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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  

What is the best treatment for muscle knots

If you are looking for relief from muscle knot pain you will be offered a wide range of therapies ranging from home remedies through 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  

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  

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  

What do chiropractic adjustments do- with video

I’m prompted to do this because most of the descriptions of what adjustments do that I’ve seen over the years are either misleading or... Read Article  

Does foam rolling help cellulite: with video instructions

Marketing implies that you can get some pretty impressive results using a foam roller, but the reality is at best foam rolling only gives... Read Article  

Does foam rolling help recovery

If you do enough trials some will show something positive, which the marketers will use. They won’t tell you though that those benefits... Read Article  

Massage vs foam rollers vs massage guns for sports and exercise

Massage therapists have long been used to help prevent sports injuries and speed recovery, but more recently foam rollers and massage... 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 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  

Does sports massage help recovery

It is claimed that sports massages helps with recovery after sports or exercise, but do they, and are they worth getting? When we looked... Read Article  

The effects of trigger points on sports and athletics performance

There are many articles listing factors that effect sports and athletic performance, but almost all neglect (myofascial) trigger points ... Read Article  

What does a sports massage actually do

Sports massages are widely used and come with a host of claims such as that they increase performance and help recovery. However, when... Read Article  

The practical guide to massage for cellulite

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  

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  

Is massage good for shoulder pain

Massage is good for shoulder pain, however the relief you get will vary considerably depending on the type of massage. According to... 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 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  

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What is the root cause of fibromyalgia

When we look at the root cause of fibromyalgia we need to look at two levels: 1. the malfunction of the nervous system which causes the... Read Article  

Are massage guns worth it?

Massage guns are marketed a wonder tool you can use to do self massage and help recover after a workout, but as we know marketers often... 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 massage guns scientifically proven, or an ineffective gimmick?

Massagers with vibrating pads that sit on the surface and send vibrations deep into your muscles have been used by professionals for... Read Article  

How to use a massage gun or vibration massager

Hand held massagers have allowed us to have massages without the expense and appointments needed when using a professional therapist. ... 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  

Trigger point therapy guide

(Myofascial) trigger points are an important cause of most musculoskeletal pain syndromes, plus have a host of other detrimental effects.... Read Article  

The benefits of sports massage

Massage has been widely used by sports clubs and professional athletes, but more recently self massage options have made these more... Read Article  

The best massage for fibromyalgia: practical science based advice

According to the results of many clinical trials massage can give great relief for fibromyalgia. However, while some massages worked... Read Article  

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  

Self massage and pressure point therapy for headaches

Massage or “pressure point” therapy has given excellent relief of headaches in clinical trials. In this article we will show you how to... 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  

The most important muscles to massage for back pain

If you have back pain massage therapists and dry needlers will most likely miss the most important muscles. This is because they sit deep... 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  

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  

The best massage for cellulite: science based guide

Cellulite is a very common problem which can be unsightly and have unpleasant symptoms. Common treatments include lasers, needles,... 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  

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