Saturday, 30 March 2013

Elbow drop!

How is it still this cold?!

I think someone needs to have a word with Mother Nature and just make sure she is OK, I'm worried that  she may have forgotten how Spring is meant to be!

Maybe she has been distracted and just overlooked the temperature side of things as there are a lot a confused looking flowers out there today.

I unfortunately picked up a bit of a niggle in the back of my knee after having an extremely cold run resulting in twisting my knee a little. After much resting and icing I came to the conclusion that it was finally time to bring out the big guns. Deep tissue massage

Those of you who have had one will now be wincing at those three little words, those of you who have not will now be wondering what all the fuss is about.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say....

"Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout. If a practitioner employs deep tissue techniques on the entire body in one session, it would be next to impossible to perform; it might lead to injury or localised muscle and nerve trauma, thereby rendering the session counter-productive."

What it looks like....

What it feels like at times...

All joking aside I am aching a little bit today and it kind of feels like I have been punched in the leg but hopefully a couple of days rest and I should be back on the road again!
It is something I have put off for a long time but I am glad that I went ahead and did it. Anybody having doubts about any pain should really just get it checked out by a professional and save themselves a lot of time and pain.
I shall catch up with you all again soon as I have a lot of new stuff I am reviewing at the moment.
Here is a taste of reviews to come....Ultimate Direction AK Vest, Raceready shorts, Tabi boots.....

Stay safe, keep warm and keep running!

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