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Hi guys, it’s Marlon from Sports Optimum here. Today I wanted to have a chat about SHARP LOWER BACK PAIN!

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                If you are someone that is suffering with this type of pain, then you need to get on the front foot quickly and go and see someone that can help you, assess you, and tell you which way to move, (and more importantly which way not to move) to get you out of pain.

                Too many times people wait too long to go and see someone. If you do have sharp lower back pain, then you need to act quickly, as you may have a far better outcome if you can get in and see someone that can help you straight away.

                Also, LOWER BACK PAIN can be serious, especially if it is disc type pain (coming from the disc). Moving the wrong way if you have a disc bulge can put you into pain very easily.

                I believe it’s no good doing exercises yourself that may, or may not be making you better or worse, that could be exacerbating your pain and making this pain worse.

                Sharp LOWER BACK PAIN can be very severe and hang around for years, if you continue to move the wrong way, or do the wrong thing; so my me message is, go and see someone that can assess you, show you which way to move, and stop you from harming yourself.

                If you are experiencing SHARP LOWER BACK PAIN and want someone that can assess you, help you, and tell you which way to move, then please contact myself, Marlon Walker (personal trainer, remedial massage therapist, and pilates instructor) at SPORTS OPTIMUM, as I would love to help you out of pain.

If you did want to try and exercise that could possibly ease your pain when having SHARP LOWER BACK PAIN then try this exercise here:-

Look after your lower back!

Warm regards,

Marlon Walker

Sports Opitmum

5 Noteworthy Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

To look fit and to feel fit, both are two stark different things. It doesn’t matter if you have got a striking physique, because if some ailment is bugging you, finding peace seems to be a difficult thing. In case you are facing an injury, or have met with an accident, or your body keeps hurting due to chronic pain, massage can help you more than you think. Massage therapy can stop pain fast, improve mobility, flexibility, and get you back to feeling normal quickly.

Deep tissue massage is a type of remedial massage South Yarra technique that has the potential to loosen the tight muscles, thus promoting relaxation. This massage is considered to be corrective as well as therapeutic; it brings along a long list of benefits that make it a valuable choice. Here we are enlisting the top 5 pros of deep tissue massage treatment discussing its long-term effects.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

1. Deep tissue massage is effective to treat chronic lower back pain. When properly applied by a well-trained specialist, it provides much needed relief.

2. Recent studies suggest that this massage therapy lowers high blood pressure and heart rate. As massage induces calm feelings, it reduces muscle tightness and improves blood flow, thus reducing the chances of stroke and heart attack.

3. You can kiss stress and anxiety goodbye with deep tissue massage. The massage boosts the production of oxytocin hormones that soothes the body and keeps constant worry at bay.

4. Improved sports performance can be expected after your frequent deep massage sessions. You may confirm this with your personal trainer South Yarra, he too will possibly let you know how this massage boosts flexibility and aids in managing injuries and potential injuries.

5. It reduces muscle tension by improving the blood supply to the concerned area.

So, if you wish to get this effective type of remedial massage in South Yarra, connect with Sports Optimum. They provide the best personal training South Yarra, and massage therapies services. To get more details, visit now.

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Remedial Massage: A Pain Relief for Physical Injuries


Hi my name is Marlon Walker and I am a remedial massage therapist, personal trainer and pilates instructor at Sports Optimum in South Yarra for two decades.

What is Remedial Massage Therapy and how it will help you

Remedial Massage is such an amazing therapy for stopping pain, increasing pain free range of functional movement and rehabilitating physical injuries. Pain relief is remedial massage’s number one benefit.

According to Medibank Private, Australia’s largest health insurer, remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue of the body, to assist in rehabilitation, pain, and injury management.

If you’re someone that has been suffering with pain, then you must look at remedial massage as a therapy to stop your pain and get you moving in a pain free range of movement. Everybody needs a certain amount of muscular tension in their body to maintain an upright posture however, when muscular tension becomes elevated, muscles and fascia can develop hypersensitive contractile knots called myofascial or muscular trigger points.

According to Travell & Simons (1999) the medical definition of Myofascial Trigger Point is: A hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taunt band. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena.

Myofascial trigger points can and do refer pain to other areas of body and remedial massage therapy at Sports Optimum in South Yarra can help stop this pain fast.

Remedial massage is designed to rebalance muscle length, tone and tension by using manipulation of soft tissues of the body, through kneading, rubbing, and stroking, performed manually by the hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, forearms and elbows to produce a healing effect on the muscular, nervous, and immune systems and on whole body circulation.

Remedial massage therapists must have a detailed knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, to be able assess, treat, and reduce a person’s pain.

Why you should choose Sports Optimum for your Remedial Massage

Remedial massage treatments at Sports Optimum are very personalised to the individuals needs as every person has their own specific posture type and pain patterns. If you’re in pain or you have an ache or niggle, then why not seek out Sports Optimum in South Yarra for a pain relieving remedial massage treatment to stop your pain fast?

Marlon Walker
Sports Optimum