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...
    24
    Sep

    What is Lymphatic Drainage?

    There are many health benefits of having the lymphatic system drained. This is a process that is done at Adica Massage Clinic during your massage. Over time the foods we eat, things we drink and the air we breathe all contain heavy metals of one kind or another and it usually...
    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...
    17
    Mar

    Can Yoga Help with your Menstrual Cycle?

    This one is for the ladies. It’s that time of the month, you feel crampy, moody and maybe even a little nauseous. Even though you wish you could just curl up in bed and forget the world, the show must go on. If you feel as though there isn’t much to help for you to...
    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...
    18
    Nov

    Gastrocnemius and Soleus Muscle – Nicole Gillett

    The gastroc muscle is the big muscle of your calf which you can see and feel. This muscle has two heads that run from the back of the knee to the heel. When the two tendons come together at the heel, this forms the achilles tendon. The gastroc muscle is primarily involved in...
    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...
    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...
    17
    Oct

    Quadriceps Femoris – Nicole Gillett

    Quadriceps femoris, also known as your quad muscles, is made up of 4 muscles. These four muscles make up the muscle on the front of the thigh. These muscles make up one of the largest muscles in the body.   The quad is a two-joint muscle; meaning, it is used in movements for...