26
    Aug

    What is a Cupping Massage?

    Cupping is another form of massage that we are pleased to say we offer at our clinic. A Cupping Massage involves applying small cups to the skin. The suction action on the skin will lift the skin up from the veins, muscles and tendons in the body to allow for better blood flow....
    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...
    07
    Apr

    Can Massage help Night Shift Workers?

    The University of British Columbia (UBC) doctors may soon be releasing results of their study on the effects of massage therapy on stress and inflammation caused by individuals working night shifts. This clinical research started in February 2014 and was schedule for completion...
    31
    Mar

    Can Massage Help Post Partum Depression?

    With all the changes that go on after giving birth, some women experience postpartum depression. Did you know that massage can help with mothers who are postpartum? Massage can be given right after childbirth to help with the placenta, or ongoing after birth to decrease aches,...
    05
    Jan

    Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia – Erica Whitman

    What is Fibromyaglia? The dictionary says; “a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.” As with most diseases, many people have heard of them but don’t really understand them. The problem of people...
    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...
    05
    Nov

    Spasm/Cramps – Nicole Gillett

    A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. A cramp is a common term for a painful and prolonged muscle spasm. The muscles that are most commonly known for going into spasm are your calf muscles (gastrocnemius), soleus (muscle under your calf muscle), hamstrings, quadratus...
    05
    Nov

    Massage Therapy for Migraines – Erica Whitman

    Migraines are much worse than the common headache. Most migraine sufferers feel crippling, taking them out of commission for the day. Most people can’t function enough to stay at work, or at the task at hand, therefore ending up having to lie down and take pain killers. It...
    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...