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9 Reasons Why Your Muscle Twitches or Spasms

Mostly our muscles do what we tell them to. However, sometimes they might pulse or contract otherwise known as twitches and spasms. This is most common in thighs, calves, hands, arms, stomach, ribcage and the arches of your foot. Doctors are not always entirely sure why they happen, but there are a number of different triggers that can set them off.

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Keeping Your Muscles Supple!

In my previous blog, I mentioned that I got injured, which subsequently sparked my interest in becoming a Sports Massage Therapist. I thought I would indulge you and expand on exactly how this came about and the little journey it led me on.
I was doing a HIIT class (high-intensity interval training) where we were made to do repeated single

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The Link Between Mind & Body: What Scientists are Saying

In my previous blog post, I explained more about my intuitive approach to massage therapy, bringing harmony between mind and body.
This week I read some very interesting research from the University of Pittsburgh, which concluded that the mind and body link exists not just through intuition, but also in science.
The research, published in ‘The Science Explorer’, details the

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Rarely in the clinic does neurological pain occur as the main symptom to the client, but there are only really a handful of areas most common when they do. Thoracic outlet syndrome is one of those neurological diagnoses to come up as strictly a nerve-related injury and not just an extra symptom. Others such as sciatica is actually not an

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Back Pain Relief at The Body Matters in Leigh-on-Sea

Myofascial trigger points are tender, contracted areas of muscle tissue that refer pain away from the local area which can lead to an incorrect diagnosis of where the real problem lies.  Trigger points can be initiated by a variety of factors, such as strenuous exercise, repetitive motion, sleeping in an odd position or increased bodily tension due to postural

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