tension headache

Migraines, cervicogenic and tension headaches

Nearly all of us will suffer from occasional headaches, some more than others. Be they migraines, cervicogenic, tension headaches or some other kind of headache that are not caused by slightly too much wine the night before! The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined the structures responsible for certain types of headache include: The Neck…

posture

Posture and Technology

While fun and efficient, our much-loved technological devices could be the cause of bad posture and resulting back and neck pain… Technology is increasingly becoming part of our everyday life. Everywhere you look people are surfing the net on their computers, writing a text message on their mobile phone or using a tablet to watch a…

Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain and depression are unpleasant sensations that play an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and informs you to take care of the damaged body part afterwards. Chronic pain, on the other hand, has no time limit, often…

massage gift vouchers

Massage Gift Vouchers

Heale’s Clinics Massage Gift Vouchers for Christmas! Do you have someone who’s either impossible to buy for, has everything already or that you are just drawing a complete blank of what you could possibly get for them this year?! Well look no further, how about getting them one of our Massage gift vouchers for an…

arthritis

Does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis of the fingers?

This is one of the great old wive’s tales that knuckle cracking leads to arthritis and in short the answer is NO! “The main serious consequence of knuckle cracking would appear to be its annoying effect on the observer.” When I was at chiropractic college I had to do something that was called an ‘outreach…

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy? Ice? or Heat?

Hot and cold therapy vs cold and hot therapy?! Firstly I would like to clarify one major point and that is the massive misconception of the phrase hot and cold therapy. During this post I will be referring to the treatment as hot and cold therapy as that is what it is most commonly known…

Hitchin and Luton massage

Hitchin and Luton Massage Therapy

Hitchin and Luton Massage Therapy The main benefit of massage is helping to decrease muscle pain and tension. Other benefits include a reduction in stress and increasing circulation of blood flow to the area. Our clinics offer Hitchin and Luton massage therapy and have options for different lengths of appointments ranging between 30 minutes, 45…

Corrie Heale

Corrie Heale had an interview with Rich & Leigh!

An interview with Corrie Heale! Here’s an excerpt from the the article form Rich Leigh that interviewed Corrie Heale (the daughter of Graham Heale – founder of Heales Chiropractic Clinics), who is the Art Editor of Heat Magazine! The link is below if you want to read the full interview. Before becoming food editor of…

Low back pain

Back pain! Avoid it when gardening – here are some tips

Back pain! Take care of your back when gardening! The sun has finally come out and although it will probably be patchy until July, if you’re out gardening in the sunshine use these tips to avoid getting back pain whilst you are doing it. Seems obvious but take regular breaks. Take a short break every…

tennis elbow

Tennis elbow – Condition of the week

Tennis elbow causes pain around the outside of the elbow Tennis elbow is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint. You may notice pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow when lifting or bending your arm. It may also…