Posts Tagged ‘tension’

Five Reasons You Have Tight Hamstrings

On his blog, Eric Cressey writes:

“There might not be a more obnoxious and stubborn athletic injury than the hamstrings strain.  When it is really bad, it can bother you when you’re simply walking or sitting on it.  Then, when a hamstrings strain finally feels like it’s getting better, you build up to near your top speed with sprinting – and it starts barking at you again.  In other words, a pulled hamstrings is like a crazy, unpredictable mother-in-law; just when you think you’ve finally won her over, she brings you back down to Earth and reminds you how much more she liked your wife’s old boyfriend.

However, not all hamstrings pain cases are true strains; more commonly, they present as a feeling of “tight hamstrings.”  If one is going to effective prevent this discomfort, rehabilitate it, or train around it, it’s important to realize what is causing the hamstrings tightness in the first place.”

Why might we have tight hamstrings?

1. Protective Tension of the Hamstrings

2. Neural Tension

3. Truly Tight Hamstrings

4. Previous Hamstrings Strain

5. Acute Hamstrings Strain or Tendinosis

Learn about the five reasons on Cressey’s blog at http://www.ericcressey.com/5-reasons-tight-hamstrin

 

Dancer Finds New Lease on Life with SI

We recently received this email from a dancer who found greater movement through Structural Integration.

Thanks for sharing the note! See our Testimonial section for more letters like this.

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Trini Sampson Changes Herself with Structural Integration

We recently received this email from a client who went through the Structural Integration series. Thanks for sharing your journey, Trini!

See our Testimonial section for more letters like this.

All of our testimonials are reprinted with permission. If you would like to make your story available to others, please let us know. Contact us at amma@ammatn.com or send us a letter the old-fashioned way.

 

The Benefits of Sports Massage

By Brandon J. Thomas

It is well known that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, pain and tension and generally feels good. However massage can be more than just relaxing. For athletes massage therapy can be a key contributor to their training regime and considerably enhance their performance. More commonly known as “Sports Massage” massage for athletes utilizes deep muscle working techniques that eliminate toxins in muscle fiber as well as remove adhesions. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Massage Therapy – Promoting Health And Wellbeing

By Gabriel J. Adams

Body massaging is a therapy which can be done by hand or with an instrument to give a soothing effect to the soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy is one of the best and most proficient methods of practice used today to improve the overall health and wellbeing. Good massage techniques will improve blood circulation, reduce any tension, un-strain the muscles and joints, and relax the body and the mind. Read the rest of this entry »