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The science of touch
When we receive touch a signal is sent to our brain, which then triggers the release of oxytocin – commonly known as the love drug – as well as the two other happy hormones, Serotonin and Dopamine.
The intentional, informed ‘touch’ of Massage Therapy goes even further. Along with boosting the happy hormones, it has been proven to lower the hormone cortisol – a key component in our stress response.
Be kind to yourself. You only have one body and mind so take cate of it 💖
Remedial Sports Massage £17.50
Regular Treatment can reduce back pain
Upper back pain (or thoracic pain) is one of the most common injuries in modern society. Injuries can vary from simple to complex. They can also result from posture or fatigue strain injuries, lifting injuries, falls or even as a result of arm use eg throwing injury.
When it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know the answers to these questions:
“Why is This Happening to Me?”…
“Why am I still suffering with back pain that keeps getting worse after putting up with it for 6 months – sometimes more?”…
Most people think that when they get back pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on it’s own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, back pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of back pain – often even worse than it was when it came on.
JOIN ME LATER AS I RECORD A NEW MEDITATION!
At 8.00 this evening I will be on Dartmoor recording the words for a new meditation, 'The Healing Garden'. Anita has already recorded the music and we've put together a beautifully relaxing video to accompany it. You can watch a four-minute clip of it here.
I'm frequently sending out thoughts of love, light and healing to those in need but it occurred to me that you could do the same whilst I'm recording. It would be nice to think of a joining of energies being directed to the meditation - something special that I've not done before!
Watch this video clip at 8.00 pm and send your thoughts of healing to whoever may be in need. I know that our energies will connect.
We will post the finished video here on Facebook at 9.00 pm on Monday in place of the usual 'goodnight meme' and the healing will return to you. 🙏🏻
Not long to wait.
Opening on the 27th July . Fully Booked.
Monday 3rd - 7th August appointments available.
Facials can resume on 15th August .
"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
Saint Francis of Assisi
C B D massage oil is available on request.
Remedial Sports Massage/ Shockwave Therapy £17.50
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Chondromalacia patellae is a subgroup of conditions that cause kneecap pain. These conditions fall under the Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome conditions.
What is Chondromalacia Patellae?
Chondromalacia Patellae by definition means "soft cartilage under the kneecap".
Chondromalacia is due to an irritation of the undersurface of the kneecap. The undersurface of the kneecap, or patella, is covered with a layer of smooth cartilage. This cartilage normally glides effortlessly across the knee during bending of the joint. However, in some individuals with malalignment issues, the kneecap tends to rub against one side of the knee joint, and the cartilage surface become irritated, and knee pain is the result.
This condition often affects young, otherwise healthy athletes. Chondromalacia patella is one of the groups of conditions that cause anterior knee pain. When anterior knee pain or kneecap pain exists in the absence of cartilage softening is can be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome.
What are the High-Risk Sports?
The most common occurrence occur with sporting individuals, however, it can affect any member of the populations. It is common in football, cyclists, rowers, tennis, ballet, equestrian, gymnasts, volleyball, weightlifting, skiers, snowboarders and runners. In other words, any sport that involves running, jumping, squatting and landing.
Plus, the non-sporting person can even experience kneecap pain when descending or ascending stairs.
The condition usually results from either acute injury to the patella joint surface or from chronic friction between the patella and the groove in the femur (thigh bone) through which it passes as the knee bends.
Potential causes include a tight lateral knee structures such as the ITB, weak medial quadriceps (vastus medialis oblique - VMO), overpronating feet and weak lateral hip rotator muscles. These muscle imbalances result in a rotational instability that causes the patella to be laterally aligned in the femoral groove, which causes pain for the malalignment.
The good news is that patellar mal-tracking can be treated with remedial sports massage and shockwave therapy.
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Rotator cuff syndrome is very common shoulder injury.
Your shoulder joint is a relatively unstable ball and socket joint that is moved and controlled by a small group of four muscles known as the rotator cuff.
The subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor are your small rotator cuff muscles that stabilise and control your shoulder movement on your shoulder blade (scapula).
As the name suggests, the rotator cuff muscles are responsible for shoulder rotation and form a cuff around the head of the humerus (shoulder ball).
What Rotator Cuff Injuries are Common?
Your rotator cuff muscles and tendons are vulnerable to rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff impingement and related rotator cuff injuries.
Rotator cuff injuries vary from mild tendon inflammation ( rotator cuff tendonitis), shoulder bursitis (inflammed bursa), calcific tendonitis (bone forming within the rotator cuff tendon) through to partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears, which may require rotator cuff surgery.
Some shoulder rotator cuff injuries are more common than others.
What are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injury?
While each specific rotator cuff injury has its own specific symptoms and signs, you can suspect a rotator cuff injury if you have:
an arc of shoulder pain or clicking when your arm is at shoulder height or when your arm is overhead.
shoulder pain that can extend from the top of your shoulder to your elbow.
shoulder pain when lying on your sore shoulder.
shoulder pain at rest (with more severe rotator cuff injuries).
shoulder muscle weakness or pain when attempting to reach or lift.
shoulder pain when putting your hand behind your back or head.
shoulder pain reaching for a seat-belt.
If you’re living with bad shoulders, they’re painful or they ache – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.
You can’t quite point your finger on why you’re feeling pain in your shoulders – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone
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Posture/ repetative work/ long hours standing?
Upper Cross Syndrome - characterised by a forward head, rounded shoulders and hyper-extension of the neck.
It is one of the more common conditions ,and can cause dull aching through the head/neck and upper back.
It is often associated with prolonged periods of computer work, reading or mobile phone scrolling.
Working to stretch and strengthen through these muscle groups can help alleviate the pain associated with this condition.
PHALEN'S TEST FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
If your patient is complaining about shooting, burning, tooth ache-like pain, pins and needles as well as possible changes in sensation or strength in the hand, it should make you think about peripheral nerve pathology.
A very common condition, other than cervical nerve root pathology, is carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Phalen's test is a special test, which can distinguish CTS from nerve root compression.
According to Brüske et al. (2002), it has a sensitivity of 85% and a specificity of 89%.
Matthew Manning (UK Healer)
DO YOUR EARS BURN IF SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT YOU?
The late Professor Douglas Dean, an electrochemist at the Newark College of Engineering in America, was one of a large group of scientists who conducted the first scientific research with me in Toronto, back in 1974.
His interest stemmed from an earlier experiment when he discovered that if someone thinks hard about a close friend, no matter where they may be, that person registers a measurable change in blood pressure and volume.
Using a system in which a response stands for a dot and a long period without stimulus represented a dash, he managed to send simple Morse code messages from room to room, building to building, and, in one case, over 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Florida, entirely without the knowledge of the receiver, who just lay quietly attached to a plethysmograph.
His study was published in the International Journal of Neuropsychiatry, to the dismay of some of his scientific colleagues.
It makes perfect sense of the old wives tale that your ears will burn if someone is talking about you. This sensation is caused by increased blood circulation to the ears and is precisely what Dean found in his research!
Our feet carry us everywhere- how on earth can we possibly take care of them to make a difference?! 👣
Reflexology and foot massage can play a HUGE role in rehabilitation and maintenance for the tendon, ligament, and muscle structures of your feet. The first step is to assess where and how you are taking an impact when you move. From there, manual manipulation can help lengthen the shortened muscles, strengthen the overstretched muscles, break down adhesions, and improve blood flow and mobility within the feet. Here’s a little lesson from @myfootfunction to try at home!
How functional are your feet?
THE MEYERS LINE:
The Meyers line is a simple axis-line used to asses the anatomical and functional alignment of the great toe in relation to the rest of the foot. Follow the steps below to perform this test:
1) Outline your foot on a piece of paper (make sure you are standing on that foot)
2) Mark the mid-point of the heel.
3) Mark the mid-point of the big-toe joint.
4) Draw a straight line from the mid-point of the heel to and through the mid-point of the big-toe joint as shown in the image.
Functional: Your big toe is aligned with the Meyers line.
Dysfunctional: Your big toe is not fully aligned with the Meyers line.
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