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Self care for Spring Runners

with Phoebe Matthews AT Ottawa race weekend may be cancelled, BUT self-isolation has created runners out of many of you! It’s been so great to see people being so physically active on their social media. Whether its running, home workouts, yoga, or even just going out for walks. If you’ve been hunkering down on the […]

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Post Concussion Syndrome – How Osteopathy Can Help

A concussion can occur from any impact or motion that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Mild, moderate, or severe concussion can result in changes to normal brain functioning and cause symptoms such as: nausea Issues with thinking and remembering headache blurred vision dizziness balance issues fatigue emotional upset Those who have […]

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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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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 […]

Articles under: massage therapy ottawa

Articles under: massage therapy ottawa

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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Transition Sundays

This post is brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn!   Summer is around the corner and so are weekends full of vacations, weddings, and fun summer activities. Here are 6 tips to get you work-week ready after a big weekend of summer fun: Stretching You spent all weekend walking, dancing, swimming, golfing etc. […]

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Athletic Therapy: Not Just for Athletes

This post is brought to you by our Certified Athletic Therapist Phoebe!   Certified Athletic Therapists are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. The main focus of athletic therapy is to return athletes back to their sport or activity. That’s not to say this treatment is specifically for athletes, but it provides higher caliber and […]

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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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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, […]