Massage for Pain

Most pain is from being in a sedentary position while at work, specifically in the areas of the neck, arms, shoulders and low back. Upwards of 66% of back problems occur in those individuals under the age of 30!  Pain may occur due to injury (lifting a heavy object, twisting, turning), poor posture …

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 …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you’re feeling tingling, numbness, pain or weakness in the hand, you may be suffering from a common, progressive condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, resulting in numbness, tingling, and weakness of …

There are Always More Questions

When someone comes in with a long-standing problem that has not been resolved by another therapist, I ask a number of questions during my assessment, the answers to which lead to more questions (and answers) that help me formulate a treatment plan or plan of care.  During my fact-finding mission, I look at …

Text Neck Pain

Yesterday I had my first Zoom call, though it could have been MS Teams, Google Meet, Webex etc., and though it was great ‘seeing’ people, at the end of the call my neck was in major discomfort. Instead of being tied to our computer, laptop, or tablet, we are using our phones to do everything.  …

Working From Home?

This is certainly NOT the work-life balance that many of us aspire to, as COVID-19 has thrown all those plans out the window.  Most of us have made the switch from where we work or learn (from downtown office to home office), how we work or learn (at our office desk to the kitchen counter or …

Low Back Pain

Do you ever wake up in the morning and say “Oh, my aching back!” You think back and wonder how did I get into this predicament. All you know is that you have a sharp, shooting pain radiating down one side and cannot move. Any type of movement brings on excruciating pain, and you just want …