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What is Gluten?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Nowadays we hear a lot of people talking about gluten and gluten free products, but really, what is gluten? Well, first of all, Gluten in Latin means “glue”; it is a protein composite that we found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species like barley and rye, but it can also be found in spelt and kamut. Gluten consists of two proteins: gliadin and glutenin.  Read more

Getting Your Zzzzzz's

Friday, January 10, 2014

10 Reason’s Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Important

Sleep deprivation takes a toll on your mind, body, and overall health in ways that may surprise you. Research shows that chronic lack of sleep is linked to colds and flu, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, and even obesity. So it’s natural to ask: Does getting adequate sleep protect you from illness? The answer: It helps. Here a few reasons why: Read more

Tips to Treat & Prevent Sprains & Strains

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Within the workplace, while exercising or even when you’re simply trying to finish a little housework, sprain and strains can be a common occurrence. Knowing the difference between a sprain or strain can help you determine what steps you may need to take to get back on track. Read more

Expert Answer: Registered Massage Therapist Lisa

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lisa Ferguson, one of our Registered Massage Therapists has responded to one of your questions that you submitted. Read more

Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Monday, November 11, 2013

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” Although we can take Ernest Hemmingway’s words with a smile, we all nonetheless know the value of a good night’s rest. When we are sleeping well, we have more physical energy, increased mental clarity and elevated moods. Unfortunately for many of us, our schedules are so hectic, our minds are so busy and our lives are so exhausting that we do not get the recommended 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you find yourself struggling with getting the quality sleep you need, here are some simple tips. Read more

A Good Stretch Goes a Long Way

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Stretching correctly will increase your flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries. This week, we show you a variety of techniques with the goal of establishing a stretching routine. Use the tips that suit your needs for the activities you do. Read more

Ask an Expert: Ste. Anne's Registered Massage Therapist

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Our 'Ask an Expert' feature will allow you to submit a question to a specific individual. This week you can ask one of our Registered Massage Therapists, Lisa Ferguson, any question you want; next week your question might be the one we feature with an expert response. Read more

Top 3 Poor Postures & How to Correct Them

Friday, October 18, 2013

Posture must be given the same importance as other healthy choices like exercising, eating right, resting well, etc. One of the biggest advantages of maintaining good posture is that it makes you more energetic, healthier, and enables you to move gracefully. When your body is properly aligned, your bones support your weight and muscle strain is greatly reduced. Read more

Joint Pain: Part 2 – Quick Home Care Solutions

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Massage therapy can be highly effective for alleviating aches and pains. Gentle muscle manipulation may improve joint mobility, decrease pain levels, while helping to reduce stiffness. Below are a few examples of massage techniques that you can do at home between your regular massage therapy visits: Read more

Joint Pain: Part 1 – Quick Home Care Solutions

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

We often hear many people complain about achy joints, especially knees, arms, shoulders and around the neck. Joint pain can become problematic and may prevent an individual from enjoying normal daily activities or their ability to work. Whether you’re achy due to an over-zealous work-out or you woke up with your joints feeling stiff, an easy at-home solution to remember is ice your injuries, and heat muscle/joint stiffness. Read more