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NEWS HIGHLIGHT New research journal for pain management specialists FutureMedicine Ltd. has launched Pain Management – a new bimonthly title that will present findings, analysis and commentary on the battle with acute and chronic pain.
Jan. 20, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual Community Service Grants.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Deadline for community service grants The Massage Therapy Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual community service grants.
Jan. 18, Toronto, ON - Curties-Overzet Publications is pleased to present a new workshop titled Nerve Mobilization with Doug Alexander, BSc, RMT.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Nerve Mobilization workshop Curties-Overzet Publications has presented a new workshop titled Nerve Mobilization with Doug Alexander, BSc, RMT.
Just as the supple hands of a seasoned body worker caress and ease away stress and strain from the physical body, the “right kind” of music clears the mind and opens the emotions.
In part 1 of this article, the author reviewed Guillain-Barre Syndrome and presented the case of one woman who was struck with this disease
When we know better, we do better. – Maya Angelou
Back pain, while among the most common complaints of our society, and the reason for much expenditure of resources within our health-care system, remains elusive to efforts at characterization, both in terms of etiology and treatment.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT 2010 case report contest winners The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of the 2010 Practitioner Case Report Contest.
Jan. 11, 2011 – Hip and knee arthroplasty has become one of the most common orthopedic procedures in our aging population. The wait times for these procedures often exceed six to 12 months. This time can be used to strategically prepare the body to maximize the best possible outcome postsurgery.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Improving surgical outcome The wait times for hip and knee arthroplasty procedures often exceed six to 12 months. This time can be used to strategically prepare the body to maximize the best possible outcome postsurgery.
Dec. 10, 2010 – Customers who have been clamouring for the Z-Trek light hiker from Z-CoiL® PainRelief Footwear®, originally released back in the Fall of 2008, will soon have their holiday wishes granted.
NEW PRODUCT The new Z-Trek II from Z-CoiL Customers who have been clamouring for the Z-Trek light hiker shoe from Z-CoiL® PainRelief Footwear®, originally released back in the Fall of 2008, will soon have their holiday wishes granted. The Z-Trek II is arriving in mid-December, this time fashioned in warm brown nubuck leather with breathable mesh and aged brass accents.
Nov. 28, 2010 – Designed, manufactured and patented by LiteCure, the Laser-Massage System is the first and only massage system available to the Therapeutic laser market.
Nov. 12, Welland, Ont. - The Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage offers courses –  with CEUs – for RMTs across Canada.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Indian Head massage courses The Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage offers courses – with CEUs – for RMTs across Canada.
Recently, I received a flyer from a build-it-yourself workshop broker. For $250-300 you can participate in a series of workshops that will teach you how to install a wood floor, plumbing essentials, do a bathroom reno, upholster furniture... even put up drywall and perform carpentry. Apparently, each workshop is presented by industry professionals, and you are assured that you will save thousands of dollars in home renos by doing it yourself (DIY).
Deep tissue massage (DTM) is a concept that all RMTs are aware of, yet very few agree on what it involves. Most of us understand DTM in terms of pressure: if we apply more of it, it will penetrate deeper into the tissue. This idea is taught in most massage therapy programs – we progress from superficial to deep, apply a slower rate, add more force with our hands and forearms and use our body weight and muscle power.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games were on Canadian soil and I was thankful to be part of the medical team in the sister location of Whistler, B.C. The Olympics had all the glitz and glory that one would expect. Then, the Paralympic athletes arrived and these inspirational, elite athletes enriched my life therapeutically and personally beyond words.

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