Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Techniques are commonly applied with the hands, fingers elbows, knees, forearms, feet or a device. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years when it was only available to members of high- end country clubs. Today massage therapists can be found in many hospitals, wellness […]
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Fascial Stretch Therapy is an effective technique that uses assisted stretches and tissue work to help improve your flexibility and mobility. Fascial stretch therapy helps to restore and maintain the overall health of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. While the technique was popularized with athletes, it is equally beneficial for people of all ages and […]
When you are engaged in sporting activities, your soft tissues develop adhesions over time. Adhesions, in the context of sports medicine, refers to when the soft tissues abnormally stick to surrounding structures. Adhesions can either occur from repetitive movements, injury, from lack of movement following an injury. Sports massage therapy techniques are designed to breakdown […]
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness that is causing inflammation, pain and/or limited mobility, kinesiology tape can help. Kinesiology tape can also help improve your sporting performance and prevent further injuries. Kinesiology tape is a thin strip of elastic cotton with acrylic adhesive. This tape is nearly identical to human skin in its thickness […]
Research has shown that massage therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. There are various types of massage therapy. Each of these techniques focuses on treating different conditions and parts of the body. If you are considering massage therapy, here are some of the popular techniques: Swedish Massage Swedish massage […]
Your feet bear the weight of your entire body. That why it is important to select footwear that provides enough cushioning and support for your feet. If not, you could end up with painful conditions like Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints and bunions. Uncomfortable footwear can also result in pain in the legs, back […]
If you are planning to go see a massage therapist in Burnaby, you will find that there are many to choose from. It is important that you find the right Burnaby massage therapist, especially if you plan to visit on a regular basis. So, here are some things you must do: 1. Identify your goals […]
Did you know that sitting at a desk all day could have negative impacts on the musculoskeletal system and possibly affect your movement? So says the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS asserts that prolonged sitting can cause injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments—the parts of the body that are […]
Weightlifting, as the name suggests, is a form of strength training which involves the lifting of heavyweights to make your muscles both stronger and bigger. While weightlifting has many benefits for the body, it can lead to strain on certain parts of the body resulting in injury. Injuries that are common to weightlifters include: Herniated […]
Back pain can occur in any area along the spine. This pain can come with other symptoms such as muscle tension or stiffness, weakness in the legs and feet, and tingling sensation travelling down the legs. In Canada, back pain is one of the most common chronic conditions. Chronic pain is pain that persists for […]