Here is some advice on how to keep these annual promises we make to ourselves. We can of course resolve to be fitter and healthier at any time and the following advice will be just as relevant.
‘The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence about the care of individual patients’
Sackett et al (1997)
Massage techniques have been developed and passed on as part of an oral tradition for millennia. But it is only in the last few decades that research, using sophisticated methods of scientific analysis, has been used to test this collective wisdom.