Improved recovery for athletes

Here is an interesting PDF presentation on improving recovery from inflammation for athletes. Most likely, anti-inflammatory foods and pro-inflammatory foods will have the same impact for non-athletes. Here are a few take-aways from the the presentation: Those who doubled their … read more

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Preventing muscle soreness, and possible speeding recovery with Watermelon

I recently saw some fascinating research on how male athletes in Spain were given 2 cups of watermelon puree or a placebo (watermelon drink).Those pre-loading with watermelon had significantly less pain after an intensive workout. (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/watermelon-for-sore-muscle-relief/). It just so happened … read more

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It’s summer officially! On-line booking is back!

Happy first days of Summer to you all! Summer solstice was this weekend, with some great beach swimming and lots of outdoor music (even the Dragonboat festival got into the music scene)! If you’d like to book online, please go … read more

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Online booking is down (June 8, 9, 10…?)

Hi everyone, If you are tyring to book an appointment online, please just give me a call (and leave a message if you have to). My online booking provider has been down for 2 days, and I have no idea … read more

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How much exercise is too much? Less than you think!

This presentation turns traditional thinking about exercise on its head. So if you are doing long-distance running or other endurance events (triathlon, etc.), this presentation by Cardiologist Dr. James O’Keefe should be a real wake-up call. Their research has shown … read more

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Early Bird Triathlon

Melanie will be competing in her first ever traithlon, The Early Bird, in Ottawa on May 17th. Distances will be 500m swim, approx. 30K bike ride, and 5K run. After that, Melanie will be taking the long weekend off to … read more

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Summer schedule

Given the long winter/spring, we will be closed most Saturdays (weekends) throughout the summer. Please leave a phone message in advance if you require a Saturday booking. Thank you, and enjoy your summer! read more

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Yoga for Mental Health on Sunday, 11:30-1pm

For those interested in checking out some yoga, in support of mental health, there will be a special class at Rama Lotus on Sunday 11:30-1pm (Gladstone Ave, downtown). Student rate tickets now available: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/headstrong-presents-balance-your-mind-yoga-for-mental-health-tickets-10874918173?aff=MaitlandMassage Strength is obtained from having the … read more

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Scent-free policy

Dance with Us Ottawa has announced a Scent-Free policy for their studio. I will have to consider this policy for Maitland Massage Therapy also. For most people, I think this already common sense, but there are people out there who … read more

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Table Thai Massage

Melanie will be attending a Thai Massage for the Table course March 29 and 30th. If you love Thai Massage, you’ll be curious to try it out on the Table. Like traditional thai massage, this is a massage modality that … read more

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