Benefits of Rest

We spend roughly one third of our life asleep. Good sleeping habits are important for maintaining general health and well being. Whilst you are sleeping, there are number of systems working to help improve your health. Protein synthesis occurs to help boost muscle mass, helping to repair cells and tissue, this is particularly important when recovering from an injury. Healing and repair of blood vessels occur helping to decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. In addition your immune system is boosted which helps to fight common infections. Insufficient sleep increases a persons risk of developing chronic medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovasc

Relaxation Techniques

When we are busy and stressed it has a number of physical effects on the body. Stress stimulates the fight or flight response which increases your heart rate, breathing rate and muscular tension. An ongoing stress response has a detrimental effect of your body. It can contribute to chronic health conditions, lead to fatigue, muscle pain, muscle tension and headaches. Often people become so accustomed to the stress response, particularly muscular tension, that they barely register that it is an ongoing problem. Physiotherapists can help to reduce muscular tension through techniques such as massage, exercises and superficial dry needling. Physiotherapists can also use relaxation techniques to

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