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RMT, Registered Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is a regulated profession in Ontario which is managed by the College Of Massage Therapists Of Ontario. RMT stands for Registered Massage Therapist and is the qualification required to practice massage therapy in the Province Of Ontario. Follow the link above to learn all the details about...

Boosting the Effectiveness of your Sunscreen

Get layering and start boosting the effectiveness of your sunscreen! A teaspoonful of a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 is said to guard against 97 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, if your concern is to guard against UV damage as well as the various other associated effects of the...

Massage Therapy Complements Con’t

Below please find complementary modalities to massage therapy: Hydrotherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses water in one shape or form to achieve pain relief, detoxification or a treatment aid.  Always remember that heat is used for chronic conditions and cold is used for acute conditions. Hot/Cold...

Massage Therapy Complements

Modalities that Complement Massage Therapy For the purposes of this blog I will only be defining a few of the most popular types of stretching and hydrotherapy modalities to complement massage therapy. There are several other types of advanced stretching and hydrotherapy modalities that are used by healthcare professionals...

Different Types of Massage

Below find the different types of Massage Therapy Available – this is often to referred to  Massage Modalities. Deep Tissue Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles within the body. It’s mainly used for chronic conditions. The techniques are the same as Swedish massage but the...

Top 10 Correctable Skin Care Mistakes

Male or female, we can all do a little more to help our side on the skin care front. Here are 10 of the top, correctable, skin care mistakes that I’ve experienced in dealing with clients. Heed where applicable. Not knowing your skin
 Most of us fall into this category,...

Stretching & Exercise…. How important is it?

Ninety five percent (95%) of the time at the end of my treatment I demonstrate one or two relevant exercises and/or stretches to my clients.  Five percent (5%) of the clients actually do them. The reason why it takes so long for people to recover from injuries is because...

How well do you know your skin care products?

Did you know that there are some commonly used skin care products that may be classified as over the counter drugs, and as such are subject to an expiry date? According to Health Canada, a drug may include a substance used in the treatment or prevention of a disease....

Some Self Care Massage Tips

There are several ways to incorporate self-massage at home for you and for someone else.  Here are a few simple tips that I recommend for many of my patients. When doing massage on yourself or on someone else, try to remember not to overuse your thumbs.  Your thumb muscles...

Achieve that Beautiful Fresh Glow

Springtime is the perfect time of year to treat your skin to achieve that beautiful fresh glow that you want to reveal during the spring/summer months. During the winter months our skin builds up a layer of dry, dead skin cells that are in need of rejuvenation, exfoliation and...