Monthly Archives March 2019

Don’t let your pain control you. Take control of your pain

In pain? Where? Lower back, neck or shoulder pain? Hip, arm, leg or knee pain? Headaches? Does this pain now interfere with your life? We all suffer from aches and pains to some degree and learn to live with it but when it starts to have a direct impact on our lives the time has come to do […]
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How to alleviate low back pain

Low back pain is an acute sharp pain or a chronic dull achy pain in the lumbar region of the back. It is a very common problem. In fact you are probably reading this because you have experienced it yourself at some point or know someone with low back pain. In many cases low back […]
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The Melt Method and Chronic Pain

Pain can arise due to many reasons, accidents, injury, illness, surgery, repetitive activities, exercise… The body has the ability to heal itself but sometimes this does not happen and the pain becomes chronic. Pain signals come from the brain alerting us that there is a problem; however, when the pain becomes chronic the problem is […]
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Annoying phone calls

I often receive annoying phone calls both on my landline (Yes I’m sure I’m one of the few who still had one) and on my mobile. They are the usual types of calls about PPI or to do with an accident that I’ve never had. I’m sure this resonates with many people. Now my son […]
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Plantar Fasciitis aka Policeman’s Heel.

What is Plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the plantar fascia causing pain at the heel of the foot.  The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that fans from the heel of the foot (calcaneus) to the base of the toes. It is a tough band of tissue which supports […]
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Clinical Massage. What is it?

I am a Clinical Massage and Sports Massage Therapist. I often get asked the question ‘what is Clinical Massage?’ Generally people have heard of Swedish Massage and Sports Massage but not Clinical Massage.  Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, directors of Jing Advanced Massage Training coined the term ‘Clinical Massage Therapy’.
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Leg, Knee and Foot Pain

Common conditions that can cause pain in the leg, knee and foot. Shin splints This is the common term for medial tibial stress syndrome. Pain is experienced along the shin. Shin splints can develop if a training routine is suddenly changed, running on hard surfaces or wearing inappropriate footwear. Running all uphill or downhill can also trigger the symptoms. Left untreated it is possible to develop periostitis and stress fractures. Clinical massage and myofascial release are used to treat the muscles of the whole leg. It is recommend that you rest initially to alleviate symptoms and apply ice to the area
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Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain are very common and are often linked to poor posture due to the amount of time we spend sitting down. Chronic pain and muscle tension in the Neck and shoulders can arise because more and more people spend hours sat at a desk in front of a computer. In addition more time is spent driving and many hours are spent unwinding in front of the TV or on the computer in the evenings. This sedentary lifestyle is putting a strain on our bodies and attributing to the symptoms such as a dull persistent ache. It is unlikely
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