Massage therapy

Assisted Stretching

Stretching is a very important key to maintaining a healthy body and reducing risk of injury, however many of us tend to forget to add it to our list of daily activities. Assisted Stretching is a great way to add stretching to your weekly or monthly self care routine and can be incorporated as an […]

Therapeutic Fire Cupping Therapy

Chinese medicine practitioners have been using therapeutic fire cupping for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health issues.  It is designed to help the body reduce inflammation by using suction.  Think of it like getting a massage in reverse, just another way of attacking the muscles. The cups are pulling and stretching […]

Massage Therapy for your Mental Health

Did you know that aside from physical benefits, massage therapy also provides numerous mental and emotional benefits?  If you’re struggling with stress and anxiety, then taking time out to get a massage may be exactly what you need. Stress and anxiety are tough to handle and affects many people. Massage therapy can help decrease you […]

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a type of stretching often used by massage therapists and other health-care professionals to comfortably stretch clients’ muscles. PNF stretching was created by Dr. Herman Kabat, and Margaret Knott, PT. The 2 most common ‘types’ of PNF stretches are hold-relax and hold-contract. Hold-relax is used when there is pain present […]


Hydrotherapy is common practice in multidisciplinary clinics and in households. Have you ever used a heat pack on your sore neck after a long day of work? Or an ice pack on a sprained joint? You’ve practiced hydrotherapy! Massage therapists have used hydrotherapy for years. Heated tables and ice or heat packs are often used […]

Whiplash & massage

Whiplash is a common occurrence in car accidents, and typically effect the stabilizing muscles around the neck. This can cause long-term pain if left untreated. Symptoms often include pain and/or tenderness in the neck, upper back and shoulders, headaches, dizziness and a decrease in cervical range of motion. Muscles affected by whiplash can depend on […]

How massage therapy effects lower back pain, sciatica and piriformis syndrome

Sciatica is a condition which affects the sciatic nerve through inflammation and compression on the lumbar and sacral spine. Some conditions that cause inflammation and irritation are sacral iliac sprains, compression injuries such as disc herniation, direct trauma to the nerve, tumors or pregnancy. Piriformis is similar in a way that the sciatic nerve is […]

What is frozen shoulder and why do your shoulder joints hurt?

A sinus headache can be defined as inflammation of mucous membrane sinuses. The sinuses are air filled passages that continue throughout the nasal passages. With inflammation and swelling of the sinus mucosa the swollen membrane then blocks the passage creating a negative pressure and fills the sinus with mucous creating that stuffy feeling we all […]