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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  

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  

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  

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  

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 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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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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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

In a separate article I discuss how scientists have found that the main cause of fibromyalgia is chronic (long term) pain from your... 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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

Are percussion massagers (massage guns) safe?

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

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  

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  

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  

Massage and trigger point therapy for calf pain, with self help options

Muscular problems including trigger points have been shown to be a major cause of calf pain, with massage and trigger point therapy... 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  

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  

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  

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  

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