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What are Trigger Points

What are Trigger Points

“A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of muscle” (Travell & Simons 1993) This may sound familiar if you have ever found tender spots when massaging or pressing on an area to relieve tension or pain. What you...

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The RSI Rat Race

Repetitive Strain Injury, otherwise known as RSI, is an insidious problem in the workplace, and one about which there are many myths. Two such myths are the suggestions that RSI takes years to develop and only affects very specific areas of the body in limited ways....

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Massage therapy, osteopathy & physiotherapy 1

I recently participated in a panel discussion with an osteopath and a physiotherapist, in which complementary therapy students quizzed us about our respective professions and how we treat certain medical conditions. What interested me were the differences in perceived...

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Issues for Complementary Therapy 2012

There’s a survey currently online at the US website www.massagetoday.com asking people to vote for what they feel is the most important issue facing the massage therapy profession in 2012. There are four possible issues to vote on (the %s are of the current votes at...

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