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Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries

Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries You’ve been doing Olympic lifting for a while. Or stocking tall shelves. Or cheerleading, throwing your partners overhead. Everything was great! Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Ice and ibuprofen didn’t quite do the trick, so you visited the doctor. And lo and behold, you’ve got a … Continue reading “Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injuries”

Need some help? Family therapy is awesome.

Need some help? Family therapy is awesome. If you feel like your family has been through some extra stressful stuff lately, or even if you just feel like you want to be doing a better job of handling stress as a family, seeing a therapist can be incredibly helpful. Family … Continue reading “Need some help? Family therapy is awesome.”

Contraindication

Contraindication is a long word with a simple meaning: a reason you shouldn’t receive a particular treatment, such as a massage. There are local contraindications—things like a small wound—that shouldn’t be massaged directly, but that don’t mean you can’t still get a perfectly good massage on other parts of your body. Then … Continue reading “Contraindication”

“This project is such a headache!”

“This project is such a headache!”   They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what areheadaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain … Continue reading ““This project is such a headache!””

Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage

Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage Most of us are familiar with the sensation of a headache. The location, cause, and severity can differ, but we all agree that headaches hurt!   When you have a headache, it’s hard to function normally until you find relief. That’s why there are so … Continue reading “Treating Tension Headaches With Self-Massage”

The Reboot for your Mind and Body

The Reboot for your Mind and Body Do you feel stretched in a hundred different directions? Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports, everything. More often than not, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week for all that needs to be done. We’re … Continue reading “The Reboot for your Mind and Body”

Body image risk and reward in massage

Body image. Almost everybody has something about their body that they don’t like. For many people it’s a minor issue, no big deal. But some people have a major issue with their body image. It affects how they live and their happiness. When I tell some people that I’m a … Continue reading “Body image risk and reward in massage”

5 reasons why executives should get regular massages

Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage, one-hour massage or a four-hour spa day. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out … Continue reading “5 reasons why executives should get regular massages”

Why you should never get a “Shopping Centre” massage…

For many of my new clients, and most of my current ones, if they have ever told me they attended a shopping center for a massage, the’d tell you I would be horrified at the thought. I’ve heard countless stories of how people have walked in to a shopping center, … Continue reading “Why you should never get a “Shopping Centre” massage…”

ANTA Response to recent media reports on Complementary Medicines

Recent media reports have suggested that complementary medicines and supplements are ineffective. The popularity of complementary medicines and supplements has never been greater in Australia and many Australians are voting with their feet and increasingly turning to natural therapies and complementary medicines as part of their health care. Natural therapies … Continue reading “ANTA Response to recent media reports on Complementary Medicines”