What does it mean to have tight hips?⠀
A feeling of tightness across the hips comes from tension around the hip flexors. The hip flexors are a group of muscles around the top of the thighs that connect the upper leg to the hip. These muscles allow you to bend at the waist and raise your leg.⠀
Many people have tight hips, from people who spend several hours a day sitting to regular gym-goers and professional athletes. Some people are more prone to tightness in that area of their body, too. Tight hips may put you at increased risk for injury due to the increased demands on tissues that aren’t moving properly.⠀
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Whilst clinic may now be closed for the festive period just wanted to give all clients the heads up for the new year. January is already getting rather booked up as you can see by the places left on January’s calendar. So please do book in now whilst there are still places left and don’t leave till January as they may be no clinic slots remaining and would hate any client to miss out. #softtissuetherapy#christmas#muscle#musclerehab#thinkforward#january#newyear#positive#goforit
A new client said to me “I don’t really have aches and pains and I get massaged frequently. I seem to be in “good tissue health” and I like firm pressure”. I asked her a few questions and thought great, let’s get to it.
On first contact however, I knew that her idea of “good tissue health” is not the same as mine. After warming up her tissue, I started to work a bit deeper. As I approached the edge of her medial shoulder blade I got a familiar feeling under my palm. I heard “oooh, what was that”? I responded “an adhesion or as some might call it, a knot”. 30 seconds later as my hand passed over the upper edge of the shoulder blade, the same sensation, followed by “and what’s that”? My response was “another adhesion”.
After checking in with her that she was doing ok with the pressure I continued to work my adhesion finding magic! After 1 hour this client learnt that not only was she not it “good tissue health” but that she had:
1) compressed shoulders,
2) tech neck,
3) poor neck mobility,
4) adhesions in multiple parts of her upper and lower back,
5) adhesions in the lateral aspects of both of her calves,
6) super tight calves,
7) poor ankle mobility, and
8) some fairly epic mini adhesions in her plantar fascia.
Having come thinking that nothing was wrong, she left the table with 2 emotional responses. 1) anger that no other “massage therapist” had found any of these problems nor advised her on what she can do to help herself, and 2) relief that someone actually wanted to help and treat her body.
I pride myself on what I do! I am a movement and soft tissue therapist. I am all about my clients health. During the first minute with a client I am scanning everything. How do your shoulders sit? Are your hips rotated? Is your head forward? What’s going on with your feet? Etc. Every second that a client is in my presence, I am giving everything to improving their health and I’m so proud of how many clients recognise that in the first hour they spend with me!
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something” (Wilson Mizner) ➡️A good assessment enables us to plan effective treatments that achieve the goals or outcomes that the client desires. It enables us to see whether our treatment is working and gives us measurable benchmarks so both us and the client are able to assess progress.
↪️As a clinical massage therapist, you always need to know why your client has come to you, what they are expecting from the treatment
and a baseline for any changes you make.
Opening times and availability left through to January.
Please get in touch to book in. 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 Please lovely clients I’m not opening many days between Christmas and when the kids go back, BUT if you need me please get in touch and I’ll try my best to open up for you. Don’t be in pain!! 🙌
The posterior suboccipital muscles are really dense with proprioceptors. They're responsible for optimal head 'alignment' and the subtle movements of the skull on the atlas (C1) or the atlas on the axis (C2). Swipe Left ⬅️ for exercises to 'release' the suboccipitals ✔️ 🎓 Biomechanics Coach Diploma Bristol 2019
Interesting little video demonstrating different angles of compression amongst vertebrae and the possible effect on the discs.
It’s all about compression.
I often measure my client’s height before, and immediately after a treatment, with a fairly substantial change occurring (increased height) after a treatment.
Disc problems are more often than not a tensional compression problem.
You’ll go a long way by changing the structural stress-loading.