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Following the story regarding researchers from Leeds University finding that signals from the neck play a key role in helping the brain maintain blood pressure, and that scientists say that regular neck massage could also prove a life-saver;

Danny Williams, council member of the British Osteopathic Association comments,

‘I agree with the findings. When the neck gets tight it restricts the blood flow to the brain causing the symptoms such as fainting and strokes. Osteopathic treatment helps to reduce the physiological mechanisms behind the causes of high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels in the wall of the neck (the baroreceptors) and improves the function of the other strained organs within the body such as the heart and kidneys which have a major impact on blood pressure.’

For further osteopathic comment on this or other topics please contact Rebecca Jones / VP Communications / 020 8964 0260

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