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You have arrived here because you want to do something about your pain and seem unsure of how to go about helping yourself. Here are the four key A's on how to start addressing issues in your tissues.

  • Acknowledge you have it - Congratulations you have got here! Often we go though life in a state of denial and ignore an issue that really ought to be looked at. Acknowledging the issue is the first step in doing something about it. Which leads nicely to:
  • Assessment - Get it seen to by a qualified expert who can tell you what it is that is causing you to have this pain. This can usually be an orthopaedic massage expert, an Advanced Clinical Massage therapist, Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractors. A GP could also get you referrals to one of these practitioners but may be less experienced in diagnosing the exact issue.
  • Application - Either treatment or intervention of some kind helps to assure you that something can be done to help. It's likely that intervention deemed suitable by the therapist you have been to will reduce the pain you were experiencing.
  • Active - Keep the area moving is the key to keeping the area 'oiled' and 'lubricated' from within. Moving the area in pain (and importantly) without causing it more pain should start to give you more confidence and will encourage your body to start healing itself.

Upper Body

What a head ache!

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What is worse than a constant headache! Head aches originate from tightness in the small muscles at the back of the head and base of the skull.

What a pain in the neck!

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Pain in this area can also be accompanied by upper back pain, shoulder blade pain, and headaches. There are six ranges of motion of the neck. It will only take three to five minutes! You should stretch your neck in…

Mid Body

Mid Body 1: Lower Back Pain

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How do you go about fixing your lower back pain? >Acknowledge you have it - Often we go though life in a state of denial and ignore an issue that really ought to be looked at. Acknowledging the issue is the…

Mid body 2: Hip Pain ​

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Groin strain/pulled muscle (Adductor strain) A strain is an injury/overstretch/tear to a muscle-tendon unit. Strains are graded in terms of severity: • Grade I: Mild – muscle-tendon unit is over-stretch small tears in the fibres may or may not occur. • Grade…

Lower Body

Lower body 1: Foot pain ​

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Lower body 1: Foot pain Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition resulting in inflammation in the sole of the foot (plantar fascia). It can be caused by overtraining, running on hard surfaces, poor technique and biomechanics, or standing for long periods…

Lower body 2: Knee Pain ​

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The knee joint is the largest joint in the body and particularly vulnerable to damage and pain, because it takes the full weight of your body! It is the most frequently injured joint in athletics, with most injuries being caused…

Body Tools

Mini Medi Ball - Firm but fair

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A firm but fair ball and yes.... no SPIKES!! By stimulating the body, this easy-to-learn treatment can help reduce these common painful symptoms in just minutes a day >Hand, foot, back, and neck pain; >Plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas >Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger…

Mini Medi Ball - Easy Going Soft

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A Softer and Easy Going ball and yes.... no SPIKES!! The body sometimes needs a gentler tool to ease very tender pains. Use this ball in an easy-to-learn treatment can help reduce these common painful symptoms in just minutes a…