category: Massage Therapy

Self-Pleasure as Self-Care

August 30, 2019

Have you ever considered that self-pleasure could be an act of self-care?  And even beyond that, an act of self-love? The idea of self-pleasure may delight you or make you want to run and hide. You might think it is not for you or won’t work for you, or you’re not sensual or sexual enough, that […]

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Is Fashion a Healthy Lifestyle Choice?

March 08, 2019

A Fashion Awakening A couple years ago, a dear friend suggested I watch a documentary called The True Cost. It was the first time I heard the term ‘ethical fashion’ and I learned some startling things about the fashion industry that I hadn’t ever given much thought to. It was one of those moments when you […]

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Self-Love ~ Are You Sending Yourself Mixed Messages?

December 10, 2018

Why is it so dang hard for some people to keep up a regular exercise regime? I often ask this question to my massage therapy clients and to myself. The number one answer I get is, TIME. There’s not enough time. But. I don’t buy that it’s a TIME thing. After much contemplation…I think it’s […]

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Upper Cross Syndrome

March 27, 2017

By Stephen Dahms Registered Massage Therapist Upper cross syndrome is a combination of multiple muscular imbalances that causes pain or discomfort and reduced mobility around your upper back, neck and shoulders. Pectoral muscles, upper fibre trapezius and levator scapula are short, tight and contracted, causing fascial and muscular restrictions. This is where that feeling of limited movement […]

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Benefit From Your Benefits! 5 Ways to Maximize the Use of Your Benefits

April 25, 2016

By Melanie Gillians, RMT 1. Don’t wait till December to utilize ALL of your benefits. As much as we looove massage therapy, it is not beneficial to get massages back-to-back. In fact, this can be harmful to your tissues as you need to give your tissues time to heal. Try booking your regular maintenance appointments […]

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Therapeutic Touch

December 07, 2015

  By Nancy Brooks, BMusA, Art.Dip., RMT When a registered massage therapist lays their hands on you, you know it. The healing power of touch has been proven by study after study. Why do it? It’s a powerful experience. One in which YOU, the patient are in control. Yes. Many people shy away from using their […]

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Change: Can it Really be Simple?

September 14, 2015

Change: Can it really be simple? Simple change—sounds almost paradoxical, doesn’t it? If change is simple, then why is there so much resistance to it? Even when we know the change would be positive, even when we know in our hearts it’s what’s best, there is resistance. Lean into the resistance. What’s holding you back? […]

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Easing Into Fall

September 08, 2015

Let’s be honest. The initial transition from summer to fall can be really hard. I don’t know about you but fall always seems to do a sneak attack on me. One day, I’m out with my toes in the grass and the next, I’m yanking a jacket out of the closet lamenting the end of […]

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5 Simple Steps for a Fresh Health Start

August 31, 2015

  By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND September is associated with back-to-school for the kids, which means both new books and new beginnings. I propose that we should all take advantage of this symbolic time of year to kick the bad habits of summer aside and focus on how we can give our health the […]

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“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain

August 24, 2015

“I’ll wear boots instead of high heels” – Heel Pain Song Lyrics Courtesy of Tom Waits “Pay Me” By; Dr. Jen Newell.   This morning I woke up with excruciating heel pain and realized how common this is in my practice. I regularly see people complaining of heel pain and wanted to share a few […]

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