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Specialized Massage Therapy Techniques

Generally speaking, a massage is a very relaxing treatment involving hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.  However, massage is much more than this.  There are many specialized techniques within the practice that address a variety of conditions. […]

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Five easy ways to correct your posture

1. When sitting in a chair, place your buttocks at the back of your chair. Do not sit on the edge of your chair, it makes it easier to slouch 2. Make sure you feel a little arching in your low back 3. Relax your shoulder down 4. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and puff […]

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How to Prevent Injuries

Warm up Before engaging in any activity, make sure to have a 10 minute warm up to prepare your body for activity. Gradually increase your training intensity If you are just starting a workout program or progressing your old program, give your body a chance to get used to exercise. Footwear Make sure you are […]

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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks Overuse of your forearm flexors can lead to nerve compression at your wrist   Stretch your wrist Stretch your forearm flexors to prevent compression of your nerve Hold for 30 seconds and repeat every few hours   Maintain good posture at your desk If you slouch at work, […]

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Top five ways to prevent Osteoporosis

Perform weight bearing exercise Weight bearing exercise such as aerobics, walking, jogging are shown to help prevent bone loss Consume calcium-rich foods Milk, Cheese, Yogurt Kale Broccoli Take calcium supplements Your doctor may recommend calcium supplements Extra calcium support may be needed if you are post menopausal or going through menopause Take vitamin D supplements […]

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Tips for a Moving Experience in the Garden

Using the right moves can go a long way to enabling you to plant and rake without the ache. Positioning your body correctly reduces the strain on muscles and joints. So use these tips to enjoy the gardening season from beginning to end. • Alternate your tasks. Switch between heavy chores such as digging and lighter, less physically demanding […]

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‘Slipped Discs’ (or Disc Herniations)

While you may have heard people say they have a ‘slipped disc’ in their low back, our discs do not actually slip out of place.  Usually what has occurred is a disc herniation.  A healthy disc in our back is made up of an outer ring of strong ligaments, with a spongy centre called the […]

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