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Why is Massage Maintenance Important for Your Muscles?

Why is Massage Maintenance Important for Your Muscles?

As an athlete, you put your body through a lot - long hours at the gym or outside riding or running, regular events, diets for weight loss or gain, and general intense training. That intensity has side effects on your body that can be a struggle to deal with. But...

Getting Stiff-armed: Dealing with Stiff Muscles and Performance

Getting Stiff-armed: Dealing with Stiff Muscles and Performance

As a professional athlete, flexibility is a fundamental factor in your occupation and lifestyle. You need to be at the top of your game with loose, limber muscles and joints in order to compete well. So stiff muscles spell trouble. But maybe you’re not a professional...

Tending to Tendons

Tending to Tendons

Reach down to your leg and find your calf muscle. Pretty easy to find, right? Especially because you know exactly what you’re looking for. Now keep moving your hand farther down the back of your leg until you find a thin, firm connection near the back of your ankle....

Stopping a Cycling Injury Before It Happens

Stopping a Cycling Injury Before It Happens

You’re in the zone, and you’ve reached the halfway point up a steep hill. Suddenly, you’re hit like a semi-truck full of bricks. Not literally - but it physically feels the same. Some cyclists refer to this as “the man with the hammer” or “the wall,” and it feels like...

Pre-Event and Post-Event Massage: Making a Difference

Pre-Event and Post-Event Massage: Making a Difference

What are your pre-event and post-event routines? Before an event, you’re probably stretching - maybe even doing active isolated stretching. Maybe you do a quick cool down or stretch after a game. But are your muscles getting the full preparation and recovery they...

Nerve Compression: When Tight Muscles Get on Your Nerves

Nerve Compression: When Tight Muscles Get on Your Nerves

Have you noticed “electric shocks” running down your leg after a bike ride? How about feeling “pins and needles” at the tips of your fingers after rotating your shoulder repetitively? What you are experiencing is nerve compression, or muscle pressing on nerves.  ...