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  • Neck Pain: Where is Your Head Right Now?

    Neck Pain: Where is Your Head Right Now?

    Neck pain is one of the most common complaints we see as massage therapists. And in a world where most people spend the majority of their day on a computer, that’s no surprise. In fact, if you’re reading this blog post, you’re on a computer right now. Time for a pop quiz: Where is your…

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    Neck Pain: Where is Your Head Right Now?
  • Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”

    Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”

    Hamstring strains, or tears, are a common occurrence in runners and sprinters.  There are several contributing factors to hamstring strains and there is a high chance of recurring injury.  Strains in the hamstrings are more frequent than in some other muscles for several reasons: muscle imbalance, excessive neural tension (tonus), lack of flexibility, fatigue, and…

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    Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”
  • Plantar Fascitiis

    Plantar Fascitiis

    Foot facts! Plantar Fasciitis, what is it? Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is a common foot problem that can cause pain in the arch or heel of the foot.  The pain is from inflammation of a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes.  When the tissue becomes…

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    Plantar Fascitiis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)

    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)

    The temporomandibular joint, or, the jaw, is the most frequently used joint in the body – it assists in chewing, swallowing, speaking, yawning, clenching, breathing, even facial expressions… the list goes on. On any given day, the jaw moves 2000-3000 times! The jaw is a sliding hinge joint, allowing for extreme mobility. It moves forward,…

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    Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
  • IT band syndrome or Why is my IT band sore and what can I do about it !?

    Many athletes, especially endurance athletes, suffer from Ilio-Tibial Syndrome (ITBS). ITBS is an inflammation of the Ilio-Tibial band (ITB) at the knee, causing outer knee pain. The causes of ITBS can be varied but the treatment options are usually the same: massage, stretching and strengthening. What causes ITBS? The IT band is a fibrous band…

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  • Self-Care Tips to use in-between massage sessions

    Getting regular massages has many benefits, but those benefits are tremendously increased if self-care techniques are used in between sessions. This “homework”, given by your therapist, usually includes: hot/cold therapy, stretching, self-massage, lifestyle habits and rest. 1) Hot/cold therapy: Hot therapy: heat helps soothe and relax the muscles, and increases blood flow to the area. It…

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  • Proper posture at the office desk

    Proper posture at the office desk

    Many of us spend hours a day seated: at the office desk, in the car, in front of the TV, … More often than not, this seated position is a slumped one that can lead to lower back pains, possible disk degeneration and hernias, as well as neck and shoulder pains [1], symptoms sometimes found…

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    Proper posture at the office desk

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