Back Pain

People tend to think the worst when experiencing back pain. Worries about slipped discs, arthritis, displaced vertebrae etc are common. Very often though, back pain is nothing more than myofascial trigger points. Pain in your low back can come from surprising places....

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...

Posture and mood

An interesting experiment was done recently 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...

Backache & sore shoulders

A simple way to help yourself if you find your back and shoulders ache whilst walking about is to remember that the crown of your head, and not the front of it, is supposed to be the highest point. Tuck your chin in a fraction and raise the crown of your head up as if...

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,...