Lymphatic care for the breasts & chest

By | 2018-04-24T17:08:05+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , , |

Lymphatic breast massage is a nurturing way to enhance breast wellness and did you know that a session can be done over the sheets or directly on the skin? We hold a great deal of physical tension, emotional stress and personal history in our breasts, but we often overlook the fact that our breasts are ...

RMT can help with Plantar Fasciitis

By | 2017-12-22T22:41:23+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Plantar Fasciitis is clearly known by that burning, tearing, hot, painful feeling on the bottom of the foot, typically starting on the heel and sometimes travelling into the arches of the feet. The pain is at its worst in the morning getting out of bed to stand as well as after a long day at work. ...

Massage Therapy helps with Poor Posture

By | 2017-12-22T22:43:46+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Ask any RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, and hands down the most common type of “issues” we treat are posture related issues, due to poor posture. This type of person typically spends 8 or more hours a day sitting in front of computer, followed by their commute home whether it be sitting down on the bus ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By | 2017-12-22T22:48:28+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

If you ask any sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, most will agree that this can be quite a nasty and debilitating condition. People who commonly acquire Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically work in fields which over-use their forearm muscles and wrist: line-work manufacturers, chefs, butchers, sewers, office workers etc. It can also occur during pregnancy due ...

The myth of deep tissue massage

By | 2018-03-22T15:36:09+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

What is Deep Tissue Massage? When I entered massage therapy practice a few years ago I started hearing a very puzzling term from advertising and from clients: deep tissue. Never in my two years of intensive study had I heard this term before. At first I just brushed it off as marketing. Boil that down, ...

Cupping therapy, the latest fad!

By | 2017-12-22T21:42:34+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

Cupping therapy has become the latest fad after the Rio Olympics. You may have noticed that many Olympic athletes, including swimmer Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour, had some large purple circles on their backs, shoulders and arms. Those marks were the result of cupping. The treatment is a lot like the inverse of ...

Massage Therapy FAQS Part 2

By | 2016-08-24T15:28:40+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , |

Tricia Lovegrove, RMT, has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1998.  She has treated over 5000 patients and a wide variety of conditions.  She works at Empower Health Clinic, on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver, BC.  Below is the second part of a two part blog series that answers some of the most common questions about massage ...

Massage Therapy FAQs Part 1: The Amazing Benefits!

By | 2016-08-24T15:22:24+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

From simple relaxation to critical injury rehabilitation and everything in between, Massage Therapy is a powerful, proven method for helping people return to or maintain a healthy active life! Hi! I'm Tricia Lovegrove, a member of the Hands on Therapy team at Empower Health and I've been practicing Massage Therapy since 1998, treating over 5000 ...

The Posture Myth

By | 2017-12-23T10:43:43+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

I am constantly coming across information that supports either active use of muscles or the need for constant stretching, in order to maintain good posture.   The theories seem to make sense:  If you're body isn't in the position you want it to be, why not push or pull it into place?   The issue ...

San Fu Tie: Getting ahead of Winter Illness in Summer!

By | 2016-08-13T11:51:37+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

Do you expect that when the cold hits, you’ll go down with it?    Do you always get sick in the winter?     Do you always get hay fever in the colder fall months?    Does your joint pain get worse when it’s cold?   Are you susceptible to severe illness, goes to your ...