Hot stone massage therapy is an increasingly popular modern method of relieving stress, reducing muscle stiffness, and boosting blood circulation. However, the use of smooth, hot stones to warm, relax, and therapeutically massage key points of the body is nothing new. In fact, it is something very ancient in its origins.

Tennis elbow is a painful affliction that affects the tendons in the elbow joint. It can be caused by overuse of the arm, commonly your dominant arm. The damage is focused around the muscles and tendons outside of the elbow joint, causes noticeable pain, and can limit your range of motion. Despite the name you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Many other athletes and people who work with their hands can get this ailment. When looking at how to treat tennis elbow there are a multitude of at home and professional options. How to Treat Tennis Elbow: At Home When looking at how to treat tennis elbow you’ll soon discover there are several at home methods you can use to alleviate your pain. These methods should seem very familiar if you’ve ever had any muscle injuries in the past. Basic at home treatment methods include the following. Continue reading →

Pregnancy is a special and magical time but also full of challenge for expectant mothers. Symptoms ranging from morning sickness, swollen feet, an aching back, headaches and the mood swings are common, and make day to day routines difficult. Pregnancy massage is a great way for a mom-to-be to relax and relieve aches and pains.

Muscle issues can range in severity, from a minor nuisance to something that makes it impossible for you to function. One of the most effective treatments for muscle issues is chiropractic treatment. Here is how seeing a chiropractor can help you with a variety of muscle issues: Rotator cuff issues The tiny muscles in your shoulder are part of what is known as the rotator cuff. When the bones and tissue in your shoulder are out of alignment, your rotator cuff becomes venerable to damage; in many cases, this damage is caused by the bones pinching or scraping up against soft tissue. With a professional chiropractic treatment series, a rotator cuff can be put back in alignment, alleviating current issues and preventing future ones. Lower back pain An estimated 8 in 10 people suffer from lower back pain on a regular basis; this makes it one of the most pandemic muscle issues on Continue reading →

  Headaches are among the most common reasons patients visit their doctors, and tension headaches are the most common type experienced. What are the symptoms of a tension headache? – A “vise-like” sensation in the back of the head and neck – Pain in the head and neck area – Muscle contractions in the back of the neck – Headaches that happen later in the day What are the causes of tension headaches? Tension headaches have also been called “muscle contraction headaches.” Some causes include: – Stress – Mental or emotional conflict – Anger, either chronic or transient – Clenching the jaw – Intense, focused work – Low blood sugar or hunger – Depression – Anxiety – Acute or chronic sleep deprivation – Sleep apnea When medications aren’t enough or are contraindicated Although medications like aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen can help, they have side effects. You may not be able Continue reading →

  The name “whiplash” is no accident, although it’s often caused by one. Imagine the motion of somebody cracking a whip; they raise their arm high then bring it forward in a sharp surge, moving it as fast as they can while keeping their body still. Next, they halt the act as abruptly as they can. The sudden cessation of velocity causes – CRACK!!! – the whip to make its sharp, angry noise. In a whiplash injury, the neck is travelling forwards at dangerously fast speeds, while the body is not. The neck surges, and if the motion is halted abruptly, the neck absorbs that sharp, angry interruption. This is not a sequence of events the body is well adapted to accommodate, so injury often results. Why the “Car” Connection? Whiplash, then, is a soft tissue injury of the neck. The sequence of events described above occurs most commonly during Continue reading →

What are natural therapies? Natural therapy refers to a broad range of treatments all of which are aimed at restoring or enhancing both physical and emotional well-being of patients without reverting to medication or conventional drugs. While drugs and medications are impressive and can be trusted to provide effective treatment for even the most serious ailments, many people would agree that they don’t provide all the answers. Some health conditions such as the common cold have caused humans problems for ages, but there are no medical solutions for it yet. One big advantage of natural therapies is that you, the patient will have more control over your treatment. Natural therapies also help relieve stress which is arguably the biggest cause of health issues in the modern age. The philosophy of natural alternatives is to maintaining harmony and balance of the body and mind while discovering and appreciating the complexity of Continue reading →

Back injury is so common that it affects millions of people across the globe. It can be triggered by a car accident, lifting heavy objects, or straining oneself. The problem with is that it doesn’t easily go way, not even with painkillers. Failure to attend to a may result in serious health problems in the long term. So what do you do? Here are 9 tips for recovering from a back injury that you may find useful:  In order to adopt the proper recovery therapy from a back injury you need to figure out what type of injury you have sustained. Mainly, you need to assess how bad the injury is, or determine whether it is acute or chronic. Acute pain comes and goes and usually heals within one month to a month and a half. Chronic pain on the other hand will not go away and usually lasts as long Continue reading →

Sports injuries require immediate professional assistance and intervention, as well as the implementation of a viable and tailored physiotherapy program. If you live in the Richmond Hill area, and are seeking , here are some very important facts that you should know about physiotherapy and how it can help with your sports-related injury. Physiotherapy is the physical rehabilitation of the body aiming to develop, maintain, and restore maximum function and movement for individuals. Richmond Hill physiotherapy services are available not only for sports injury, but also in circumstances where function and movement are affected by aging, disease, or environmental factors. There is no predetermined period for how long physiotherapy should last since every treatment is made to be unique. Physiotherapy plans emulate one’s specific age, symptoms, complaints, health history, and diagnosis, and so on. Plus, it should be taken into account the fact that each person responds differently to treatment, Continue reading →

There are various factors that may be responsible for triggering your neck pain, including certain medical conditions, injuries, and activities that put strain on the neck. The intensity of neck pain varies from moderate to severe and it can have a wide range of effects on the personal, social, and professional performance of sufferers. In addition to the adequate medicine and therapies, there are a number of ways that you can help relieve neck pain at home, without going to the doctor: 1. Apply An Ice Pack – Ice acts like a constringent agent to effectively decrease inflammation and associated pain. Ice has an anesthesia-like effect on pain, which will ultimately lead to the reduction or even the elimination of neck pain. You can use a plastic bag filled with crushed ice and covered in a soft pillow case that is thin enough to effectively transmit cold yet thick enough to protect your Continue reading →