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Massages and Other Personal Treats as Gifts

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. If you've ever read the Five Love Languages, you know what I mean when I say my language is gifts. If you haven't read it, basically, the book says everyone feels love in slightly different ways: some people like verbal affection, others prefer touch, gifts, time or acts of service. When you have someone in your life who really understands your language, it makes everything feel just a bit better. A few years ago, I had a friend who intuitively knew my love language, and she was always surprising me with little gifts – my favourite was one afternoon when she "kidnapped" me and took me to get a massage. If you know someone who loves gifts, check out the ideas in my blog. I want to guide and help people who need ideas and inspiration. Enjoy reading.

Massages and Other Personal Treats as Gifts

Workout Lessons To Help You Keep Sports Injuries At Bay

Noa Hubert

Injuries that occur during exercises are often as a result of poor sports techniques. You should always ensure that your body is in the right posture for the given exercise or sport you're practicing. Below is a guide on common and effective training lessons that will help alleviate your injury and also prevent you from incurring injuries.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a remedial therapy that will come in handy for you if you have post-injury pain, muscle strain or discomfort. Clinical Pilates will help you regain your body's balance, flexibility, stability and correct posture. In most cases, an injury will make you change the correct exercising posture because your body is trying to protect the injured area. So, attending clinical Pilates sessions will significantly boost quick recovery and also realign your body and muscles.

An accredited Pilates trainer will guide through the right exercises that are best for your specific needs. Often, you can find a specialist who solely focuses on clinical Pilates or a therapist who has specialized in more than one field, such as remedial massage, chiropractic or physiotherapy, including clinical Pilates. The program takes place in progressive sessions, so be sure to get your schedule, and you can always request for specific timelines when you're free.

Running Assessment

If running is your favorite workout or main strength, but an injury is preventing you from getting the most out of it, then you should consider having a running assessment done. A running assessment is a test carried out to check your running posture and biomechanics. The test allows the therapist to identify challenges in your running, potential causes of your symptoms and the source of pain or discomfort.

During the assessment, make sure you maintain your regular posture and avoid having any tension just because you are under observation. Running in your usual posture and style helps the trainer to get a comprehensive analysis of your condition. Also, a video recording is often used in the assessment sessions, which comes in handy when your trainer is guiding you through on how to rectify your mistakes.  

Cycling Assessment

The wrong cycling technique is often associated with sports injuries that occur in the lower back, knees, shoulder and ankles. A bike, either stationery or mobile, can be adjusted in different ways that in turn affect your cycling performance. A cycling assessment is therefore used to check your cycling technique and posture to determine the faults you're making while cycling and possible causes of your injuries.

Your therapist will take a detailed report of your cycling abilities, posture and history of any challenges. Also, different biking adjustments will be made during the sessions to help in identifying specific problems associated with the adjustments. The diagnosis made will then be used to guide you on how to achieve the correct cycling technique.

Professional training on how to exercise is very helpful in enabling you to learn and master the correct way to do your routine exercises. The correct exercising technique is indeed a key to success in achieving your fitness goal.