A Message from Georgette Essey,
What is a trigger point? Muscles are made of up of fibres, called sarcomeres, that overlap each other. When the sarcomeres contract, they attach to the adjacent fibres and pull, resulting in movement of the muscle. To release this movement the sarcomeres let go of their hold on the adjacent fibres and the contraction stops. A knot, or more accurately a trigger point, is formed when the sarcomeres are constantly firing, or 'switched on'. It can feel like a nodule or knot in the muscle when felt through the skin and can refer pain beyond the knot itself.
We are very proud to announce that we are extending our soft tissue therapy services, specifically at Zone 34 in Lewisham. Sydney Elite Massage Therapy owner and Senior Soft Tissue Therapist, Anthony Kaleel, travelled with David Hillard, Physiotherapist and Head of Medical Services for Basketball Australia and owner of Zone 34, to Lebanon for the 2017 Asia Cup. The Boomers competed well and brought home a Gold medal!!
Debbi Schulstad and Brad Milosevic are both flying out on Friday July 21st  to Tonbridge for the Athletics Australia Team Camp until 1st August. The team will then make their way to London to compete in the IAAF World Championships from 5th - 13th August.
Anthony Kaleel, Director and Senior Soft Tissue Therapist will be travelling with the Australian Basketball Team (Boomers) to the Gold Coast from 22nd - 27th July where a 20 man squad will be narrowed down to a final team of 12 players. A series of warm up games will lead directly into the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup where they will battle for top honours.
From June 2017 we will no longer be consulting at 504a Victoria Road in Ryde. We would like to thank the team at High Performance Physiotherapy for the professional relationship developed over the past 3 years. For all of our clients that have been treated in the Ryde clinic, we would like to remind you that we have 3 locations that our highly skilled therapists treat from; Sydney Olympic Park - Potts Point - Kogarah You can call to organise your appointment or book online (Potts Point and Kogarah only). 
Sydney Elite Massage Therapy has treatment rooms across Sydney, and requires passionate and professionally qualified massage therapists to join our growing team.
Do you suffer from sore, tense neck and shoulders, especially when you’re stressed? Do you have back pain that interferes with your day? Do you have a sport injury that throws you off your game and stops you performing your best? Do you come home from work, shopping or the gym with aches and pains? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are a massage could help. But what is massage and how does it help? Massage is work performed on the soft tissues of the body to aid circulation, lengthen muscles and to encourage relaxation.
Throughout history, running has been regarded as a lifesaving activity. Whether humans ran to escape the clutches of a ferocious predator or in more modern times to catch the bus, we need to be able to run and run well! Luckily for the majority of us, today, we run to improve our health and fitness. Now that winter is well and truly behind us we welcome the warmer and longer days that comes with the spring season. Many of us will take up running recreationally, either in an event, a running group or on our own.