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Massage Therapy and the role on treating musculoskeletal conditions

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33 conditions you didn’t know Remedial Massage can treat!

Many of us think about massage as something that is just for relaxing, a luxury, pampering or a treat. However, many studies have shown the important role of massage as an effective treatment for different musculoskeletal conditions.

After many years working as a soft tissue therapist, massage therapy is one of the most important elements I use in my practice to release muscle tightness, speed up recovery from injury and even to prevent them. Massage works not only in a physical level, it helps your mental health too.

Massage therapy has been used for centuries to help with back pain, to treat injuries and medical conditions that are muscle related. Most importantly, massage therapists works in collaboration with other professionals such as acupuncturist, osteopaths physiotherapists, sports therapist or chiropractors.

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How to reduce lower Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain!

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During pregnancy it is possible that you may experience pain on your lower back and pelvic area (PGP or lower back and pelvic girdle pain), but don’t worry, you are not the only one; almost 20% of pregnant women experience pain or discomfort in the front or back of their pelvis during this period of time (ACPWH). This condition may also include musculoskeletal pain radiating to your thighs and perineum. 

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Back & neck pain home relief

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Back & neck pain home relief: 5 common mistakes you didn’t know! 

Back and neck pain are one of the most common complaints during lockdown. Working from home without a proper office setting, bad posture and stress are some of the main reasons of back and neck pain. So, in a desperate attempt to relieve the pain, we buy  expensive products that claim to be good at relieving back pain.

I have seen a lot of advertising on the internet recommending products for back & neck pain  such as massage guns. Before you invest in tools or products try to find the cause of your problem, as the back & neck pain origin could be different from person to person. Ask your Physio, osteopath, sports or massage therapist first to make sure the product is suitable for you.  

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5 back pain exercises to do at home

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Since more people have started to work from home. It’s unsurprising that we are seeing an increase of lower back problems. If you have started to work from home you might have started to notice aches and pains from having a different work setting.

What is the correct sitting position?

We have made a few pointers on how to have the correct posture in this new environment:

The goal of sitting correctly is to minimise the stress and strain on muscles and joints. Also, to allow good circulation and a relaxed posture that allows you to breathe normally.

To help facilitate this there are certain things you should aim to do.

  • Aim to keep your feet flat on the floor
  • Have your chair at a height that allows your thighs to be parallel to the floor
  • In addition, let the arms rest flat with wrists straight (not cocked at an angle)
  • Ensure the top of the screen is at eye-level to keep the head in a balanced position
  • Crucially, make sure the base of the spine is properly supported.

These are some of the most important pointers. But the list is not exhaustive. A good DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment will cover everything you need to know.


prevent back pain with the correct posture

Prevent back pain with the correct posture


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Back pain red flags – What things you should watch out for

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When back pain gets too much

If you suffer from back pain, there are red flags to watch out for. Signs that tell you enough is enough. The fact is, very few of us go throughout our adult life without any back pain.

According to statistics from the NHS, 8 out of 10 of us will suffer from back pain in our adult lives.

But at what point does discomfort become a real concern? What are the red flags? It will vary from person to person of course. But here are some insights that can help.

Back Pain Red Flags

Back Pain Red Flags

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How to get rid of back pain – what actually works?

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The common mistake when dealing with back pain

How to get rid of back pain?

When your back is bothering you, that is all that is on your mind. But there is a world of difference between temporary relief and solving the problem long term.

The traditional wisdom was to get plenty of rest and pop a few painkillers, and intuitively this feels right.

When you have back pain you can feel scared that any movement might cause further damage. Not only that, but the quick release of painkillers can come as a much-needed relief.

But recent research is changing our thinking. It turns out that in most cases, more movement is what is needed (not less), and that painkillers are being relied on too heavily.

So what actually works?


How to get rid of back pain

How to get rid of back pain










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The best mattress for back pain relief

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How you sleep is so important

The best mattress for back pain relief? If you haven’t asked yourself this question, maybe you should.

Let’s face it, for optimal health, you should be sleeping for about 8 hours a night.

In other words, a third of your time is spent in bed.

If your body is not properly supported during this time, it is no surprise that it can exacerbate aches and pains from the day.

We take a look at how you should decide what type of mattress is right for you.

Best mattress for back pain

Best mattress for back pain








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Winter back pain – The things you can do to get relief.

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Back Pain in Winter

Winter back pain can really slow you down and ruin your day.

Back pain is bad enough at any time of year, but it is often worse during the colder months.

Though the scientists struggle to explain the exact reasons, anecdotal evidence seems to back this up.

It is plausible that conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis would be affected by the weather, but most other back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, and science doesn’t always pinpoint the exact reason why.

However, two things tend to be true in winter. Mood is often lower, and people tend to exercise less.Both these aspects are thought to have an impact on levels of discomfort.

Whatever the real causes, there are ways that you can find relief

Winter back pain

Winter back pain






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