Chronic pain, safety, Self-care, Treatments, yoga

Massage Therapy and MLD in Milton

Exciting News! I'm thrilled to be starting a home based practice in the Coates Neighbourhood in Milton (Yates and Louis St-Laurent). I'll be taking Registered Massage Therapy appointments, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy, Reiki (level 2) and private/semi private yoga and meditation. My next available appointments are October 20, 2021 - please contact… Continue reading Massage Therapy and MLD in Milton

Chronic pain, Self-care, yoga

Postpartum Recovery – Resources You Can Use at Home (and how to avoid the mistake that led me to chronic pain)

So that's my first suggestion. Don't try to DIY your post-partum journey. It isn't the same as a regular muscle, joint or even disk injury. Your pelvis may not have stabilized, your abdominals haven't recovered from pregnancy, and your posture hasn't recovered. Instead of a quick 2-4 week recovery, I spent 8 months frequently in too much pain to turn over, wincing when I lift 20 pounds of baby, and with a stabbing pain when I hopped down out of our car.

I very strongly suggest working with your pre-and post natal medical team postpartum. Shoulder, back, neck, hip, glute and arm injuries are common, and most new parents don't have the energy to work on themselves. Even your regular RMT, physio or acupuncturist may want to take extra training to strengthen their knowledge of how your body knits itself back together post-partum - it's just as incredible as the journey of pregnancy itself.

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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, 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?

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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