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6 High Magnesium Foods

11 reasons why magnesium is good for you

1. Better sleep – The sleep regulating hormone melatonin is disturbed when Magnesium is deficient. Furthermore, Magnesium brings balance and controls stress hormones. Stress and tension are often reasons why people suffer from insomnia in the first place. 2. Relaxes the nervous system – Serotonin, which relaxes the nervous system and elevates mood, is dependent on Magnesium. […]

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Is your pillow allowing you to get the full benefit out of your remedial massage?

To keep with the theme of the last blog, I wanted to talk about the importance of choosing the right pillow to support your neck. Since I was professionally fitted for my pillow 12 years ago, I’ve realized the importance of checking my client’s pillows, especially if they are suffering from neck or shoulder pain. […]

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Ergonomic Work Setup

Why having an ergonomic setup at work is important for your muscles

Over the last few months I have noticed a recurring theme of people coming in with workplace-related muscle strain. Having the correct setup at work in terms of ergonomics is extremely important, and can save you a lot of money on healthcare in the long run. Maintaining correct posture at a computer minimises stress on the […]

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Stretches

When should we stretch when we exercise?

One of the common question I hear at the Muscle Freedom clinic is should we stretch before or after exercising. Over the last 14 years I’ve been working in this industry it has changed a few times but the latests research shows we shouldn’t stretch before exercise. Here are four reasons why: Stretching is not […]

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Remedial Massage

Why can you feel sore after a remedial massage?

A muscle is made up of bundles of muscle fibres. If a muscle has been damaged or put under a lot of stress, micro tears occur within the muscle fibres. When the body starts to heal, it lays down new fibres in a mesh like pattern. This process can cause adhesions or scar tissue within […]

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