01
    Oct

    What is a Massage Therapist?

    The definition of a massage is manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) which can enhance an individual’s well being. A massage therapist is a person who performs the manual manipulations. This person can be...
    21
    Aug

    Should I have a 1 Hour Massage?

    Should I have a 1-hour massage? You would be surprised how often this question is asked. With a 1 hour session you get the full hour on the table. Not just 45 or 50 minutes like some other places. Our times are based fully on how much time you are getting the massage. With a 1...
    20
    Aug

    Who are the Best Massage Therapists in Fredericton?

    Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we feel we are the best massage therapists in Fredericton. At Adica Massage Clinic all of our therapists are registered, and we always keep up with the latest techniques available. We continually take upgrading courses to assur...
    18
    Dec

    Plantar Fasciitis and Massage – Erica Whitman

    Plantar Fasciitis is a painful injury to the ligament attached at the bottom of the food. It is often caused by repetitive overuse, improper support or too much weight. The result is a burning painful inflammation in the sole and arch of the foot. Most often, it is worse in the...
    04
    Dec

    Massage and Remedial Exercises – Erica Whitman

    Most people think that massage therapists are only good for the hands for an hour. After that, they are on their own. This is not true. All massage therapists take in school training on stretches and strengthening. We are able to provide home care work for the client to do at...
    20
    Oct

    Adductor Muscles – Nicole Gillett

    Your adductor muscles are found on your inner thigh. Your adductors are made up of 6 small muscles: Adductor magnus (this muscle has a hamstring part and adductor part), gracilis, adductor longus, adductor brevis, obturator externus, pectineus, and adductor minimus (also...
    22
    Sep

    Biceps Muscle – Nicole Gillett

    Your biceps muscle lies on the upper arm between your shoulder and elbow. It has 2 heads: a long head and a short head. That’s how she got its name “bi” meaning 2. Both heads originate on the scapula (shoulder blade) and come together to make one muscle and join just past...
    18
    Sep

    Stress – Sarah Fischer

    Stress is a regular part of most people’s daily fast paced routine. It isn’t always a negative force but when things get going, it can lead to a snowball effect of symptoms, other than just feeling overwhelmed. Your body has a natural reaction when stress emerges; hormone levels...
    11
    Sep

    Levator Scapula – Nicole Gillett

    The legator scapula muscle is located on the back and a little to the side of the neck. Its function is in its name, it lifts the scapula (Shoulder blade). We, as massage therapists, work on this muscle a lot due to it being tight on pretty much everyone. Bad posture and working...
    26
    Aug

    Sprain – Nicole Gillett

    A sprain is damage to one or more ligaments in any joint, usually caused by direct trauma or the joint being taken beyond it’s range of motion.   The severity of the sprain can range from minor (only last a few days) to major (usually requires a surgical fix). The most...