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But Won’t Deep Tissue and Cupping Hurt?

By Melissa Newton, Registered Massage Therapist In my practice, I see a lot of clients who are office workers, laborers and mothers.  These jobs (and many more!) cause similar upper body discomfort and tension in the neck, shoulders and back.  Many of these individuals get relief from deep tissue massage combined with fire cupping.  Trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula muscles commonly get wound up from poor posture, lack of stretching and repetitive movements, like sitting at a computer moving the mouse or nursing your baby.  Not to mention tech neck!  Our generation is obsessed with their phones, and it is

Tennis Player or Golfer? How to Recognize and Prevent Common Injuries

The warm weather has finally arrived (or somewhat arrived, between all the rain), and so too have the tennis players and golfers who have been anxiously waiting for the sun to shine. Both tennis and golf provide fantastic ways for athletes of all ages to stay social, and physically active from childhood all the way past retirement. Even though a lot of people look at these sports as being less impact and more of a social activity than exercise those who play are still at risk for injury, especially to their knees, elbows, backs, and shoulders. Knees Due to the

Migraines Getting You Down?

By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you are probably reading this right now, hoping I am going to reveal the magic cure.   Is there one? The answer is…maybe! By exploring different alternative therapies, you may just find the perfect cure.  Migraines are a debilitating condition that affect 8% of people in Canada (approximately 2,00,000).  Suffering from migraines can be extremely painful, and also cause a major impact on productivity (and your entire life).  When most people have a migraine, they cannot work, miss planned activities, and it can disrupt relationships.  Women are more