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August 2012

Natural movement for fun and longevity

Today I met my friend Max and we went for a brisk walk up to the waterfall . Most of the journey was uphill with some road , stairs and broken path . We had to negotiate slippery rocks so our balance was challenged and also work quite hard work on the …

Moving energy with movement .

When I massage I believe that i am moving energy and in its simplest form this is blood . Any one with a scientific brain would say that there are many forms of energy from heat , kinetic , electrical , emotional and many more . Whatever energy you believe …

Soft tissue techniques for back pain .

Today we will look at some techniques for relieving back pain . A lot of back pain is caused by compression and flexion . Instead of trying to carry out general stretching for the lumbar spine which may cause further pain it is a good idea to gently decompress and …

Back pain , where to start .

What do you do when a client comes in complaining of back pain ? Where does it hurt? When did it happen? How did it happen ? The list is endless and no question is wrong we need to know as much as possible about the situation in order to …

one of the best days of my life

I have been doing gymnastics twice a week with my next door neighbour Alex Klein who is an awesome coach . Now let  me tell you that learning simple stuff like a forward and backward roll was a huge challenge for me . A handstand was a massive mountain to climb …

Tight psoas , weak psoas !

I think the psoas gets a lot of bad press and is unfairly blamed for back pain and hip issues  . Before we go poking around deep into someones belly it is a good idea to have a valid reason for doing so . It also helps to understand a little bit …