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How to choose a massager: vibration? percussion? massage gun?

Vibration massage is an excellent therapy. However, too many massage guns fail to deliver this because: they use percussion which is less... Read Article  

How to treat tennis elbow at home

Tennis elbow is a painful condition where prolonged abnormal tension in your forearm muscles causes the site where they are attached to... Read Article  

Can foam rollers be harmful

Clinical trials have shown the use of foam rollers to be safe, yet experts warn they can be dangerous. Why the differing advice? In... Read Article  

What is a subluxation (complex)

There is a lot of confusing and misleading information about what subluxation (complexes) are. Causes of this include: • the medical and... Read Article  

Do vertebrae get misaligned or go out of place

Although often described as “misaligned vertebrae” or “bones out of place” most issues that cause back pain actually involve abnormal... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for low back pain, with self help options

Massage and trigger point therapy are widely used to treat back pain. I this article we’ll discuss how these may help with your problem,... Read Article  

What are misaligned vertebrae (subluxations)

If you have back pain and looking for treatment the information about “misaligned vertebrae”, “bones out of place” and “subluxations” can... Read Article  

Your complete guide to (myofascial) trigger points

Trigger points are those tender lumps in muscles that therapists find. This article covers what they are, what they do, and how they are... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for calf pain, with self help options

Muscular problems including trigger points have been shown to be a major cause of calf pain, with massage and trigger point therapy... Read Article  

Low back pain: chiropractic, physio, massage, exercise or drugs

There are many different treatments for back pain. Should you see a chiropractor, get a massage, exercise or take drugs? There’s a lot... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for shoulder pain, with self help options

Two of the best studies of shoulder pain found that (myofascial) trigger points in 17 different muscles contribute to shoulder pain... Read Article  

Self massage and trigger point therapy for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is considered a difficult condition and too often does not respond to treatments, but this does not have to be. As I... Read Article  

How to treat DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) is soreness normally felt in muscles for a few days after strenuous exercise. According to... Read Article  

The real reason shoulder impingement keeps coming back

Most website will tell you that shoulder impingement is where tissues at the top of your shoulder get pinched, then give you a list of... Read Article  

Trigger point therapy for fibromyalgia: inc. self help advice

Trigger point therapy is not only good for fibromyalgia, scientists have found that trigger points are the main cause of fibromyalgia and... Read Article  

Do massage guns work ?

Vibration massage is an excellent therapy. However, too many massage guns fail to deliver this because: they use percussion which is less... Read Article  

How do you get fibromyalgia- and what you can do about it

Fibromyalgia is a sensitisation of the nervous system which causes pain to be amplified plus a host of other symptoms. While there are... Read Article  

How to use a hand held massager

Using a hand held massager is simple. You place the vibrating head on the muscle, making good contact, and allow the vibrations to... Read Article  

Does massage help fibromyalgia: with bonus self help advice

Clinical trials have shown that massage is effective in relieving fibromyalgia. Although some types of massage are better than others... Read Article  

What helps muscles recover faster

To help your muscles recover after sports or exercise you should make sure you warm up properly first, then make sure you get adequate... Read Article  

Is massage better than anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

In the one clinical trial that directly compared massage and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for back pain massage gave the far superior... Read Article  

How to treat trigger points at home

There are several good trigger point therapies you can do at home. These can give pain relief, but trigger points are stubborn and hard... Read Article  

What is the best treatment for trigger points

The best trigger point therapy for you depends on your goals. If you are after pain relief clinical trials show that there is little to... Read Article  

Do foam rollers actually work: you'll be very surprised

Foam rollers have become a popular way to have practically unlimited self massage. They are inexpensive and can easily be carried to... Read Article  

The practical, science based guide to post exercise recovery

To become fitter, stronger and faster your need to push your body to create the microscopic damage that stimulates improvement. That... Read Article  

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The best massage for sports recovery

The problem with a really good workout is the next day your muscles are sore, and it takes a few days until you can work out again. ... Read Article  

The best massage for fibromyalgia

In a separate article I discuss how scientists have found that the main cause of fibromyalgia is chronic (long term) pain from your... Read Article  

Does massage help healing and recovery

Massage is said to help healing and recovery. It certainly does, and in this article I’ll show you scientific evidence of some pretty... Read Article  

Why tennis elbow won't heal, and what you can do about it

Tennis elbow is a painful and disabling condition that is said to develop through overuse, but why does it then refuse to heal and defy... Read Article  

Why shoulder pain keeps coming back- and what you can do about it

Shoulder pain is very common, yet most of the common treatments such as exercises, medications and other therapies do little more than... Read Article  

Muscle fatigue: the cause doctors usually overlook- and what you can do about it

There are many possible causes of muscle fatigue, but by far the most common cause of muscle fatigue, but the most common and probably... Read Article  

What is the difference between trigger points, acupressure points, and other pressure points

There are a variety of systems of “pressure points” used for health benefits and to relieve pain. They all have their devoted advocates... Read Article  

Why shoulder pain keeps coming back

If you suffer from shoulder pain that won't go away you're not alone. Studies show that only 21% of sufferers are better after 6 months.... Read Article  

The scientifically proven effects of vibration massage- with clinical applications

In this summary we investigate the science behind the use of vibration massage. This helps us envisage uses and to develop protocols. ... Read Article  

Are percussion massagers (massage guns) safe?

Massage guns (percussion massagers) are widely marketed but are they safe, or even effective? Colleagues mention seeing damage caused by... Read Article  

How to use a hand held massager

Using a hand held massager is simple. You place the vibrating head on the muscle, making good contact, and allow the vibrations to... Read Article  

What trigger points cause headaches

The results of several clinical trials show that common tension headaches are typically caused by trigger points in the following... Read Article  

Should I get a massage gun or, or a vibration massager

You will find a well designed vibration massager easier to use, safer, and will do a much better job. This is because the scientific... Read Article  

Massage and trigger point therapy for calf pain, with self help options

Muscular problems including trigger points have been shown to be a major cause of calf pain, with massage and trigger point therapy... Read Article  

Do trigger points go away on their own?

Trigger points do not go away on their own. If rested or treated they may regress slightly to a state where they stop referring pain... Read Article  

Are massage guns a gimmick?

A gimmick is something that is not of real value used to attract attention, usually to get you to buy something. Massager guns certainly... Read Article  

Trigger point release explained

Trigger point release is a general term that describes procedures that relax tension and relieve pain in muscles that contain trigger... Read Article  

How to choose a massager: vibration? percussion? massage gun?

Vibration massage is an excellent therapy. However, too many massage guns fail to deliver this because: they use percussion which is less... Read Article  

Trigger points and tennis elbow: cause, diagnosis and treatment

(Myofascial) trigger points are a large but often overlooked cause of tennis elbow, with this omission being responsible for too many... Read Article  

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