Epsom Salts Bath

Epsom salts baths are recommended by massage therapists within 24-hours after a massage, but they don’t specify how it can help and what it can do. Here is a short list of the benefits and uses of this salt: eases stress and relaxes the body, relieves pain and muscle cramps, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and …

No Tips, Please!

In the education of patients, the issue of tipping seems to be a point of confusion. Tips are generally expected in the service industry, such as restaurants or bars. In other service areas, the lines get blurred. In the aesthetics industry, including but not limited to nail salons, hairdressers etc, it is an understood practice to …

Fore!

I’m dusting off my clubs and taking up the game of golf again, after a long hiatus. The final insult was when I could throw my club further (a 9-iron) than I could hit the ball. I’ll be getting ready for the Geomatics golf tournament and went out to play myself into shape, so as not to …

Massage in the News

A recent article in the Vancouver Sun extols the benefits of massage therapy as it relates to runners/walkers. Amongst the many benefits of massage therapy for runners and walkers: aids in the relief of muscle soreness, and injury prevention, increased range of motion, improved flexibility, psychological effect, reflecting in …

Keep Your Head Up

Do you ever notice when someone is standing tall, they move gracefully as if gliding, while the rest of us look like we’re just shuffling along. It all has to do with posture? They make it look easy, because they stand erect without a stooped posture, with their neck and shoulders back, and proper postural alignment of …

Stretching

As part of my patient education, I use my bible for exercises which I give to patients. The book, by Bob Anderson, is appropriately called “Stretching.” It has a myriad of specific exercises and stretching routines, from general office work to sport-specific training programs. It’s thorough and detailed, and it gives you length of …