Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus and closely following the advice of Canada’s public health authorities, including that of the College of Massage Therapy’s recent recommendations.
We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors but we can be reached through email, phone or facetime for any consultation or advise regarding your health in this difficult time.
As far as joints are concerned, the shoulder is truly remarkable. It moves in absolutely every direction. The only other join that is even somewhat close in terms of the different type of movements is in hip. But even there the flexibility and range of the hip is much more limited.
Massage has been used in every culture throughout history. Not only because it feels so good, but because of its profound effects on health and well-being. The healing powers of this ancient healing art are slowly being revealed to modern researches as they uncover it’s effects on a wide range of conditions ranging from eczema and bulimia to HIV and diabetes.
You will develop arthritis at some point in your lifetime. It can be very mild, causing a little stiffness as you age, or it can be extremely painful and debilitating. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent and manage this condition.
Except for head colds, headaches are the most common human illness. In fact, headaches beat out backaches as the number one cause of time lost from work. Approximately three out of every four people will have at least one headache within the year.
Pain in and around your jaw is not uncommon. The source is usually the joint in your jaw called the temporomandibular joint. The name of that joint is a mouthful, to say the least, so most professionals usually refer to the joint simply as the TMJ. About 20% of us will have painful jaw symptoms (TMJ dysfunction) at some point in our lives.
Muscle tension is like a car that’s idling too fast. The car revved up and working hard but nothing useful is happening. There’s more wear and tear on the motor. Not only that, but the motor is burning more fuel and creating more pollution.
With muscle tension your muscles are working hard, but are not doing anything that useful. Tension doesn’t help you to move and it certainly doesn’t make your muscles stronger. It doesn’t really accomplish anything at all. It does, however, cause a lot of wear and tear on the body. It strains the tendons that hold your muscles to your bones. It pulls the joints tighter together not only causing horrible grinding and crunching sounds but also causes the cartilage in your joints to wear out. Tension limits your movement, interfere with your coordination and may make you more accident prone.