Sports massage is a great way to relax and do something good for your body. It is a great remedial approach for various ailments such as tennis elbow, chronic back pain or sciatica. Its primary function is to interact with the involved structure, be it muscle, ligament or facsia, and break it down using deep and slow forces.
If the problem still persists, the client is educated upon how to have better posture or active exercises that will relieve the problem by either activating the antagonist or the involved muscle itself.
Sports massage usually costs a little bit more then a deep tissue massage because the therapist has undergone more training. Both massages can be quite similar but sports massage tends to be more remedially based and localised in its efforts whilst deep tissue is a more relaxing and holistic treatment.
Insincerity in Business
“…No I would not like a cupcake with that”
I would not like a cupcake with that, thank you. I have been to this coffee shop for 2 years and never have I ordered a cupcake with my coffee. Why should this day be any different. The waitress is the same, in fact all the waitresses are the same from all of the coffee shops I frequent close to work, and each one asks me whether I would like a cupcake with my coffee, each day, about 3 times a day.
I carefully decline each time with a smile and a “thank you”.
Cupcakes are the icing on what is a vast cupcake of insincerity I experience in my life working in a little shop, in a little village in the North of London.
It seems every time the phone rings, I will have to put on my business persona and deflect all seemingly genuine attempts of endearments from some random person in another very distant city.
I am aware of rapport and its necessity in day to day business interactions. I am also aware, unlike some, that it is a contradiction. Sincerity is ineffable and unquantifiable, once it becomes a conscious act, qualified as something such as “rapport” - it is nullified. And a good thing to.
We should do good acts on the back of good motives, on the back of good turtles that each stand upon the back of an even greater and gooder turtle.
Reflexology was created in 1913 by William H Fitzgerald and Dr. Edwin Bowers, the premise of which is that zones on the sole of the foot have a numbing effect on certain parts f the body. The theory was expanded by Eunice D. Ingham who effectively created the reflexology we know of today. Ingham mapped the hands and feet into zones that he thought had a direct effect on various parts of the body including organs.
Very little evidence for Reflexology being an effective treatment for medical conditions has been forthcoming, but the same can be said for many other remedial treatments including massage. This does not mean Reflexology is ineffective.
At Massage Muswell Hill, we have provided all thoughts of remedial treatments; from Acupuncture to Sports massage, and we let the client decide for themselves if the treatment is beneficial.
What makes a head massage so important?
Other then being a wonderful and relaxing way to spend a half-hour, head massage can relieve a variety of musculoskeletal problems along the posterior line (see Tom Myers “Anatomy Trains”).
As a sports massage therapist, massaging the knots I find within the muscles in the head: Occiptialis, Frontalis and especially Temporalis is a great way to relieve tension the client builds up.
It is not uncommon to feel large and bulbous knots within the Temporalis muscle, I attempt to release this by using to fingers on both sides of the head just above the cheekbones and putting deep and consistent pressure on the spot for a period of 20 seconds. This can prove to be quite uncomfortable but afterwards there is an appreciable release in the tension held there.