Kitchener Massage Therapy

Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Centre

Information about registered massage therapy and massage therapists in Kitchener Waterloo area. Categories and topics include General Massage Therapy, Stretching and Rock Climbing.

The Acuball

08 Nov 2018

I'm trying something new this month, I've brought in a product for resale. The Acuball is something that has been floating around my house for a few years. It's something that I lean on regularly for my own aches and pains. And I often find myself recommending my clients go buy one somewhere else or use a lacrosse ball to achieve a similar effect. I feel that it will be helpful to keep a few in the clinic so that clients can take home exactly what I’m showing them.

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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.

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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.

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KWmassage is moving

10 Jul 2017
KWmassage is moving to a new lovation ...read more...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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