22 Jan 2017
January 22, 2017

Happy Feet !

Happy feet! Your feet really do an incredible amount of work on a daily basis-every time that you walk, run, jump, dance, the forces that your body exerts to initiate movement are transferred through your feet directly to the ground, and as a result, sometimes your feet may need a bit of ‘me time’ to.. read more →

15 Dec 2016
December 15, 2016

What is sports massage?

What is Sports Massage? Sports massage is a combination of deep massage techniques that are very effective at loosening up tight or restricted areas within the muscles, tendons and superficial ligaments. It is referred to as ‘sports massage’ because this technique is favoured by top level sports people on an ongoing basis as part of.. read more →

A lot of people that I treat have ongoing aches and pains that can be directly linked to the nature of the work that they do. Sometimes it may be related to poor posture, sometimes it is due to a lot of manual handling, but whatever the cause the end result can be a lot.. read more →

10 Jan 2015
January 10, 2015

Back pain

Back pain affects most people at some point in their lifetime, old or young, active or inactive, the reasons are varied but I’ve found a few similarities between the cases I see whilst treating people using sports massage therapy. The most common problems are usually associated with the upper back-sometimes also affecting the neck, and.. read more →

06 Jan 2015
January 6, 2015

Shoulder Pain

  One of the most common problems that I’m presented with as a sports massage therapist is related to the shoulder, and shoulder girdle more generally. This is an area of the upper body in which the particular issues that occur can be quite wide ranging and varied, and certainly not as straight forward to.. read more →

04 Mar 2014
March 4, 2014

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER Jim Mason SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST It’s been a while since my last newsletter, I’m sure some of you must be feeling a bit deprived now at the lack of witty, good quality written correspondence from me! But better late than never! My hands have been kept very busy massaging and squeezing the tension out.. read more →

One of my most regular customers is Graeme Tiffany (pictured above). Graeme is a very keen fell runner, outdoor pursuits specialist, and an all round good bloke! He also writes and presents on youth work and it’s related issues. He gave me a copy of this feature he wrote called ‘Winning at 50′ and so.. read more →

16 Feb 2014
February 16, 2014

Sahara Race 2014

There are a few big ‘ultra’ endurance events taking place at the moment, one of them, the Sahara Race 2014, is being held in Jordan-it was meant to be in Egypt originally but was re allocated to Jordan after the political problems still apparent in Egypt. The competitors have to cover 250 kilometres, self supported.. read more →

08 Feb 2014
February 8, 2014

Winter sports

The 2014 Winter Olympics provided a showcase for the variety of disciplines and the skills and athleticism of the competitors. The fast bobsleigh type events require a lot of sprinting power and explosiveness, whereas the snowboarding and ski jumping requires tremendous acrobatic and gymnastic skills. Injuries, aches and pains are always present although there is.. read more →

01 Feb 2014
February 1, 2014

Iron vs Cardio

At this time of year it’s very popular for people to start going to the gym with more frequency/urgency, especially after the Christmas excess, and I see a lot of different people and body types in my work as a sports massage therapist, but there can be quite a lot of different perceptions of how.. read more →