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December 2013

Massage & 21st century posture (2)

Posted December 28, 2013
The muscles between your spine and your shoulder blades are continuously being "beaten" up. But where's the villain? In the 2nd of a 2-parter I look at the way we live our lives in the 21st Century, and how remedial massage can help.

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Massage and relaxation (1)

Posted December 21, 2013
Research published by the International Journal of Neuroscience almost 20 years ago shows that massage relaxes, reduces stress levels and decreases anxiety. Something chemical happens in the body & brain during massage, but what?

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Dummies guide to massage therapists

Posted December 14, 2013
BTEC, NVQ, ISRM, SMA, ITEC, VTCT, level 3, level 4, level 5, deep tissue, sports massage, remedial massage - how's an ordinary person supposed to know if the massage therapist they see on Google is any good or not?

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Good stretch, bad stretch (1) - stretching before sport

Posted December 7, 2013
Not another sermon on stretching, surely? Find ways of stretching quickly and effectively to avoid injury before you exercise...

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