Why Stretching Is Important

Exercise plays a vital role in maintaining our health. However, stretching before and after the workout is an important, but often forgotten, part of exercise. When we fail to stretch, we sometimes suffer injury and/or muscle soreness. Continue reading…

How Being Overweight Affects Mobility

It’s no secret that diet plays an important part in overall health. The amount of food we need to eat depends on several factors including height, weight, age, body type, allergies, and lifestyle. It’s also important to determine what kind of exercise works best for us. Continue reading…

Avoid Holiday Injury by Lifting Properly

The holiday rush can be stressful, both physically and mentally. When it comes to physical stress, lifting and carrying heavy objects can take a toll on the lower back and spine. The additional weight adds excessive strain to our muscles. Continue reading…

Getting Off On the Wrong Foot: Orthotic Therapy Helps Chronic Pain

Most people know of orthotics as a form of treatment for fallen arches (more commonly known as flat feet). However, there is a lot more to orthotics treatment. Orthotics help with relieving chronic pain throughout the foot which can also affect other parts of the body (e.g. the legs and lower back). Pain can be considered chronic if it is experienced for more than three months. Continue reading…

Five Common Migraine Triggers

Living with a migraine can be extremely challenging because it affects every part of daily life. Whether we are in school or at work, the likelihood of suffering from a migraine increases when we are exposed to stresses and triggers. One way of preventing a full blown migraine attack is to identify these situations and take necessary precautions. Continue reading…

Divert Your Stress: Massage Therapy and Mental Health Benefits

Stress is probably a global concept by now. It seems everyone experiences it in some form. There is good stress — the type which is beneficial for motivation. Then there’s bad stress — the kind that prevents you from making progress. Negative stress is also detrimental to physical health, as it can worsen the condition of many chronic illnesses. Continue reading…

Popular Myths About Osteopathy

While searching for massage therapy in Thornhill, you may have come across information about Osteopathy but dismissed it, because you did not understand what it was. Osteopathy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on the manipulation of the muscles in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the patient. Unfortunately many people do not understand this valuable physical therapy, and there are still many myths surrounding osteopathy. This article seeks to debunk many of these common myths. Continue reading…

Lead a Happy, Healthier Life with Nutritional Counseling

If you are like most people, you struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is not only important for maintaining your overall health, but it can even assist you with their weight loss goals. A nutrition counselor can work with you to help you achieve your goals. They take the time to listen and understand where you are on your diet and lifestyle journey and work diligently to get you to where you want to be. Continue reading…

Want To Live Pain Free? In This Hectic Life, Try Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy

Want To Live Pain Free? In This Hectic Life, Try Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a practice that focuses on total body health. It treats and strengthens the musculoskeletal system while also working on joints, the spine and muscles. It is a positive approach to reviving and stimulating the nervous system, lymphatic and circulatory systems. Osteopathic doctors do not focus on treating just the problem areas. They use manual techniques to balance all the body’s systems to provide overall good health. Osteopathy can provide better movement and freedom from pain that will allow you to improve your quality of life. Continue reading…

5 Easy Ways to Manage Stress

 

5 Easy Ways to Manage Stress

Stress can leave you feeling sick and tired by taking away all your energy, leaving you angry, anxious and depressed. In addition to the emotional roller coaster that you have to suffer through, it’s also the cause of other health issues like high blood pressure, chronic headaches, stomach problems, and even heart disease. Although stressful situations are often out of your control, how you react to it is within your powers. Continue reading…