Forward head posture? Try this



What is it?

Forward head posture is when the Cervical vertebrae (spinal bones in the neck) position is more anterior than what is considered normal.

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Are you having difficulty getting to sleep or keep waking up intermittently in the night? Has this been happening every night? Then you may be suffering with insomnia

Insomnia also includes quality of sleep. Not getting the quality of sleep you need has an effect on other areas of your day to day life. Feeling tired during the day due to lack of sleep means we go into work lacking energy and concentration to complete tasks to our full potential ,tiredness resulting from insomnia affects our moods making relationships suffer too.

Traditional Chinese Medical look at Insomnia

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Jaw ache? TMJ? TMJD? Try this



TMJ or TMJD is a muscle and bone dysfunction of the jaw joint. Symptoms like pain, discomfort, restricted movement, clicking sounds are linked with this condition.

Some causes could be trauma, genetics, and overuse (sometimes caused by stress eg grinding teeth).

This disorder can also lead to headaches and neck aches as this condition can aggravate the surrounding tissues.

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Heel pain? Plantar fasciitis? Try this



Heel pain, or more specifically for this blog plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the insertion site of the plantar fascia which is situated on the sole of foot near the heel bone or calcaneus. This condition can affect people who are on their feet for several hours a day. This condition is caused by repeatedly straining the plantar fascia. People who wear the wrong shoes, are overweight, or have tight calf muscles are more likely to experience this condition.

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Piriformis syndrome is a pain in the arse

What is Piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle goes into spasm or becomes inflamed which can lead to the nearby nerve (sciatic nerve) to also be affected creating sciatica.

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Sore Thumbs? click here

This is a quick vid for another Massage Therapist asking for help. If you’re in the same situation try this and see how you get on.


Carpal tunnel syndrome? Try this



What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a wrist/hand condition causing pain, weakness, numbness, and loss of dexterity through to the fingers from having the median nerve compressed.

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Want Glowing skin? Read this



Having recently asked my facebook friends what they would want me to blog about I had one of my friends asked me to write about how to get glowing skin. This is a topic I remember having a conversation about with during my acupuncture course with another student, I remember him saying that he wouldn’t want to work with people who were only thinking about beauty and not on health. I then got thinking that if someone complains why their face has prematurely aged then how did they get there? When I asked myself that question the answer became obvious, the way we look after ourselves shows in our bodies, our personalities, and of course our faces! The main bulk of  what I will cover is lifestyle changes that will benefit our whole being which will show up not only in our faces, but in our bodies, our personalities , and the way we carry ourselves. What I will offer is not a quick fix but the investment into yourself will be of far more benefit overall than just applying topical treatments without addressing the underlying causes.

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Hayfever? Try this

Spring is upon us, for some that also means itching eyes, sneezing, and runny nose. Have a click on this, try it and let me know what you think