Articles from 2022

Do exercises help shoulder pain

Exercises are seen as a way to relieve shoulder pain and correct shoulder function. They are very useful as part of a rehabilitation... Read Article  

Trigger point & pressure point therapy for your shoulder pain

If you have shoulder pain it’s very appealing to be able to press on a few points and have the pain go away. The problem is that most... Read Article  

Is massage good for shoulder pain

Massage is good for shoulder pain, however the relief you get will vary considerably depending on the type of massage. According to... Read Article  

Do massage guns help cellulite?

Massage gun marketers make a lot of claims that their machines help reduce cellulite, but do they? The reality is that for all practical... Read Article  

How to massage your cellulite: the scientific alternative

With professional cellulite therapies being expensive and really not that effective the thought of being able to have a massage or use a... Read Article  

The simple, effective way to massage your hamstring muscles

If you have tight hamstrings professional therapists do a great job, but can be expensive, while conventional self massage using rollers... Read Article  

The simple effective way to treat trigger points yourself

If you’ve got painful trigger points your usual options are needles, laser or some form of pressure technique where you have pressure... Read Article  

How to massage fibromyalgia: practical science based advice

Massage can give great relief for fibromyalgia, but while some massages work well others don’t, and there is always the potential for the... Read Article  

Can massage help cellulite

With professional cellulite therapies being expensive and really not that effective the thought of being able to have a massage or use a... Read Article  

Your complete guide Pressure points and massage for headaches, with self help advice

If you’ve got a headache it would be nice if you do some massage or press pressure points rather than rely on drugs or other therapies. ... Read Article  

Does vibration get rid of cellulite

Clinical trials have shown that vibration can not only improve the appearance of cellulite, but can reduce the measurement of affected... Read Article  

The best massage for cellulite: science based guide

Cellulite is a very common problem which can be unsightly and have unpleasant symptoms. Common treatments include lasers, needles,... Read Article  

What do chiropractic adjustments do

As a Chiropractor for over 27 years a lot of information I’ve seen about chiropractic adjustments has been misleading or just plain... Read Article  

The real cause of tennis elbow, and what you can do about it

If you’ve got tennis elbow you’ve probably been told that it is inflamed due to overuse, and that it can take a lot of therapy and 6-12... Read Article  

The best massage for DOMS and sore muscles

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

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: practical science based advice

According to the results of many clinical trials massage can give great relief for fibromyalgia. However, while some massages worked... 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  

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- 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  

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  

Massage for fibromyalgia- including self help advice

Massage therapy has been shown by clinical trials to be an excellent therapy for fibromyalgia. This is because the muscular problems... Read Article  

Are massage guns effective- debunking the myth

Massage guns are heavily marketed as a substitute for professional therapists, providing benefits such as sports recovery and pain... Read Article  

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How to massage fibromyalgia: practical science based advice

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What is the best treatment for muscle knots

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What is the best treatment for trigger points

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What are the side effects of vibration massage

The potential side effects of vibration massage depends on the type of massager used. Sensible usage of machines that purely provide... Read Article  

What is percussion massage (massage guns)

Percussion massage is described as rapidly striking or applying pressure pulsations to your muscles, but this just means driving... Read Article  

Are massage guns scientifically proven, or an ineffective gimmick?

Massagers with vibrating pads that sit on the surface and send vibrations deep into your muscles have been used by professionals for... Read Article  

Stretching vs foam rolling: your simplified guide

Both stretching and foam rolling are commonly used to increase flexibility, prepare muscles for a workout, and to help recover... 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  

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  

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  

The most important muscles to massage for back pain

If you have back pain massage therapists and dry needlers will most likely miss the most important muscles. This is because they sit deep... 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  

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  

The health benefits of massage

In this article we will discuss the health and wellness benefits of regular or wellness massages that have been scientifically... Read Article  

Trigger point & pressure point therapy for your shoulder pain

If you have shoulder pain it’s very appealing to be able to press on a few points and have the pain go away. The problem is that most... Read Article  

The simple effective way to treat trigger points yourself

If you’ve got painful trigger points your usual options are needles, laser or some form of pressure technique where you have pressure... Read Article  

The sports and exercise guide to vibration massage

Most professional athletes and sports clubs make heavy use of massage type treatments. The ability to do self massage using a hand held... Read Article  

The effects of trigger points on sports and athletics performance

There are many articles listing factors that effect sports and athletic performance, but almost all neglect (myofascial) trigger points ... Read Article  

The evidence based guide to sports massages for fitness professionals

I've put this aticle and video together as a resource so fitness professionals can best advise clients how to use sports massage to... Read Article  

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