Shin Splints

Well, it’s only the third week and I’m already experiencing some discomfort on my runs. Despite my feeble attempts at following an exercise protocol, I’m either doing the stretches incorrectly –a distinct possibility, or not holding them long enough. An effective stretch should be for 30 to 60 seconds with …

A Little Pregnant

I’m currently treating a patient who is 7.5 months pregnant, and she is glowing! I started seeing her as she entered her third trimester, and as she is getting closer to her due date the frequency of treatments will increase. She is exhibiting the normal signs of pregnancy: insomnia and nausea. Here are a few other changes that …

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 …