Make a healthier pancake today

Today is traditionally called Shrove Tuesday, but in Britain, it is commonly termed ‘Pancake Day’. For most of us, it gives us a good reason to indulge in eating more than we should! The average pancake tops 300 calories and around 12g fat. Here are … [Read more...]

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is usually described as the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. It uses a combination of five styles of long, flowing strokes, namely: effleurage (gliding), petrissage and kneading, tapotement (rhythmic tapping) and … [Read more...]

Is sports massage only for sporty people?

Sports massage is a more specific management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissue of the body, including the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The techniques used in Sports Massage are more focused thereby ensuring that effective and … [Read more...]

Deep tissue massage – is it for me?

Deep Tissue massage works mainly on the body's connective tissue, or fascia, which wraps, binds, supports and separates all the internal structures, including the skeletal muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and organs. The aim of treatment is to … [Read more...]

Onions are no crying matter

It’s coming into winter time now and this year’s onion crop comes to market. Though the onion is unsubtle and mouth-burning, especially when served raw, when gently sweated down they can be incredibly sweet. Patience is required when cooking onions; … [Read more...]

NICE headache pills – look at the alternatives before you pop a pill

It has been revealed that more than one million people in Britain may be suffering from constant, crippling headaches because they are taking too many painkillers, experts say. The pills people take to relive headaches and migraines may be making … [Read more...]

What is the difference between osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists?

This must be one of the most frequently asked questions asked by patients at a first appointment or, when considering making an initial appointment. In order to give you an unbiased opinion of the differences, listed below is the information provided … [Read more...]

Reduce back pain by quitting smoking

Patients with severe back pain who quit smoking report less pain than patients who continue to smoke I came across this interesting research produced by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and could not wait to share it. For years, … [Read more...]