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So what goes wrong with Fascia?

Featured Image taken from "Strolling under the Skin" Living Fascia DVD by Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau. Can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/yd9t67a THIS ARTICLE REFLECTS THE PRIVATE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A MEDICAL REFERENCE.. Adherence...

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What is Fascia? More than the just the gristly bits!

THIS ARTICLE REFLECTS THE PRIVATE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A MEDICAL REFERENCE.. Coming from the latin, fascia originally meant a "band" or "frame" (Pocket Oxford English Dictionary). About 30% of our bodyweight is made up of connective tissue....

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Massage & bodywork research and reading 1

Remedial therapies are increasingly challenged to PROVE their effectiveness  and reference research in treatments.  Having much less resources than pharmaceutical companies, much research is small in scale, and very limited in scope.  But it is always worth pointing...

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Massage for Relaxation

So you want a "relaxing massage"? That is in no way a trivial outcome! Have you ever wondered why a massage is relaxing? Physical Relaxation On a physical level, many people find the stretching of muscles helps them relax, and that massage can stretch muscles at...

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London Trigger Point Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy – sometimes called Trigger Point Therapy – involves releasing Trigger Points in muscles & fascia, and encouraging flexibility in muscle and connective tissue. Intermittent pressure is applied to each of these Trigger Points, until the sensation diminishes. It is assumed a release of tension relieves pain and increases mobility. It is thought greater blood flow may allow the healing process to resume.

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London Masseur or Massage Therapist?

A rose by any other name – The public call them masseurs (or masseuses) and massage therapists, and they call themselves massage therapists and bodyworkers. All the same thing really! You choose the therapist to suit your outlook and objectives. But check their qualifications, insurance and experience with people in your situation. That is more important than what they call themselves – the name is mostly just marketing.

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What is Sports Massage Therapy?

Sports Massage Therapy is popular with athletes, but also with the rest of us mortals too! Office work can be a physical and mental workout, but usually without proper warm-up beforehand and stretching afterwards. Often a lot of stress is involved: holding muscles rigid for long periods (which creates hypertonia) and repetitive strain ( which creates overuse injury). If you work at a computer all day probably you are familiar with the tight neck and shoulders from holding yourself tense while you stare at the screen.

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Ice Therapy for Strains and Sprains

Ice therapy aids contracting the branching blood vessel capillaries, allowing pressure to reduce and allowing movement of fluid into the lymph ducts, forcing blood and debris from the area and allowing the lymph to filter this fluid, and get rid of debris, hence speeding recovery from Strains and Sprains.

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