Thursday, June 28, 2018

Your kids also need massage

It’s summer! Your kids are running about! Each of them going in opposite directions. Racing towards a different activity or sport.

All of this motion is great summer fun.

But there are also the accompanying bumps, twists and falls to contend with.

The Vancouver-based Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Child & Youth Injury Prevention note that, “Sport and recreation injuries are a significant health problem in Canada, and leading cause of injury requiring medical attention among adolescents.”

Their background information on sport injury study goes on to say that, “Sport injuries account for approximately 50% of all injury to secondary school students, with the medically treated injury rate for high school (HS) (ages 14 - 18) and junior high school (JHS) students (ages 11-14) being 40 and 30 injuries/100student/year respectively.”

At Academy Massage Therapy, we have targeted massage treatments for children and youth who have sports and recreation related needs.

Parents/guardians and their children under the age of 12 are in the same room for the child’s treatment sessions. In fact, the parent and the child may also both receive treatments are the same time!

Talk to us about our preventative and healing therapies provided by our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT).

Please note, most insurance plans include coverage for children.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Say hello to your summer massage!
Try this tasty and refreshing Watermelon Coconut Chill

Before you arrive for your massage appointment, remember to drink lots of water.

Deep tissue massages are designed to break up knots and adjust your muscles. They also release toxins from the muscles, which may make you feel fatigued or nauseated after your massage.  Staying well hydrated by drinking water, before and after your massage will help alleviate these symptoms.

Try this easy-to-make delicious recipe, as part of your next massage at Academy Massage Therapy, and given our hot Winnipeg summer - enjoy it with friends & family at your next barbecue.

Watermelon Coconut Chill

3 cups chilled watermelon, cubed
squeeze of fresh lime juice
1 sprig of mint
1 cup coconut water
1 cup ice

Put all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The meaning of Father’s Day

It is because of deep love, respect and gratitude for the man in our lives
that we dedicate one day to celebrate the person who has been most dear
to us - our dads, our grand dads, our uncles and/or a person who has been
a father figure to us. We may have different names for him, and different
ways of addressing him, but the one thing that is undeniably true is - our
relationship with him.

Father’s Day is celebrated all across the world in more than 150 countries
in different months of the year. In Canada we celebrate Father’s Day on the
3 rd Sunday of June. As the story goes, Father’s Day celebrations began in
the Catholic church during the Middle Ages in Europe, on the feast day of
St. Joseph (the father of Jesus).

We love to celebrate the joys of our life’s journey. There is something
magical about those celebrations, something special about them. Father’s
Day celebrations are a part of our journey in life. The day is also to say
thank you to that great man in our lives who means more than any words
can express.

But what if there is no man in our lives? What if our life journey began, or
continues, without a father figure? We can still celebrate this day because
we are alive, have breath, and the opportunity to welcome every single day
with joy. Maybe the person in your life was, and is, both a dad and mom to
you, gender does not define the role.

This Father’s Day you celebrate you.

Happy Father’s Day from Academy Massage Therapy.

Monday, June 11, 2018

How Often Should I Go for a Massage?

If you have enjoyed the benefits of massage, you may be wondering just how often you should be getting the relaxing treatment. The answer lies in the reason you get a massage and the benefits you wish to receive.

Massage for General Wellness - How Often Should I Go for a Massage? - Winnipeg Massage Therapy - Academy Massage TherapistsMassage for General Wellness

For general wellness, the goal should be to have a massage treatment once or twice a month. You will be able to achieve good overall health and well-being, benefiting from the relaxation of the treatment as well as building on the treatment from the last time, so that the body is not starting over, treating muscles and tendons for tightness.

Massage for Chronic Conditions - How Often Should I Go for a Massage? - Winnipeg Massage Therapy - Academy Massage TherapistsMassage for Chronic Conditions

If you have a chronic condition, such as neck aches or migraines, you will need to start by visiting your massage therapist on a more frequent basis. Two times a week is good for the first four to six weeks and then increasing the time between sessions is best to see the symptoms of your condition improve. Chronic conditions take time to treat and can be managed with regular massages.

Massage for Athletic Types - How Often Should I Go for a Massage? - Winnipeg Massage Therapy - Academy Massage TherapistsMassage for Athletic Types

Athletes will schedule massages to help maintain the flexibility of muscles and overall muscle health. During times of intense training, an athlete can benefit from a massage two to three times a week and once a month when not training. The treatment can be helpful to avoid injury.

Academy Massage is here to meet your individual massage treatment needs

Academy Massage offers treatments for every individual. The massage therapists can recommend how many times you should visit to be able to benefit from the treatment provided. Speak to a therapist about your needs to ensure you are scheduling your massages in a manner that will be beneficial to you. Book your appointment today – via online booking or call 204.489.5050