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Cost of Pain
Back pain alone will affect around 59% -84% of the global population. 10%-20% of these patients will experience chronic low back pain, that’s pain lasting more than 3 months. On a global scale, chronic low back pain could effect up to 1.2 billion people a year. In the U.K alone the healthcare cost is a staggering £1.6 billon a year not to mention the cost to employers which is around £630 million per year!!! We have had countless accounts from our clients on how our Massage has reduced and even cured them from pain, makes us feel warm and fuzzy, read on for the science… Continue reading
Beat Those Winter Bugs that are inevitably doing the rounds throughout the office and the classroom by boosting yourself with a Holistic Massage with Aromatherapy!
It’s that time of year again, colds and flu are coming back giving you those groggy, sniffling, bunged up days with no energy and a miserable head. People have always tried anything to make them feel better, some of the weirder ones include wear a necklace of onions, spreading mustard across your chest, putting a hairless dog on your chest…hmmmm…do as you like but you won’t find a better cure than rest, water and taking care of your body. I’ve always found that most complementary therapies don’t work like they say they will, often it’s a placebo effect that encourages healing within the body, yet I can tell you here not only the ones that do but how they work with no nonsense.
Guest Author: Thai, Holistic and Hot Stones Therapist Melissa:
Hi my name is Melissa and I have been a therapist for 12 years. I started my career as a beauty therapist providing a range of beauty treatments including massage, facials, waxing and nail treatments, but have always been most interested in massage and pampering treatments. Continue reading
Now that’s a big question… Is massage therapy backed by solid science…
There are a lot of sceptics in the world, and rightly so, I never enter into anything without doing my own research! I think it’s a mistake to dismiss everything without undeniable proof that it works though, you’re better exploring people’s own tales on personal experience when it comes to massage as every one of you and every massage therapist is different…we’ll look at both viewpoints.
This question comprises of many factors…does a massage work? Yes, massage sets out to relax the muscles and regulate the systems of the body. Does it help pain? Yes, by delivering blood and nutrients to starved areas and releasing tightness of the posture. Does it relax you? Yes, the comforting and rhythmic pressure, calm music, environment and the therapist all play an important role, but massage distracts and calms the mind offering the body the opportunity to rest and heal. Does it boost your immune system? Yes, massage when applied correctly rids the body of toxins by aiding lymphatic flow, it also draws the brains attention to parts of the body which require it’s attention and thus encourages healing. Continue reading
Hi, my name’s David and I work the Reception at Holistic Massage for you. I’ve played sport of one kind or another since I was about 5, and the advice you’re given for best performance has consistently changed.
I’ve had countless ‘guidance’ about stretching over the years, “don’t do it before exercise, do it afterwards”, “it’s not a good idea to stretch after vigorous exercise only light”, “stretching is detrimental to building lean muscle”…Despite all of this conflicting information I’ve often come across athletes militant on their methods of how to warm up, one team I used to play for said they wouldn’t even let me train if I hadn’t stretched before training!
So, when it comes to stretching, what is the best way to warm up?
When most people think of doing anything, their first concern is almost always either the cost or the time. There are so many people that miss out on really good things because they believe it will cost them to much money, or take up to much time. More often than not people will use this excuse to miss out on what they consider luxuries and things that they think aren’t essential. Continue reading
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