A Relaxation Massage is just that. A massage precisely for the purposes of rest and relaxation. It’s not technique designed for therapeutic benefits or for dealing with pain or discomfort.
As with any massage, the patient will remove most of their clothing and lie on a massage table, with some sort of drape over the body.… continue reading »
Soft tissues around the spine play an important role in the health of the back. A large, complex group of muscles work together to support the trunk and hold the body erect. They also allow the trunk to move, bending and twisting in all directions.
Three types of back muscles that help spinal function are… continue reading »
How many of you take your sport and exercise very seriously and have a regular fitness training regime?
If so, do you also spend adequate time stretching the muscles you specifically exercise?
The answer should be a definite “yes.”
But whether you’re a fitness fanatic, an armchair sportsman, or if normal day to day activity is your only… continue reading »
The Shoulder Girdle.
The shoulder girdle consists of a whole bunch of bony joints and muscles that connect the upper limbs to the rest of the skeleton and provide an impressive range of movement.
The three bones which form the Shoulder Girdle are the Scapula, the Clavicle, and the Humerus, and the most important feature of the… continue reading »
Sciatica is the pain that radiates along the the Sciatic Nerve.
The Sciatic Nerve is quite large, in fact, it is the largest and longest peripheral nerve found in the body, and is as thick as a finger where it leaves in the lower spine. It extends from your lower back through your hip and under… continue reading »
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis of the hip causes heaps of pain in the region. A Bursa is a sac of Synovial Fluid that acts to reduce friction between surfaces, and this is where the problems originate. The amount of fluid in the bursa increases and thickens, restricting movement and causing masses of inflammation.
The major bursae… continue reading »
For most of us we live in a world where all we do is stand, run, walk and lift… our feet support us the whole time. They’re stuffed and stifled in shoes and socks all day… they have next to no circulation and no air contact.
They provide support when we are standing, which can be… continue reading »
If you’re reading this, chances are you are in pain and have probably already seen a doctor or therapist who hasn’t helped you much. You’ve probably even had injections… even surgery with little or no improvement!
There is currently no evidence that conventional treatments including anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, physiotherapy and even surgery reduce the… continue reading »
What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is sometimes referred to as Runners Knee and Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.
The Iliotibial Band is a band of thick, fibrous tissue which attaches to both the Iliac Crest of the Pelvis (aka hip bone) and the Tensor Fascia Latae muscle. It then runs down the outside of the… continue reading »
What is Whiplash?
This occurs most commonly from a car accident, but can also be brought on through contact sports or a fall onto the head. Whiplash is known as injury to the neck, caused by a rapid forwards and backwards motion of the head. The speed of the cars involved in the accident or the… continue reading »