Fun Facts about Dawn Ham, Registered Massage Therapist

The Life Therapies multidisciplinary clinic in Ottawa is home to many incredible practitioners. This week, we wanted to share some fun facts about Dawn Ham, one of our amazing registered massage therapists! DID YOU KNOW...  Dawn Ham is a Registered Massage Therapist, an Infant Massage Instructor and a Certified Paediatric Massage Therapist. She has also [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Fun Facts about Dawn Ham, Registered Massage Therapist

Deep Tissue Techniques with Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

Did You Know...  Swedish style relaxation or therapeutic deep tissue techniques can be achieved using the feet. The ancient art of therapeutic practice of barefoot massage is best known in North America as the Japanese term “Ashiatsu”, “ashi” (foot) and “atsu” (pressure). For the safety of both the client and the therapist, this type of [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Deep Tissue Techniques with Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

According to Roger Goldberg, Medical Doctor and Director of Urogynecology research at the University of Chicago NorthShore University HealthSystem, "Even a seemingly uneventful pregnancy and delivery can change urinary control for up to 50 percent of women." The fact of the matter is giving birth is hard work. Your vaginal canal and pelvic floor muscles [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

How will Physiotherapy Help with Golfer’s Shoulder?

As golf season ramps up, the physiotherapists at Life Therapies are often sought out to address "Golfer's Shoulder". But did you know that while the shoulder is a common site of injury, the hips and the back can also be to blame? This is not to say the shoulders are innocent, but sometimes there is [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on How will Physiotherapy Help with Golfer’s Shoulder?

Life Therapies at Women’s Trail Festival 2018

Kimberly Robertson and Tamara Bond-Vlad were honoured to take part in the Women's Trail Festival again this year. This inspirational event features so many great speakers and leaders - and the athletes not only get to learn tips and tricks first-hand, but they get to explore new trails, make new friends and are inspired to spend more [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Life Therapies at Women’s Trail Festival 2018

Does Gardening Leave You Aching All Over?

Every spring, the registered massage therapists at Life Therapies see an increase in requests for massage therapy appointments. While you might think this is related to the spring sporting season (and yes, marathoners, soccer players and golfers do play a role in the increased bookings), the reality is our local gardeners need some tender loving [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Does Gardening Leave You Aching All Over?

Can Massage Therapy Improve Your Sleep?

Big project at work? You probably don't think twice about staying up late or getting up early to finish the task at hand. Sick kids? Ask any Mom or Dad, and they will quickly admit they sacrifice sleep to ensure the little ones are surrounded with love and attention. It should come as no surprise [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Can Massage Therapy Improve Your Sleep?

Words of Wisdom

Visitors to the Life Therapies clinic might have noticed the little positive words written on the chalk board in our waiting area. While sometimes the messages can be profound, other times they might simply be a reminder to share positivity, happiness and ... a smile!   Have a favourite saying, quote or message you want [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Services|Comments Off on Words of Wisdom