Edward Tonus is the owner of Active Healing Centre and has been in practice as a massage therapist for over 20 years. For more information on Active Healing Centre, call us at 416-699-0336 or visit our website at www.activehealingcentre.com and find out how therapy can help treat your aches and pains.

Acute Sports Injuries

When you’ve sustained an acute sports injury, there is usually some cell damage to the ligament (sprain) or tendon or muscle (strain) and inflammation. Regardless of the type of injury sustained, the basic principles of treatment still apply. You’ve heard of the injury treatment acronym RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation), but …

Self-Care for RMTs

While the worst of COVID-19 is now behind us, its effects on registered massage therapists (RMTs) still linger. There can be some lingering pain and discomfort that RMTs may still face as a result of their work. Injuries to the shoulders, elbows and wrists are particularly common among RMTs. Like other professionals that …

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are irritated nerve endings that overstimulate tender areas of muscles, presenting as pain, stiffness and spasms.  They are usually located at the base of the skull, upper back and neck, shoulders, forearms, and hips, and they are typically not painful until pressure is applied to …

Starting Exercising

A properly designed exercise program can not only increase your pain threshold, but also can raise your fitness level and stamina.  Exercise can play a role in pain management and decrease the effects of fatigue. Strong muscles can protect your affected joints from pain and make your …

Exercise for Seniors

A healthy retirement includes exercise.  Moderate physical activity helps control blood pressure, body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar and diabetic risk. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. A fitness program helps strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and …

Massage Therapy for Arthritis

Arthritis can cause significant pain, which can greatly impact an individual’s quality of life. Increasingly, physicians are recommending that people consider non-pharmacological options as part of their treatment plan for arthritis. Massage therapy is one effective option that can help people with …

Cross Training for Running Sports

The need for cross training is highly individual, and some people will benefit greatly from focusing on one or two movements, while others will find more value in general mobility or resistance and are focused on novel movement and off-axis exploration to round out their …

Exercise for Pain Management

One in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain. When also considering acute injuries, it is likely that most Canadians will experience some sort of pain in their lifetime. Now, more than ever, physicians are recommending that people try non-pharmacological therapies to deal with their chronic pain. In addition to …