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Treating the wrong reset

February 18, 2017
Spoiler alert: Wheeler advocates gentleness sometimes!

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Massage for the post brexit blues?

December 17, 2016
Has Brexit had an impact on the massage industry?

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Rio, cupping, sports massage and radio 4

August 13, 2016
Are cupping, ice baths and sports massage really all in the same boat?

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Can I claim for sports massage on my insurance?

Whether or not you can reclaim the cost of your sports massage treatment depends both on your policy and your sports massage therapist.

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Massage lotion for dummies

1st world problem: massage oil, lotion or cream?

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Massage and pregnancy

The do's and  don'ts of massage and pregnancy

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I am robot

Could your favourite massage therapist be replaced by a robot?

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Bad reactions to massage

It seems to be quite rare, but sometimes for reasons that aren't entirely obvious, a client's muscles can actually get worse after a massage instead of better. It happened with a client that I treated this week...

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Reciprocal inhibition

December 12, 2015
When muscles on one side of a limb contract to produce movement, the muscles on the other side have to relax to accommodate the movement - it's called reciprocal inhibition. Here's how it works.

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Sports massage training the UK

October 10, 2015
As new venues open for ISRM qualification, a quick round-up of what's available.

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Connective tissue massage

Squeezing, stretching, shoving, shunting, rolling and pushing - these are all technqiues involved in connective tissue massage which aims to loosen up the fascia before the deep muscle tissue is worked on.

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Neuromuscular Technique

NMT is one of the most painful, but one of the most effective, sports massage techniques for treating acute muscle tension. Read more in today's blog.

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Muscle Energy Technique

January 10, 2015
Muscle Energy Technique (or MET) is a technique used by Sports Massage Therapists and Osteopaths to help improve the range of motion of muscles and joints. Read about how it works in this latest blog post.

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Trigger points

November 15, 2014
You know those "exquisitely tender" points you sometimes find in your shoulder? They're called trigger points. Find out more in this week's blog.

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General massage techniques

September 6, 2014
What are the general techniques used in massage? Learn more about effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement.

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Soft tissue release

One of the advanced techniques in the armoury of sports massage & remedial soft tissue therapy is Soft Tissue Release - a precise kind of assisted stretching that is useful for treating mobility, pain and hypertonic (tense) muscles. Embrace your inner geek and learn about it here.

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What's in a name - remedial soft tissue therapy

Mel Cash is the father of sports massage. In this guest blog he explains why he's changing the name of sports massage to remedial soft tissue therapy.

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

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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Dummies guide to massage therapists

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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