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Registered Massage Therapists Lobby to Play Key Role in Hospice, Home & Long-Term Care

Last November, the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) held its first-ever Queen’s Park Lobby Day. This event provided an opportunity for registered massage therapists to meet with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) from all political parties to discuss the benefits of massage therapy and the role that massage… Read More

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Did you sleep well last night? And if not, will it affect the rest of your day? For many, there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. A stressful day at the office or hours spent running errands with the kids can be remedied with a solid night of restorative… Read More

How to Minimize Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

Did you know that at least half of pregnant women experience back pain? And 10% of those report discomfort severe enough to disrupt their daily routines. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your back during pregnancy. What causes pregnancy-related back pain in the… Read More

How Massage Therapy Helps Heal and Prevent Sports Injuries

With spring (finally) in full force and summer just a month away, Canadians are heading outside for some fresh air and outdoor activity. Whether your activity of choice is gardening, golfing, running or biking, there’s a good chance you’ll fail to prepare your body properly for the additional exertion and… Read More

The Importance of Good Posture

Good posture not only makes you look better, it also delivers increased energy, better breathing, improved circulation, and less wear and tear on your joints. It’s an investment in both your appearance and your health. The secret to good posture is maintaining the spine’s natural curves. If your spine is… Read More

Researchers Explore Massage Therapy As Muscle Builder

An illness, an accident, or even just getting older can limit a person’s capacity for exercise. Rest is an essential component of healing, but it also atrophies muscles. “People who are unable to exercise due to, for example, a recent surgery or illness, lose as much as three percent of… Read More

Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness

Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds. Those effects can last for more than 72 hours, researchers found. People with poor circulation or limited ability to move are… Read More

One Size Fits None – Massage Therapy

Where massage therapy fits in patient-centered, integrated health care model Dr. Wayne Jonas is the president and CEO of the Samueli Institute, the organization that recently conducted a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain, commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation with support from the American Massage Therapy… Read More

The Magnificent Human Body!

We usually see our body as a collection of many parts like arms, legs, trunk and head; simple components connected together. From this viewpoint, it may be difficult to imagine that the human body consists of over 70 trillion cells, spaces between the cells, and body fluids, all contained within… Read More

Stress Relief in 2.7 Minutes

Yes, It’s possible to relax in three minutes or less. A study from the State University of new York at Buffalo shows these simple methods can ease tension (almost) instantly:Breathe Deeply. In the study, conducted by Bong Hee Sung, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, people took a test that increased… Read More