6 surprising health benefits of massage therapy (1/6)

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are six healthy reasons to book an appointment

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It counteracts all that sitting you do

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.”

Desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress “show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting.”

Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job—as long as you schedule a regular massage.

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Fibroids

If your doctor says you have a fibroid, it’s not the end of the world. These common uterine growths are often problem-free. When you do need treatment, you have a number of uterus-preserving options beyond a traditional hysterectomy.

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Easy to make and healthy, this homemade mayonnaise make a great addition to your meal.

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Debate: Are reality weight loss shows motivating?

I spent part of Tuesday night curled up on the couch watching the premier of The Biggest Loser, a popular reality show that is now in its 13th season. The contestants on this show are all competing for money, however, personal weight loss and the goal of a healthier life are also motivating factors. And […]

Urgent: Go donate blood today!

Just read a post on Canadian Medicine that Canadian Blood Services is desperately short of donated blood and has issued an urgent call for donations. So please, if you have the time, go and give blood today—or, even better, plan a last-minute Halloween donation drive among your coworkers and go together.Don’t miss a single Best […]