Trapped nerves are one of the most common forms of upper back pain. A lot of the time this type of pain stems from posture related issues where the upper back muscles are over stretched, usually from sitting for long periods or other unnatural positions. The nerve is caught either between muscles or between muscle and bone and because of the bad posture it can’t release itself.
A lot of the time trapped nerves can be released through massage techniques where the muscles are manipulated to release the nerve back to its normal position. It is usually a relatively painless process though can be uncomfortable at times.
Ever fancied doing Military Fitness Training but you don’t have the confidence to go to a class? Matt Holland Fitness can help you out with this by bringing army style fitness training into your training sessions.
As part of our 1-2-1 training sessions we will make good use of the great local parks where we will use classic military exercises such as squats, lunges, waddles and spider crawls in a circuit training session. Outdoor sessions can be accommodated to your individual fitness levels and needs so you won’t feel the pressure of having to keep up with others in a class.
If you think you have what it takes to try out these sessions then give us a ring on 07912 754088 or get in touch via our contact page.
The Difference Between Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage.
When most people book a massage they either want a relaxing treatment or they have a muscular niggle in one or more places on the body that require something with a bit more oomph!! Each style has it’s own unique elements and we describe them below:
This type of treatment is brilliant if you want to relax and get general stresses and strains out of your system. Swedish massage is generally gentle to medium in pressure. The therapist will start with long gliding hand strokes that are relaxing but are firm enough to get the blood flowing under the skin. Various techniques are used in Swedish massage such as Effleurage and Petrissage. Effleurage is the long gentle strokes used at the start of a massage, generally used to warm and prepare the body. Petrissage is slightly deeper and involves the use of the ‘ball’ of the hand to break down any knots through ‘kneading’ and get them into the blood system. Once into the blood system, any toxins or unwanted natural chemicals will then be processed in the liver and excreted naturally.