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Stretching vs foam rolling: which should you do?

Both stretching and foam rolling are commonly used to increase flexibility, prepare muscles for a workout, and to help recover... Read Article  

Fibromyalgia: how to treat the cause, not the effects (symptoms)

If you have fibromyalgia it’s highly unlikely that medical specialists will ever fix you. They’re treating effects not causes. It’s the... Read Article  

The evidence based guide to sports massages for fitness professionals

I've put this aticle and video together as a resource so fitness professionals can best advise clients how to use sports massage to... Read Article  

Muscle knot basics: what they are, what they do, and how to treat them

Muscle knots are those tender lumps in your muscles therapists find. They are arguably the biggest cause of musculoskeletal pain such as... Read Article  

How to use your vibration massage or massage gun safely and effectively

Most people do not get any where near the benefits they should from vibrating massagers, and even hurt themselves. This us because... Read Article  

How NOT to use a massage gun- bad advice given by YouTube gurus

There are several common mistakes people make when using a massage gun. These include pressing in too hard and using the machine where... Read Article  

Is it good to get a sports massage? Your guide to the types, uses and benefits

Sports massages are widely used with both professional (paid) and self help options. If you are looking at sports massages the main... Read Article  

Does massage help fibromyalgia: with bonus self help advice

Clinical trials have shown that massage is effective in relieving fibromyalgia. However, the results show that some are better than... Read Article  

Does massage help athletic or sports performance: with practical advice

Professional sports clubs have long used massage as a way to help their athletes, and more recently various self massage options have... Read Article  

How to release (treat) muscle knots yourself

Muscle knots are those tender lumps in your muscles, usually associated with muscle tightness, pain and fatigue. If you have any sort of... Read Article  

What is the best treatment for muscle knots

If you have pain from muscle knots you have a large number of options ranging from a variety of professional therapies through to several... Read Article  

Muscle knots: causes, prevention and the best treatments

Muscles knots can make you feel stiff and tired, plus cause a host of muscular aches and pains. However, a lot of advice and treatments... 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 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  

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  

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  

Stretching vs foam rolling: video version

Both stretching and foam rolling are commonly used to increase flexibility, prepare muscles for a workout, and to help recover... Read Article  

Does foam rolling help recovery

If you get stiff and sore after a workout marketers promise that foam rolling will help, but do they really work and are they even safe?... Read Article  

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