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Gentle Relaxation and Orthopedic Therapeutic Massage

Gentle Relaxation and Orthopedic Therapeutic Massage

The primary goal of massage therapy is to enhance the body’s own healing processes, and to promote health and a sense of well being. Massage Therapy is a scientific systematic approach to treating soft tissue, and various connective tissue, imbalances in the human body.  Appropriate pressure is applied in order to reduce pain and improveContinue Reading »

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is an incredible life experience that also brings about many changes. These changes can vary from person to person, but ultimately the experience brings some much needed attention to the body. “Birthing is so integral with life; so common that choices surrounding it often get relegated to chance. We tend to go along withContinue Reading »

Living an Active Lifestyle

Living an Active Lifestyle

Being active is an essential part of your well being. Not only does it facilitate a healthier body, but it drives a healthier mind and helps you stay young. They say adults need approximately 2 ½ hours a day with activity, and yet how many of us make that a priority? Busy lives and sedentaryContinue Reading »

TMJD and Jaw Pain

TMJD and Jaw Pain

“My Jaw Hurts.” Jaw pain can be a really uncomfortable symptom due to underlying or unaddressed health issues.When you’re experiencing substantial jaw pain, you could be experiencing a condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. The jaw is a common term that is also referred to as temporomandibular joints, which created the common phrase referredContinue Reading »

How To Tell When You Are Experiencing Vertigo

How To Tell When You Are Experiencing Vertigo

Help! Everything is spinning around me!               ….If this is you, you may be suffering from vertigo. “Vertigo problems are one of the most common reasons older adults seek help from their doctors.” – Blair Schachterle, Physiotherapist. What Causes Vertigo? Many people are surprised to learn that the source of their dizziness may be becauseContinue Reading »

What to do about Shin Splints?

What to do about Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a common term used to describe pain on the anterior/medial shinbone area. It’s often the result of doing too much, too soon with activity. The muscles such as the inside of the lower leg and the calf muscles can become overworked and their repetitive contraction can result in inflammation. Risk Factors Include:Continue Reading »

Plantar Fasciitis – Jogger’s Heel

Plantar Fasciitis – Jogger’s Heel

Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that involves an inflammatory reaction at the insertion of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. Plantar means the bottom side of the foot, fascia means a sheet of fibrous tissue and itis is a latin word for inflammation. The plantar fascia attaches from the front of the heelContinue Reading »

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