How Does Sports Massage Therapy Help

An Interview with Paul Gardiner

When did you start running? 2012 as people at work signed up for Bristol Half Marathon so I thought I would. Plus I had spent years looking for a hobby to take up and had watched Anna train and enjoy races and the social aspect of it, so rather than been left with the kids…

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corsham 10k

Corsham 10k

I had a great time supporting the Corsham 10k by delivering sports massage and cheering on runners at this award winning event on Sunday. I teamed up with Pickwick Physio et al in order to treat as many people as possible and had the London Marathon app on the go bringing updates of many clients…

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post run stretches

Post Run Stretches

Here are my favourite post running stretches, which have genuinely helped my recovery for that next training run. Thank you to Kerry from Flexi-Fit who is a Yoga for Sport specialist. Contact me for help with your post run stretching and recovery.

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Run Training Plans

Run Training Plans

If you’re thinking of running a race to chase a pb or to complete a new distance then run training plans are essential. It’s often thought that training plans are for ‘proper’ runners but actually they are useful for anyone at any running level. They are as important for injury prevention as they are for…

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Massage Gift Vouchers

Massage Gift Vouchers Available Now

thetreatmentrooms massage gift vouchers make a thoughtful and useful present for the person in your life with niggles and/or a sporty and active lifestyle. They are available to purchase in 30 minute and 60 minute sessions or can be put towards a marathon package as part payment. Please contact me for further information or to…

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Half Marathon Tips and Advice

HALF MARATHON TIPS With the Chippenham Half Marathon just around the corner, I’ve asked some of my clients and experienced half marathon running friends, for their best half marathon tips. Here they are collated in one handy article for you ahead of this weekend’s event: Use vaseline on nipples (if male, no comment on female!),…

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Sports massage therapy

Why Sports Massage Therapy?

Many athletes, coaches and those involved in all aspects of sport, consider Sports Massage Therapy to be an essential component of an athlete’s training and, ultimately, performance. It can be used pre event to prepare the body for activity, and post event as part of the recovery and healing process. Ideally, those involved in regular…

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Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling in Chippenham

Dry Needling is a very successful medical treatment, working well in conjunction with soft tissue therapy. It uses very thin needles without any medication (a dry needle) to achieve its aim. Dry Needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, headaches, and some nerve problems. It is not the same as…

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chippenham 5miler

Chippenham 5miler

Looking forward to massaging at and running the Chippenham 5miler on Sunday for the Harriers team, race 3 in the Wiltshire Road Race League. I’ll be joining up again with event buddy, Steve of South West Massage, so will have time to catch my breath before cracking on with post event massage. Actually, I’m tired…

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running injury recovery

CYCLING and RUNNING

Cycling has a reputation of being a specialised sport and needing a lot of expensive gear. Many runners see cyclists as a different breed to them (and vice versa!) and cycling not as demanding – cycling is perceived as less effort than running to runners. However there are a lot of benefits of mixing in…

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Cycling Injuries and Prevention

Despite the commonly accepted thought, cycling is a full body activity, not just using the lower half. Desk job cyclists have to spend many waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks, phones as well as handlebars. Over time, all those hours in that position, on and off the bike, adds up to…

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Brighton Marathon

Good Luck Brighton Marathon Runners

So many friends running Brighton Marathon, it’s been brilliant to be part of your training journey and hear about the highs and lows…however you do, pb or not, you all made it to the start line and there is a lot to be said for that. Can’t wait to hear your marathon stories… If you…

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Chippenham sports massage therapist

Trail Running

Off road running is often considered difficult and more for ‘proper’ runners than road running. Whilst it is true that it is more technically challenging, it can also enhance road running (and not just by making you appreciate a smooth surface more!). As a keen off road runner and Chippenham Sports Massage Therapist, I get…

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chippenham sports massage

That’s not a hill….this is a hill…

Enjoying off road running at the moment, it’s a great way to improve general running strength. Had a go at The Rough and Tumble on Sunday 14th January; billed as one of the toughest multi terrain races in Wiltshire, it certainly lived up to its reputation. There were a couple of hills that definitely weren’t…

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Marathon Massage

Marathon Massage

I’m starting 2018 extremely busy with 16 clients signing up for up for my Marathon Massage Therapy Packages and Ironman Massage Therapy packages. With clients from Chippenham, Corsham and Trowbridge – running club members and independent souls – it’s an exciting time as everyone starts their training with the usual NY enthusiasm. Regular treatments can…

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention for Runners Running is an addictive sport and a great way to get ft, lose or maintain weight and socialise with like-minded people. Like most sports, though, there are some risks of injury inherent within it and the following suggestions are ways in which to mitigate that risk. There’s nothing more exhausting than…

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the wickstead wander

NO PRIZES FOR SECOND!   

I ran in the 2nd race of the Wiltshire Off Road Race League on Sunday, The Wickstead Wander, and accidentally came 2nd lady 🙂 It’s a relatively flat course, on fields and track with the odd water jump and fences thrown in. I was apprehensive about doing an off road as I have been rehab-ing…

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Calne Clock Change Challenge

Personal Bests at the Calne Clock Change Challenge

Finally beat my long standing 10k pb at the Calne Clock Change Challenge (46:45)…even more chuffed for the many friends/clients from Corsham Running Club, Chippenham Harriers, AVR, as well as independent runners, that achieved great results today. Demonstrates what a winning combination hard work, strength & conditioning and sports massage therapy from thetreatmentrooms is…..happy days…

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Post Event Massage

Grittleton 10k Pre Event & Post Event Massage

I’m looking forward to providing pre and post event massage at the Grittleton 10k, Race 9 of the WRRL, this weekend. Hosted by www.cadence-events.co.uk it’s a fast course and many of the 500 racing will be looking to PB. Ever wondered what pre and post event massage does?  Pre event massages prepares the body for high…

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Chippenham Tri Does LCW

For those not in the “know” – LCW stands for Long Course Weekend, which, if you do the full event, means a 2.4 mile sea swim on Friday, 112 mile bike ride on Saturday and a full 26.2 mile marathon on the Sunday – basically an IronMan distance spread over a weekend. For me, however,…

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Discounts for Racers

Bring your Bling! Book a Sports Massage appointment with www.thetreatmentrooms.info, bring a medal from a running race in September/October 2017 and receive a discount on your treatment in October 2017 🙂 (Ts and Cs – no other discounts apply)

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