Massage Resources

Benefits of Massage

Massage Therapy For Everyday Life

The RMTAO shares how massage therapy can help you in your everyday life!

Chronic Headache Article

This article outlines a study that was done on a specific massage protocol for sufferers of chronic headaches.

You Can’t Touch This! The Benefits Of Massage Outweigh Medication

In this episode of The Model Health Show we’re looking at the many benefits of massage therapy. Massage has been clinically proven to help reduce depression and anxiety, improve hormone function, and boost the immune system.

Science Behind Pain Relief from Massage

In this brief video, you’ll learn about how Canadian researchers have found that massage therapy helps relieve pain in damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammation messages to muscle cells.

Massage Techniques

Pregnancy Massage - 6 Myths Debunked

Our very own clinic owner, Karyn Hughes, co-authored a great article with Julia Monorchio of Nurturing Nomad which debunks the 6 most common myths about pregnancy massage. Learn more about:

  1. Massage in the first trimester
  2. Third trimester massage & inducing labour
  3. Feet/ankle massage during pregnancy
  4. Position for massage during pregnancy
  5. Effect of massaging a pregnant belly
  6. Role of massage on optimal fetal positioning

 

 

Acupuncture 101

Acupuncture Canada has pulled together everything you need to know about acupuncture in one, super user-friendly page. Here you can learn:

 

  • what acupuncture is
  • what to expect
  • if it’s for you
  • if it’s covered
  • choosing a practitioner
  • regulation & education
  • plus they have an FAQ section

Manual Lymphatic Drainage & What it's Used For

This gentle massage technique “assists the lymphatic system in maintaining the body’s fluid balance, blood circulation, and immune mechanisms. It can be used in the treatment of:

 

  • Lymphedema
  • Pain relief
  • Digestive problems Hormonal imbalances Skin conditions (such as acne and rosacea)
  • Cellulite
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • And more…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is becoming a treatment of choice in areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Learn more about this gentle, non-invasive technique and the wide array of issues it can be used to treat.

The Difference Between Swedish Massage & Deep Tissue Massage

This article provides an overview of two very common massage techniques: Swedish massage & deep tissue massage.

Rhythmic Movement Explained

“Rhythmic movements are gentle rocking and reflex integration movements that stimulate neural pathways and promote learning, emotional balance and ease of movement. RMTi is an effective way to help with symptoms of ADD/ADHD, learning challenges, autism and behavioral/emotional imbalances without the use of drugs.” Learn more about this treatment option here!

What is Myofascial Release?

This video is about Myofascial Release and how it works; as taught by John F. Barnes, PT.

What is Accupressure?

This article defines acupressure, what it can be used for, what can be expected during a treatment, when it should be avoided, and more!