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Why Myotherapy Is About To End Remedial Massage

First, a declaration of conflict of interest. 🙂 I am a current student of the Bachelor of Health Science (‘BHSc’) Myotherapy and am due to complete my studies at the end of 2021. What follows is essentially the course of thinking that drew me to the conclusion to upskill from my current qualification, the Diploma […]

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Injuries Manual therapy Massage Myotherapy Pain Physiotherapy Posture Remedial Massage

Are my muscles “pulled,” “twinged,” “torn,” “strained,” in “spasm,” or “sprained”?

Muscles, tendons, and ligaments; sprains, strains, and pulls. Just what is going on with your painful muscles, and what does it mean for getting better? This article is a guide

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covid-19 Manual therapy Massage Relaxation Remedial Massage Stress

Limited Practise Recommences April 26th

Today I talked to Tracy, the owner of The Urban Alchemist where I will be based going forward, and confirmed that I can start practising there beginning next Sunday, the 26th of April 2020.

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Remedial Massage

Natural vs Scientific Medicine: A False Dichotomy

One of my classes at uni right now is called “History of Healing.” Each week we are assessed on answers to questions posed in an online forum. The questions this week elicited a declaration of my views on the relationship between conventional Western medicine, and traditional healing & medicine. Here’s a copy of what I […]

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Remedial Massage

COVID-19 Update

Things are getting serious. The medical community are currently in a fervour of tooling-up to handle an imminent surge in serious and life-threatening cases of the covid-19 infectious virus. The Urban Alchemist is closed for the time being and I am suspending practise until at least the beginning of May. Stay safe. Be kind. Wash […]

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Life Lessons

Why am I back? What have I been doing? Can you book in with me yet? And what am I doing next…? All these questions answered in this post!

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Anatomy and Physiology Experience Manual therapy Massage Medicine Pain Remedial Massage Surgery

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Outline Please remember to read the disclaimer advice at the bottom of the page. Thoracic outlet syndrome is a painful condition in which swelling of the thoracic outlet can compress the nerve and blood vessel bundles that stretch from your neck to your fingers. The thoracic outlet is a space between your collarbone and your […]

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I’m getting knee surgery! Meet my temporary replacement, Tim Harvey MST

This time next week I’ll be coming out of the general anaesthetic with a brand new anterior cruciate ligament in my left knee. I busted it 18 months ago on a dancefloor in Sydney (long story). So, I’ll be out of clinic for five to six weeks. Between Monday 12th June and Thursday 20th July […]

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Fitness Massage Pain Remedial Massage

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and how to beat it

Recent research in the last few years [footnote] Hiroki Ota (n.d.). TRPV1 and TRPV4 Play Pivotal Roles in Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Journals.plos.org. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0065751[/footnote][footnote] Katharina Zimmermann (n.d.). Central Projection of Pain Arising from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in Human Subjects. Journals.plos.org. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0047230 [/footnote] suggest that a large component of DOMS is […]

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Anatomy and Physiology Body-Mind Experience Manual therapy Massage Relaxation Remedial Massage Stress

What massage therapy can do for stress

An explanation for how massage therapy can reduce stress and stimulate relaxation.