Yoga in Zanzibar? or Boxing in Cuba? Why not run with the giraffes in Africa? If you're looking for some left of centre health get aways we've found some amazing events and some epic companies that host them! Have a look!
1. Boxing and Core Stability in Cuba?
Run by a hilariously named company Surf Yoga Beer these guys create amazing and unique fitness and wellness adventures across the world. From salsa dancing, yoga and fitness in Cuba, an aquatic adventure on the amalfi coast to Boxing, Core Stability Training and Yoga in Costa Rica this company picks amazing destinations and couples them with health, wellness and fitness retreats.
Future Dates: Cuba Oct 19 - 22 2017, NYE in Nicaragua 28th Dec - 2 Jan 2018
Check their upcoming tours at: www.surfyogabeer.com
Amongst elite athletes self-massage such as triggering and foam rolling is becoming increasingly popular. Yet do these DYI jobs actually work?
Here in the Just Knead It clinic, we’ve been talking a lot about our health and fitness goals for 2017 – New Year’s Resolutions if you will. We were all able to prattle off a list of vague goals for the year like “cut down on Freddo Frogs”,“start running again”and “go back to the gym”. But when really thought about it we all unanimously agreed that these targets are hard to tackle on our own let alone without a tangible goal to aim for. Let’s face it, finding the motivation to haul yourself out of bed at 5am to drag yourself up and down the Kangaroo Point Stairs is hard at the best of times, but even harder when you don’t have a specific event to work towards.
So, here at Just Knead It, we started doing a bit of brainstorming to come up with a list of awesome events in 2017 to help all of us reach those (sometimes elusive) goals!
What is it?
Cupping is an ancient technique used by Sports, Remedial Massage & Myotherapists to improve flexibility, loosen fascia, and help with pain. Cupping dates back to ancient Egypt, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. It has been described by Egyptians as early as 1550 B.C in the Ebers Papyrus.
It is used in conjunction with other remedial massage techniques such as trigger point therapy or deep tissue massage to improve the effect of a massage treatment.
Massage Therapists place several cups on your body and take out oxygen from the cups by using a flame or a rubber pump that creates a vacuum.
As the air is sucked out your skin will rise up into the cup. You skin will redden as blood is drawn closer to the skin. Some therapists will tell you that this redness in toxins and chemicals being sucked out of your body. Unfortunately this is not proven and it is more than likely just blood being drawn closed to the skin by the suctioning affect.
We always get asked how often should someone book in for a massage. Here is a very general guide to get you started. Please keep in mind that this is going to vary from one person to the next dependent on pre existing conditions, proximity to a major event, your sport or fitness activity and your training load.
If you have any questions as always please give us a call or send us an email! We are more than happy to help!
6 key points we cover with our patients in our massages that might help you understand why that injury is lingering in the background.
As a remedial massage therapist I get just as frustrated for my clients as they do when aches, pains and injuries hang around for a long time. Here are a few things points that I go through in a massage session to try to establish why an injury is not getting better.
I hope that helps to give you some ideas to help you to work out why your injury is hanging around. I know they are quite broad if you need any help or advice with specific injuries feel free to call us on 3891 7629 or 0424 633 474 or booking online or via the Mindbody App! We are happy to help!
Kat Murray, Remedial Massage Therapist - Just Knead It Woolloongabba.
Check out this delicious salad recipe! It goes great with lamb on the barbecue!
I love to cook and am passionate about making interesting salads! Quite a few of you have asked me for recipe suggestions over the last few months so I thought I'd post some of them for you all to use. The beauty of this recipe is you can use up any left over vegetables in the fridge. The ones below a just a suggestion.
Improve your rowing performance off the water with key stretches and triggering exercises to increase power through the water and stroke efficiency. In our previous blog we discussed how stretching, strengthening and injury prevention can help to significantly improve your on water performance. In part two of blog we discuss, in detail how to stretch and foam roller techniques specific for muscles used in rowing.
As we start to move into the competitive season for elite rowing and the start of the masters campaign for Nationals, the training load will begin to increase. We want to make sure that you have the skills and tools you need to row as fast as possible and avoid injury.
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Ever asked yourself how often should I get a massage? OR Wondered how your remedial massage therapist determines when you should come back in for another massage?
As remedial massage therapists we frequently get asked this question. The answer is a tricky one as it is determined by a number of factors and is entirely individual.
This was a difficult blog to write as I am a well aware that everyone is different and responds differently to massage treatment. I want to give you a guide and a set of questions to think about so you can make an informed choice, but also make sure that you understand that this is STILL ONLY A GUIDE!
The best way to determine how often you should be getting treatment is to ask a massage therapist that you trust to give you an honest answer!
So here is a general guide that I go by, as well as the set of questions to go through to determine the frequency of massage treatment.