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The power of hot stones in clinical massage therapy

We all associate heat with comfort and relaxation, but did you know that hot stones also relieve pain and heal when used in clinical massage therapy? They are the most efficient and effectiveway of applying the ‘moist’heat needed to encourage muscles and surrounding tissue (the fascia) to relax and so allow a much deeper and…
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Getting to grips with RSI (Part 4)

We've now looked at how to keep Repetitive Strain Injury at bay with a healthy workstation and how to treat the muscle trigger points that refer pain. Next we'll show you some great stretches to help keep RSI at bay by loosening and strengthening your forearm muscles. To stretch your flexors, hold your fingers and…
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Getting to grips with RSI (Part 3)

We've now explored some of the key muscles involved in causing the symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and how to treat them, and here we'll continue our tour. Working in conjunction with the flexors are the Brachioradialis, supinator and extensors, a set of muscles located alongside each other on the outer (hairy!) side of…
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Getting to grips with RSI (Part 2)

We've already explored how Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) trigger points 'refer' pain to points elsewhere on the body, the importance of deactivating them and of having a healthy workstation. Now we'll look in more detail at some specific exercises you can do at home to alleviate the pain and discomfort of RSI, starting with the…
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