Author: Articles by Dr Graeme Blennerhassett

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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  

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

There are a lot of articles with shopping lists of things to do to help your muscles recover after exercise, but which are the most... 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  

Can (myofascial) trigger points cause shoulder pain

(myofascial) trigger points are a very large cause of shoulder pain. They have been found to be extremely common in sufferers of... 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  

Should I get a percussion massager, 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  

The benefits of percussion massage (massage guns) vs vibration massage

The terms percussion and vibration massage are often used interchangeably, but they are different and have different effects. In this... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy hurt

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy work

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... 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  

The large but overlooked cause of slow reaction time in sports

There are a large number of things that can affects a sports persons reaction time such as fatigue, alcohol, lack of sleep and... 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  

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  

What massage helps you sleep

Clinical trials have shown that a variety of regular short duration remedial type massages improve the quality of sleep. These ranged... Read Article  

The benefits of preventive massage: with self massage options

Clinical trials have proven that regular massages are very effective in preventing and reducing pain (see table below). The best example... Read Article  

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