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What is a Sports Massage?

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sportsman or woman whether they are injured or not. Massage has a number of benefits both physical, physiological and psychological.

Sports massage can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career.

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Are Mobile Devices a Pain in the Neck?

Are our tablets and smart phones a pain in the neck?! Something we would never think about possibly?

Now, just think… how do you sit when using your tablet or phone? It is not “the norm” to watch our posture when we are sat relaxing on the sofa or on the bus using our smartphones.

Sitting puts twice as much pressure through our discs in the lower back as standing, so we need to recognise we are vulnerable and take precautions to avoid any future detrimental effects on our bodies.

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Pre-season Skiing and Snowboarding Training Tips

Man skiing down a mountain

If your passion is skiing or snowboarding it make sense to do a little bit of prep work before you go. Whatever level you are at, unless you are skiing on a daily basis, you need to get fit. I have highlighted the key components of your preparation basics of preseason training.

There are four fitness components that every skier and snowboarder should incorporate into his or her workout plan. Here’s what you need to know about each one.

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