Posts Tagged: Massage Therapy

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 […]

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 […]

Pain Management: An Integrative Medicine Approach

November 07, 2016

By Dr. Erin Wiley Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine We all know pain, but when we are dealing with pain that does not go away it can feel devastating. Our team understands that consistent pain impacts every aspect of your life and health. The stress of coping with the pain can be extremely challenging, often creating […]

Ditch the Disposable Project

May 04, 2016

  By: Yvette Marcek When I see images of garbage floating around in our waters and piling up in landfills, I am moved to want to do something.  As part of a course that I’m taking, we are working on community projects.  I chose garbage.  My goal is to raise awareness about decreasing the amount […]

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 […]

Physical Restoration Through Breathing and Mindful Movement

August 10, 2015

By: Odette Oliver, RMT In our fast paced world the ‘energy’, the ‘buzz’ our cities create have led us to set our goals very high for everything; but the stress of our work, and our play, is slowly taking its toll. We rush around with heads down, eat while on the move, constantly check or […]

What is Fascia and Why Do I Need Mine Released?

April 13, 2015

An Introduction to Myofascial Release and Physiotherapy at IHI By Shannon Stoby, PT, MScPT Do you have unexplained, seemingly unrelated symptoms? Do you feel unwell, but your test results are ‘normal’? Do you keep having recurrence of the same injury? Have you had an injury or surgery from which you do not feel you have […]

Pilates: An Approach for Low Back Pain

January 05, 2015

By Yvette Marcek, Pilates Instructor, RMT Current studies continue to show that low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with the majority of cases considered ‘nonspecific’ low back pain. Many experts are suggesting that core strength (abdominal muscles, muscles of the low back, pelvic floor and hips) and flexibility are important to […]

Do Your Boobs Hang Low?

October 27, 2014

By Nancy J. Brooks, RMT I’d like to invite you to consider how much you support your girls… your boobs!!! From my experience as an RMT, the amount of support from your bra that you give your girls is directly related to the amount of tension in your back, neck and shoulder muscles. If you […]

Salt it up in an Epsom Bath – your stressed muscles will thank you!

May 26, 2014

By Nancy Brooks, BMusA, Art.Dip., RMT Soaking in a bath with Epsom salts is a relaxing way to increase your levels of magnesium and sulfate, a time-tested pairing known for easing tired muscles. A naturally occurring mineral from a spring in the southeast English town of Epsom, the salts offer a passive self-care option for the […]