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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Children

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Caught between play, school, sports and countless demands, children have a good deal of stress. Stress raises blood pressure, lessens the immune defense and can contribute to problems such as childhood obesity. Massage therapy is not only beneficial for adults, but also for our children as well, as they are often involved in sports and […]

It takes a village … to heal a hamstring!

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As many of you know, Leah and I are training for a triathlon this summer. It’s my first one, and I’m loving the training for it. To train effectively, I do many different workouts throughout the week that are outside of my normal workout routine. Which also means that I need to take extra care […]

Massage Therapy and Exercise

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We often think of a massage therapy as an unnecessary indulgence, however, in the athletic world it can be quite the contrary. It can: speed up the healing process from injury and the break down scar tissue from past injuries. improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance. maximize the […]

Prevent the winter blues with massage therapy

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Although winter is beautiful, many people experience fatigue and seasonal depression and lose the momentum to invest in their health. Massage therapy can be a great way to help relax, revive, and recharge your body from the stresses of winter. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine conducted several studies […]

Sport Specific Training and Massage Therapy

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If you’re an athlete training to improve in your sport, you might find that you reach a plateau in your training or performance. To increase your performance and train more effectively, you can combine sport-specific training and massage therapy (specifically fascial release.) Power and strength are often confused. This leads to difficulties when developing your training protocol. What is […]

YOUR HEALTH and Cold Beer And Nachos: Icing Tips

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If you have spent any time with your chiropractor or your massage therapist at some point you have been given self-care that involves ice. Most soft-tissue injuries involve some degree of inflammation. It is important to slow the inflammatory response to prevent further tissue damage and scar tissue development. An easy way to assist your […]

YOUR HEALTH and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) occurs as a result of predominantly eccentric contractions which may be made worse, especially if you are performing a new exercise. DOMS may be associated with muscle damage but in many cases, other physiological markers indicating tissue damage are not present. Therefore, any prophylactic or therapeutic interventions alleviating either actual […]

YOUR HEALTH and Massage for Cancer Treatments

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What is oriymphatic Blockage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage? Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Lymphatic obstruction may cause lymphedema, which means swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages. One of the most […]

YOUR HEALTH and Massage Therapy Research

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With spring right around the corner, there is no better time to rejuvenate, regenerate and take YOUR HEALTH into your own hands. Massage has long been accepted as a method for relieving pain, stress, and muscle tension but, for the first time, scientists at McMaster University have documented its profound biochemical effect on muscle tissue. […]

YOUR HEALTH and Pre and Postnatal Massage

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During pregnancy your body experiences a multitude of changes. As your uterus expands with the weight of the growing baby, there is more stress on your back, neck, shoulders and abdominal muscles. An aching lower back is a common sensation for many pregnant women, while others may experience aching legs, sore hips, swelling and/or insomnia. […]

YOUR HEALTH and Prenatal Massage

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There are many joys in pregnancy but with them come aches and pains. The aches and pains are due to the physiological changes affecting the musculoskeletal system as well as most of the organ systems. These changes start in the first week and then continue throughout the pregnancy and some months after birth. The musculoskeletal […]

YOUR HEALTH and Tendonitis

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Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. It is an overuse injury, caused by chronic overload of a tendon. Factors such as muscle imbalance, decreased flexibility, poor biomechanics, improper training techniques or training errors, and chronic degenerative changes can all contribute to tendonitis. At the beginning, you might feel pain only after you are physically active. As it progresses, […]

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