Deep tissue massage is a type of massage used to relieve muscle tension or limited movement of joints. This type of massage concentrates on realigning deeper layers of muscle and tissue, where the massage strokes help break down pockets of tense tissue that are causing pain. The concentrated pressure on these specific areas releases the tension, allowing for better blood flow and joint movement.
A trapped nerve occurs when there is too much pressure on a nerve, or the surrounding area. The central nervous system is protected by the spine, which ensures the body’s overall stability. A trapped nerve in the back, shoulder or neck is usually caused by a nerve that’s been damaged, usually because pressure has been placed on the nerve by the surrounding bones, cartilage, tendons or muscles.
You can check out some of the nearby fitness events here. Just know that while we wholeheartedly encourage you to get out there and keep your body engaged, we also ask that you exercise (pardon the pun) caution with injuries that may arise.
Everyone who suffers with sciatica has different stories to tell. Sciatica symptoms are felt in a variety of ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to determine the best pain relief for sciatica. Sciatica pain stems from the sciatic nerve having been compressed, or the nerve’s surroundings having become inflamed.
If you need a back pain clinic, London Wellness Centre’s two London-based clinics are open at weekends, helping to ease the pain of a busy lifestyle. Conveniently located in Canary Wharf and London Bridge, we also have late-night appointments available for shift workers, office workers, busy mums and dads, or anyone feeling the strain of their sedentary day or for professionals such as teachers who can’t get out during the working day.
If you’re wondering whether to choose a chiropractor, osteopath or a physiotherapist for your back pain, you might be surprised to learn the results can be very different. The difference between an osteopath and chiropractor might seem minimal but, look deeper into the methods they use and you’ll find out who is likely to be more effective in treating your pain.
Sudden injuries can be painful. So can waiting for hours at A&E. But what about a chiropractor? London Wellness Centres (LWC) explain why an emergency injury doesn’t necessarily mean a visit to the emergency room.
There’s nothing worse than waking up in severe pain or finding your back has seized up during the night and you can’t get out of bed.
What if your morning run turned out to be more eventful than planned and you turned your ankle?
Many people think they need to see their doctor before they see a chiropractor, not realising that they can simply book and pay privately. At London Wellness Centres, we never treat a patient without conducting our own full diagnostic consultation so we become familiar with your body, your health and your fitness first to ensure you are in safe hands when treated.
We give you our top 3 tips to help relieve your sciatic pain at home, but did you know that sciatica doesn’t exist? Don’t worry, we don’t think you’re imaging your pain, but it’s actually not a condition in its own right. Learn more about it and how to stop the pain.
Just last year, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reported an increase in sufferers of back pain. Lifestyle is to blame, but perhaps not in the ways you might think.
As humans, we are built to be active, despite our levels of activity reducing continually as we’ve evolved. Movement is still the right thing for us though, with long periods of being sedentary or seated proven to have major physical effects on our bodies.
Pregnancy and the excitement of a new arrival can be a wonderful time for families. However, it can bring additional aches and pains for the mum-to-be and, for many, the fear of a complicated, painful or intervention-ridden delivery.