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.
Lymphedema of the extremities remains a therapeutic challenge. Massage therapists have techniques available to them for treating lymphedema, with promising levels of success. Use of low-intensity laser therapy has also demonstrated effectiveness for this condition and is being used by a growing number of manual practitioners as a primary, and/or adjunct therapy to manipulation and massage.
Oct. 5, 2010 – This thorough and comprehensive DVD demonstrates techniques to augment the massage therapist’s preferred treatment methods,while also providing step-by-step guidance to massage therapy students.
NEW PRODUCT DVD demonstrates dynamic integrative massage techniques This thorough and comprehensive DVD demonstrates techniques to augment the massage therapist’s preferred treatment methods, while also providing step-by-step guidance to massage therapy students.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT 2010/11 Canadian Upledger Institute classes The Upledger Institute, recognized around the world as a leader in light-touch therapy training programs, information and products, announces its schedule for Canadian 2010/11 classes.
Aug. 17, Toronto, ON - Therapeutica Incorporated, a manufacturer and distributor of ergonomically designed therapeutic pillows and back supports, has been awarded exclusive product supplier of sleeping pillows to Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Industry News - Therapeutica and Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Therapeutica Incorporated has been awarded exclusive product supplier of sleeping pillows to Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.
Shiatsu is a manual therapy developed in Japan through a synthesis of Eastern and Western medical concepts. Its goal is to enhance the body’s natural healing power using mankind’s most ancient medical tools, the human heart and the human hands. Shiatsu treats the patient using a holistic approach to stimulate the body’s immune system.
As many clinicians have realized, diagnosis and treatment based on the area of symptoms, is often frustrating and fruitless, as it acts only on the peripheral effects of the primary condition.
The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education is an approach to learning that can improve function in people of varying ages and abilities. Certified teachers and practitioners – a group that includes RMTs, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others – guide students and clients to sense, feel, think and move.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT WEB EX Anti – Aging Acupuncture Courses open to RMTs Dr. Katrina Kulhay, DC, presents two day certification courses for Anti-aging Cosmetic Acupuncture and Non-surgical facelifting. Courses are open to chiropractors, registered massage therapists and other natural practitioners.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT New guide outlines effective neck pain treatments A new neck pain guide offers a concise summary on both helpful and unhelpful approaches to treating this common condition. The Neck Pain Evidence Summary is based on a series of research reviews published in the journal Spine.
June 28, Toronto, ON – The 2010 calendar year Level I SpiderTech Certification training schedules, featuring Canadian locations, are now available. SpiderTech is a line of 16 pre-cut therapeutic and performance enhancing supports.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Industry News – SpiderTech Certification Training The 2010 calendar year Level I SpiderTech Certification training schedules, featuring Canadian locations, are now available. SpiderTech is a line of 16 pre-cut therapeutic and performance enhancing supports.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT The Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine Registration has begun for the 2010 Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine to be held at the Jerusalem International Convention Center from Oct. 19-22.
June 24, Edmonton, AB – The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) is proudly hosting this year’s Educational Conference and AGM in Edmonton October 22-24, 2010.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT CSMTA Fall Conference and AGM The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) is proudly hosting this year’s Educational Conference and AGM in Edmonton Oct. 22-24, 2010.
Working with athletes is a rewarding, yet challenging, niche. They are the first to follow advice on training regimes, nutrition, and supplementation when they are healthy, but they are the last to allow their body adequate recovery time. An athlete represents the optimal health and function of the human body; however, it is a body that is pushed beyond its own limitations on a daily basis.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Dry needling Working with athletes is a rewarding, yet challenging, niche. They are the first to follow advice on training regimes, nutrition, and supplementation when they are healthy, but they are the last to allow their body adequate recovery time.
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Massage therapy can reduce the cost of the national opioid crisisUse of massage therapy instead of opioid medication for conditions…
Trust in yourself: How RMTs can handle inappropriate behaviour from clientsYou can be a new graduate of a massage therapy…
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