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Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain?

This is a question that is frequently asked by many of my clients, "How do I know when I need to use hot, or cold?” Heat is generally used to treat chronic injuries because it increases blood flow and muscle relaxation, whereas cold is used to treat acute injuries because it decreases blood flow and pain. Contrasting...

Can Massage Help You Sleep Better?

A good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing and overall health. If you’ve ever had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, then you know that being tired or craving sleep can impact your entire day. You feel drowsy or irritable, your thoughts may be foggy, and you may start...

The Difference Between A Good Massage & A Great One

For me the difference between a good massage and a great one is when the therapist provides the perfect amount of pressure. I want enough to feel relief in the achy, sore areas of my body, not so much that I'm holding my breath, but more than feeling like the therapist...

FREE Self-Massage Tools That Get Results

As more businesses open and we transition to our new normal during a global pandemic, you may not yet feel comfortable going in for your regular massage appointments. Or you may have a hard time getting one since RMT's have reduced availability due to increased cleaning protocols. But there are...

The Future of Massage Therapy

These are some strange times we are living in. In the weeks that have followed the lock down in the province I have been riding an emotional roller coaster. Recently, the dominating emotion is grief. Grief for the world of massage therapy. Everything about the way we practiced is now gone, at...

Cultivate Calm Amongst COVID-19

This has been a strange and scary week. Since the WHO declared a worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 things have changed rapidly; day-by-day, hour by hour. During these challenging times many of us are feeling especially stressed and anxious. For those of us that already have an anxiety disorder, or were...

How often should I get a massage?

This is a question I get asked regularly from clients that come in for treatment. The simple answer is if you are not coming in for a specific complaint, then you should come for a massage as often as your budget and schedule allows. However, if you are coming in...

How To Give Your Loved One A Massage

Did your partner sleep wrong and now has a kink in their neck? Or perhaps you want to do something nice for your loved one and show them how much you care. Knowing how to give your partner a pretty great massage yourself can make the difference between a crummy...

Stress & How it Affects The Body

Stress is something everyone has experienced at some point in their life, some more than others. Unfortunately, it has become so prevalent in our society, most people view it has a normal part of their everyday life. There are a variety of reasons that can contribute to feelings of stress...

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