The First Heat Of The London 2012 Olympics Is Over…

, Thursday, 16 August 2012

So if you’re feeling the effects of ‘Post Olympic’ depression, it won’t last long. On your marks and get set for the next uplifting installment that is the 2012 Olympics!

The opening and closing ceremonies

The last 2 weeks have been quite a journey. The opening and closing ceremonies caught the imagination but it’s what happened in between that truly mattered. Nicola Adams winning a gold medal in the women’s boxing for the first time in Olympic history. What stamina and strength of character she displayed! Usain Bolt; enigmatic, focused and unbeatable. Mo Farah, a budding football player and Arsenal fan who became a double gold Olympic winner. Proving that, determination and hard work is a winning combination.

How else could they have achieved their goals?

With them, all the way were a team of sports massage therapists, physiotherapists, and nutritionists who ensured that every muscle and joint was kept in tip-top condition. Avoiding injury and fatigue is the job of these dedicated professionals and without them, we would not have witnessed these historical events. Sports remedial massage would have played an integral part of the run-up to the Olympic Games and during them too.

Mo Farah UK’s greatest ever athlete

It’s not just the athletes who would have needed some extra care during the London Olympics. Mo Farrah’s wife would have benefited from a pregnancy massage during all the excitement! How else could she have kept relaxed and well as she watched her husband be the best? Let’s not forget 70,000 volunteers who stood for hours in all the Olympic London venues. Lower back pains and aching legs may not have been felt at the time due to the pure adrenaline being released, but now the games are over they are probably feeling the odd twinge here and there. We hope that they have treated themselves with a relaxation massage after all the time and effort they put in.

2012 Olympics Games

The 2012 London Olympics has given us high’s and low’s. What we didn’t expect is how flat we would be feeling once they ended. Yes, Post Olympic Depression (POD) has hit London and probably the rest of the world too. Pele and Brazil gave us a little taste of what to expect in the Olympic Games of 2016; Samba and Sport…what an event that will be! But what do we do now? The Paralympic Games is here to save the day and the eyes of the world fixed once more on sports massage.

Athletes from 148 countries

More muscles needing a massage treatment, more backs needing to be realigned, more athletes pushing themselves to the limit with the hope of reaching their goal. Over 4,000 athletes from 148 countries will display strength, fortitude and agility. Physically, they are strong but their mental strength is what will give them the edge over their opponents. With a diverse range of events, Judo athletics, basketball and football to name a few; if you believe you can do it then you will, an attitude that has rubs off on all spectators.

Overcoming obstacles is why we all embrace the Olympic Games. Winning medals is of course part of the whole experience but what the games truly represent is people fighting the odds to be there. People who came from countries that some of us had never heard of, people who came from countries that could not compete before, people who had to earn their place in this world using sheer resilience and the belief that they can achieve anything that they put their minds too. The message is simple; training hard, moving beyond boundaries and we are capable of doing amazing things.

So it’s time, time for them and time for us to present ‘Remedial Massage 2012’. Ben Pianese Massaggi team are proud to be a part of this amazing summer of sports massage Olympic Park, London. We forget that we are all Olympians too…

Ben has been a practical pain management trainer and a celebrated massage therapist. He believes human well-being is deeply connected to the health of mind and body both, including deep tissues. He holds numerous certifications for best of breeds massage techniques helping him on a mission for healthy London and then rest of the world. He has been an active contributor in massage technique research and on Massaggi blog.