Does something ache in your body, or do you merely want someone to ease the stress of your muscles? Understanding what your body really needs is very important in order to determine what type of massage you need. The wrong massage could either hurt your body more than necessary, or leave you still aching with unresolved pains after your session. The following considerations will help you decide on the type of massage to ask when you visit a massage clinic in Vancouver, such as Vancity Massage Therapy.
Swelling, though extremely frustrating, is not unusual; for pregnant women. This is because to help sustain the needs of the baby, the body has to produce roughly 50% more blood and fluid. This condition, called edema, occurs on the face, neck, and hands, but it is mostly noticeable on the lower extremities, which absorb more of the extra pressure. (more…)
With the hustle and bustle of daily work for an established professional, it’s quite easy to leave out a chance to relax. As numerous studies have shown, however, relaxation is key to good health. Those who commute to downtown Vancouver every day know it is a great place to work, but winding down from that work is just one part of a happy, healthy and well-rounded life. Spending time out in nature and enjoying our beautiful area is so much easier when a ‘borderline space’ is made between work and play. Whether you are interested in hiking, running, swimming or just getting out for a breath of fresh air on the weekend, a borderline space is essential. (more…)
A popular field in alternative medicine, massage therapy is known as an effective pain reliever, particularly for those suffering from chronic lower back pain. In Canada, massage therapy programs are taught in a standard curriculum of 2200-3000-hour programs regulated by the Massage Therapy Alliance of Canada (MTAC) excluding the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia (BC), Labrador and Newfoundland, which have their own massage therapy colleges that supervise licensed practitioners within their areas. Among these four provinces, BC and Ontario are the pioneers in having registered massage therapists (RMT) governed by their own healthcare legislation. (more…)
Nothing beats the exhilarating feeling that comes with playing sports. Sometimes, however, the rush it gives may keep athletes from recognizing injury, or even if they do, they keep playing so as not to pass up a chance for victory. Yes, a determined mindset may be the main ingredient for victory but it’s also important to note that the body has its limits too. (more…)