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3 Common hamstring injuries

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Best exercises to treat hamstring injuries

The Hamstring muscle group consists of three muscles which are located at the back of your thigh. The primary function of the hamstring is to bend your knee, but it also assists in moving your hip back. 

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports. Particularly in sports which require repetitive movement, fast acceleration and deceleration, and change in direction. This includes, but not limited to: football, rugby, basketball, running and cycling. One of the main reasons why hamstring muscles are prone to injuries is because it is a biarticular muscle, meaning it spans two joints, which are the bottom of your hip and the knee. 

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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 improve mental & physical health with Massage

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Benefits of Massages for your Mental health

You may have received a massage gift card for your birthday, mother’s day or Christmas. Many people see massages as a luxury or as a treat, something you only “allow” once per year. Stiffness and pains in muscles and joints are one of the most common reasons people book in for a massage at the clinic.

However, you should know that having regular massages is important for your mental health also. Many people are not aware of how massage can help them at an emotional level. Having massages regularly have a positive influence in your physical and mental health.

Professional massage therapists are great listeners and they can help you to relax your body and mind too. That’s why massage is a good investment for your mind and body and you shouldn’t feel guilty to include massages in your budget and having them regularly. 

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Incontinence during pregnancy

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How to exercise your pelvic floor muscles to avoid incontinence 

When you are pregnant there are a number of changes that occur to your body, some will have a direct effect on your pelvic floor muscles. The most obvious effect is the weight of your baby pressing down on these muscles, which may result in urinary leakage especially when exercising, coughing or sneezing.

Having strong pelvic floor muscles will help you to  minimise any leakage before and after your baby is born. If you don’t experience urinary leakage during your pregnancy you are less likely to experience it after giving birth. A strong pelvic floor will also aid in a quicker recovery following the delivery of your baby by a natural birth. And the more familiar you are with your pelvic floor muscles the more able you are to relax it during the delivery of your baby.

Let’s have a closer look.

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How to reduce lower Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain!

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LOWER BACK AND PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN (PGP)

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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The benefits of regular Massage – it’s not just about sore muscles

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The common perception of massage

Regular massage comes with a host of potential benefits, but many people only have massages sporadically.

It is one of those things we might consider if we are going on a holiday. Or possibly something that springs to mind when you start to feel pain and tension in a set of muscles.

But few people consider receiving treatments on a regular basis.

So we take a closer look at the benefits of factoring in a treatment on a regular basis.

 

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD):

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How to relieve swollen and heavy legs during pregnancy!

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience but there are many changes to your body that could make you feel uncomfortable and not allow you to enjoy your pregnancy as you would like to. There are many treatments specialised in helping mothers reduce discomfort during pregnancy such as swollen and tired legs, back pain, cramps, incontinency and more.

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How to find a good plastic surgeon

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3 things you need to check

Going for a cosmetic surgery isn’t an easy decision to make.  When it comes to your body and your appearance you need to think carefully and choose the best. You need to feel you are safe and in good hands. Remember not only is your appearance  in the hands of your anaesthesiologist and your surgeon, but your life is too. This is why it’s so important to choose the right team: the best surgeon, the best anaesthesiologist and the best after care.  Let’s have a close look of what to look for when you are choosing a cosmetic surgeon.

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BBL post- op: What you didn’t know:

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11 common questions after BBL procedures 

Have you decided to have a BBL surgery?

You should take into account that it takes almost 4 weeks to come back to a normal daily life. The recovery period is long and needs very special care. First of all, you need someone to help you. Make sure you have someone to take you home and take care of you during the first 3 days.  

You cannot lift heavy objects and you should avoid doing strenuous activities during several weeks, that’s why you need someone to assist you with some tasks. Remember that, you can’t smoke 4 weeks before and after the surgery; if possible, don’t do it at all. Smoking causes blood clots and bad wound healing.

Do not take any herbal supplement, vitamins, Aspirin, or over the counter medicines 2 weeks before and after the surgery. They can cause bleeding.

Let’s start with the 11 most common questions people ask at our clinic

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The importance of drinking water, keeping hydrated

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How easily we get de-hydrated

Why you should stay hydrated. In the modern world it often feels like we are dictated to by a series of priorities. Check emails, charge the phone, get out of the house to keep ahead of the rush hour crush. And of course, get the first caffeine kick of the day as early as possible.

But in the rush to get things done and get on with our day, we can very quickly become de-hydrated. And it is said that even mild dehydration can have an adverse impact on both mood and energy levels.

“Mild dehydration is about a 1.5 percent loss of body weight,” says Harris Lieberman, Ph.D., a scientist with the U.S. Army.

If you went about your day, taking time for some light exercise, without drinking water, you are likely to suffer mild dehydration.

 

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