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Book Review: Becoming a Supple Leopard

Book Review: Becoming a Supple Leopard

For those of you who don't know who he is, Dr. Kelly Starrett is a CrossFit trainer and physical therapist who wrote a best-selling book in 2013 called Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury and Optimizing Athletic...

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Giving Birth the Calm Body Way

Giving Birth the Calm Body Way

When you think of giving birth, what do you imagine? Do you imagine pain and blood and pain and screaming and pain and hospitals and pain? Do you imagine bright lights, sterile walls and hospital gowns as you lie on your back and push? Or do you think of calm, quiet,...

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10 Reasons Your Back Hurts (And What To Do About It) Part 2

10 Reasons Your Back Hurts (And What To Do About It) Part 2

Part two of the '10 Reasons' series on back pain! You can find part one here. In part one I gave you 4 of the biggest reasons you get back pain and simple ways to treat it yourself. Often we do little things that we don't think about until we reap the benefits of...

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How Often Should I Get a Massage?

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

It's one of the most common questions I get asked and it's one of the hardest to answer. "How many treatments will I need?" "How often should I have a session?" It's a more complicated question than you might realise, and the answer is...it depends. It depends on...

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10 Reasons Your Back Hurts (And What To Do About It) Part 1

10 Reasons Your Back Hurts (And What To Do About It) Part 1

*This back pain series started out as a single post, but soon became so long I had to break it into two.* Back pain is horrific and if you're reading this article I'm sure you already know that. You can't walk, you can't work, you can't play with your kids or walk...

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RICE, PRICE, POLICE?

RICE, PRICE, POLICE?

RICE, PRICE and POLICE, three mnemonics you may have come across if you've ever sprained an ankle or twisted something. They're supposed to promote recovery, but do they? And which one is the best to follow? Most people have heard of RICE, which stands for Rest, Ice,...

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Exams! and How to Study for Them

Exams! and How to Study for Them

Exams. They're all-consuming when it's 'that' time of year and for most people, 'that' time of year usually comes around June/July. Unfortunately for me, 'that' time of year is currently 'this' time of year, so my last few weeks have been a whirlwind of copying from...

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What to Expect When You’re Visitng

It's been a few weeks now and you just can't shift it. It hurts. You can't sleep or walk or get it out of your mind, The Injury. It's constantly there, nagging away at you, time to do something about it. But what? You do some research and decide that what you need is...

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But… I don’t do any sport!

But… I don’t do any sport!

Sometimes you get so wrapped up in a topic that you just don't see the wood for the trees. Ever had that flustered, slap-in-the-face feeling when someone suggests a solution to a problem and it's so obvious you're embarrassed you missed it? Yeah, me too. All the time...

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What is Calm Body?

What is Calm Body?

Hi - welcome to the Calm Body Blog! No, this is not an existential crisis; it's actually about sports massage. I'm Tom and I'm going to guide you through a whole host of things, including (but not limited to) how to take care of yourself and your body, what sports...

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