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.

How to Stretch Psoas Muscle

16 Dec 2015

The Psoas muscle is a strong muscle at the front of your hip. It often affects your low back and an cause pain. If you sit for long periods of time, be sure to stretch the Psoas muscle often. </br></br>Be sure to review to my General Guidelines for stretching before doing any of the stretches I demonstrate or recommend. It’s always a good idea to see a health care professional before starting a new exercise program.

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Back Pain and How to Massage at Home

16 Oct 2015

I have been treating back pain successfully since 2005. My first clients came to me because of back pain. Over the years, I have found that the overall outcome of massage therapy treatments for back pain has as much to do with the client as it does the massage therapist. The more a client is willing to do on their own, the better their recovery will be. If a client is willing to do the stretches, exercises, and other home care recommended by their massage therapist, they get better sooner.

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Climber’s Elbow

16 Oct 2015
Left untreated, climber’s elbow (tennis elbow) can worsen quickly and take you out of climbing for a long time. If you catch it quickly enough, you might be able to stop it from progressing by taking a few weeks off climbing while slowly improving the strength balance in your forearm. ...read more...

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Training for Rock Climbing

16 Sep 2015

There are two different ways our muscles get the energy they need to perform during exercise: Aerobic and Anaerobic.

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Video Review for Kitchener Massage Therapy

14 Aug 2015

A friend and client, Josh, was in the Kitchener Massage Therapy Clinic and wanted to create a video review for me. Josh has been rock climbing for about 10 years. Rock climbing is really hard on the body so Josh comes for massage therapy to stay healthy.

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Tension Headaches

13 Jul 2015

Your headache can leave you feeling helpless. You might be surprised to learn that there are things we can do to improve or prevent the crippling pain of a headache without the use of Tylenol, Advil, or other pain controlling medications.  Regular stretching, exercise, and massage therapy can bring so much relief you would wonder why you never tried these simple ideas before.

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Governance of massage therapy in Ontario

13 Jun 2015

Massage therapy is a regulated health profession. The College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO) is the governing board that oversees and regulates massage therapists in Ontario. If you have any questions related to the governance of massage therapy in Ontario, http://www.cmto.com/ is a great resource.

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General Guidelines for Stretching

13 May 2015

Stretching your muscles can be very benificial and a great way to incurage the results your massage therapist worked so hard for. But you need to be careful not to injure yourself while stretching.

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What is Deep Tissue Massage?

12 Apr 2015

Deep Tissue massage is similar to the most common type of massage, Swedish massage, in that your therapist uses long, smooth, and kneading strokes to achieve healing changes in the body. The two forms of massage differ in that Deep Tissue massage aims to affect the deeper structures of the body and have a deeper level of healing. Deep Tissue massage is very effective in treating chronic muscle and connective tissue injuries.

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Trigger Points and Trigger Point Therapy

12 Mar 2015

After studying and treating Trigger Points for many years, I describe them to my clients as a part of muscle that has become hyper-sensitive and irritable. Trigger Points are found in a tight or stiff band of muscle, and they can be found in muscles throughout the body. The following video shows me describing a Trigger Point to a client:

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