Massage Therapy Benefits

Massage is a hands-on type of therapy that treats the whole body, primarily targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize health.  It has a therapeutic effect on muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.  Swedish massage is the most massage type and the foundation for other types of …

Back Pain Facts and Myths

Up to 80% of Canadians will experience back pain at least once in their adult life. Despite how common it is, a lot of misinformation exists about what causes back pain and what you should do about it. This article is intended to dispel some of the more common myths and provide an overview of …

Postural Awareness

Spending so much time at home or at our desk can negatively affect posture.  The long term effects of poor posture can result in fatigue, joint and muscle stiffness, tension and pain, especially in the neck, shoulders, and lower back, headaches and migraines, faulty digestion …

Patients Before Profits

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of healthcare, unfortunately not everyone is heeding the advice of their applicable organizations. The directive in healthcare is Do No Harm. Three simple words, that some practitioners just don’t seem to understand. Our own association (CMTO) has …

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 …

Massage Therapy

We (our profession), have been discovered! There was a great article in January/February 2019 edition of The Costco Connection on Massage Therapy, which gave a good overview on the benefits of massage that didn’t downplay our contributions to health care. The opening line: Many people consider massages a luxury. …

Managing Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation. Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing with …

Community Health Corner

I was invited to speak at Kingston & Bingham Pharmasave on Saturday, April 8th on the topic of Acne and Rosacea. To my surprise and delight, it was a full house! I was well-prepared for my presentation, and it was a well-attended event with a diverse crowd of men and women, suffering from (or someone they know) the ravages of …