Category: Massage Therapy

Stretching is Extremely Important, Both Before AND After Workouts

March 10th, 2021

Did You Know Stretching Both Before and After Workouts Could Help Decrease the Risk of Injury? Do you make time to go to the gym a few times per week? If so, you should commend yourself for your efforts. But at our physiotherapy clinic, we notice an interesting trend with a lot of our active

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Suffering From Joint Pain? Your Search For Relief Ends Here

February 20th, 2021

Have you caught yourself groaning in pain when performing certain actions because they cause your “bad knee” or “bad wrist” to act up? You just may have chronic joint pain, and you’re not alone. More than 600,000 Canadians live with inflammatory arthritis that results from joint pain conditions.  If you’re suffering from joint pain or

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Is Back Pain Keeping You From Enjoying Life?

February 10th, 2021

Our bodies are always changing to adapt to our lifestyles. Sometimes we may notice that we’ve developed aches and pains that weren’t there before. Have you noticed that your back pain has gotten worse over the years? Is it getting in the way of your normal routines and becoming more than you can manage? Few

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Therapy Can Rid You of the Pain in Your Neck(& Shoulders!)

November 20th, 2020

There’s nothing worse than having a pain in your neck, and we’re not talking about the figurative statement! Living with an actual pain in your neck can be quite annoying, not to mention debilitating. Some people develop neck pain from poor posture or from craning their necks upwards or downwards too often. Neck pain can

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Kiss Lower Back Pain Goodbye: How Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Can Help

November 10th, 2020

Many people suffer from lower back pain and have no idea how to find lasting relief. Dealing with this kind of pain can take time away from relaxing, working, spending time with family, and enjoying life overall. Not to mention it can keep a person feeling extremely irritable, stressed out, and can lead to a

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Sciatica pain

3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physiotherapy Intervention

July 10th, 2020

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physiotherapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do you

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Chiropractor and Massage

Chiropractor and Massage – Which Treatment First?

November 5th, 2018

Should I get a Chiropractic Treatment Before or After a Massage? Back pain, muscle tension and spinal dysfunction are very common conditions, suffered by over 80% of the developed world (the part of the world that spends ¾ of their life sitting!). Fortunately, massage therapy can have a profound effect on the muscles and soft

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Postpartum Massage

How to Get the Most out of your Massage

July 22nd, 2015

This Blog post is by our Acupuncturist Kat Ao and Heather Thompson RMT. Do Your Exercises Massage therapy can improve the nutrition of joints, increase the blood supply to the muscles, and undo or prevent formations of muscle adhesions. The positive changes initiated by a massage treatment start once you’re on the table, but they

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Drinking Water After Massage Flushes Toxins

Fact or Myth: Drinking Water After Massage Flushes Toxins

February 19th, 2015

Have you ever been told that you should drink water after a massage to help flush out the toxins that were released during the treatment? It kind of makes sense on the surface, but is it true? It is, in fact, NOT true. So what is considered a toxin? Caffeine? Nicotine? Aspartame? Preservatives in our

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herniated disc

Is Poor Posture to Blame For Your Lower Back Pain?

February 3rd, 2015

Sore lower back getting you down? You’re not alone. Stats show that over 80% of Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The causes are many—from sprains, strains and injury to the more chronic arthritis, osteoporosis, and even depression—but there’s another sneaky contributor that you may not have considered. 1. Poor

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