Smoking cessations helps chronic back pain

Please share this study with anyone who you know suffers from back pain and smokes. It is their decision to quit, but this may affect their motivation. http://www.massagetherapycanada.com/content/view/2474/57/ read more

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Lyme Disease Prevention and Tick Removal

Hikers and campers beware: Lyme Disease has made its way to Canada and is spreading quickly. It is spread primarily by Tic bites and may or may not produce a signature bulls-eye rash. I just found a great website that … read more

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Tools for fitness, goodbye snowbirds

Most people are keen to incorporate a bit more fitness into their lives (especially after ‘big’ weekends, such as Thanksgiving). I’ll share a few things that have helped me along the way. – DVD’s from the public library. They have … read more

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Office closed: Sept. 27th

The office will be closed Saturday, Sept. 27th and reopen the week of the Sept. 29th. Have a great weekend – the weather looks like it will be wonderful! read more

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Combo exercise helps MS patients

A new study examined how MS patients responded to a combination of aerobic, strengthening, balancing and stretching exercise. It helped the patients during the active period, but benefits were lost by the one-year follow-up, with regression of symptoms. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25068045 (Link … read more

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Lumbar traction reduces size of herniated discs

I spent a fair bit of time today doing research on stretching, and I happened upon an article in PubMed that shows that lumbar traction reduces the size of herniated discs, with greater improvements in those with greater disc herniations. … read more

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Canadian Triathlon this weekend

Good luck to all the triathletes at the Aug. 30th Canadian National Triathlon. Maitland Massage Therapy will be onsite from 4-8pm to help with recovery. Whether the athletes are doing their first triathlon, a sprint, an Olympic distance, half-ironman or … read more

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Brazil’s fascinating new dietiary guidelines

When it comes to the human body [our own bodies included, of course!], the quality of what we eat impacts tissue repair and all other metabolic activities – whether it is assimilation of nutrients, elimination of metabolic wastes from cells, … read more

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Healing power of Forgiveness

This is a great article. It is always a good thing throughout our lives to think about forgiving people who have done us (or others) wrong. This adds an additional incentive, claiming it is also good for our health. John … read more

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