Posts Tagged ‘running’

How does Massage Therapy benefit my marathon training?

Posted on October 7th, 2006, by relax

Are you training for a marathon this fall?  Being a long-distance runner and massage therapist, I can attest to the benefits of regular massage in the preparation of the marathon.  There are different phases of sports massage that benefit the athlete at different times leading up and following the actual event.  I will be addressing the preventative sports massage, [...]

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Muscle of the Month (September): Psoas

Posted on September 10th, 2006, by relax

The psoas in a powerful core muscle of the body.  This is a key muscle for many activities especially, those involving running. The tendons of the psoas major muscle and another muscle called the iliacus converge to a single insertion called the iliopsoas.  The iliopsoas is a strong flexor of the hip joint, and a [...]

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Muscle of the Month (June): Trapezius

Posted on June 22nd, 2006, by relax

The trapezius is one of a pair of muscles, which, when combined, form the trapezium.  The trapezius is a large, flat muscle, which begins at the base of the skull, running down the length of the spin to the lower back.  It also attaches to the back of the shoulder, forming a large triangle.  The [...]

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