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Is massage better than anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)

In the one clinical trial that directly compared massage and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for back pain massage gave the far superior... Read Article  

How to treat trigger points at home

There are several good trigger point therapies you can do at home. These can give pain relief, but trigger points are stubborn and hard... Read Article  

What is the best treatment for trigger points

The best trigger point therapy for you depends on your goals. If you are after pain relief clinical trials show that there is little to... Read Article  

Do foam rollers actually work: you'll be very surprised

Foam rollers have become a popular way to have practically unlimited self massage. They are inexpensive and can easily be carried to... Read Article  

The practical, science based guide to post exercise recovery

There are a lot of articles with shopping lists of things to do to help your muscles recover after exercise, but which are the most... 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  

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  

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  

Should I get a percussion massager, 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  

The benefits of percussion massage (massage guns) vs vibration massage

The terms percussion and vibration massage are often used interchangeably, but they are different and have different effects. In this... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy hurt

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... Read Article  

Does trigger point therapy work

There are a variety of trigger point therapies including manual therapies, needling and modalities such as laser. Reviews of large... 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  

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  

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  

What trigger points cause headaches

The results of several clinical trials show that common tension headaches are typically caused by trigger points in the following... 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  

The benefits of preventive massage: with self massage options

Clinical trials have proven that regular massages are very effective in preventing and reducing pain (see table below). The best example... Read Article  

Trigger point basics: what they are, what they do, and how to treat them

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  

Can massage help anxiety

Many clinical trials have shown that massage reduces anxiety, along with a range of other symptoms such as pain, depression and high... Read Article  

Self massage for anxiety

Many clinical trials have shown that massage reduces anxiety, along with a range of other symptoms such as pain, depression and high... Read Article  

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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  

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  

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  

The real reason shoulder impingement keeps coming back

Most website will tell you that shoulder impingement is where tissues at the top of your shoulder get pinched, then give you a list of... Read Article  

Can foam rollers be harmful

Clinical trials have shown the use of foam rollers to be safe, yet experts warn they can be dangerous. Why the differing advice? In... 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  

Self massage and trigger point therapy for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is considered a difficult condition and too often does not respond to treatments, but this does not have to be. As I... Read Article  

Low back pain: chiropractic, physio, massage, exercise or drugs

There are many different treatments for back pain. Should you see a chiropractor, get a massage, exercise or take drugs? There’s a lot... 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  

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  

Trigger point therapy for fibromyalgia: inc. self help advice

Trigger point therapy is not only good for fibromyalgia, scientists have found that trigger points are the main cause of fibromyalgia and... 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  

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  

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  

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 treat DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) is soreness normally felt in muscles for a few days after strenuous exercise. According to... 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  

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  

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  

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