Hello, Naomi here, I’ve been a Massage Therapist for almost ten years, helping people to overcome their postural problems. There are three common types of postural problems, they will each be examined and explained within this article. I will also provide information on what you can do to help the problem and attempt to combat them.
It may sound obvious that the leg and back muscles are directly connected to one another, there’s an intricate web of muscles, ligaments and tendons that travel through the pelvis and make up the area of the hips and glutes, when you start to move your legs the back muscles start to work as well to keep you straight, balanced and strong. As well as the back and legs being connected via muscles, ligaments and tendons, they are also connected via nerves, which is why people with extreme back pain in the ‘sciatica’ region often state that the pain travels down their legs, more often than not, it’s the muscular tension effecting the freedom of movement in the nerves that travel through the pelvis that causes this discomfort.
Reflexology is a truly holistic treatment which helps to re-balance the body. Originally it started in China around 4000BC and was developed by Dr William Fitzgerald during the 19th Century, he discovered that by applying pressure to certain areas of the body he could relieve pain in other, seemingly unrelated areas. It is based on the theory that our bodies contain energy which flows through all organs and systems. This energy should be able to travel freely around the body, but occasionally blockages occur when this happens the body becomes out of balance. Reflexology is believed to be able to asses where the imbalance lies and treat the area. Some times it is better to try and treat the whole body at once instead of focusing on one area as an illness may also be affecting other areas of the body including the mind, similarly a condition like stress could have an impact on your body such as the tightening of shoulders.
Lower back pain is a major issue in society today affecting thousands of people everyday with no understanding of why they are getting pain in this area. Sometimes it may be a spinal problem or nerve problem but the majority of the time it will be due to a muscular problem. If you are experiencing any numbness or shooting pains, we suggest you consult a doctor, our expert team will be able to make referrals if needs be.
The lymphatic system is one of the body’s lesser known systems – you’ve heard of the respiratory and digestive systems, but how well do you know the workings of your lymphatic system? And what do you know about Lymph Drainage Massage, and what to expect if you come for one? Below are the answers to these questions – I hope you enjoy learning about it all.
Hi my name’s Pete; I am a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist of which I obtained my diploma from the London School of Sports Massage. One of the main reasons I chose a career as a Sports Massage therapist was from massaging my friends, family and mainly my partner. They might complain of a sore back or leg and so I started to treat those areas and realised how much the massage had a good affect on their concern.
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 The Latest on Massage and Pain Relief
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 Guest Author: Thai, Holistic and Hot Stones Therapist Melissa
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 Is Massage Therapy Backed by Solid Science?