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Visceral Manipulation – What you need to know with Carolyn Smith

Visceral Manipulation: What you need to know Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a manual therapy with the specific goal of encouraging normal tone and movements both within and between the internal organs, their connective tissue, and other structures of the body where normal motion has been impaired.   Why is motion of the organs so important? […]

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Stress Induced Body Pain, Carolyn Smith

This post brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn!   Physical stress (trauma) and emotional stress can both affect the human body Physical stress can be from a sports injury, work-place overuse, or as a result of poor postural habits. These stressors can damage tissues and heighten the pain response. Emotional stress triggers the […]

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Head Forward Posture – AKA, How we all end up by the end of the day!

Hello everyone! It’s Eric here, I am a Registered Massage Therapist at Sage Wellness, and this is my first blog post. Let’s start with something common that I get asked about all of the time: head forward posture.  There are increasing reports of health deficiencies related to 8-10 hours, 5 days a week (+) sitting […]

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Massage for the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

What is TMJ Dysfunction? Simply put, TMJ Dysfunction refers to an impairment of the mechanics of the temporomandibular joint (jaw). This joint is integral in chewing and speaking; dysfunction in this region can be highly disruptive to these basic activities of daily living. TMJ discomfort is widely experienced, and it seems as though many individuals normalizing symptoms, not […]

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When is it just too much?

I love race weekend in Ottawa. I mean, I really, really love it. I spend hours by the side of the course cheering for each and every runner, feeling an odd sense of pride for each of them for the commitment it takes to train and run in a race. Feeling inspired by each set […]

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The Multiple Benefits Of Massage Therapy…

Came across this great article in Women’s Health recently, that’s certainly worth a read. The piece surveyed a group of registered massage therapists on how to get the most of a session with an RMT and elaborates with some tips on getting your money’s worth and maximizing the benefits of the therapy. While this is a […]

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Race Weekend Tips From Dr. Chad!

Ottawa Race Weekend is coming up soon, and avid recreational runner Dr. Chad  has learned many lessons through running. His personal experience, combined with his education as a Chiropracter and Massage Therapist make him a great resource. As such, he’s put together some useful tips for everyone participating in Canada’s largest running weekend. Running Injury Prevention tips: […]

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Massage When Pregnant Is The Best Idea In The World

It sounds like a bit of a given that if you’re pregnant, getting a massage is a good idea. You’re generally not in your most comfortable state of being as you grow another human being, but receiving massage prior to having a child has proven benefits that are difficult to ignore. Tiffany Field, PhD is the […]

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Sweat It Up With Our Special Pricing On The Infrared Sauna

Our sauna promo is coming to an end and we are so pleased that you came in to take advantage of it! We spoke to many of you about how much you enjoyed it, and how great it was to come in and warm up from the subzero temps out there. We heard that you […]

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The Definitive Guide To Acupuncture and Its Benefits

Acupuncture has been around for nearly 2500 years, but has only really gained ground in North America since the 1970’s. It’s an interesting story how that happened. In 1972, President Richard Nixon visited China diplomatically. He was travelling with New York Times reporter James Reston, who received acupuncture in China after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. He was […]

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SLIT A.K.A. SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY

    Curious about sublingual immunotherapy? February is the month to discover its benefits. Environmental allergies are a huge concern for all of us. Here’s a great alternative to allergy shots for preventing allergy symptoms. You can read more about SLIT here. Questions? Comments? Contact us or peruse our list of services.  

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How Stress Affects You and Your Unborn Baby

The following is an article that was written by Sage founder Teresa McLean for Ottawa Woman.  We hear the word stress all of the time, but seldom do we stop to think how it really affects us. Stress is often the root of illness, because when our body is in a stressful state our immune system […]