The Journey of Massage Therapy – by Peter Roach

October 27, 2011

Definition: a. The act of traveling from one place to another; a trip. b. A distance to be traveled or the time required for a trip Have you ever thought of your massage therapy as a journey? Or for that matter have you ever thought of seeing any of your practitioners as a journey? I […]

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Saving Your Hands – by Peter Roach

October 6, 2011

Often I’m ask by therapists and patients alike how I care for my hands. After almost 28 years of massage, 4 days a week, and 8 hours a day, my hands take a beating. And all too often I see new therapists coming out of school and begin working so hard that after 4-6 months […]

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Kinesiology Taping at the Utopia Academy – by Peter Roach

September 29, 2011

Today I had the great pleasure of presenting an hour presentation to the introduction of Taping for Massage Therapists at the Utopia Academy of Massage Therapy. I felt a great sense of honor to be asked to present by a woman that has truly become a colleague that I look to for guidance, Annette Ruitenbeek, […]

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Welcome NEW Therapist – Dave Campbell

September 17, 2011

I am please to welcome Dave Campbell to our office. Dave Campbell has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1995. A graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, he has worked alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and fitness trainers and spent several years in one of Vancouver’s top spas. Dave uses neuromuscular therapy, fascial mobilization, and […]

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Summer Time Blues

September 15, 2011

Summer time seems to be all but a fading memory. But I find that it is truly a time to run and play, and enjoy the weather. But as September begins and kids are back at school, I too feel that it’s time to buckle down. During the summer you may have noticed that articles […]

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Position of the CMTBC on Laser Therapy? Your thoughts please.

August 25, 2011

  January 14th, 2008 at 10:00 am I stood before the Board of the BC College of Massage Therapists (BCCMT) with my presentation in hand. I was there to explain and defend our use of Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) under the umbrella of modalities we can use as Massage Therapists. After an hour and […]

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Sprains, Strains and Pulls

July 7, 2011

Lucy, my 5 year old Airedale loves sticks. And loves water. Combined she goes nuts and will swim out into any ocean to retrieve a stick. However a few weeks ago she lept  into the ocean, got the stick, but came out lame, holding her back left leg in the air. Muscle pull, sprain, strain, […]

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Arndt-Schult Law in Massage Therapy

June 23, 2011

Continuing with the theme of Laws that apply to Massage Therapy (see Hilton’s Law in Massage  Therapy – last weeks post), another very important Law is that of Arndt-Schulz Law. Simply put, Arndt-Schult law states For every substance, small doses stimulate, moderate doses inhibit, large doses kill. (Wikipedia). So what does this mean to us […]

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Hilton’s Law in Massage Therapy

June 16, 2011

Have you ever wondered why things work? Why does Massage feel good? Why does it make my muscles and joints feel looser? Why does using Laser on an area help? Why does that K-Tape help? These are all questions that I heard this week from my patients. And I love when my patients are curious, […]

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Roll, Roll, Roll Your Boat…er…Legs!

June 8, 2011

As a Massage Therapist who cares about my patients recovery, I look for ways to prolong my hands-on Neuromuscular Therapy after the patient leaves my office. Using Laser Therapy helps healing through a series of chemical reactions to promote healing long after my patient leaves the office. K-Taping offers support and improves circulation and decreases […]

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