By Nicole McMurray, B.Sc, RMT The body goes through many changes throughout pregnancy. So, what happens after pregnancy? During pregnancy, the hormone relaxin causes the joints of the body to loosen, and in turn causes the muscles of the body to tighten to help support those joints. Once the baby is out, the body tries to return to normal but things may feel a little
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND and Nicole McMurray, B.Sc, RMT If you suffer from chronic or even occasional headaches, you know how disruptive they can be to your life. You may have a big day at the office, commitments to host family from out of town or you’re generally being pulled in all directions – and then, a headache. Dr. Shawna Darou, ND and Nicole
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND and Nicole McMurray, B.Sc, RMT For the average person, our bone mass peaks when we are in our 30’s, and then starts to decline from that point on. So, we wanted to share some things everyone can do to improve their bone health. When most of us think about improving bone density, we think of calcium and calcium rich foods.
By Nicole McMurray, RMT In my practice, my techniques are generally geared towards deeper tissue massages. Although I agree with the masses that deep tissue can be enjoyable and effective, sometimes these techniques can be too aggressive depending on the person, condition, and situation. They can also lead to a couple days of soreness, substantial discomfort during the massage, or leave us in a less-relaxed,
By Nicole McMurray, RMT In this article, I’ll share four important ways that massage can help get your body ready for physical activity. Massage therapy can be an excellent tool for preparing your body for the increase in exercise that comes along with spring. The changing of the seasons is sure to bring changes in body, mood and energy levels. It’s important to make sure