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Video: DIY Massage Roller & Other Self-massage Tools

Jun 14, 2011

In this video, Mel is with Ellen from Joya Australia finding out about their timber massage rollers to help ease back pain at home. Ellen also shows Mel a massage pen with a crystal that can be used to massage essential oils into your temples.

Video: A Healing Mat with Over 8000 Trigger Points

Jun 14, 2011

In this video, Mel tries out the Swedish Healer Mat, which has over 8000 trigger points. As Erik explains, all you need to do is lie down and relax to receive its numerous healing benefits.

Osteopathy and Sciatica

Apr 29, 2011

Sciatica is a painful syndrome which is caused by compression or irritation of a nerve deep in the buttock and down the leg, called the Sciatic nerve. The symptoms of Sciatica may include one or more of the following: pain in the buttock or down the...

High Heels & Back Pain: The Price of Looking Sexy

Mar 10, 2011

We all like to look tall, sexy and glamorous and we wear high heels to achieve that effect, but we don't feel the effects on our bodies until later in life and don't believe that we will suffer from those effects, even though our mothers had back pain...

Treat Back Pain with Remedial Massage

Feb 18, 2011

Back or neck pain can be caused by many things – from an injury, general wear and tear, misalignment, poor posture or just from sitting long hours at a desk. Unfortunately few of us can escape from it – most of us will suffer from some kind of back...

Myotherapy for Back Pain

Jan 21, 2011

 Our backs are an amazing feat of engineering when you think about it – the natural curves giving us flexibility, strength, balance when we are standing upright, shock absorption during walking – and running for the bus – and protection for the...

How Health Magnets Help with Pain

Sep 03, 2010

Magnets have been long been thought to be able to stimulate healing and blood flow while improving overall health. Magnotherapy has since evolved into an established field with doctors, sports trainers and therapists utilising the power of magnets and...

Disc Damage: Everything You Need to Know

Jul 14, 2010

Your spinal cord is composed of bones that are covered by discs that act as your bone's protective covering. Discs allow you to move your spinal cord and keep the bones that make up your spinal cord in place. Your discs protect your spinal cord by...

Massage for Pain Relief

Jul 02, 2010

Pain can occur for a variety of reasons but you don't just have to put up with it or take increasing amounts of medication in order to control it. Massage has many benefits but one of the main ones is its ability to help you relieve and manage your pain.

Back Pain and Physiotherapy

May 13, 2010

The back is a complex arrangement of muscles, ligaments and bones with the spinal column at its centre.  This is comprised of vertebrae which are formed in a column that protects the spinal cord.  Discs provide shock absorption and cushioning in...

Back Pain and Chiropractic

May 13, 2010

The back or spinal column is the central support structure of the body, and is therefore crucial to our functioning – most especially our mobility. The nerves that radiate out from the spinal cord are essential to the operation of every muscle, nerve...

Back Pain and Yoga

May 12, 2010

Back pain is a common affliction that affects the majority of the population at some stage of their lives.  Some of us may be predisposed to some conditions, though any of us are liable to adopt poor posture, or strain our backs through lifting or...

Back Pain and Alexander Technique

May 12, 2010

Back pain is a prevalent condition or ailment affecting the majority of us at some stage of our lives.  Muscular pain is the most common type of back pain, and though it is usually only experienced for a short period, it can be painful and debilitating.  Back...

Back Pain and Massage

May 12, 2010

Back pain is a very common ailment that affects around three quarters of the population with varying degrees of severity. The most common complaints relate to muscle strains of the lower back region, where the body tends to articulate the most.  The...

Back Pain & Acupuncture

May 12, 2010

Back pain can be a debilitating and frustrating impediment to a normal, active life, and can severely restrict your range of activities, including your ability to work. Though you can damage the muscles of your back in a number of ways, including physical...

Natural Back Pain Treatments

May 12, 2010

Back pain is one of the most common ailments, affecting people of all ages and sexes.  The most common causes of back pain include poor posture, inactivity and awkward movements such as bending or lifting.  These can cause a range of conditions affecting...

Back Pain and Osteopathy

May 12, 2010

People are increasingly looking for alternatives to conventional medical treatments and surgery for back pain, as the benefits of non-invasive disciplines and techniques become more widespread and accepted.  The move to a more sedentary society – particularly...

Bowen Therapy for Pain Relief

May 10, 2010

What is Bowen Therapy? Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive holistic physical therapy that is designed to offer pain relief via gentle muscle release technique. It is based on the principle that the body can heal itself, and is focused on gentle stimulation...

Avoiding Back Injuries with Osteopathy

May 03, 2010

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, last year 6.4% of the work force or 690,000 people were injured at work.  Previous research has shown us that 25% of all injuries occur in just one area, the back. One of the major causes of back injury...

Disc Injuries and Osteopathy

May 03, 2010

People with disc injuries are often surprised to find out an osteopath can help.  In fact disc injuries are one of the most common problems osteopaths see. Discs themselves don’t heal very well, but that doesn’t mean a person can’t recover from...

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