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How our brains process sound and touch | Anatomy: art, science, philosophyOctober 11, 2022Managing anxious clients | Concussion is more than sports injuriesSeptember 27, 2022Oncology massage | Reducing stress with natureSeptember 13, 2022Common social media mistakes for RMTs | Lack of sleep makes us less generousAugust 30, 2022Deciphering a baby’s cries of pain | Massage Championship memoriesAugust 16, 2022Creating yourself as an RMT | Vagus nerve link in the brainAugust 2, 2022Taking positive action: How to get reviews for your practiceJuly 19, 2022Stop pressing with your thumbs | Fitspiration can failJuly 5, 2022Ageism and health | Sport-specific treatmentJune 21, 2022Stress-related illness | 6 stages of the patient journeyJune 7, 2022CMTO increases fees | Do compression garments help recovery?May 24, 2022Blocking inflammation may lead to chronic painMay 17, 2022RMTs and clinic owners adrift on COVID-19 vaccination policy | Research continues to reinforce effectiveness of massage therapyMay 10, 20224 ways to find the key to happiness in today’s clinical environmentMay 3, 2022Patient COVID burnout | Slowing biological processesApril 26, 2022Oncology massage around the world: A look at Quebec, The Netherlands and MexicoApril 19, 2022Oncology massage: Safety and considerations | Exploring essential oilsApril 12, 2022Chronic lower back pain linked to atrophy in pain-related brain regions | Causalgia case studyApril 5, 2022How microemotions affect thought | Neuropathy from COVIDMarch 29, 2022The power of routine | Should masking stay?March 22, 20225 steps to manage degenerative disc diseaseMarch 15, 2022How confirmation bias relates to assessmentMarch 8, 2022Directing patient breathing | Impact of massage on quality of life of hospice patientsMarch 1, 2022Are you at-risk? | Acupuncture plus massage for cervicogenic headacheFebruary 22, 2022Microbreaks help engagement | Website redesign tipsFebruary 15, 2022Embrace your inner Olympian | Weather disasters lead to accelerated aging for someFebruary 8, 2022Pain-free hands | Take steps towards an ethically-empowered practiceFebruary 1, 2022Lower limb referral | Ethical decision making for RMTsJanuary 25, 2022Maybe you should buy a barrel sauna? | Education series launch!January 18, 2022Laryngeal release and its practice success | Avoid achy feetJanuary 11, 2022The experience of dystonia and how massage therapy helpsJanuary 4, 2022New muscle layer discovered on the jaw | End-range loading techniques for shin splintsDecember 21, 2021Benefits of practising in a small town | The “meaning” responseDecember 14, 2021It makes “scents” – exploring essential oilsDecember 7, 2021RMT burnout: Changing your schedule can free up much-needed vacation timeNovember 30, 2021Successful message delivery: navigating your way to the patient’s inboxNovember 23, 2021Critical thinking in practice: 14 questions massage therapists should ask themselvesNovember 16, 2021Mindful self-massage | 2 things cause weak quads after ACL surgeryNovember 9, 20212 reasons why a waitlist doesn’t mean successNovember 2, 2021Research for the massage therapist | Space travellers’ back painOctober 26, 2021The body mechanics strategy that saved my careerOctober 19, 2021Massage guns – what should you and your patients know?October 12, 2021Direct patient/client in diaphragmatic breathing | Complementary, alternative, or integrative?October 5, 2021Treating victims of assault – a trusting connectionSeptember 28, 2021How to help anxious massage therapy clients | Treating pain differently based on race?September 21, 2021Treating sports-specific | Vagus nerve stimulation helps PTSDSeptember 14, 2021Reciprocal care relationships | Good listeners protect against cognitive declineSeptember 7, 2021Ethical re-bookings | Maternal voice eases painAugust 31, 2021Why Twitter? Social media its benefits to your practiceAugust 24, 2021Participating in the creation of ourselves | Sex and gender in health researchAugust 17, 2021Life-changing mindset shifts to succeed in the massage businessAugust 10, 2021Is it worth it? Massage gift certificates and your practice | What are the patient conditions you most commonly work with?August 3, 2021The role of empathy in massage therapy | Selling your practiceJuly 27, 2021Navigating business in small towns | Trends survey is now live!July 20, 2021Ligament referred pain | The “exercise pill”July 13, 2021Fascial stretch therapy | 5-minute breathing “workout”July 6, 2021Cannabis massage? | Practice trends survey coming soon!June 29, 2021CBC investigation finds some RMTs offering sex for sale | Rethinking the pain scaleJune 22, 2021The down "low" of lower back pain: Reinforcing your practice with assessmentJune 15, 2021Shows, movies teaching kids the wrong messages about pain | Tech to cope with COVID protocolsJune 8, 2021A “connection recession” and how RMTs can helpJune 1, 2021Therapeutic touch and First Nations | Stretching can increase tolerance for painMay 25, 2021HIIT improves spatial memory | Confessions of a retired MTMay 18, 2021Selling your practice | “Feeling young” means less stressMay 11, 2021Philosophy and understanding of pain | Touch is our languageMay 4, 2021Creating the dream team | Neck pain not just about postureApril 27, 2021Exploring essential oils | Financial stress = physical painApril 20, 2021Proprioceptive approach to LBP | Why Facebook?April 13, 2021At-home, mobile or office? How do I choose?April 6, 2021To stretch or not to stretch before exercise? | Varied activity is the keyMarch 30, 2021Fascial stretch therapy | Take ‘microbreaks’ to engage more with workMarch 23, 2021Enacting mental toughness | Perceived sincerityMarch 16, 2021Ongoing treatment note tips | Racial bias in knee painMarch 9, 2021Concerns of 3rd-party insurance billing | Susceptible to fake health news?March 2, 2021Snack your way to better health with bite-sized exercise breaksFebruary 23, 2021Mood, neuroprotection and mutual touchFebruary 16, 2021Ethical re-bookings | Facial pain + stressFebruary 9, 2021Nutrition, companionship reduce painFebruary 2, 2021Practice Trends Survey | Music reduces anxiety/painJanuary 26, 2021Find your business niche | Physically frailty syndromeJanuary 19, 2021Ontario’s year in review: 2020January 12, 2021What to know before selling your practiceJanuary 5, 2021Confessions of a retired massage therapistDecember 22, 2020Patients’ experiences of ending massage therapy care: A commentaryDecember 15, 2020Saskatchewan to regulate massage therapy!December 8, 2020A Canadian Massage Therapy Education Environmental ScanDecember 1, 2020Gain business with reviews | Cannabis considerations for RMTsNovember 24, 2020Facial pain and anxiety | Breaking the loop of “causalgia”November 17, 2020Kindness, consent, healing | Lonliness in adultsNovember 10, 2020Technology to cope with COVID-19 protocols in your practiceNovember 3, 2020Ethical re-bookings: Developing treatment plans based on desired outcomeOctober 27, 2020The down “low” of lower back painOctober 20, 2020Cultivating cannabis awareness: Considerations for the massage therapy professionOctober 13, 2020Reciprocal care relationships translate to the greater goodOctober 6, 2020Analyzing injuries among soccer playersSeptember 29, 202010 minutes of massage or rest helps the body fight stressSeptember 22, 2020CBD oils hold promise for treating chronic pain and opioid addictionSeptember 15, 2020Addressing sexual harassment requires institutional commitment, values-driven cultureSeptember 8, 2020Healing in Honduras: Massage training for a better livelihoodSeptember 1, 2020The practice of massage during a pandemicAugust 25, 2020The misconceptions of third-party insurance billingAugust 18, 20203 keys to a successful re-opening as an RMTAugust 11, 2020Taking positive action: How to get reviews for your practiceAugust 4, 2020[INFOGRAPHIC] Massage therapy for people living with MSK painJuly 28, 2020Hand and foot massage decrease preoperative anxietyJuly 21, 2020How our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasksJuly 14, 2020Stretching your legs = good for your heart | Why being "mindful" mattersJuly 7, 2020‘Prehabilitation’: Training your body for surgery may improve recovery, reduce complicationsJune 30, 2020The brain's amazing "disuse pulses" | Favouring physical distancingJune 23, 2020Face masks critical in preventing spread of COVID-19 | COVID hurting patient healthJune 16, 2020How mental toughness can help RMTs in practiceJune 9, 2020Que. Association accused of downplaying COVID | Physical distancing, masks help prevent virusJune 2, 2020Returning to practice in pandemic timesMay 26, 2020RMTs divided on return to workMay 19, 2020Canadians wary of hands-on healthcare | Putting patients firstMay 12, 2020Treating anxious clients | Profitable radio advertisingMay 5, 2020Massage therapists are passionate, but they need to be politicalApril 28, 2020Rethinking the pain scale: How much do pain assessments need to evolve, on a scale from 1 to 10?April 21, 2020Matching available health care workers with employersApril 14, 2020Echo pandemic | The right exercise for your ageApril 7, 2020Income support for RMTs | Coronavirus FAQsMarch 31, 2020Patient safety and adverse events | Tips for staying inMarch 24, 2020MT Associations, Regulatory Colleges address Coronavirus outbreakMarch 17, 2020Massage therapy allows practitioners to expand their horizonsMarch 10, 2020Tax tips and investment insights | Running and osteoarthritisMarch 3, 2020The problem with the Mediterranean diet | Business success based on luckFebruary 25, 2020Victims of assault and the RMTFebruary 18, 2020Fascial stretch therapy | Possible cause of ethnic pain disparitiesFebruary 11, 2020The future is now: Genetic testing, AI, and “personalized” healthcareFebruary 4, 2020Reports of sexual assault or harassment against RMTs in N.S. | Scheduling more vacation time for RMTsJanuary 28, 2020Treating anxious clients: What RMTs should be aware ofJanuary 21, 2020Massage therapy helps with movement disorder "Dystonia" | RMTAO updatesJanuary 14, 2020Your personality determines how you experience pain – and it’s the same with your petJanuary 7, 2020New rules for MTs in Nova Scotia | Which sleep chronotype are you?December 31, 2019Manipulating the clinical environment to maximize outcomesDecember 17, 2019Do joint and muscle aches get worse in the cold?December 10, 2019B.C. proposes cutting number of health regulatory boards from 20 to fiveDecember 3, 2019Electronic health data: Understanding the different records, systems and how they connectNovember 26, 2019Are your emails even getting delivered?November 19, 2019Ten years on: What does the future hold for massage therapy care?November 12, 2019Co-managing patients – tips for RMTsNovember 5, 2019Massage therapy allows practitioners to expand their horizonsOctober 29, 2019Humans have salamander-like ability to regrow cartilage in jointsOctober 22, 2019Live longer by owning a dog? | New podcast episode released!October 15, 2019Visceral massage: the mind-gut interactionOctober 8, 2019Cannabis massage: the science and the controversyOctober 1, 2019Accreditation update: CMTBC offers to provide multi-year funding to CMTCASeptember 24, 2019Low back pain and diabetes | Handling inappropriate behaviour from clientsSeptember 17, 2019How to ensure your massage business is CASL compliantSeptember 10, 2019Are RMTs disproportionately vulnerable to allegations of sexual misconduct?September 3, 2019Painting a bigger biosociological picture of chronic painAugust 27, 2019New definition of painAugust 20, 2019Ongoing treatment notes: What to write down when there’s nothing to sayAugust 13, 2019ACL overuse | Considering frailty a medical conditionAugust 6, 2019Tech Talk: Taxes and your billing softwareJuly 30, 2019Football vs rugby tackling | How to give up sugarJuly 23, 2019Self-regulation under scrutiny: Are health professions in danger of losing the privilege?July 16, 2019Are the costs and rules associated with regulatory bodies too burdensome?July 9, 2019Welcome to the new website!July 2, 2019Getting patients better, faster by modelling care after athleticsJune 25, 2019Making your website work for your practiceJune 18, 2019How to build a trusting bond with your patientsJune 11, 2019Insurers question value of massage therapy – a signal of changes to come?June 4, 2019Trusting touch: Exploring massage therapy’s role in mental health promotionMay 28, 2019Bone bending: End-range loading techniques for shin splintsMay 21, 2019"Can you help me?" Key terms for talking with a technicianMay 14, 20195 steps to build your brand as a massage therapistMay 7, 2019First of its kind: The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists AssociationApril 30, 20194 science-backed ways massage helps people feel betterApril 23, 2019RMTs and insurer relations – resource restraints likely to come?April 16, 2019It's time to put the brain and the body back together in pain researchApril 9, 2019Top 10 tips to reduce back pain: For your patients and youApril 5, 2019Groin and hips of hockey players examined in five-second testMarch 26, 2019Fitness trackers could be used to reduce health insurance premiumsMarch 19, 2019Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity | CMTCA announcementMarch 12, 2019Massage regulated in P.E.I. | Exercise can improve non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's diseaseMarch 5, 2019This new fitness trend is made for (literally) everyone | Breakthrough test for painFebruary 26, 2019Vagus nerve and PTSD connectionFebruary 19, 2019The lumbar spine: Common postures and how they affect the lower backFebruary 12, 2019Muscle memory discovery | Are you too sick to work?February 5, 201910 things I learned in my 17 years as an RMTJanuary 29, 2019Encourage movement with exercise "snacks"January 22, 2019‘Weakened’ warriors: Educating patients on the power of movementJanuary 15, 2019Changes coming in 2019 that may affect massage therapistsJanuary 8, 2019Treating sport-specific: Techniques for runners, swimmers and moreJanuary 2, 2019Top 10 massage therapy articles of 2018December 18, 2018Regular exercise keeps you decades youngerDecember 11, 201810 tips to protect yourself from insurance fraudDecember 4, 2018Complementary health approaches for Seasonal Affective DisorderNovember 27, 2018Massage and holistic healing helping with Lyme disease symptomsNovember 20, 2018How one RMT found funding to expand her businessNovember 13, 2018CMTO releases practice resource for cannabisNovember 6, 2018Take Advantage of the Vitality Depot Catalogue Sale!November 5, 2018Copyright infringement: what RMTs should knowOctober 30, 2018Celebrating the Massage Therapy professionOctober 26, 2018Taking the pain away: Massage Therapy Awareness WeekOctober 25, 2018Our role in mental health: Massage Therapy Awareness WeekOctober 24, 2018Massage + Athletics: Massage Therapy Awareness WeekOctober 23, 2018Harnessing the power of assessmentOctober 16, 2018How to handle inappropriate behaviour from clientsOctober 9, 2018How to create an environmentally friendly massage therapy practiceOctober 2, 2018Placebo helps chronic pain for certain patientsSeptember 25, 2018Are we talking about cupping therapy all wrong?September 18, 2018Secrets to a properly designed massage therapy practiceSeptember 11, 2018How to navigate a team-based environmentSeptember 4, 2018Top 5 myths about lower back painAugust 28, 2018Here's exactly what cannabis can help your patients withAugust 21, 2018Tips for treating one of the most painful nerve pain afflictionsAugust 14, 2018Here’s why athletes should include massage in their fitness regimenAugust 7, 2018What you need to know about cuppingJuly 31, 2018Here’s why you should be careful when syncing your calendarsJuly 24, 2018Spike in injury complaints against unregistered therapists in ManitobaJuly 17, 2018Are you vulnerable to misconduct allegations?July 10, 2018Guidelines to consider for your “report of findings”July 3, 2018RMTs vulnerable to allegations of sexual misconduct?June 26, 2018Visceral massage: your role in the mind-gut interactionJune 19, 2018How to deal with potential insurance fraudJune 5, 2018Massage for mental healthMay 29, 2018New changes to the Protecting Patients ActMay 22, 2018Backpacks don’t cause back pain in children + advice for clinic managementMay 15, 2018Do your clinical records score an “A+”?May 8, 2018Get the facts on fasciaMay 1, 2018Medical marijuana leads to more misuse (not less) of Rx drugsApril 24, 2018Opportunities and challenges in higher education for RMTsApril 17, 2018A meaningful role for RMTs in cancer careApril 10, 2018How to apply active isolated stretching in your clinicApril 3, 2018And the most commonly reported pain zone is…March 27, 2018Advocates call national pain strategy; Researchers develop imaging to identify concussionMarch 20, 2018Helmets may help reduce spine injury; Service dogs for PTSD sufferers; Insurers get into patient careMarch 13, 2018Virtual reality for phantom pain; Caring for the dying; Players’ playbook on concussionsMarch 6, 2018Health insurer to add medicinal pot coverage option; Communicating with patients like it’s 2018February 20, 2018Placebo pills help cancer survivors; Not every mental health concern needs a doctorFebruary 13, 2018Journal highlights lymphedema care | Core strength key to back pain preventionJanuary 23, 2018Genetic study on opioid addiction risk; Inadequate sleep linked to depressionJanuary 16, 2018Lessons in clinic management | Nurture your nomenclature | Sharing the gift of healthJanuary 9, 20182018 health care trends | Smoking increases risk for MSK injury Treatment for trigeminal neuralgiaJanuary 2, 20182017 Newsmakers: The year’s top stories on Massage Therapy CanadaDecember 19, 2017Backlog for veterans’ disability benefits | Massage Envy ‘shaken’ by sexual misconduct reportDecember 12, 2017One-on-one with Dr. Bennet Omalu | Study looks at CAM approach as opioid alternativeDecember 5, 2017Sex abuse claims at Massage Envy spas | Head injuries in athletes affect memoryNovember 28, 2017Government to boost opioid treatment options | Your pricing strategyNovember 21, 2017New cannabis research centre opens | Health groups want alternative to opioidsNovember 14, 2017Health spending forecast to hit $242 billion; Alberta massage therapist charged with voyeurismNovember 7, 2017Putting patients first can save health system | Helping children thrive after cancerOctober 31, 2017Caring for Indigenous patients | Healthy diet leads to better agingOctober 24, 2017Provinces will bear burden of legal pot | 5 ways to boost your confidence | Going green could help extend lifeOctober 17, 2017Between office visits | Nobility in mobility | Massage therapy in reel and real lifeOctober 10, 2017New Ontario RMT standards of practice take effect | Canadian RMT at FINA 2017 in Hungary | B.C. public consultation on marijuana rulesOctober 3, 2017New Ontario RMT standards of practice take effect | Canadian RMT at FINA 2017 in Hungary | B.C. public consultation on marijuana rulesSeptember 26, 2017Thai massage, joint mobilization for low back pain; 2800 deaths linked to opioids; New report on seniors’ careSeptember 19, 2017Clinical practice guideline for evaluating neck mass; Quebec groups worry about cannabis in the workplaceSeptember 12, 2017Back-to-school backpack tips | 5 ways to get motivated at work | Montreal scientists pursue ‘open science’September 5, 2017“Smart” undergarment prevents back stress | Caring for athletes’ mental health | Hamstring injuries in sprinters explainedAugust 22, 2017Researchers explore massage therapy as muscle builder; Seniors least likely to adopt digital health tech, survey saysJuly 25, 20176 ways to be soul-selfish; Canadians leaving country for medical treatment on the rise; Effects of light exposure on migraineJuly 4, 2017Detecting signs of skin cancer in patients | Tool prevents software from causing injury | Money talkJune 27, 2017CMTO’s new standards on sexual abuse prevention; New opioid deaths data; Soccer star joins fight against MSJune 13, 2017PM says governments must find lasting solution to opioid epidemic | Opioid patients have worse post-surgey pain outcomesJune 6, 20175 ways business owners should be more like a pencil | Device helps stroke patients regain movementMay 30, 2017New study on health care wait times | Opioid overdose deaths in Alberta up in first quarter of 2017May 23, 2017Nova Scotia Tories pledge $39.7M for mental health | Bad social media habits that can ruin your business | Fighting chronic painMay 9, 2017Mindfulness helps with anxiety; Beware the online scammers; Opioid crisis – how did we get here?May 2, 2017Massage therapy most popular among Canadians; Surgery for tennis elbow may not offer benefit; Boxing as therapy for Parkinson’sApril 25, 2017Chronic pain and the opioid crisis | Trusting touch | Scale up your practiceApril 11, 2017Toronto’s health benefits management ripe for abuse; Obesity may lower pain threshold; Inactive kids risk bone healthMarch 28, 2017Hormone linked to postpartum depression | 5 tips to staying healthy, living longer | Nova Scotia to increase mental health servicesMarch 21, 2017Effect of foot, tibial angles in runners | Postpartum depression | Yogurt to lift the spiritsMarch 14, 2017Report makes case for mental health funding | CMTO mulls changes to QA regulation | Exercise in bed for critically illMarch 7, 2017Clinical guideline touts non-drug treatment for back pain | TTC health benefits fraud | Drug safety for seniorsFebruary 21, 2017Feds’ health funding offer falls short | 5 tasks your company website should accomplishFebruary 7, 2017WSIB support more stringent opioid prescribing; Opioid users say lingo matters; Top 5 natural health trends of 2017January 31, 2017Shoulder pain linked to heart disease risk; Anti-inflammatory effects of exercise; Light exercise post-concussionJanuary 17, 2017Fighting fraud | Yoga benefits for kids with cancer | Research on Alberta’s quest for regulationJanuary 10, 2017Flashback: Top stories of 2016January 3, 2017Active isolated stretching for low-back pain; Customer service side of tech adoption; Model for better health careDecember 20, 2016CMTO’s latest proposed regulation | B.C.’s extraordinary measure against opioid overdoseDecember 13, 2016Auditor general’s report on youth mental health; Mobile health apps don’t flag danger, says reviewDecember 6, 2016Trial to spark debate over alternative treatments | Obesity, smoking may impede arthritis treatmentNovember 29, 2016Energy price slowdown affecting health practices | Treating rheumatic disease | 2017 major games call for volunteersNovember 22, 2016Mental health organizations urge targeted federal funds | Patient’s back pain leads to kidney cancer diagnosisNovember 15, 2016Addiction experts call for national opioid strategy | 5 ways to know if social media can help your businessNovember 8, 2016Feds to make mental health top priority | Doctor calls for innovation, not more cash, to improve health careNovember 1, 2016Tai Chi can help with neck pain | $7.5M awarded for chronic pain research | Nova Scotia’s spike in opioid overdose deathsOctober 25, 2016New guidelines on conflicts of interest | Who owns my patient files | October is massage therapy monthOctober 4, 2016Canadians support national palliative care program | New integrative medicine clinical trialSeptember 27, 2016New guidelines on conflicts of interest | Who owns my patient files | October is massage therapy monthSeptember 20, 2016Link between chronic pain, anxiety | Researchers report new Zika complicationSeptember 6, 2016Pain often improves in older veterans | Filling up the professional toolbox | Massage therapy education congressAugust 16, 2016Update from RMTAO | Navigating the hospital system | Fill up your professional toolboxJune 14, 2016Massage therapy goes Uber | New report on unsustainable health care spendingMay 31, 2016Exercise key to preventing obesity | 5 ways to get awesome client testimonials | The initial client experienceMay 24, 2016Facts on fascia | Vitamin D helps lower cancer risk | Stigma on ‘palliative care’April 19, 2016