Why Osteopathy Is Good For Headaches

Why Osteopathy Is Good For Headaches

For those who suffer from chronic headaches the world can frequently seem a lonely place; often the medical world offers little in the way of answers as to the underlying cause of the headaches, and even more frequently offers no effective solution. The result of which can be truly frustrating, and isolating, for the sufferer. Understanding the common potential causes…

The pleasure and pain of a sports massage

The pleasure and pain of a sports massage

You’ve heard of a sports massage, but what is it? What does it involve? Why should I have one? What is a sports massage?The Sports Massage Association defines sports massage as “the application of soft tissue techniques with the aim of managing, manipulating and rehabilitating muscles, tendons and ligaments” A sports massage targets tight muscles, helps inactive muscles and improves the condition…

What does an osteopath do?

What does an osteopath do?

What is osteopathy? Osteopathy works on the basis that each person’s bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue must work smoothly together to achieve wellbeing.  An osteopath uses their hands to treat patients by moving, manipulating, stretching and massaging their muscles, limbs and joints. This helps to bring balance to the body by improving the function of joints, increasing the blood…

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is spinal decompression therapy? Quite a few patients have asked what that strange contraption at the end of the treatment table at the Royal Arsenal practice is. When I mention ‘traction’ it invariably conjures up images of medieval torture but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s actually a very gentle and non-invasive tool in combating degenerative disc symptoms…

Sports Massage – Why?

Sports Massage – Why?

If your car had a flat tyre or there was steam coming from the radiator, would you still drive your car? The likely answer is no. You would phone a mechanic and get if fixed. Then why do we think our bodies are any different? We carry aches, pains and injuries thinking that they will just disappear, and sometimes they…