- Integrated Body Therapies
Christine A. Ruppert, LMT5712 Stillwell Road
Rockville, MD 20851
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A pulled hamstring is among the most common injuries sustained by runners. It’s characterized by the excessive stretching and/or tearing of fibrous muscle tissue in the thigh. The hamstring muscles contract with each stride you take, and normally this causes no reason for concern. But pushing your body beyond its physical limits can result in injuries like a pulled hamstring.
There are many ins and outs of stretching; both literally and figuratively. Some of the most appealing aren’t always the best ones. When muscles haven’t been stretched in a while, and/ or have not been exercised regularly, you may experience some irritation as you begin or resume your stretching program. Resist the temptation to over stretch, to stretch too fast
Evaluating the various types of stretching can be difficult. Fortunately I’ve got a list to help you identify the seven best types of stretching to incorporate with your massages.
Understanding and knowing the difference between each stretching technique will help you decide which will suit your specific needs.
Whether it is emotional or physical, stress takes its toll on our bodies overtime. This can cause chronically tight muscles and various aches and pain. In many cases this can be easily prevented with proactive self-care.
One of my many goals as your massage therapist is to prevent pain. While we all wish we could get massages on a daily