Information about registered massage therapy and massage therapists in Kitchener Waterloo area. Categories and topics include General Massage Therapy, Stretching and Rock Climbing.
30 May 2020
As many of you are already aware, restrictions were lifted earlier this week by our Provincial government for medical practitioners in healthcare fields such as Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy to allow us to reopen our practices. I will be slowly reopening my practice starting on June 8th.
Degenerative Disc Disease
01 Nov 2018
Degeneration of the vertebral discs is a natural process as a person ages. The discs undergo slow wear and tear over many years, as a side effect of normal daily stresses. As this process continues the size and shape of the discs change, the discs loose vertical height, therefore leading to less space between each vertebra. Though not always symptomatic, Degenerative Disc Disease(DDD) can cause acute or chronic pain.
Does the Weather Make our Muscles Stiff?
17 Jul 2017
It’s May 16th and the weather in the Kitchener, Waterloo has been miserable. We had a few weeks of warmish weather but now we are right back to cold and rainy. You might ask why a massage therapist would care about the weather. It’s been good for business, that’s why I care. Our muscles get tight and stiff, old pains come back to the surface, and new ones come out. When this happens, we need to see our massage therapist.
Stretch Your Upper Trapezius Muscle
08 Jun 2016
To stretch your Upper Trapezius Muscle, begin in a seated position.With your shoulders relaxed and your head in a natural position, carefully bend your neck to bring your right ear toward your right armpit. If more pressure is needed to feel the stretch, you can use your right hand to gently pull from the side of your head just above your left ear toward your right armpit.
Stretch Your Levator Scapula
16 May 2016
The Levator Scapula muscle runs from the top tip of the shoulder blade up to the top four joints of the neck. The Levator Scapula muscle lifts the shoulder blade and helps control side-to-side movement of the head. A Trigger Point in the Levator Scapula muscle can cause pain behind the head and to the back of the neck.
Massage Therapists in Kitchener and Waterloo
16 Mar 2016
You might have noticed that there are over 300 Registered Massage Therapists in the Kitchener- Waterloo area. This is due mainly to the fact that one of the major massage therapy schools, the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy is located in Kitchener. This high volume of massage therapists means higher competition between massage therapists. It also means higher levels of service for you, the massage therapy client. Your massage therapist needs to be good to stand out and attract clients.
How to Stretch Your Rhomboids
16 Feb 2016
Your Rhomboids are muscles in between your shoulder blades. They often get sore and stiff from working at a computer with poor posture. If you need to stretch your Rhomboids, be sure to stretch your pectoral muscles as well.
Rock Climbers and Our Fingers
16 Jan 2016
Our fingers are some of our smallest extremities. Rock climbers put tremendous strain on their fingers, which can encourage an injury. It’s important to understand the anatomy of the hand and fingers to see what we can do to decrease the risk of climbing injury, and to also have a look at what to do if a finger injury happens.
Epsom Salt Bath
16 Dec 2015
Because of the high magnesium content, Epsom salts bath can be helpful any time you are suffering from muscle achiness or strain. Please set aside 40 minutes and run a full bath, the temperature of the water should be as hot as you can comfortably tolerate (though please do not exceed 40 degrees Celsius). Place the Epsom salt bath crystals into the water and spend at least 20 minutes soaking and relaxing. </br></br>