage – Shiatsu

In my massage series, here's the second of 14 types...Shiatsu.

I had never had a Shiatsu massage myself  as I tend to stick to Deep Tissue Massages to relieve strains and release kinks in my muscles. But a friend had been talking about it, so finally I decided to experience this for myself. It was a true revelation.

Shiatsu ((指圧 Japanese stemming from shi, meaning finger, and atsu, meaning pressure) is performed by a therapist using ... Read More

28Jul/100

Massage – Thai style

Massage is a wonderful tool to make sure your body recovers and restores from all the stresses you put it through every day. Over time, more and more wonderful massage types have reached the western world. I'll try and cover the 14 types I know of over the next few weeks so I hope you'll come back and/or add your own favourite massage therapists for each type!

First of all, Thai massage - one of my favourites. Involving a series of movements that you shouldn't attempt at home, Thai ... Read More

24Jun/093

Massage as a training tool

All throughout my training career, I have been in favour of a regular massage. Not just because it feels great of course although that is a good enough starting point.

Typically when you exercise, you actually will cause changes in your body over time. That’s the idea, right? You want to lose weight – for that you need to get leaner, increase your metabolism and increase your muscle mass. So you get on a bike, or out on a run and you push yourself . Which in turn means your muscles ... Read More

   

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