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safety, Self-care, Treatments

Should You Try Manual Lymphatic Drainage After Surgery

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

Chronic pain, Treatments

Is Pain Affecting Your Work?

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?

Self-care, Treatments

Lymphedema Treatment

If your lymphatic system doesn't have enough capacity to carry fluid away from an area, you end up with chronic swelling: lymphedema. As a Vodder-certified lymphedema therapist, I am trained to assess lymphedema using a series of measurements. ,I treat patients using manual lymphatic drainage (slow rhythmic massage that increases the action of your lymphatic system) and bandaging to bring down swelling.

Self-care, Treatments

Massage Therapy Helps Muscle Recovery

Massage therapy can help active people maintain flexibility and can help them feel better after strenuous activity. I've seen numbers as high as 60% faster recovery with massage therapy.

Uncategorized

Is it Safe to Get a Massage During a Pandemic?

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?

Chronic pain, safety, Treatments, Uncategorized

Safety and Consent for Massage Therapy Patients

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