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This is really a pain in the neck!

This is really a pain in the neck!

Most people suffer from tension in their necks and shoulders at some point in their lives, which is hardly surprising if you consider the job the neck has to do.  Poor posture, bad working positions and carrying heavy bags all contribute to making the problem worse. Most of us have experienced this pain – yourContinue Reading »

Do You Have Ongoing Knee Pain?

Do You Have Ongoing Knee Pain?

There are many factors that can lead to knee pain, such as joint degeneration, trauma, inflammation, etc. But why may a young athlete with no mechanism of injury start experiencing knee pain? Often the cause is muscular imbalances; tight muscles in one area and weak muscles in another, that put abnormal stress upon the joint.Continue Reading »

Meridian Massage and Acupressure

Meridian Massage and Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment andContinue Reading »

What exactly is Cupping Therapy, anyway?

What exactly is Cupping Therapy, anyway?

The ancient healing practice known as “cupping” leaves those strange red circles. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a typeContinue Reading »

Shoulder Injuries and Massage Treatment

Shoulder Injuries and Massage Treatment

Shoulder complications can be common, but most injuries are easily prevented. They are often a result of a serious muscle imbalance that places the joint in a vulnerable position. Facts About The Shoulder: The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body.   Most of us have muscles that are short and strong inContinue Reading »

Acute Sprains and Strains

Acute Sprains and Strains

If the “PRICE” isn’t right, we may need to call the “POLICE”: the management of acute sprains and strains of soft tissue. By Dan Krebs BSc, MScPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, CGIMS. Terminology for muscle (contractile tissue) and inert (non-contractile) tissue injuries. Ligament Sprain – typically used when referring to ligaments and other non-contractile components of aContinue Reading »

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