Author: Articles by Dr Graeme Blennerhassett

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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: 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  

Do massage guns actually work- beyond the hype and marketing

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

What is a vertebral subluxation complex, and how are they fixed

As a chiropractor for over 27 years vertebral subluxation complexes are a very real problem that can cause pain, long term spinal damage... Read Article  

The best massage guns are not massage guns

Massage guns are heavily marketed for uses such as muscular relief and recovery after exercise, but which is the best? The best massage... Read Article  

How to release (treat) trigger points yourself

Treating or releasing trigger points yourself is actually extremely easy. With a bit of instruction and practice you can easily find the... Read Article  

Self massage and trigger point therapy for headaches and migraines

Scientists have found that a high proportion of headaches result from pain coming from the muscles and joints of your head and neck. ... Read Article  

Are massage guns (percussion massagers) safe?

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

What is the root cause of fibromyalgia

When we look at the root cause of fibromyalgia we need to look at two levels: 1. the malfunction of the nervous system which causes the... Read Article  

Does foam rolling help with DOMS (post exercise recovery)

In recent times it has become popular to use foam rollers as a substitute for conventional massage to help recover after sports and... 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  

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

Although clinical trials have shown the use of foam rollers to be safe, experts warn they can be dangerous. The reason trials show they... 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  

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