Category: Massage Therapy

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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Gift of Massage

Give the Gift of Massage This Holiday Season

December 16th, 2014

Are you stuck for Christmas present ideas? Unsure what to get the person who has everything? This year, it’s time to stop guessing and start giving what everyone wants: a massage.A massage is a thoughtful gift that’s never returned, never hidden away in a closet, and never re-gifted. It’s easy, convenient, and always appreciated! The gift of massage is perfect for everyone in your life, including…

Massage Makes Exercise Easier

5 Ways Massage Makes Exercise Easier

November 24th, 2014

Massage and Exercise Benefits You’ve heard it a million times: Exercise is the key to losing weight, keeping energy levels up, preventing bone and muscle loss, elevating your mood…the list goes on and on. We know it’s good for us, so why don’t we do it more often? Because it’s hard. Just five minutes in

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Deep Tissue Massage

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Deep Tissue Massage

November 18th, 2014

What is a Deep Tissue Massage? The term ‘deep tissue massage’ sends shivers down many people’s spines. It’s often thought of as a painful and uncomfortable experience that takes days to recover from. But what you may not know is that deep tissue massage isn’t as intimidating as you think. Sure, it’s more intense than

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Historical Facts About Massage

9 Amazing Historical Facts About Massage

October 30th, 2014

The History of Massage Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing. It’s been in practice for thousands of years and has been used by cultures around the world to relieve pain, restore balance, and promote wellbeing. Its customs and techniques are rooted in ancient history, and its evolution has helped shaped the

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Massage Makes Exercise Easier

The Surprising Beauty Benefits of Massage

October 20th, 2014

The Correlation Between Beauty and Massage Want a smoother complexion? Firmer skin? Shinier hair? Of course you do! But before you head to the beauty aisle, maybe it’s time to take a more hands-on approach. A good massage does more than just relax your muscles. It beautifies the body from head to toe!