Recovery

7 posts

KinesioTex Tape- Train like an Olympian

If you’ve watched the Olympics over the past several Games, you probably have seen at least a few athletes with some crazy looking tape on their shoulders or knees. I’m sure you’ve wondered “what it could possibly be doing?” or “why does it split like that?” or even “should they be competing if they need […]

Joint Care and Stretching

Did you know that most of the tissues in our bodies receive nutrients from our blood circulation, but our joints have very little blood supply? How do the tissues of our joints receive nutrients and hydration, and remove waste? Movement! The movement of our joints causes synovial fluid to circulate throughout the joint capsule, bathing […]

Destination Marathon!

Is an international marathon on your bucket list? Great! But what if you don’t want to sit on an international flight, cramped between a smelly child and a man who snores, before you see your massage therapist? (You DO see a massage therapist after a long race, right? Right…?) Well, have I got the thing for […]

Race Recover Repeat

Marathon season is coming. But are you ready? Whether this is your first or your 50th, you’ve probably learned about a new… tweak your body is trying out this year. It seems as soon as you figure out one problem, another one crops up. It’s not your imagination. Your brain has a very simple flow […]

Post Competition Massage: Why should I do it?

You’ve run 26.2 miles, biked 112 miles, or swam 2.4 miles- or if you’re a little crazy and a lot determined, all three in one day. Your friend starts pulling you over to the massage tent, but you really don’t want to lay down because you might never get up. Right now, you want nothing […]

How often should I get a massage?

One of the most frequent questions I get is about how to schedule future massages. Without knowing your specific issue, response to massage, and level of commitment to self care, it’s a nearly impossible question to answer off the cuff.  Since that isn’t the answer you were looking for, here are the considerations that I […]

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Stretching notes

With all the new research into stretching, it’s hard to be sure you’re doing it right. Should you move or not? Bounce it out? Hold it? What is dynamic stretching, and how is it different from a warm up jog? Why Stretch? Of course, some of us still think we don’t need to stretch because […]