Massage Therapy Pickering-Ajax

How Does Cold Weather Impact Our Bodies?

With Southern Ontario experiencing its first snowfall of the year earlier this week, we finally have to accept that winter weather is, once again, upon us. More Aches and Pains? Have you ever noticed that as the weather gets colder you experience more aches and pains and your muscles feel… Read More

What to Expect From Your Visit to the Chiropractor

You’ve turned on the computer and reviewed your to-do list. You twist to the left and reach ever so slightly to grab a pen when suddenly…you throw out your back. Has this ever happened to you? When your range of motion is compromised, simple movements are not so simple anymore…. Read More

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