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Adding manual therapies directed at improving function produces far superior results- General

Although exercise alone is often prescribed for the rehabilitation of injuries and pain syndromes a study published in the Journal of... Read Article  

Exercises shown to not correct abnormal muscle activation patterns- public

Most movements require the co-ordinated contraction and relaxation of numerous muscles. The neurological control of this is known as a... Read Article  

Good news for shoulder pain sufferers

Research done in Melbourne Australia examined the shoulder muscles of adults with no pain. Although being pain free they found that... Read Article  

How “pain free” trigger points cause muscles and joints to malfunction: causing injury and long term damage

Latent (pain free) trigger points are the tender spots in tight muscle you don’t know you have until a masseur presses upon them causing... Read Article  

Massage for health and wellness

If you do an internet search on “corporate massage” you will find a large number of companies that provide workplace massage services. ... Read Article  

Relief From Chronic Tension Type Headaches- public

The most common type of headache is the chronic tension type. The most common cause is said to be “trigger points” in the muscles of the... Read Article  

The relationship between latent (pain free) trigger points and depression

Latent (pain free) trigger points are those tender spots in tightened muscles that you do not know are there until a masseur presses upon... 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  

A practical approach to help demonstrate the cause and manage “tennis elbow” and similar conditions

Tennis elbow is described as an “overuse injury”. However, unlike injuries such cuts, bruises and broken bones which heal, they tend to... Read Article  

Research shows a common overlooked cause of rapid fatigue and pain, and an inexpensive solution

Research shows that most people have those tender spots in tight muscles that masseurs love to find, and that they cause rapid fatigue... Read Article  

Traditional home massage found to be far superior to anti-inflammatory drugs for chronic upper back pain- public

Although anti-inflammatory drugs are heavily advertised and routinely prescribed for pain syndromes a recent clinical trial found them to... Read Article  

Summary of research on the effect of vibration massage on muscle length and joint range of motion, with practical applications

In this article we will briefly review some research findings in relation to the affects of vibration massage on allowing muscles to... Read Article  

The use of foam rollers in sports

Professional massage therapy is used extensively by professional sports clubs and athletes. Seeing these benefits but not able to afford... Read Article  

Assisting Healing

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

Trigger points and other chronic soft tissue problems

Some of the main issues treated by our massagers are myofascial trigger points (trigger points) and other issues related to chronically... 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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