Stretching Your Fascia

Stretching feels good, animals do it all the time. But sometimes it hurts to stretch, sometimes its hard to move out of a particular posture, which can make us think twice about stretching in the first place. So what actually happens when we stretch? What is the...
Pain and Posture

Pain and Posture

The spine naturally is made up of  a series of curves, which are essential to us as  shock absorbers. They transform the spine from a straight, inflexible rod to a spring, which is able to bend and flex in response to the stress caused by the impact of walking,...

A Major Cause of Pain

Trigger points are a major cause of pain within our bodies. Many people grimly live with very real pain which has often been misdiagnosed as something else, or had it categorized as imaginary. The knot-like characteristics of trigger points have been written about for...

How posture affects your mood

An interesting experiment was done where the testosterone and cortisol levels were measured in people who were in different poses. The testosterone in your body gives a feeling of ‘confidence’, whereas cortisol gives the feelings of ‘stress’....

The Pain Keeps Coming Back

Trigger points can sometimes be very persistent and keep coming back, even after being successfully treated by a deep tissue massage, and the person’s original pain will kick in once again. If this is the case, then other perpetuating factors need to be looked...