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The Side Effects of Massage Therapy: What to Expect

Learn how to manage minor side effects of massage therapy, like muscle soreness, and also explore its many benefits!

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Exploring Different Types of Massage Therapy: Which One is Best?

In this blog, we will explore some of the most popular types of massage therapy, their techniques, and the specific benefits of each type.

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Avoiding Back Injuries Over the Holidays

It might be the happiest time of the year, but the holidays are also a stressful time. Many theories talk about how stress can cause back pain, given the release of cortisol and adrenaline, and the involuntary tightening of muscles in the neck and shoulder area. Often the tension in the area leads to lower…

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Hockey’s Effect on the Body

Ice hockey is officially recognised as Canada’s national winter sport. More than 1.2 million people in Canada over the age of 15 play hockey and there is an annual growth rate for overall hockey participation of 1.5%. The passion and atmosphere present at every match are unrivalled and there are few, if any, sports that…

How manual lymphatic drainage massage is performed

This massage technique encourages healthy bodily function Sometimes, your body needs an extra push. Maybe you’re a little sore, or you don’t feel particularly flexible. Lymphatic drainage might be the quick solution you’re looking for – and it’s easy to perform manually. A healthy lymphatic system can encourage the body to function smoothly, but lymph…

Working at home? Here’s how to keep your back comfortable and healthy

Protect your back while working remotely Some of us have been working from home because of COVID-19, while others are working remotely for the long haul. In either event, remote workers have a bit more freedom to work wherever they want in their own home. Unfortunately, there’s a major side effect that many workers overlook:…

Dealing with back pain while you’re pregnant

How to conquer back pain when you’re expecting a baby You have a baby on the way, and you’re anticipating becoming a mother. This is an exciting time, but it comes with a lot of stress. From financial planning to setting up the baby’s room, you’ve already got a lot on your plate. The last…

A guide to sleeping properly when you have back pain

Stuck with back pain? sleep easier with these tips If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you probably know about one of the most irritating side effects: sleep troubles. Not only is all the tossing and turning totally frustrating, but it stops you from becoming well-rested. As a result, it might be even harder for your…

How Massage Therapy Helps with Posture & Body Alignment

Stand Straighter, Move More Easily, Look Better, and Feel More Confident Many of us may seek out massage therapy for relaxation or to alleviate sore or tight muscles. But massage can also help improve our posture, helping us to both stand up straighter and move more comfortably through the world. Proper Body Alignment Mom always…

How lymphatic drainage can benefit you

Lymphatic drainage: how it works and why you should try it The lymphatic system is an important part of the human body. It works by transmitting lymph fluid through the lymph nodes, which are small structures located all over your body. Lymph fluid contains white blood cells, which fight off diseases and infections. You have…