The good oil

What is Linseed/Flaxseed? Linseed, also known as flaxseed, is the richest source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. It contains 50 to 50 percent omega 3s, almost twice as much as is contained in fish oil. Because it comes from a plant source, it is perfect for vegetarian and vegan diets, although it benefits everybody. Linseed/flaxseed oil differs from most vegetables oils in that it provides linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, both of which are needed by the body and must be obtained through the diet. Benefits of Linseed/Flaxseed Linseed improves the quality of hair, nails, and skin, helps to regulate body weight, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and prevents arthritis and cance

Stop aches before they become aches

Symptoms of poor posture Symptoms can include: Rounded shoulders Potbelly Bent knees when standing or walking Head that either leans forward or backward Back pain Body aches and pains Muscle fatigue Headache. Postural mechanisms Poor posture interferes with a number of the body’s postural mechanisms including: 'Slow twitch' and 'fast twitch' muscle fibres Muscle strength and length Nervous system feedback on the body’s position in space. Back to top Two types of muscle fibres Skeletal muscle is made up of two types of muscle fibre – static (often called 'slow twitch') and phasic (often called 'fast twitch'). Generally, static muscle fibres are found in the deeper muscle layers. They help us

What is Massage

What Is Massage Therapy? Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the "father of medicine," referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: "The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing." Now days, in addition to "rubbing," massage therapy, often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, alth

Tight sore Jaw

One of the most common issues that we find when treating clients is tightness through the jaw muscles, not all of these tight muscles are sore or painful, but they definitely show up during most treatments on palpation. This tightness can be symptomatic of TMJ or TMJD. “Did you know that it is estimated that 95% of those presenting with TMJ will be women?” Do any of these relate to you? Have you been diagnosed with Bruxism? Do you grind your teeth in your sleep or when stressed? Does your jaw pop or creak when you yawn? Do you have to wear a splint when sleeping? Do you wake up with tight and sore cheeks? Do you experience tingling in the arms or hands? Do you experience regular headaches? D

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