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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  

Latent (Pain Free) Trigger Points Alter Neurological Control of Shoulder Movement Causing Damage, Impingement and Injury

This article summarises the very important clinical implications of the research done by Dr Karen Lucas in Melbourne for her PhD Thesis.... Read Article  

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

A study published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology found that in pain free healthy adults the more depressed they were the more... 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  

Altered muscle activation patterns shown to cause hamstring injuries- a guide to correction

A study of sports people used surface electromyography (EMG) to compare the neurological control of those who had suffered hamstring... Read Article  

Clinical trial: simple home remedy completely relieved 58% of tension headaches

Tension headaches often mean a life of suffering and symptom relieving drugs, but a clinical trial showed that simple trigger point... Read Article  

Exercises shown to not correct abnormal muscle activation patterns

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

Lower back pain suffers found to have poor sensorimotor control, remedied by local muscle vibration

Studies have shown that those suffering lower back pain have have inhibited sensory feedback and control. This lack of control is... Read Article  

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

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

Why a sports person’s timing may be “out”, or be out of form

Most sports rely on some sort of muscular coordination and timing. Typically the brain receives some sort of stimulus or information. ... 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  

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  

An easy safe way to improve sleep quality while reducing anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure

A recent study published in the journal Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention showed that a simple 15 minute back massage each day... 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  

How scientists have successfully treated fibromyalgia

A scientific research review published in the journal Current Brain and Headache Reports investigated the link between trigger points and... Read Article  

Vibration massage helps reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and speeds recovery

Research findings clearly show the use of vibration massage reduces post exercise Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), reduces residual... 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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Do exercises help shoulder pain

Exercises are seen as a way to relieve shoulder pain and correct shoulder function. They are very useful as part of a rehabilitation... Read Article  

Trigger point & pressure point therapy for your shoulder pain

If you have shoulder pain it’s very appealing to be able to press on a few points and have the pain go away. The problem is that most... Read Article  

The simple, effective way to massage your hamstring muscles

If you have tight hamstrings professional therapists do a great job, but can be expensive, while conventional self massage using rollers... Read Article  

Is massage good for shoulder pain: with illustrated self massage guide

Massage for shoulder pain is widely recommended for the treatment of shoulder pain. However, the large number of clinical trials... Read Article  

The simple effective way to treat trigger points yourself

If you’ve got painful trigger points your usual options are needles, laser or some form of pressure technique where you have pressure... Read Article  

Do massage guns help cellulite?

Massage gun marketers make a lot of claims that their machines help reduce cellulite, but do they? The reality is that for all practical... Read Article  

How to massage fibromyalgia: practical science based advice

Massage can give great relief for fibromyalgia, but while some massages work well others don’t, and there is always the potential for the... 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  

How to massage your cellulite: the scientific alternative

With professional cellulite therapies being expensive and really not that effective the thought of being able to have a massage or use a... 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  

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  

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  

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  

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 to treat trigger points at home

Trigger points can be a painful and sometimes debilitating condition that often require courses of therapy that can be painful, invasive... Read Article  

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

Two of the best studies of shoulder pain found that (myofascial) trigger points in 17 different muscles contribute to shoulder 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  

Does vibration get rid of cellulite

Clinical trials have shown that vibration can not only improve the appearance of cellulite, but can reduce the measurement of affected... Read Article  

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