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Trigger point treatment: deactivation or elimination

Trigger points are a common cause of conditions such as back neck and shoulder pain. Common trigger point treatments merely deactivate... Read Article  

Why do trigger points keep coming back

The main reasons trigger points keep coming back is because courses of trigger point therapy are only designed to temporarily relieve... 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  

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  

Why shoulder pain keeps coming back

If you suffer from shoulder pain that won't go away you're not alone. Studies show that only 21% of sufferers are better after 6 months.... 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  

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 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 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  

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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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  

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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

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Are massage guns scientifically proven, or an ineffective gimmick?

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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  

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 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  

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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