Tightness Neck & Shoulders

When we start cycling for the first time, in fact even if we cycle on a regular basis one of the

most common issues that TMS Well Being treats on a regular basis is neck and shoulder

discomfort. The main area of tightness are in the Anterior Deltoids, Upper Trapezius Muscles

which in turn creates tightness in the neck muscles, sometimes leading to headaches and neck

pain that is really uncomfortable. At TMS Well Being we can help to eliminate these issues

with some Deep Tissue Massage and Stretching that will in turn help make you’re cycling far

more comfortable going forward.

Lower Back Pain

Although at TMS Well Being we do treat a lot of lower back pain in Cyclists, after treatment

we are able to point them in the right direction to avoid this kind of overuse injury, it could be

something as simple as the way in which the bike is set up, or the cliques on your shoes being

in line.

Tight Glutes

The Gluteal Muscles comprise of three muscles which make up the buttocks: Gluteus

Maximus, Gluteus Medius and the Gluteus Minimus. An inhibited muscle means that the

muscle is not firing properly and a weak muscle indicates the muscle is firing normally, at

TMS Well Being we can perform a prone hip extension test and also help identify any

underlying issues causing the tightness in the Glutes and treat accordingly.

Tight Hamstrings

Tight Hamstrings whilst cycling come about generally when the Hamstrings shorten due to

the position we sit on the bike with the knees bent, sat for a long time can alone cause tight

Hamstrings, sat on a bike for hours on end will certainly create this common issue with

cyclists. Deep Tissue Massage and Stretching by TMS Well Being of the relevant muscles

will help eliminate the issue, post treatment, static stretching after time in the saddle will

benefit the client going forward.

Tightness of Calves

Calves are made up of three muscles, Gastrocnemius, Soleus and Plantaris and common types

of issues with cyclists are tight calves, pulled or strained calf muscles, these types of issues

can be caused by weakness in that area, fatigue, your form or technique during cycling, at

TMS Well Being we are able to identify the issues within the muscle group and treat


IT (Iliotibial Band) Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the tissues located on the outer part of thigh

and knee, it can causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee

Iliotibial band syndrome is more common in runners and cyclists. The Iliotibial band is a

thick band of tissue that begins at the iliac crest in the pelvis, runs down the outer part of the

thigh, and crosses the knee to attach into the top part of the tibia or shinbone and helps

stabilize the outside part of the knee through its range of motion.

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) which can generally be felt anything between 12-

48 hours after exercise or other activities, this is perhaps the most popular reasons clients visit

TMS Well Being, whether you are an athlete, someone exercising for the first time, even after

things like gardening or moving to a level you might not normally do so, DOMS can happen

to us all, with treatment from TMS Well Being which usually includes light massage to

reduce tightness while promoting blood flow and stretching, which in turn speeds recovery.