Category ‘Massage Therapy’

IT Band Stretch at Home

IT Band Stretch at Home Do you experience lower back pain after sitting for extended periods of time? Your pain could be from a tight iliotibial (IT) band. The IT band begins at the ilium (the hip bone) and crosses down along the side of the thighs, over the knee...

5 Ways to Use Himalayan Salt Stones

5 Ways to Use a Himalayan Salt Stone to Feel Good Right Now Stay grounded and connect with your body through Himalayan salt stone self-care. For self-massage: Himalayan salt stones are a great tool to help create proper tension relief. They resonate at the same frequency as the earth...

At Home Self Myofascial Release Tips

At Home Self Myofascial Release Tips We all know that having regular massages can help relieve stress and promote relaxation. Did you know massages can also improve flexibility? One of the ways it does this through a technique called myofascial release – a stretching technique used to slowly release...

Workplace Wellness Programs: The Remedy for Job-Related Stress

Canadian employees are stressed out! Stress takes a physical, mental, and social toll on employees and harms the bottom line for employers. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the costs of stress, and how workplace wellness programs, including massage therapy, can mitigate its effects. A quick look at...

Registered Massage Therapy: Safe, Ethical, and Effective Treatment

You may think of massage therapy as stress-busting self-care, but did you know that massage therapy is a regulated health profession? Today, we’ll explore the world of registered massage therapists, including their scope of practice, educational requirements, and common conditions treated with massage therapy. Is massage therapy a regulated...

Massage Therapy for Mothers-To-Be

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but it often comes with aches and pains due to progressive shifts in posture. Fortunately, massage therapy can relieve pain, reduce stress, and help you relax. The importance of self-care for expectant mothers Pregnancy requires a lot of energy—physical, mental, and...

The Benefits of Decompression Cupping Therapy

Circular red marks on the backs of celebrities—including Olympian Michael Phelps and actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston—are more becoming increasingly common due to the popularity of a muscle treatment called cupping. Today we’ll explore the benefits of decompression cupping therapy. What is Cupping? Cupping is a form of...

Pre-Event Massages for the Game of Life

In the sporting world, athletes use pre-event massages to prepare for a competitive event. It’s typically a 15-minute session that happens at the event site, in the hour before the competition starts. Even if competitive athletic endeavours aren’t in the calendar, this sports approach can help any of us...

What is a Sports Massage?

A sports massage is a style of massage designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. Sports massage is both a specific and general term so let’s explore what this means to different audiences. Sports massage for competitive athletes In Canada, there’s a specialized training program called the National...

5 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

You can’t escape busy times and stressful events but you can make life easier by finding ways to relax, despite those demands. A hot stone massage is an easy way to give yourself a dose of self-care that leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. A hot stone massage follows...