Depressive symptoms are common in the first year after people have been injured at work, and the first six months appear to be particularly important to an injured worker's future mental health, a new study by Toronto-based Institute of Work and Health (IWH) found.
More than 100 million people in the U.S. alone have pain that won't go away. Many of these chronic pain sufferers fail to get relief from pills, shots and even surgery, while others temporarily trade the pain for side effects such as drowsiness or digestive problems. Unfortunately, too many become addicted to medications while trying to relieve their pain.
A new study has shed light on how cancer patients’ attitudes and beliefs drive the use of complementary and alternative medicine. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help hospitals develop more effective and accessible integrative oncology services for patients.
It can take weeks or months to completely recover from a flare-up of low back pain. Adding massage to conventional back care can reduce pain and speed the return to normal activities, explains the March 2015 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch.
Move over tennis elbow. These days, texting and gaming hands may just be the more likely-to-complain-about leisure-based strain.
Everything is vibration and has a frequency. These statements are commonplace these days in light of the popularity of quantum physics and the otherwise “unseen.” Massage therapists and body workers have known for years the subtle nuances of vibration, invisible to the eye but notable to the touch or intuitive sense.
In memoriam: Christopher Terrence O'Connor passed away suddenly on March 27, 2018. Massage Therapy Canada was fortunate enough to work with Chris over the years and share in mourning with his friends, family and the rest of the profession. For the last 14 years I have had a very unique clinic space located inside the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ont. The Homewood Health Centre is one of very few private health-care facilities in Canada specializing in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, trauma/PTSR (post traumatic stress recovery), chronic pain and psychiatric disorders. RMT services have been provided out of this facility for almost 20 years – the demographic certainly creating an out-of-the-ordinary setting for a massage practice.
We all know the “Duck Test” – if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
The most common request I receive, as a massage therapist, is to work on a client’s upper back and shoulders.
In North America, we generally have a sense that most of our children are well nurtured and loved.
Before opening my own practice, I worked in a spa. A deep-tissue massage treatment was more expensive than a Swedish massage, not only because the spa knew they could charge more for this, but also because the therapists hated to do it and the monetary incentive was an alluring perk. Most therapists at the spa were women who found performing deep tissue massage exhausting.
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Calgary Wellness Expo
March 8-9, 2019
Canadian Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific Meeting
April 2-5, 2019
RMTBC Annual Symposium
April 12-13, 2019
MTAM Annual Conference
May 3-5, 2019