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Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage when compared to Seated Acupressure Massage

January 27th, 2019

Just because you have a Neck or Shoulder problem it doesn’t mean Seated Acupressure Massage is the best treatment for you.  There are many benefits of Deep Tissue Massage for Neck & Shoulder problems and I wanted to share some: Because Deep Tissue Massage is carried out on a massage table allows us to use […]

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Is deep pressure in a massage ever bad?

August 12th, 2018

One of the first things you learn as a massage therapist is that everyone wants deep pressure in massage.  This is because no one wants a light fluffy massage because they feel there will be no benefit and they have wasted both their time and money. The second thing you learn as a massage is […]

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More oops I did it again ….

February 18th, 2018

We all wonder why after an injury or issue has healed and after several weeks of feeling pretty good, bang it flares up again, why? Last week I explained so factors influencing why this happens, now I want to explore the physiological aspects. The Physiological Law of Facilitation (the path of least resistance) The law explains why old injuries flare up […]

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Oops I did it again?

February 10th, 2018

In clinic we frequently see clients who had an issue with either their neck or shoulder or their lower back that was resolved then a few weeks or months later they are back with the same issue.  So why does this happen?  First, it depends upon the client, as human body is unique and the […]

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Foam Rolling Guide – Part 1

January 21st, 2018

What is a foam rolling? A foam roller readily available from the likes of TK Maxx is a tool for self massage.  Foam rolling is basically a cheap and easy way of keeping your muscles flexible. How do you foam roll? You place the foam roller under the area you’re targeting and use a gentle, […]

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So massage is safe for pregnant women, but is it effective?

November 11th, 2017

Last week we established that massage is safe for pregnant women.  A scientific review of studies of pregnancy in massage fond that pregnant women who received massage had decreased depression decreased anxiety decreased leg and back pain In addition pregnant women who received massage had reduced reduced cortisol levels reduced excessive fetal activity lower rate […]

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Is massage safe when you are pregnant?

November 5th, 2017

I know the top priority for pregnant women is to keep the baby safe. With this in mind I want to start by stating there is no evidence that demonstrates massage can induce labour massage can cause miscarriages massage creates complications It is important to remember women’s bodies were designed to become pregnant and nuture […]

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Guess what science has discovered about back pain …

October 21st, 2017

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics the UK  economy loses almost 31 million work days per year which costs the UK economy £14 billion to bad backs, neck & other muscle problems.  A bad back is of the most common causes of absence and 80% of p will suffer with people will experience […]

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Why do runners to get injured?

June 4th, 2017

While there are many reasons why runner’s get injured I want to share with you what I consider the common causes based on what we treat in clinic. Posture I find many clients know they don’t have the perfect posture when they sit at their desks but assume their running won’t be affected.  This is […]

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Is reflexology or massage better at reducing stress or pain?

March 5th, 2017

While amongst my clients there is a clear preference for massage, I decided to investigate if there was any scientific evidence if massage was better than reflexology (or vice versa) at reducing pain and stress. In 2012 there was a small study comparing massage to reflexology on cancer survivors over the age of 75 living in a […]

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