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Category ‘Massage Therapy’

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...

Study Shows Massage Therapy is Cost-Effective

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2015 – A recent study has shown what RMTs have often thought was true: massage therapy is a cost-effective therapy that directly improves quality of life measures. In the study entitled Analysis of Provider Specialties in the Treatment of Patients with Clinically Diagnosed Back and Joint Problems (Wilson FA,...

Fight Back Aging – Massage

Massage is one of the world’s oldest therapies. It feels good, improves your health and lessens the impact of aging.  And the human condition craves a healing touch. For many of us aging means joints stiffen, stress and blood pressure increase, circulation is sluggish and toxic waste accumulates. We...

Massage Therapy: Remedy for Spasm and Strain

“Yeeoohhh!”  Were you exerting yourself, tensing muscles beyond measure and then felt something tear, rip or pull?  Was it followed by terrible pain, severe spasm in the muscle affected and a need to stop all activity immediately?  You’ve likely strained a muscle, and it’s going to take some time...

Massage Therapy: For Amateur Athletes and Weekend Warriors

From athletics in ancient Rome to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, massage therapy has played a role in athletic performance and recovery. Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a weekend warrior, consider adding massage to help you achieve your objective. People seek massage therapy to soothe muscle spasm...

Head…Ache!

Anyone who has experienced a headache, or witness someone who has, can sympathize with the suffering endured.  At some point in their lives 90% of the population has endured headache.  For most people pain is infrequent and short-lived.  But for many, headache is chronic and recurring.  For more than...

Lowdown On Massage

As good as a back rub from your sweetie feels, sometimes you need the hands of a professional. That’s because a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits. In fact, more people get their muscles kneaded and rubbed for medical...

Do you know the differences in massage techniques?

Part 2 Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage shares many of the goals of regular massage but is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The benefits of massage during pregnancy can alleviate stress on your back, neck and abdominal muscles along with your shoulders. In addition, Prenatal...

Muscle knots? Pack on the Heat!

We all know a hot bath, hot water bottle or other source of heat feels good on the body.  Heat is both soothing to our sensory system but also penetrates deeply into sore, achy muscles.  Heat appears to make the soft-tissues more pliant, releasing tension, and the combination of...