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Does your Jaw Click? Here’s why…

WHY DOES MY JAW CLICK? Read below to learn what is happening and how massage can reduce clicking. Are you embarrassed of the clicks and pops your jaw makes when eating, or talking? It can get crazy loud right? Quick Anatomy Lesson: In the jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)...

Are you using meds to manage your headaches?

Are you taking OTC medication on the regular to keep the headaches at bay? Many of my clients indicate during their initial visit that in order to manage their headaches they have found themselves reaching for over the counter (OTC) pain meds more often than they would like. They voice...

Prepare For Your Dental Visit When You Have TMD

If you have jaw pain from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), you likely have anxiety about your dental appointments, or perhaps you even avoid them all together.Many of my clients report on their intake form that a visit to the dentist is a triggering event that is a sure fire way...

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...

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