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Author Archives: Sara Packard

Why Put Up with Pain?

Pain is the worst thing that most people experience.  It can be in many forms.  Pain from an injury, an operation, post neuralgic, fibromyalgia or sometimes you are not quite sure why. From my own experience in pain it can be quite debilitating.  It can stop you from doing just day to day activities, exercise, […]

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Stretch Challenge 2017

  The challenge if finally here!! I have created this not only to improve your flexibility but also to show you that stretching is easy to do.  Its free, it takes little time but all you need is to stick to this program and you will gain the benefits.  The idea is to slowly introduce […]

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Cupping

This year in Rio we saw the swimmer Michael Phelps display cupping marks on his back.  Even though cupping has been going on for many centuries it was the Olympics that have made everyone stand to attention.  So what is cupping exactly and where does it come from? There is information to suggest that the […]

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Bach Flower Remedies

  My blog today is going to be about Bach Flowers.  I learnt about these remedies during my 2nd year acupuncture course.  I found them very interesting and started using them last month to see what effect they would have.  Before I tell you how that went, let me give you some information on what […]

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Compression socks in sport

Over the past few months I have been searching for a good, reasonably priced pair of compression socks for running. Why am I looking for compression socks for sport?  Here is a brief explanation!  As most of you know I am currently in the middle of my Chinese medicine acupuncture course.  As part of this […]

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Foam Rolling

Hi everyone.  I am going to talk to you about foam rolling.  What it is, why use it and some great videos to get you started. First of all what is a foam roller? The picture below shows my home selection but will also give you an idea of what you may find in your […]

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Alternative Post Recovery Tips

Today’s blog I want to talk about alternative ways to help the body recovery after exercise. We already know the benefits of stretching, sports massage, protein and carbohydrates, but what else can be done?  Here are three of my favourite things to help coincide with post recovery. Magnesium: Magnesium has many benefits. For exercise it is […]

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Fascial Manipulation for Pain Relieve

Hi guys, hope you all had a great Easter break For those of you don’t don’t already know I have just completed my level 1 in Fascial Manipulation, the Stecco Method.  I thought I would use this blog to tell you a little bit about it and also whom the treatment will benefit.  There are […]

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Pain in the Neck?

Almost everyone at some point in their lives will have suffered from Neck pain.  Sometimes they can’t explain how the pain came about: “I just woke up like it”.  Other times, it could be a result of a car accident, i.e. whiplash, posture, repetitious exercise and lack of flexibility. Here we are going to look […]

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