Men’s Health Movember

I am a feminist, which for me means that I strongly believe in equality between the sexes. November is Men’s Health Awareness month, commonly known as Movember. My feminist beliefs and Men’s Health are linked as there are some inequalities between men and...

Waterpolo and Resistance Band Exercises

If you follow Reset Sports Massage on Facebook or Instagram, you may know that I enjoy playing waterpolo. I currently train and swim in Witney and Banbury. My friend, Lewis, coaches The University of Stirling Ladies’ team. He recently got in touch to ask me to...

One Year In Business – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

WOW! I’m celebrating my one year anniversary in business. What an incredible year! I’ve learned so much and developed personally as well as in business! This post is about “looking back” at what I’ve learned and achieved over the year,...

Stress, Injury, and Common Worries

If you’ve been in the clinic over the past 3 days you may know that I’m suffering from bursitis in my shoulder. A bursa is an ‘anatomical whoopee cushion’ that sits within some joints and prevents friction between structures. The suffix -itis...

Barefoot Training

During my deload week I met with a friend at EP Gym, Banbury to work on some deadlift technique. As we were resting between sets she asked “why do you train without shoes?”. Tongue in cheek I answered “would you bench press in oven gloves?”...

What Is Posture?

If you have had a treatment with Reset Sports Massage, you will know that one of the first things I do with a new client is a postural assessment.    Posture is: The passive positioning of our bodies against gravity. A reflection of a lifetime of habits and...

Patella Dislocation Sports Massage Case Study

I would like to share a sports massage and remedial exercise case study from my clinic in Brackley. My client, Neil, had a nasty injury during a football match in which we suspect his patella (knee cap) briefly dislocated to the outside of his knee as he attempted to...

C is for… CRAMP!

Cramp is an involuntary muscle contraction or spasm that can be very painful. Exercise induced cramps are most common, however cramp can be experienced in non-athletic populations and some people even get cramp at night! This post aims to describe what causes cramp,...

Bone Density and Sports Massage

The microstructure within your bones changes and adapts to your daily activities. There are two types of cells involved in bone maintenance. OsteoBLASTS (they lay down new bone) OsteoCLASTS (they degrade old bone). It is thought that we have a ‘new’...