Massage and Your Medicine Chest

Some days it's nice for massage to be a break from 'regular' medical appointments. To enjoy one-on-one attention, acceptance of where you are as a person, and the relaxing benefits. But before that can happen safely, did you remember to tell your massage therapist what's in your medicine chest? Medications ranging from prescriptions, to over the counter medication, pain-killers, supplements, blood pressure medication, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, sleep aids and decongestants will all change which techniques I use, how I apply them, and what I tell my patient.

Getting a Massage with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) goes beyond achy joints. It's an autoimmune condition where your body attacks itself - commonly in the synovial membranes inside your joints, eyes, lungs, heart and other tissues. When your body attacks itself, you get the same symptoms as with an injury from the outside: pain, redness and inflammation. We're lucky that … Continue reading Getting a Massage with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Welcome to Massage

Massage therapy is a growing healthcare industry. In Ontario, your RMT is governed by the Registered Health Professions Act and has attended an intensive, evidence-based (lots of science) massage therapy program at a registered educational institution before completing grueling practical and written exams administered by the CMTO. I chose Mohawk College for my program - … Continue reading Welcome to Massage