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.
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.
Matt Holland Fitness are currently taking bookings for Sports & Deep Tissue massage at Your Physiotherapy, located at 146 Station Rd, Bamber Bridge. As we work from various locations we work on an ad hoc basis so booking is essential & unfortunately we cannot accommodate walk ins. We offer treatments for clients with a great variety of injuries/ailments, from sports injuries such as muscle strains & tightness to work related strains such as jobs where a client is sitting at a desk or in a car all day to people who work in heavy lifting professions.
Your Physiotherapy is one of the leading Physiotherapy clinics in the Northwest with clinics in Bamber Bridge, Blackpool, Lytham, Levenshulme & Cheadle. They specialise in restoring Movement and Flexibilty to the body after an injury, illness or operation & have a huge amount of experience working with the likes of the military and the NHS.
Is it better to do cardio first or weights during a training session? What is the ideal order? Well, it really depends on what you’re trying to achieve. Whichever discipline we do first is where we will have the greater intensity, so if you want to get more out of your cardio session, then do that first, otherwise you can fatigue very quickly doing weights leaving you spent for the fat burning part.
Fat Loss – studies have shown that doing resistance exercise first will deplete blood glucose and muscle glycogen, meaning you will tap into your fat stores a lot faster when your cardio phase begins. Having said that, if the cardio work is where the majority of the fat is going to be burned, then maybe you want to be at your highest energy levels for that. The good news is that if you’re doing both in your training session, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to burn fat either way.
One of the biggest fears for people wanting to get started (possibly for the first time in their lives) with a Personal Training programme is that they will get thrown in at the deep end by an intimidating Personal Trainer and will find the sessions way too difficult.
Exercise, and the thought of a whole lifestyle change, for some people can be an extremely daunting prospect. The fear of the unknown for many people can prove to be a deciding factor in the decision making process. Unfortunately too many people decide against taking up a fitness programme because they possibly see these intimidating trainers on television who are yelling and screaming at their clients, or they watch the growing number of weight loss reality shows where the clients are being trained 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week and struggling day in day out while being made an example of.
Here we will hopefully answer some Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Training.
Why should I hire a Personal Trainer?
The main reason people hire a Personal Trainer is simple – Motivation! For so many people it’s easy to procrastinate and say “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “it’s raining” or “I’m too tired”. There are hundreds of reasons not to exercise. If you have a Personal Trainer (especially a Home based personal trainer), there are very few excuses. We will be there at your door at the agreed time, rain or shine with a big smile…so get the kettle on!!!
Another great reason for hiring a Personal Trainer is that you don’t know how to exercise. We will take you through everything from start to finish and hopefully the next few questions will help you out a bit to start off with.
If you’re after weight loss and you live in Preston or Chorley get in touch with Matt Holland Fitness. We specialise in Healthy Diet & Weight Loss programmes combined with a customised Personal Training programme to help you reach your health and fitness goals. “I have been through the process myself and can say from my experiences that it’s not an easy thing to do, but it IS achievable with hard work and determination.” says Matt
Even though there are numerous diet programs and speciality fitness equipment readily available, I meet people every day constantly struggling with weight loss, more specifically, body fat loss. While most people would love to lose weight in the fastest time possible, most people have trouble losing any weight at all because they set unrealistic weight loss goals. If you are wondering what is best way to lose weight quickly, you may have tuned into the popular television show, The Biggest Loser, to see what methods the contestants are using. It’s easy to get the wrong idea about weight loss when you see the contestants dropping weight in double digits in one week. You have to remember that, while this programme shows real people losing real weight, they have a full time personal trainer pushing them 5 or 6 hours a day and must adhere to a strictly regulated program. In the real world, this simply isn’t possible for most people.
It’s that time of year when New Years health & fitness resolutions should now be in full swing. Gyms are packed and Personal Trainers, such as me, are in our peak time with work. The really motivated resolutioners are going to the gym or exercising at home several times a week. The not quite so motivated ones are starting to get excuses together as to why they won’t train today, or tomorrow, or the day after. Maybe it’s the weather! Maybe you don’t have time! Maybe you’re tired! Maybe it’s the weather! (again). Maybe you’re just lacking in motivation. Maybe you’ll start next week!