Written by John Potts

Fisiocrem: To Apply or Not To Apply?

Being constantly engaged into sports, vigorous exercise routines, and other activities can bring stress to the muscles, joints, cartilage, and ligaments. These activities often bring stress to the joints and muscles thus causing discomfort. According to statistics, joint and muscle pain is actually a common complaint of athletes and people going to the gym regularly. Pain and discomfort cannot be totally avoided but relief can be achieved using products that contain ingredients that will help ease inflammation of the joints and muscles. One of the products available in the market is Fisiocrem.

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Written by John Potts

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a gentle, effective natural therapy that supports growth and change in all areas of life. Kinesiology is the therapeutic use of muscle monitoring (formerly referred to as muscle testing).

What is Muscle Monitoring?

Muscle monitoring (muscle testing) is the single defining feature of Kinesiology. It could be called Neuro-muscular biofeedback. It is the way a Kinesiologist places pressure on a muscle to get a response from the client’s nervous system to access the unconscious, or what is sometimes referred to as the innate intelligence, of the client.

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Written by Damien White

Massage Suction Cupping Therapy

Massage Suction Cupping is a modernised form of Cupping therapy. It adopts a suction gun to produce a negative air pressure vacuum inside cups which have been placed on the skin. The suction works to release rigid soft tissues and muscles. The skin may redden after the cup is left in place for a few minutes. The purpose of using cups in this way is to apply pressure for relaxation of muscles and overall promotion of wellbeing. At Optimal Natural Therapies we commonly blend the cupping therapy with the remedial / sports massage to maximise the benefits of the treatment.

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Written by Damien White


Typically after a massage you may experience some or all of the following:

  • Tiredness due to release of toxins encouraged by the treatment
  • Allow your body to rest after the massage. Local muscular aches/soreness and/or headaches due to the nerve fibres responding to the massage performed on the muscles
  • The experience can be related to the same type of muscular soreness you my experience after a hard training session. Massage can also dehydrate the body
  • To maximise the benefits of the massage you are advised to increase your intake of water for at least two days after the massage. Heightened emotional state due to the positive release of deep
  • Held feelings and emotions. Frequent urination due to stimulation of the lymphatic system; particularly if you increase your water consumption. Changed sleep patterns
  • Your body clock may change. A possible increase in bowel movements.Spots may occur
  • Released toxins and hormones may surface on the skin. Possible symptoms you experience are absolutely normal and should subside within 12-24 hours. Muscular aches can last for up to a couple of days after the massage depending on the condition of the muscles in the first place (chronically stressed or knotted muscles will often take a couple of days to settle).

Tips to help your body gain the maximum benefits of your massage:

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