Muscle cramps – they strike during exercise; they strike during work hours or even when you’re drifting off to sleep. If you thought they were unavoidable, this may not be the case. So, what causes cramps? Cramps are caused by muscle spasms, an involuntary contraction of one...

  What is dry-needling? Dry needling is a technique first used in Europe in the 1970’s. It uses small needles the same as acupuncture needles to ‘deactivate’ trigger points. Trigger points are the tight fibrous areas of muscle, which can impact on the muscles performance and often...

The inside of the body is enclosed with soft tissue called fascia.  Fascia covers internals such as organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles in particular is called Myofascia. When the Myofascia is stressed from repetitive use or trauma, it can...

The term “ergonomics” is derived from the two Greek words: “ergon”, meaning work and “nomoi” meaning natural laws. Essentially, to work ergonomically would mean to work naturally. Not working ergonomically can have a serious detriment on physical health and can lead to a variety of health...

If you’re one of the countless people working away at their desk, ignoring the numbness or tingly feeling in your wrist which often leads to a sharp stabbing pain and ultimately muscle dysfunction, you may be a victim of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But What Is Carpal...

Any pregnant woman (and any enthusiastic partners) will have heard about the pregnancy massage hype – and its critics. If you type the words into google you are flooded with information telling you this and that, most of which is outdated or written without having...

Quite often, someone who is looking to just "feel better" time and time again skims past the buzzwords, acronyms and over complicated sounding treatments. They are simply ignored and discounted as irrelevant when all we want is just a massage. However, MST is a crucial part...

As apart of Health Place's consistent commitment to providing world class therapists, we have two brand new faces to introduce! One has a background in playing elite level sport and currently practices musculoskeletal treatments and the other is a top level remedial massage therapist who has...

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory condition in the shoulder joint where pain and gross loss of range of movement occur. It is caused by inflammation of the synovial lining and capsule, leading to dense adhesion formation within the joint. It typically evolves...

Here, at Health Place, our therapists work with professional and amateur athletes of many sports. The treatments aim is to ensure their bodies remain in peak condition, for optimal performance. Don't be fooled into thinking remedial massage and myotherapy are a simple indulgence, but instead, an...