Therapy in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Using Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome is a painful condition that affects the muscles and fascia, the sheath of tissue that surrounds the muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome differs from other types of pain conditions in that the pain originates in trigger points, sensitive points in the muscles that trigger sensations of pain when touched.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy: The Secret Key in Regaining Balance in Your Life

It is a well-known fact that life in big cities can be stressful. As the number of people who live in urban areas continues to grow, urban stress is quickly becoming one of the chief complaints of many city dwellers. Depression, anxiety, mood swings, and fatigue are some of the most common effects of a stressful lifestyle. However, one does …

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Benefits Go Beyond Physical Relaxation and Pain Relief

Many residents will choose to head to a Toronto acupuncture studio when the weather outside turns cold and forbidding. This only makes sense, for it is not uncommon for the mercury to dip as low as -7ºC, especially during January and February. There are many other benefits in regards to modern acupuncture, however, than simply relieving sore muscles alone. Let …

Osteopathy

Holistic Approach to Health: A Quick Look at Osteopathy in Toronto

One of the most interesting aspects of osteopathy in Toronto is that there is a slight misconception that this approach is solely involved with bones alone. This likely arises from the root prefix of “osteo”. On the contrary, modern osteopathic techniques involve treating the entire musculoskeletal system. These incorporate joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and (of course) muscles. How can patients …

Back Massage

New Research: Acupuncture and Massage Therapy for Oncology Patients

Proponents of alternative remedies in Toronto or elsewhere have long argued that the benefits of alternative medicine transcend the mere induction of feelings of relaxation, but a couple of recently published research has confirmed that both massage therapy and acupuncture are capable of providing real relief to cancer patients who are either going through or have just completed chemotherapy.

Relaxation

A Healthy Indulgence: The Many Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

Getting a massage may seem like an indulgent pastime, a treat rather than a necessity, but regular massage can actually be incredibly beneficial to health and energy levels. Living in a busy city, like the bustling metropolis of Toronto, surrounded by work opportunities, theatre and entertainment, as well as some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, it becomes …

Acupuncture: Relieving Pain, Discomfort of Common Medical Conditions

Acupuncture began in China thousands of years ago. It involves inserting fine needles at certain strategic points on the body, known as acupuncture points. According to traditional Chinese medicine, your body has more than 2,000 of these points. They are connected by pathways, called meridians, which are channels through which energy (called Qi) flows. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that …

Osteopathy: Alternative Therapy to Managing Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common problem that affects a lot of people all over the world. Its symptoms can range from tenderness, stiffness, joint pain, restricted movements around the joints, weakness, and even muscle wasting. The symptoms can be different from person to person; however; for most of them, it makes everyday tasks difficult.

Understanding Massage Therapy: Types, Techniques and Health Benefits

Massage dates back thousands of years and continues to be integral to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, there are around 80 different types of massage techniques, each of which is designed to achieve a specific goal. The most common types of massage therapy in Toronto include:

Five Health Benefits You Can Get from Having a Regular Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been practised for thousands of years and evidence suggests that massage was even used in ancient Egypt, Japan and China, where writings described it as “the art of rubbing”. In recent years, massage has become increasingly popular in helping to treat muscle injuries, not only with athletes but with regular people, too. The reason for its increase …