Tingling or Numb Fingers

This is often given the label of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but often has very little to do with the Carpal Tunnel in the wrist itself. Unfortunately people are often sent for surgery on the Carpal Tunnel, only to have their symptoms of numbness or tingling return as it...

Pain and Aging Strain Patterns

As we age, our bodies can take on strain patterns, which are dependent upon our posture, our jobs and everyday repetitive actions. These strain patterns can run in lines throughout the body along connecting muscles and soft tissues, causing shortening in the muscles...

Posture Affecting Mood

As mentioned in my last post, a posture which is hunched over and curled up produces an increase cortisol, ie stress. It follows that if you are feeling cold during the winter months when we naturally hunch our bodies over to try and keep warm, the feelings of stress...

Back Pain and Posture

The deep spinal muscles are individually quite small, so are particularly vulnerable to sudden overload or repetitive motion. The only time they are relaxed are when you are lying down or standing perfectly upright with your weight evenly distributed on all sides of...

Headaches

I have had several new clients recently who mentioned that they are experiencing persistent headaches. These are often due to overly tight muscles in the neck area. Different muscles send referred pain to different parts of the head, so once these muscles are located,...