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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.
The Edmonton telephone book lists more than 200 therapeutic massage therapy practices of all types.
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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Should massage therapy be an integral component of the rehabilitation process for post-surgical cancer patients? Yes, absolutely.
Every year, hundreds of graduate students enter the massage therapy profession across Canada, with high hopes of a satisfying career. Most aspire to bring excellent care to their clients, and some may have ideals of attaining further qualifications, or owning their own business someday. Yet our statistics show that a great many therapists drop out of the profession in their first five years. 
When I became a registered massage therapist in 1984, we had no law requiring us to give information to the client and to obtain consent to treatment. However, most therapists understood the concept of working with our clients toward their goals for wellness rather than doing a treatment to the client.
Nov. 10, 2009 – Discover how massage can help as a preventative therapy to shingles, reducing the severity and extent of symptoms, as well as learn about some home remedies that can be of great benefit.
Nov. 5, 2009, Toronto - Massage Magazine posted an article on October 31, 2009 regarding a massage therapist who broke the world record for “continuous massage performed”. According to Massage Magazine, Chirstina Brandon “massaged for 68 hours from her office at Gulf Gate Chiropractic in Sarasota, Fla.”
In 1996, I proudly registered as a massage therapist in B.C. As with many of my colleagues – massage therapy was not my first career. Until my early 40s, I hadn’t even considered it as a career. In 1975, I received a BSc. in Biology & Public Administration from Carleton University
After specific impairments related to an injury or condition have been or are on their way to being resolved, the therapist needs to shift from a local focus and move to a more global view.
One of the most common comments and concerns I get from MTs when teaching an impairment assessment protocol, centres around the notion that the patient would not be accepting of having their massage or treatment shortened by the therapist taking up time to do more than one or too specific tests.
It’s massage day – Hurrah!!! The appointment is set and my back and hips are telling me it’s about time. I’ll tell you that my daughter is my therapist. I see this as one of the better perks in my life, but I digress.
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