Posts Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy

C-Section Scars + Recovery

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Vancouver Massage Therapy Article of the Week: Many women miss the importance of caring for themselves after undergoing a cesarian section procedure.  Of course, with a new born to care for it is understandable that self-care might take a back seat for a while; but hopefully with awareness, more women can achieve speedier recoveries and more… Read more »

Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain

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Trigger points are hyper-sensitive, tightened areas that can occur in any of the more than 400 muscles in the human body.  These spots (or nodules) are located within taut bands in the muscle.  They can cause pain, burning, stinging, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms.  They have a unique property called referred pain, meaning they can… Read more »

Self Care with Foam Rollers

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Foam rollers are on the rise as an effective form of self-massage treatment and self-care.  You’ll notice more gyms and fitness centres are equipped with long cylindrical foam rollers. It is also an inexpensive option for you to continue muscle care at home through a number of exercises!

Massage Therapy Reduces Inflammation: Study

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  A Canadian study has shown that massage therapy reduces the pain associated with damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammatory messages to muscle cells. Scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton have found evidence that massage therapy dulls muscle pain in a biologically similar way to anti-inflammatory pills and should be considered a viable alternative to pain medication. The… Read more »

Massage therapy and “text neck”

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The average person spends 4.9 hours a day looking down at their phone, whether that be texting or surfing the internet. That means for nearly a fifth of your day, your head is being forced into an unnatural downwards position, which can cause muscle tension and neck pain and put unusual pressure on your spine…. Read more »