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.
Bolton Ironman 2017
July 16th sees the 8th Bolton Ironman come to town when several thousand insane athletes will take to the water and roads around Bolton for the ultimate in endurance sport. Starting with the swim at Pennington Flash then moving onto the open roads of the West Pennine moors and finally onto the run on the streets of Bolton town centre it makes for a great day for both competitors and spectators.
Matt Holland Fitness are now taking bookings for the four weeks leading upto the race as well as post race treatments. Regular massage treatment during training blocks will greatly improve training levels by getting rid of toxins from the body such as lactic acid which builds up during training. Treatments also improve muscle elasticity and pliability as well as reducing soreness between sessions.
A lot of people who have a physical condition aren’t sure which direction they should go to get professional help. Do I go to a physiotherapist? Do I go to a Chiropractor? Many people will offer these suggestions when you’re complaining of issues, however they may not know the real difference. It may be that instead of these, you actually need a sports or deep tissue massage. All three professions are offered in the Preston area so don’t worry if you don’t know which you actually need.
There are similarities between all three professions and there are times when referrals are made between the three if a condition needs a particular expertise. At the end of the day, if you’re paying privately for a treatment then you want to know that you’re going to the right person before you pay out your hard earned cash.
We realise that having a massage comes into the ‘luxury expense’ part of life and that even when you’ve got constant aches and pains, not everyone can afford to have a massage every week or even every month.
On the flip side of this, with the stresses and strains of the modern world, it is becoming more and more important for us to look after ourselves and take care of our minds and bodies to remain well, feel better and avoid time off work. This is even more important as we are now living longer compared to twenty or thirty years ago.
As we all learn over time, if something is too good to be true, it often is. The price of massage across the country can vary wildly from hundreds of pounds for an hour in exclusive clubs in the capital, to around the price of lunch for an hour with a trainee in some beauty salons up North. Cheap deals on massage tend to be given when therapists are training and while you may stumble upon someone who is a natural masseur, most of the time if you want the massage to sort out specific problems and remove deep rooted tension, you may come out of a ‘cheap massage’ more stressed than when you went in! Matt has 9 years massage experience and provides quality, tailored massage services for extremely reasonable prices, plus he offers block bookings at further discounts.
During the Rio Olympics this year you may have noticed big purple bruises appearing on certain athletes bodies! Michael Phelps as well as plenty of other swimmers plus a lot of the gymnasts all had these welts, predominantly on their shoulders and upper backs. These bruises occur as a result of cupping therapy.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of medicine that was originally used to create an energy flow to a particular area of the body. These days cupping is used in a similar way but to increase blood flow to certain areas such as the all important shoulders for swimmers and gymnasts. There are two different types of cupping therapy, wet and dry cupping. Wet cupping is a medicinal type of cupping.
Sports Massage Ormskirk.
If you’re recovering from a particular sports injury or are feeling tweaks from over training then maybe a Sports Massage is what you need. We firmly believe in prevention over cure so you don’t necessarily have to be injured to have a Sports Massage. We use various techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping and Myofascial Release so you can be rest assured that we will do everything possible to get you back to full fitness.
Deep Tissue Massage is also available and is used to treat a broader area of the body. This type of treatment is ideal for people who work in desk or car based jobs where the postural muscles are constantly under strain. It is also great for manual workers as well as anyone who wants something a bit deeper than a Swedish Massage.
Mobile Sports & Deep Tissue Massage.
Are you wanting to get a Sports or Deep Tissue Massage treatment but don’t have time to get to a physiotherapy clinic or therapy centre? Would you find it better just to chill out after your treatment rather than get straight back into your car and into the rat race? Would you prefer being treated in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of your own home?
At Matt Holland Fitness we have a great alternative! Instead of leaving your house for a massage treatment, we will bring the massage treatment to you. We are now offering a mobile treatment service to clients in the Southport, Ormskirk, Maghull, Burscough and Formby areas (and all locations in between).
As a business we’re always looking to offer great deals to our fantastic clients plus their family & friends across Lancashire.
To help build an even stronger client base we’re excited to announce the introduction of our friend & family referral service.
Here’s how it works – If you refer or introduce a friend, family member or anyone else you may know to Matt Holland Fitness & that person books in for & pays for 10 or 20 Personal Training sessions or a set of 5 or 10 Sports Massage Therapy treatments at any of our North West locations, you will receive a choice of either a Personal Training session or a Sports Massage treatment ABSOLUTELY FREE !
Most people believe deep tissue massage must hurt to work. But the saying, “No pain, no gain,” doesn’t always apply.
In fact, many people fall into a deeper state of relaxation when they receive a deep tissue massage, which may be the reason they get the relaxation therapy.
So, what is a deep tissue massage? It’s the manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body. The massage therapist uses warm oils and direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.
Many people get a deep tissue massage to help relieve chronic aches and pain. Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs.
The word myofascial comes from the Latin words ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascia’ meaning band.
Fascia is a connective tissue, also sometimes known as fibrous bands, which surrounds all muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs within the body. The fascia consists of a network of hollow tubules made up of collagen and elastin.
Fascia itself is very strong, flexible and dynamic and so responds well to stretching. The fascia loses its elasticity through physical and emotional trauma and poor posture. This results in the fascia hardening and the general flexibility of both the fascia and the muscle it surrounds, decreases.