Skills and Techniques for Sports Massage
CPD & Research

Skills and Techniques for Sports Massage

Here we will summarise the four most commonly recognised categories of technique that form sports and many other forms of massage. They include effleurage, petrissage, frictions and tapotement. What is effleurage? The skeletal system is the framework of the body, and comprises approximately 206 bones, and their associated joints, cartilages and ligaments. The bones of…

How Can We Support Our Clients’ Return to Health Holistically?
CPD & Research

How Can We Support Our Clients’ Return to Health Holistically?

I think a potential area in which some therapies could improve on is how they incorporate other specialisms into the rehab process. Sadly, some therapists can be quite arrogant when it comes to their claims about what their service can provide, in which they end up greatly overstating their therapeutic capabilities. Some people are also…

Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology

Knowledge and an understanding of the human body and how it functions is the starting point of sports massage theory. The more we understand about how the body functions, what may interrupt this functioning (such as trauma and injury), and what influence increased activity has on the systems that combine to make it function, the…

I Love These Folks……long term pain states
CPD & Research

I Love These Folks……long term pain states

When you can’t clear that long standing hip pain, back pain headaches and jaw pain. When you have done the testing and assessing, you can’t find just what is causing the problem! When the pain is moving around the body. When the patient in front of you has tried Physio, acupuncture, multi body work techniques…

The Mindful Touch
CPD & Research

The Mindful Touch

What do I actually mean when I say “Mindful Touch”? The mindful touch, is it fluffy and light, or is it referring to an informed and remedial touch?  The truth is, it has elements of both concepts but ultimately, it is neither.  What I am referring to when I call it a Mindful Touch is…

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