You need to think about a lot before booking a Massage Therapy treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Is it safe? Is it smart? Are you following provincial guidelines to stay at home (except for essential services). First, yes, it's legal and safe(ish) to book a Massage Therapy appointment right now, but only if you need… Continue reading Is it Safe to Get a Massage During a Pandemic?
2020 has surprised everyone by being 2020. I was lucky enough to give birth just before the pandemic, so that my family and a few friends got to greet my little man. Our family unit has enjoyed this insulated time to get to know each other and we've leaned in to our already outdoorsy habits.… Continue reading 2020 Update – Returning to Massage Therapy
I'm delighted to announce that I am on a leave of absence, effective February 1, 2020. I'm expecting my first child this month, and I appreciate how many of you have wished me luck with this new adventure.
The lymphatic system helps to filter excess fluid and return it to your circulatory system. Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialized massage technique (taught in Canada by Dr. Vodder School International) which systematically stimulates your lymphatic system to reduce congestion and swelling. Even before we had research demonstrating the benefits of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)… Continue reading Should You Try Manual Lymphatic Drainage After Surgery
Let's take the brighter weather as a sign to tune into our bodies and take care of our health.
As with anything else, there are benefits and risks with Massage Therapy. Because Massage Therapy falls under the Health Care Consent Act, it is absolutely mandatory that your massage therapist explains what they will do during the treatment, how your massage will help you to set healthcare goals, and risks or side effects of the… Continue reading Safety and Consent for Massage Therapy Patients
Chronic pain can affect workplace performance by limiting your work duties, interfering with sleep/leaving you fatigued at work. You might not be performing regular work tasks like sitting comfortably in a meeting, or being able to stand for long periods. In a physical job, you could be completely unable to work. A big part of… Continue reading Is Pain Affecting Your Work?