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Ways to prevent back pain

Categories: Sports Massage, Massage
Tags: Bad back

Back pain will affect most of us, at some point in our lives. It’s a very common problem, and there are many ways that we can damage or injure our back – whether it’s a sudden wrong move or repeated bad posture. We often turn to the painkillers as our first port of call, however if the reason for your back pain is lifestyle-related, then the pain is likely to keep returning.

Below are 3 things for you to do as preventative measures for back pain:

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Pain in the backside

Categories: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
Tags: hip pain, pain in the bum, glutes, piriformis

One of the most important areas of the body is the hips. It connects the upper half of your body to the lower half, and around the back of your hips you’ll find what are called your gluteal muscles, or glutes for short (your bum muscles!)

The glutes consist of 3 muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, and tightness in these muscles can dramatically affect other areas of the body as we compensate for this. Underneath these, there is another muscle called the piriformis, and tightness in this can sometimes cause sciatic symptoms down the leg. Everyday use, combined with lots of sitting down or driving, leads to tension in the glutes/piriformis, so here are 3 things that you can do to prevent tightness in this area.

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What is Indian Head Massage?

Categories: Indian Head Massage
Tags: Relaxation, back pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, Headaches

Indian head massage originated in India and it is based on the ayurvedic system of healing. It is a wondefully relaxing, stress-busting, massage treatment, especially good at targeting and reducing the tension we carry around our head, neck, shoulders and upper back. This kind of upper body muscle tension could be the cause of your migraines, tension headaches or stiff neck. 

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What's the difference between sports and deep tissue massage?

Categories: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage

 

We all love a good massage, but how do you know which one is right for you? Massages vary greatly in strength and technique, using a variety of methods that consist of physical stimulation of your muscles and your skin. So how can you tell the difference between the massages? In this blog I thought I would explain the difference between two of Adjust's most common massages, Sports massage and Deep Tissue massage.

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Benefits of Swedish Massage

Why are Swedish Massages so good?

Whether you are a newby to massage or a massage veteran, you can be sure to be pleased by a Swedish massage. This is a full body oil massage aimed at relaxing the entire body, which is guaranteed to leave you feeling deeply relaxed. It is the most commonly used form of massage in the west and is often the go to option for any beginner looking to have their first massage. Not only is it the most common treatment but it is also offers a variety of health benefits. Sounds good? Read more below to find out what to expect during the massage.

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Why does sports massage hurt?

Categories: Sports Massage
Tags: pain

I'm sure that by now you all know the amazing benefits of getting a sports massage, and have experienced these benefits first hand if you've been in for a massage with me, but sports massage is not always the most comfortable of experiences whilst it's happening.

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Combining massage with an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor

Categories: Blog
Tags: Nottingham, chiropractor, physiotherapist, Osteopathy

Last week we looked at the three practices of osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic and how they differ from each other. All three of these practices do occasionally use massage as part of their treatment of patients, but it is not a focus and is not done a great deal. So, in this blog we are going to look at how you can benefit from combining regular massage with your treatment from an osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor.

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What is the difference between an osteopath, physiotherapist and chiropractor?

Categories: Blog
Tags: osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist

Osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors. I'm sure you'll have heard of them all before and maybe you've even been helped out by one or more of them in the past, but what's the difference? Well, there are many similarities between the three medical practices and they are largely working towards the same goals but by using slightly different techniques and following different schools of thought.

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