February 2014

Massage and relaxation (2)

Posted February 22, 2014
Massage relaxes the bodies in a number of different ways. This post looks at how massage affects the peripheral nervous system to lower heart rate and blood pressure, and slows down the rate of breathing. It also answers the intractable question: "why does my stomach always rumble when I get a massage."

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ACL tears - skiing and football injuries

Posted February 15, 2014
ACL damage is common in footballers, skiiers, rugby, squash and tennis players. Whether or not you need surgery to reconstruct the ligament, remedial massage therapy can help rehabilitiate the damaged muscles and tendons.

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Who cares about posture?

Posted February 8, 2014
The musculoskeletal system - your bones, muscles and joints – are used for force transmission and force dissipation. Your posture will determine just how well that force is dissipated, and how susceptible you are to injury. 

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What's the difference between an osteopath, a physiotherapist and a remedial massage therapist?

Posted February 1, 2014
My [INSERT MUSCLE NAME HERE] hurts. Should I see an osteopath, a physiotherapist or a sports massage therapist? Well, the answer is, it depends…

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