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Cycling: How to Avoid Injuries from Pedalling

Cycling: How to Avoid Injuries from Pedalling
07 November 2013
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Over the past few weeks I’ve seen several people who’ve managed to give themselves injuries through cycling. They’ve injured themselves not by falling off or by having an accident, but simply from pedalling. They’ve also been very different in terms of experience and ability, from someone who just uses her bike to get around town, to a professional cyclist – so this type of injury can happen to anyone. Therefore I thought I’d outline some of the ways that you can cause injuries while cycling, and how to avoid them. I love cycling. It’s undoubtedly the best...

Tui Na Massage: What is it?

27 June 2013
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‘Tui Na’ is a style of massage that is relatively new to the UK, despite having roots in ancient China. Archaeological findings have suggested that massage in Asia dates back to around 3000BC[1]. Originally it was known as ‘An Mo’ (literally ‘pressing and rubbing’), but after the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) it was called ‘Tui Na’ (‘pushing and grasping’). Unsurprisingly, given it’s long history, it’s techniques and theories have fed the roots of many of the Eastern massage styles, such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage, as well as...

Ice on soft tissue injury may not be beneficial

Ice on soft tissue injury may not be beneficial
14 September 2011
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Resent research suggests that putting an ice pack on a sprain or strain may not be beneficial, and could actually slow down the body’s healing process. For years now, our first reaction to a sprain or strain has been to reach for ice, or more often a bag of frozen peas. The acronym ‘RICE’ (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is the standard way of remembering what to do after such an injury. However, a study carried out at the Neuroinflammation Research Centre at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, looked at the effect of ice on the body’s ability to repair. It found that...