Timo Massage Therapy - Blog

The London 2012 Olympic Legacy

Monday, 24 September 2012

The excitement has died down and some stadiums dismantled, Mandeville and Wenlock toys are probably strewn across bedroom floors and the Summer of London 2012 now seems a very long time ago.

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said momentum needed to be maintained if the commitment to "inspire a generation" was to be achieved.

Where you inspired by the Olympics? Did Jessica Ennis’s abs encourage you to do a few sit-ups every day? Perhaps you were tempted to take up a new sport like cycling, dressage or judo. Maybe you were so inspired by Our Greatest Team that you simply tried harder down the gym or ran an extra mile.

Why does it feel so good?

Monday, 17 September 2012

We have long known that rubbing, kneading and stroking muscles has been an effective way of relieving soreness and tension. The first recorded use of massage was around 3000 BC, in China. The Chinese called their technique ‘amma’, which literally means ‘push-pull’. When children fall over, parents often say “Rub it better!” whilst hugging their offspring, providing contact and relieving the soreness from the area by gentle stroking. So we use massage instinctively, and for those of you who have had shoulders rubbed after a long day, know how good it feels - but why? Why does massage feel so good?

Welcome to Timo’s Massage blog

Monday, 10 September 2012

I am excited here at Timo Massage to be starting a brand new blog to keep you up to date on what is happening in the massage world. I will be creating interesting and engaging weekly blog posts which will delve into the science behind massage and explore how massage will benefit your health and performance in your profession. There will also be case studies and health tips as well as articles concentrating on specific ailments which benefit from massage. I hope you will enjoy reading and sharing these articles - remember to follow me on Twitter (@timomassage) and like the Facebook page for updates, special offers and the latest insight.