Massage therapy for self-care

Written by Maggie Nolan

Massage therapy is amazing for self-care on all levels.

1. Massage on a physical level..

Tightness, tension, trigger points, limited range of movement in the body,
Bursitis, arthritis, hip pain, knee pain, elbow, shoulder or neck pain, upper, mid and lower back pain, headaches, migraines, sinus, jaw pain, arm pain, hands, sports injuries, feet, ankle pain, shin splints.. etc.. ??


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The healing art of reiki

Written by Maggie Nolan

 

The healing art of Reiki..

I treated a lovely client today with a combination of Reiki and massage therapy.

Her body was in need of nurture, healing, comfort and time for her to let go...

Our physical bodies hold within them the story of our emotional worlds..

Locked in our structure and carried in the way we hold ourselves, protected by our fear to let go..

And then finally we free ourselves of the hold of our stories, to discover a new way to view the world..


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A regular massage treatment

Written by Maggie Nolan

 

A regular massage treatment can help to..

* Keep your body free of tight adhesions and trigger areas..

* helps to stretch out your fascia and free up range of movement..

* helps to create more blood flow into your muscles.

* helps to free up your joints, ligaments and tendons.


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Fisiocrem, a product I use in my clinic

Written by Maggie Nolan

fisiocrem is a topical pain relief cream for the temporary relief of muscular aches and pains. Based on evidence of traditional use of plant-based active ingredients of Arnica, Hypericum and Calendula that have been used for many years in traditional folklore and healing.

Arnica is probably one of the best-known herbs worldwide for its use in natural medicine.

Hypericum perforatum Commonly known as “St John’s Wort”, the oily extracts are bright red in colour from the active components, hypericin and hyperforin.

Calendula traditionally used to treat minor inflammation of the skin and minor wounds.


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how does rock tape work

Written by Maggie Nolan

How Does RockTape Work?

When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin.  It is believed that this has three main effects:

  • Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
  • Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
  • Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.

Key Benefits Of Using RockTape

  • Assists to decrease pain
  • Assists to reduce swelling and bruising
  • Provides functional support while allowing full range of movement
  • Hypoallergenic – no zinc oxide or latex
  • Water resistant – can be worn for up to 5 days


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Fascia Body Pain

Written by Maggie Nolan

Are your feet and hands constantly cold?

Or you feel a tightening/tingling feeling that extends from your neck and shoulders down your arm and into your hands?
This is due to tight fascia clamping down and impeding the blood flow.

As a Remedial Massage Therapist, I am well aware of the importance that fascia plays in our overall movement, flexibility and blood flow.
Thus the reason why I am so passionate about recommending regular Remedial Massage treatments.


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The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Written by Maggie Nolan

Dry Needling Therapy Versus Acupuncture, What’s the Difference?

I have been in the practice of using dry needling for 3 years now. I find it to be the most effective tool I have used in my clinic and as a remedial massage therapist for 25 years. The use of an acupuncture needle is used to treat myofascial trigger points, hence the confusion I see with some clients that have previously experienced acupuncture.

The purpose of this article is to address the confusion and to differentiate difference between dry needling and acupuncture.

Dry Needling is a focused treatment for myofascial trigger points. Myofascial trigger points, are taut band in muscle tissues that can cause pain and mostly limited restrict range of movement in a particular part of the body, i.e. shoulder, hip, knee, lumber back etc.  When we experience restriction, we experience less mobility in our daily activities causing discomfort and pain.


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