Lower Back and Hip Pain

The body is intricately designed with nerve endings and connective tissues that intertwine to form a beautiful structure capable of everything from minute movements, to birthing a child, to surviving in some of the harshest conditions on earth. But with these...

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Acute vs Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is a physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. Inflammation is now a buzz word that you hear almost daily, but knowing what it really means and the...

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Stretch or strengthen?

When your back is hurting, it’s common practice to stretch it. That usually means bending forward at the hips and allowing the low back muscles to stretch a bit. This can also help to stretch out the hamstrings, calves, and with the right arm position, the shoulders...

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Pain, injury and imaging

Many people would assume that when something hurts there is an injury; and when there is an injury it would be painful. But research and new scientific discoveries are putting a new spotlight on pain and injury, and even the methods we use to diagnose such injuries....

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Massage and chronic pain

Millions of people throughout the world battle chronic pain. While many think of it as just some mild achyness or soreness somewhere that comes and goes on a regular basis, those who live with it every day know it is far more than that. The pain can be debilitating...

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Does Deep Tissue have to hurt?

To give a short answer, no, deep tissue massage does not have to hurt. There’s a common misconception that massage, especially Deep Tissue, has to be painful in order to be effective, but this is completely false. First, you have to break down what Deep Tissue is, and...

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What is this Ashiatsu???

So you might have heard from a friend or you have seen a video of someone having a massage with therapist standing on their back. At first it may look strange if you have never before experienced barefoot massage. And you have to admit, it also looks like it feels...

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Dealing with post workout pain

Back to gym and sore! The New Year has arrived so again we rush with fulfilling our resolutions, getting back to diet, signing up to gym and promising ourselves we are going to be ever so good this year…:) For gyms in particular must be a “Christmas...

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Garden Retreat is ready!

Some dreams take longer to build… but they are well worth waiting for! After rather lengthy four months, with a few ups and downs, my old, spider- clad shed has been transformed into truly tranquil and relaxing space! Under a huge tree, away from it all, I have...

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