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

What is Reflexology?

“The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or “reflex areas” on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body.”

It’s a great treatment option for people who experience:

  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Digestive problems, such as constipation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Back pain

Learn more in this article from Very Well Health.

Contrast Hydrotherapy

You’ve likely used heat and/or cold to treat injuries or achy muscles, but have you ever heard of therapeutic contrasting?

It’s especially good for repetitive strain injuries of the extremities such as:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • shin splints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinitis

Learn more by reading this article by Pain Science. 



Cupping Massage

Although there are a variety of forms of cupping, silicone cupping is more popular for massage therapy. The cupping process is known to release stagnant blood and lymph to flow freely. This increase in the body’s circulation results in oxygen and nutrients movement to all  those tight muscles to feed them and promote healing and detox. Read more in this article by Healthworks.



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



Scar Tissue Massage & Management

If you have scar tissue resulting from injury or surgery, scar tissue massage & management is beneficial and essential in ensuring normal range of motion, strength & mobility are restored to the tissue. This article brought to us by Very Well Health explains this beautifully!

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…

Trigger Point Therapy

Although this article is written for massage therapists as the audience, it is an excellent explanation of what trigger point therapy is & what it can be use for.

“A trigger point is believed to be a localized spasm or knot in the muscle fiber that may cause pain to be referred to other, more distant parts of the body.” They can play a role in manycommon conditions that involve chronic pain including:


  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Low back pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Frozen shoulder, to name a few

The Benefits of Therapeutic Breast Massage

Therapeutic breast massage can be beneficial for any woman. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph
  • Reduced congestion in breast tissue
  • Relief from mastalgia (breast pain)
  • Improved posture
  • Restored range of motion in the upper body

Learn more in this excellent article from The Chopra Center!

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!