Author: Articles by Dr Graeme Blennerhassett

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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  

Trigger point basics: what they are, what they do, and how to treat them

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  

Can massage help anxiety

Many clinical trials have shown that massage reduces anxiety, along with a range of other symptoms such as pain, depression and high... Read Article  

Self massage for anxiety

Many clinical trials have shown that massage reduces anxiety, along with a range of other symptoms such as pain, depression and high... Read Article  

Where do you massage for anxiety

Although there have been many pressure points, reflex points and acupressure points reported to help reduce anxiety the results of many... Read Article  

Functional rehabilitation

As practitioners we are continually dealing with dysfunctional musculoskeletal systems. Typically dysfunction develops and is perpetuated... Read Article  

Trigger point treatment: deactivation or elimination

Trigger points are a common cause of conditions such as back neck and shoulder pain. Common trigger point treatments merely deactivate... Read Article  

Why do trigger points keep coming back

The main reasons trigger points keep coming back is because courses of trigger point therapy are only designed to temporarily relieve... 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  

What are the benefits of regular massage

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

Why shoulder pain keeps coming back

Although shoulder pain is usually diagnosed as an impingement syndrome a study published in BMC Medicine states that evidence does not... 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 we use manual therapies with corrective exercises

Corrective exercises are used to correct abnormal function. However, in most cases the abnormal function is the central nervous system's... 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  

Does vibration massage help healing

It has been long understood that vibration massage can accelerate healing by increasing blood flow and tissue oxygenation. Until... 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  

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