The benefits of osteopathy for your baby

The benefits of osteopathy for your baby

Birth is a tough process for mother and baby alike, with stresses, strains and often injury suffered. These stresses can be worsened where a difficult birth has been experienced – difficult being defined as a caesarean, forceps or ventouse delivery. Long or very quick labours are can also cause stresses to the baby. Osteopathy, for both mum and baby, offers…

Is deep tissue massage painful?

Is deep tissue massage painful?

A deep tissue massage (also known as a sports massage) provides for a wealth of benefits for the average sportsman or woman. However, if you’ve arrived here, you may be fearing the worst and presuming that deep tissue massages are very painful (there are certainly enough misleading articles online). How do deep tissue massages work? Deep tissue massages hone in…

What’s the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath?

What’s the difference between a Chiropractor and an Osteopath?

Chiropractors and osteopaths are frequently confused with one another – which is not surprising given that they do indeed share numerous similarities. Deciding which professional is right for you is a matter of understanding what each offer and how they may be able to help you. Chiropractors and Osteopaths – The Similarities • Osteopaths and chiropractors often employ relatively similar…

How can Osteopathy help my RSI?

How can Osteopathy help my RSI?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be agony.  If you spent most of your time at your computer you’re at risk of getting RSI, and once the pain starts it can be debilitating. RSI is most often associated with wrist pain. However the symptoms span beyond this, to include: throbbing, tingling/numbness, pain, aching or tenderness, cramping, stiffness and weakness. RSI most…

What can an Osteopath do for me?

What can an Osteopath do for me?

Osteopathy is often a misunderstood field of medicine; whilst some believe we just offer massage, others confuse it with treatments that have no basis in science. In order to describe what an osteopath could achieve for you, let’s begin with a basic overview of what osteopathy is, as well as looking at the conditions it has been proven to help…

Why is regular massage so beneficial?

Why is regular massage so beneficial?

Massage is often seen as a luxury spa treatment that helps you to relax and unwind – and whilst this is certainly true, the other health benefits of massage are often overlooked and underestimated. In reality, massages are capable of aiding serious conditions – with regular massage being capable of everything from helping to lower blood pressure, to treating a…

The benefits of pregnancy massage

The benefits of pregnancy massage

Prenatal massage (or massage whilst pregnant) are perhaps a drastically underused form of treatment for a wide variety of conditions, aches and pains that can come along with pregnancy. This may, in part, be down to lack of knowledge as to how such massage can help during pregnancy. How pregnancy affects your body As a pregnancy progresses, the posture of…

What to expect with a deep tissue massage

What to expect with a deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is the main type of massage we provide at our clinic, yet despite its popularity there remains many misunderstandings around the practice – such as who it may be suitable for, what it can achieve and whether or not the treatment is painful. Understanding the details of deep tissue massages can not only allay any fears about…