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Sports Therapy and Massage in Swansea

Benefits of a Regular Massage

All my clients know, I encourage a regular massage routine. It’s something that I wish I’d known the benefits of many years ago and I hope more and more people start experience the benefits of it soon. Sports Massage, and a regular treatment plan, is not just for athletes....

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Anatomy The hamstring muscle consists of three individual muscles which are Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus. These three muscles originate from the pelvis, travels down the rear of the thigh and they attach on a lower leg bone called the Tibia. The...

Introducing Richard!

Richard is joining the BodyWorks Therapy team as a Sports Therapist from Tuesday 21st November. You can book his sessions online and find out more information by clicking here (http://www.bwtherapy.co.uk/booking/) ** 10 things you need to know about Richard!...

Ice v’s Heat – when to use them by Mika Ireste

Knowing when to apply ice on an injury and when to apply heat can be confusing. In this article, Mika explains their application Application of Heat and Ice Ice and heat have been used for years by athletes to ease aches and promote recovery, but a lot of the time people will...

Shin Splints – how to manage them by Ben Clinton

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) aka ‘shin splints’ in runners  What is it?  Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as “shin splints,” is a frequent overuse injury of the lower limb and one of the most common causes of lower limb pain in recreational...

Stretching for cyclists

Stretching should be part of any cyclist’s ‘off the bike’ strength and conditioning routine, something many of us are guilty of neglecting! Good flexibility is one of those key areas for helping to avoid aches and pains out riding and for improving function. Muscles are not...

Stronger hips equals pain free knees

If you run, then it’s likely that at one point or another, you’ve suffered from an overuse injury to your lower limb. The knee is the most common site for overuse, accounting for up to half of all injuries! The most common complaint is patellafemoral pain syndrome or PFPS...

Upper Trapezius Stretch

If you’re an office worker then no doubt you experience tension in your upper shoulders. Try this stretch at your desk at regular intervals throughout the day to help reduce some of the tension.

wall assisted hamstring stetch

This has stretch has had the most viewings on You Tube – over 2000! This is because it is one of the most effective hamstrings stretches that exists. Go on, try it for yourself

wall assisted Pectoralis stretch

With the assistance of the wall, you are able to take the arm back further, which in turn, enables you to open up through the chest more