Massage as a Necessity, Not a Luxury

by Kristina Mendez In my practice as a massage therapist I often hear my clients say: "It's so nice to treat myself to a massage.", "Massage is a nice treat for me." and "I've been so busy, I decided to reward myself." This can be somehow frustrating. As although massage is of itself an amazing experience and certainly feels like...

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NEW *EXCLUSIVE* Pregnancy Package Promotion at Highgate Holistic Clinic 

The Pregnancy Package flows from the concept of holistic practice. All of us have a holistic approach to health, meaning we believe you cannot treat one part of the body without it affecting the whole. Also, as you very well know, body and mind are inextricably linked. All of our treatments support you through different aspects and stages of pregnancy...

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Why some injuries take longer to heal by Pedro Olabarri

Why do some injuries take longer than others to heal? Keep reading and find out more about the physiological differences between the following tissue types and how they affect the following conditions: MUSCLE TEARS Skeletal muscles are formed by millions of fibres. Some of them are called red fibres as they have a great capillary density, large amount of myoglobin,...

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Diabetes and sports massage, by Pedro Olabarri, our new sports massage therapist

People suffering from diabetes are prone to nerve compression syndromes, prolonged gripping or direct nerve compression during weight training, cycling, running, jumping and other activities. Long-term elevations of blood sugar can cause oxidative stress, damage and structural changes in joints. It may also cause imbalances between strength and flexibility around joints..., for example, quadriceps versus hamstrings. Some studies suggest Type...

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