Posts Tagged: Massage Therapy

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 […]

Heart Disease and Massage Therapy

February 18, 2014

  By Melanie Gillians, RMT I bet you weren’t aware that massage therapy is different for people with heart disease. Heart disease is a group of conditions affecting the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes. Some examples of heart disease are: Hypertension (high blood pressure), Angina, Congestive Cardiac Failure, and […]

Battling Seasonal Stress with Massage Therapy

December 16, 2013

By Melanie Gillians, RMT It’s that time of year again: the winter chill is here, the holiday parties are coming out the wazoo and everyone wants to get together to eat, drink, and be merry. No matter who you are, what you do, or what kind of lifestyle you lead; this time of year is […]

Heat Lovers Massage: Hot Stone Massage Therapy

December 02, 2013

By Christina Gouveia, RMT As the cold wintery weather arrives, Hot Stone massage in combination with massage becomes a double hot commodity!   What is it? Basalt hot stone massage therapy is a traditional relaxation massage with the added bonus of warmed basalt stones!! This heat lovers massage treatment enhances the circulation and relaxation benefits […]

Breast Massage: What You Need to Know

October 09, 2013

By Amanda Mroz RMT Breast massage plays an important role in breast health and is a therapeutic treatment within the scope of practice of Registered Massage Therapists that encourages circulation and lymphatic drainage.  Sadly, our society’s general attitude towards breast massage is still very much ‘oh, that sounds intimate.’  Well, it’s not. It’s high time […]

Looking for serious pain relief? Try Massage Therapy

April 01, 2013

By Christina Gouveia, RMT As if any of us needed a further reason to book a massage. Canadian researchers have just published important evidence to support the notion that massage therapy has the same therapeutic benefit as pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories in the management of chronic pain. This new evidence supports what many of us as Registered […]

Pain in the Face

January 28, 2013

By: Christina Gouveia, RMT Do you grind your teeth when sleeping?  Does your jaw “click” or “pop”?  Has your dentist prescribed a mouth guard for you?  Does your jaw feel tight?  If you are nodding yes to any of those questions, consider a TMJ massage – a what? Temporomandibular joint massage – a jaw massage!  […]

Post Holiday Neck Tension

January 09, 2013

By Christina Gouveia RMT How has the holiday season left you feeling? Tension in your neck and shoulders? Hunching over due to this cold wintery weather? Massage therapy can certainly help! If you are feeling as though your shoulders are up close to your ears and headaches are a common occurrence this time of year, […]

Constipated? Have you ever thought of telling your RMT?

September 18, 2012

By Robin Dickie RMT Constipation is a symptom that many people experience, however, not many of those individuals are aware of the great relief that abdominal massage can provide. There are several lifestyle and physiological reasons why someone may be constipated such as a diet low in fiber and water, stress, postural imbalances, side effects […]