The word itself is normally associate with mental images of people massaging feet or weird diagrams with tiny organ-shaped labels over specific parts of the underside of a foot. However, reflexology treatments are not limited to the feet alone. Therapists that practice it apply pressure to certain points found in the lower legs, hands, face … Continue reading What is reflexology?
Perhaps you have come across the name of this service on our Facebook page. Or maybe one of our practitioners mentioned it in clinic, during the course of an initial assessment or treatment. The truth is, you might have just stumbled upon this post after mistyping a word in Google. Regardless, here you are and now … Continue reading What is Pain-Free Therapy?
Before anyone rushes to prove their worth - though it's highly unlikely that the answer is steel - or decides to give the text-book, smarty-pants response - yes, we are made up of atoms but let's think bigger, shall we? - we should probably mention that the title of today's post requires a biologically and … Continue reading What are we made of?
Yes, the title of this post is a cringe-worthy pun about braces. No, not the kind that are fitted by the local dentist. It's the kind that can be attached with little to no help at all. Though there are similarities between the two, muscle braces or supports seem to have a greater physiological effect … Continue reading Have you braced yourself?
Everyone knows what they are, right? Wrong! Most people are familiar with muscles and why they exist. But tendons and ligaments too? Generally not. Many have a vague idea of what both are and maybe even where one could locate them. But their knowledge of the two highly necessary anatomical structures is a shaky terrain … Continue reading Muscles, tendons and ligaments: What are they?
Greetings, dear readers Most of us may be familiar with the knobbly, hard-to-identify-type of food stashed somewhere in our kitchen. We may recognise it better as the scent that usually comes from the tea brewed by our grandmothers, taken to lower their chronic high blood pressure. As far as traditional remedies go, the health benefits … Continue reading Why is ginger good for us?
Greetings, dear readers The topic may be heavily debated amongst scientists and other health professionals, particularly manual therapists. However, very few of them could deny the existence of fascia, a fundamental and complex system in both human and non-human bodies. Healthy fascia allows optimal athletic output, sustains posture and can improve the efficiency of other … Continue reading What is fascia?
Greetings, dear readers Pain is not always caused by disease or direct injury. Sometimes, more often than not, the root of significant physical discomfort can be found in the every day wear and tear that everyone experiences throughout the course of their life. A fact that may be hard to believe, considering just how inconvenient … Continue reading What is the Graston Technique?
Greetings, dear readers The eyes, just like the feet, are a pair of body parts that are taken for granted more often than not. Until they stop working correctly, they are usually not appreciated for what they do. Possibly due to the lack of awareness regarding the eyeball in general, its function and the reason … Continue reading How good is your eyesight?
Greetings, dear readers Being active can range from performing stretches whilst seated at a desk to taking part in an enthusiastic Zumba class, from climbing a flight of stairs to long work-out sessions at the gym. Though they may differ from one person to another, activity levels can change once an individual begins to challenge … Continue reading Why should we stay active?