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Keep on Cycling with Jason, RMT

Summer is on full blast and I hope everyone is having a great time outside! Just a friendly reminder to all who enjoy exercise via cycle power: keep your muscles loose and limber using any of these stretches and look forward to a healthy, adventure-filled summer! Anterior and posterior forearms (flexion and extension) after gripping […]

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Fire Element with Renee, R. TCMP, and R. Acu

Continuing on our journey of learning about the elements, we have now entered into the season of Fire Summer is the time for the fire element. This is a time of high energy, joy and warmth. Unlike the cold stillness of winter (the Water Element) where we should do less, sleep more and move inward […]

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Feet Feet Feet! with Jessica RMT

If your feet could talk what would they say? Would they thank you for caring for them and including them in your daily routine? Or would they scold you for locking them away for 8+ hours a day in a wet, wet, smelly cage? These structural works of art are often neglected even though they […]

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Should I be sore after my Massage? with Christine Anderson RMT

Even though you are passive during a massage, the muscles are being stimulated in a way that is similar to a workout; cycling through a repeating pattern of stretch-contract. This creates micro tears in the muscle, increases blood flow and eventually results in inflammation. The inflammation is what causes the soreness and is also what […]

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What does self-care look like for you? With Teresa RMT

Something we all strive to find in life is balance – or so we say, but what does that even mean in today’s busy world? Seems like every time I pay attention there are newer, better ideas of things I need to be doing to help me better my life, and better myself. We have […]

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Thai Massage 101

There is something deeply relaxing about being on the floor. It seems as though the support and firmness of the floor allow for the body to yield more fully to gravity, encouraging a much longer and deeper breath which in turn allows muscular tension to dissipate.  Thai massage differs from regular massage in that no […]

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The Power of the Inner Core by Phoebe Mathews, Athletic Therapist

The Power of the Inner Core Back, hip, and knee pain are so common in this day and age because many of us have major weakness in our inner core muscles. We spend so much of our time sitting that many of us have lost the ability to properly stabilize our spine and hips. The […]

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The Inner Landscape of the Human Body – Volume 1 with Christine Anderson, RMT

Experiences in human dissection by Christine Anderson, RMT.  What is so great about having a massage therapist who is obsessed with anatomy? Have you ever visited the Genius Bar at the Mac Store? These dudes know their shit, and when I have a problem with my electronic device, I trust they will know exactly how to […]

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All about that booty!

This post is brought to you by our Certified Athletic Therapist Phoebe!   Suffering from low back, hip or knee pain? Maybe you should blame your booty! With an increase in desk jobs, and a more sedentary lifestyle, our core and glutes have become inactive, and are less able to protect our spine and low […]

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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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Osteopathy 101: A Brief History

This post is brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn! Osteopathy was founded in the 1800’s by Andrew Taylor Still in the United States of America. The profession was developed as an alternative channel to unsophisticated, dangerous medical practitioners of that time. Frustrated with modern practices, A.T. Still created musculoskeletal manipulation methods to help […]

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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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Acupuncture for Labour Induction – Yes it works!

Acupuncture for Labor Induction 101 by Lailee Mussivand, Registered Acupuncturist Did you know that Acupuncture can be used as a natural, gentle way to encourage the onset of labour? Here at Sage, I have been inducing quite a few ladies in the past couple of months with great success. Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to […]

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Get Ready for your Golf Game!

Hello Sagelings and Golflings! Summer is certainly upon us. By now we are all enjoying the heat and humidity (to a certain extent). At this point, most of us have had ample opportunity to hit the golf courses and shake the dust from our clubs. Unfortunate many golfers have run into some speed bumps in […]

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Neuropathies Part 3

After a long hiatus, we’re back with the conclusion to PMA (Peroneal Muscular Atrophy) treatment ‎using massage therapy and home exercises. Here, we will explore the types of techniques to apply to your treatment of lower limb neuropathies and what to do over the long term outside of massage therapy.   It is vital to […]

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Neuropathies Part 2!

Welcome back everyone! Last time, we looked at some background information about neuropathy symptoms using Peroneal Muscular Atrophy as an example. Let’s continue with some ways to assess your own muscles in the extremities, which can still apply to you even if you don’t have an actual neuropathy. This should give an adequate setup for the actual treatment options […]

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Neuropathies

Neuropathies are very widespread conditions that make a huge impact on what we can or can’t do with our time. Most of us know someone‎ who has one. A neuropathy usually shows up as a weird sensation throughout a whole, or part, of a limb. Advanced stages can unfortunately involve loss of use of parts of the body, […]

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Sharing The Community Love for Heart Health

We are excited to be supporting the Point for Prevention fundraiser at Point4Fitness this February 6th! Each year the Point4Fitness puts together this high energy, high impact event to raise funds and awareness for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the importance of heart health. How much do you know about heart health, and are […]

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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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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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Sage To The Rescue For Pinball Enthusiasts…

Our good friends at Metro published a piece yesterday about the Ottawa Punk Pinball Tournament that was held yesterday at The House of Targ. This was a sanctioned real-deal event with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA). Over 40 players signed up and furiously clicked flippers thousands of times. As you can imagine, that’s a lot […]