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To massage or not to massage?

With the easing of restrictions we can welcome you all back for massage at the clinics – but what type of treatment is right for you? It’s easy for patients (and some clinicians) to approach this type of treatment with a myopic view; a massage is a massage, putting a hand or tool on someone…

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Gardening – Spring into Action!

Spring has sprung and many of us are looking at our gardens with a view to getting stuck in, but with a winter of inactivity, how do we avoid back pain whilst gardening? A Gallup poll for the BBC – BBC News Site revealed that 42% of adults have suffered from back pain and nearly half of…

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Massage and Stress – How we can help!

Now is the perfect opportunity to have one of our fabulous massages to help you de-stress at what is one of the most stressful situations our planet is going through! Stress – What is it exactly? Stress is primarily a physical response.  When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to “fight…

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5 Signs stress levels are out of control!

Stress is a process, not a diagnosis!  When the term “stress” is used in a clinical sense – it refers to a situation that causes discomfort and distress and can lead to other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety! However, stress is normal.  We are actually designed to react to demanding or threatening…

Massage - Feel better naturally!

Massage – Feel better naturally!

Massage is a general term, meaning to press or rub muscles, ligaments, tendons and skin.  It can range from light stroking to deep pressure.  There are many different types of massage so below are the most common: Swedish Massage –  A gentle form of  therapy incorporating long, light strokes, kneading movements, deeper circular movements, tapping…

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Muscle Spasms – What are they?

Otherwise known as muscle cramps, spasms happen when a muscle involuntary and forcibly contracts and cannot relax.  They are extremely common and can affect any muscle in the body. Usually spasms involve part or all of a muscle or several muscles in a group. They are most common in the thighs, foot arches, calves, hands,…

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage?

There are many different types of massage but two of the most common methods are Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.  It is helpful to know the differences to be able to assess which would be right for you. While there are some similarities between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, they are different from each other. …

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

Does How You Sleep Affect Your Back Pain?

We rarely think anout our spines when we are preparing for sleep.  However our sleep posture can have a bearing on whether or not we experience back pain – so remember these five simple tips for a healthier spine and back when you turn in for the night! If you can- sleep on your back! …

Focus on Massage

Focus on Massage

One of the services we provide at Heale’s Chiropractic Clinics is Sports, Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage.  We have found it to be most beneficial in aiding the recovery of musculo-skeletal injuries, but what exactly does it involve……..??? Massage is a natural therapy, which has been in use probably since time began.  It was the…

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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…