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Why Posture Affects Your Health & How Massage Therapy Can Help

Do you often find yourself slouching at your desk, when waiting in line at the store, or even when you’re walking? We may catch ourselves slouching and correct our posture momentarily, but when not consciously thinking about it, our bodies often return to a state of poor posture if that is what they’ve become accustomed

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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

Practicing Pilates allows the body to develop strength and is a great adjunct to our other health services such as Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. Pilates can help the body recover from injuries to help you return to the activities you love with improved power, flexibility and endurance.  Below are the top 5 benefits of

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It’s All In the Spine!

Have neck pain, headaches, limitations with shoulder movement or difficulty squatting?  What could all of these issues have in common? A restriction with spinal mobility! Spinal mobility occurs as all the vertebral segments in the spine work together allowing us to move, run, throw a ball, and live our everyday life. However, what happens if one

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3 Wellness Enhancing Benefits of Massage Therapy

There are countless proven and perceived benefits of massage therapy, whether you are receiving Massage Therapy as a treatment on its own, as part of a regular maintenance program or as a compliment to Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Personal Training or Clinical Pilates. Taking time away from your computer, phone and other life stressors and simply focusing on your breath, listening to your body’s

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How to Optimize Your Sleep

Sleep has a multitude of varying functions. Although universal in animals, many sleep systems that we as humans possess are unique and purposeful to our behaviour. The functions of sleep include: DNA protection/repair Immune function Metabolism stabilization  Hormonal regulation Pain sensitivity regulation (Moldofsky, 2001) Sleep Cycles As we sleep, we cycle through different stages. Light

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How Genes Can Influence Pain & Inflammation

Acute or short-term inflammation is a normal immune response triggered by factors such as tissue injury or pathogens. Long-term, chronic inflammation, however, is associated with pain and chronic conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Chronic inflammation may result from infections, accumulation of environmental toxins, obesity, stress, sleep disorders, excessive

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The Top Ingredients to Support the Immune System

The immune system is your body’s primary mechanism of defense, responsible for protecting you from potentially harmful invaders, including bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites. Certain lifestyle interventions can support your immune function, including:  Maintaining a balanced healthy diet, which focuses on whole, unprocessed foods high in antioxidants Engaging in regular physical activity Getting adequate, good-quality

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How to Stay Nourished During a Pandemic

We’ve heard it all before: Food is Medicine. So how can we use food to support ourselves during a pandemic? The coronavirus has been around for a long time. Viruses mutate and we are constantly exposed to them on a daily basis. The current mutation we are dealing with during this pandemic is COVID-19 which

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Prevent Pain While Cycling

Are you cycling to stay active? The last thing you want is to develop pain while cycling. Whether you bike casually on the weekends or every day to get to work, ensuring proper cycling posture is important for your health and to help prevent the development of pain. It is essential to put in many kilometres of work

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The 3 Most Common Cycling Injuries

The 3 Most Common Cycling Injuries While cycling has always been a favoured activity in the summers, it has exploded significantly in popularity this year. With everyone getting back on the saddle, we have been seeing an increased number of cycling injuries at Ace Sports Clinic. Below are 3 of the most common injuries we