Published by Josh on 16 Nov 2007

Drug Free Pain Relief

Not Free Drugs, Drug free, meaning no drugs needed.

Pain killer drugs are a quick fix to masking pain and discomfort, the drugs aim to block the pain messages to the brain. Most often your body is in pain for a reason, not just to get in the way of your daily tasks, but because its trying to tell you something, either “slow down” “somethings not working properly” “do things differently” or “STOP!!!”.

Your body can also be in some sort of trauma or has experienced trauma and all it can do is ache and try to let you know you need to get something fixed or at least looked at. Usually pain means there is something your doing with your body that your body doesn’t like, or you have an existing condition that exists just to make your life harder. Drugs are quick and easy, but they act like tucking your issues under the carpet or in the closet hoping that you, or anyone else will notice that theres still mess in the house, its just been moved.

The fact is is that if you keep sweeping things under the carpet or shoving them in the closet, eventually something will give, the carpet will become lumpy and unlivable or the doors will break on your cupboard creating more of a problem to fix then to begin with. In layman’s terms, its best to sort out and fix the underlying causes, and symptoms to help minimize and eliminate pain before it becomes chronic and life gets a lot harder. Massage is drug free and works on redesigning the way your muscles work. Its one of the best ways to keep muscles healthy for years to come.

Joshua Hardidge the Remedial Massage Therapist

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Published by Josh on 23 Aug 2007

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Published by Josh on 14 Aug 2007

Corporate Massage Craze

The new thing to hit the market in the last 5 years is linked with the laws and push for Occupational Health and Safety.

Corporate Massage is generally a short massage ranging from 5 – 30minutes mainly on concerned areas such as neck and shoulders. Massage in a workplace has proven to boost staff moral, increase performance, decrease work related stress and muscular conditions such as tension headaches, frozen shoulders, muscle aches and pains. These conditions can slow a persons productivity and destroy any motivation, massage within this environment is a great way to combat these mental conditions that spring from stress and pain, directly where they occur.

Pain can often be very hard to deal with especially when things need to get done, which is where massage in the workplace has found its market. There are many corporate massage businesses around, springing up and getting to the stage of competing for work. This is great for the massage industry because it is exploiting the benefits of massage and the need for touch and muscle health during a stressful era of working life.

Josh the Masseur

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