Winter 2019

Thursday December 5th, 12th, 19th. Support your local community businesses this holiday season. Select stores along Kingston Road will be open until 9 PM during Festive Shopping nights in December.Active Healing Centre is participating in the Kingston Road Raccoon Run. …

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

WOW! Look at us now! If you haven’t been by recently, we have updated our mural from a sports theme to a garden theme in keeping with the influences of the Kingston Road Village Community Association and the Dr. David Suzuki butterfly-way project. With its big, bright, bold orange butterfly dominating the …

Types of Sports Massage

Just a follow up on a previous post, about sports massage. Types of Sports Massage: Pre-Event: Warms up muscles and tendons through the use of invigorating techniques in preparation for intensive use. Used immediately prior to starting the event, pre-event work also gives athletes the chance to prepare mentally for …

Sports Massage

With the weather finally here, we can get out there and enjoy ourselves without the prospect of injury. Here are some strategies to prevent an injury from becoming debilitating. RULES: 1. Know how the injury happened. Check skills and movement pattern, frequency of injury of the specific joint …

Relaxing Massage

How does a nice relaxing massage sound right about now, or today, perhaps tomorrow, next week, next month… It’s the kind of statement that makes you stop and think, especially when you’re stressed out or full of anxiety. Just saying the word, “Massage” exudes a certain calmness that you can’t get anywhere else. …

Mural, Mural, on the Wall

In 2012, the summer students of Community Centre 55 transformed a drab, red brick wall at the clinic into a mural featuring a sports-themed entity that inspires awe in the local community. We have six athletic figures with varying sport themes: Volleyball, Diving, Hockey, Yoga, Cycling, and Running. …

How Massage Therapy Helps Clients

An excerpt from an article by Cindy McNeely in Massage Therapy Today: What made you decide to have your first massage? I suffered from back/shoulder/neck problems from years of working on a computer, plus regular migraines. Do you remember your first massage? Oh yes. It felt like my body was waking up and …

E-Sports

There was an excellent article in The Toronto Star on April 13, 2019 on the possible injuries that gamers could sustain while learning their craft. Don’t laugh like I initially did, but the players sustain injuries like other athletes to the point that they have to retire early because of the pain. Gamers, are the new breed of …

Spring Cleaning

Spring is coming… The birds are chirping. You have more energy. You are getting up early. You’re enjoying the scenery. Although it feels great, don’t you know that deep down inside it could be just a little better .One of the easiest ways to kick start your day is with a liver cleanse. What? More stuff to do. …

Thumb Pain Solution

Our society was supposed to have more leisure time with the advent of computers, but all they have done is make us work harder AND get muscle pains that we never thought possible. From text neck, neck pain, shoulder pain (all with blogs for a later day) we discover new ways to hurt ourselves. …