Category ‘Massage Therapy’

How to Prolong the Self-Care Benefits of Massage Therapy

You come to Hand & Stone for an amazing massage. The environment, professionalism, and friendliness make your experience outstanding. You feel relaxed, refreshed, and soothed when you’re on the table. You go home – and then what? Don’t you wish you could keep those great feelings with you after...

The Effects of Stress on Skin

You already know how stress affects your skin. Stress can worsen many skin conditions. The Mayo Clinic recommends stress management as one of these five tips for healthy skin, and they note that conditions like acne, eczema, itching, hives, and even hair loss can get a lot worse in...

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Have you ever wondered what the letters RMT mean, and why you would choose a registered massage therapist over an unregulated professional? Section 3 of the Massage Therapy Act, 1991 states: “The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and...

Massage Therapy for Headaches

Do you suffer from recurring headaches? There are five types of headaches, all of which can be greatly affected by regular massage therapy intervention. Tension headaches are caused by tension in the muscles in your face and head. Sinus headaches are caused mainly by sinus congestion or infections. Rebound...

Neglected Areas

There are many body parts that people neglect during massage therapy because they are embarrassed, uncomfortable or feel it is not necessary to have addressed. What are they? The abdomen and inner thigh tissues.   The abdomen encompasses the entire digestive system along with other major organs.  Even just...

How long should a massage be?

How long should a massage be? Typically massage therapy should be at least 50 minutes to one hour for a general full body treatment to be effective.  Some establishments offer forty-five and fifty minute sessions.  A good therapist can get what needs to be addressed treated, but in my...

Frozen Shoulder

Massage Therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Lately I have had several clients that presented with different levels of adhesive capsulitis, from mild to severe. Adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint. Symptoms typically begin gradually and tend...

FAQs for your Massage Therapist

Questions that you might be embarrassed to ask your Massage Therapist Whether you are booking an appointment for therapeutic reasons or just for some pampering, a massage can have many healthy advantages.  You may have heard all the benefits of what a massage can offer but booking your first massage...

Pregnancy & Massage Therapy

Pregnancy  & Massage Therapy: Early prenatal care is essential in a pregnancy, along with regular doctor visits, massage therapy can play a big role during a pregnancy. If a women is planning to become pregnant, it is recommended that she build her health and strength up for as much...

Regular Massage Has Many Benefits

A massage, performed by a registered massage therapist (RMT), will reduce stress leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. A relaxing, professional massage can accommodate your individual needs. A Hand & Stone massage combines a number of techniques that will soothe and recharge you. All massages are performed by a...