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 …

Hot, Cold, Warm, Cool

We naturally think of ice in the winter and heat in the summer. That usually applies to the weather, but it’s a different concept when it comes to treating injuries. When I see patients with a chronic type of injury, I’ll make home care suggestions to apply heat before they stretch (which increases the blood flow to …

Your First Visit

After you have found us in the neighbourhood — by word-of-mouth referral (friend or Medical Doctor) or the internet (Google is the number one search engine for a reason) — there is an intake form to complete which will help us determine the best course of care. For Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy we have a …

Massage Highlights

In Massage Therapy news, there was a discussion on the benefits of massage for horses. Make sure that the therapist is a trained professional. They should take a specialized program and is a graduate of an accredited school: International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork / Association of Canine Water Therapy (IAAMB/ACWT) …

New Direction

I’m taking the blog into a new direction, from an ad-hoc style of writing to one that will be more informative. I will be writing three days a week on the following platform: MONDAY: Patient Education, where we will discuss the partnership between the therapist and the patient. Topics will range from showing up for …

Pro-Active

There are times when I feel that we should change our name from Active Healing Centre to Pro-Active Healing Centre. I would add in the word PRO, because we are health care professionals with a wide variety of experience and expertise. We are also pro-active when it comes to suggesting other forms of …