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Moved to Coquitlam

October 6, 2011

Hello everyone, Yes, you read correctly.  I can now be found practicing Registered Massage Therapy and Active Release Techniques (ART®) from a new location in Coquitlam, BC.  Effective October 1st, 2011, my practice has relocated to the offices of Dominelli Massage Therapy and Wellness.  I join a team of talented and passionate practitioners offering diverse […]

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Vancouver Riot Overshadowed by the Spirit of Sport

June 18, 2011

The spirit of sport is alive in Vancouver, and overshadowing the disgraceful acts by the few involved in the 2011 Stanley Cup Riots. Sport becomes a metaphor for something larger than games and competitions. The true fans and citizens of Vancouver show how humanity can come together to celebrate the serendipitous things in life and show support to those that help make Vancouver the most wonderful place to live.

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Sitting is “Killing” You!!

May 19, 2011

Many of my clients hear me repeatedly say that extended sitting isn’t natural for the human body. There has been research to indicate that stress on the spine is significant when factors of ergonomics (ie. sitting angle) and length of time are present. I came across a great graphic that illustrates my concerns. A number of statistics taken from research sites and blogs have been collected and placed into this graphic. I encourage anyone and everyone to use this as a benchmark for your motivation to make changes in your workplace or at home. Granted today’s workplace demands or job descriptions place the pressures on you to be seated at a desk for hours on end…. however, at the very least, do the following to minimize the effects on your body:

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Battling Lymphoma – A Blogger’s Journey

May 17, 2011

A client of mine, battling through the hardships Lymphoma and chemotherapy treatments, decided to share his experiences via an online blog (as a way to externalize to help cope with his stress, and possibly educate the masses about the cancer itself). Despite his battle, he continues to pursue a highly active lifestyle, essentially giving cancer […]

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Active Release Techniques (ART) – FULL BODY CERTIFIED!!

February 2, 2011

Greetings! I am happy to announce that as of this past Sunday (28 January 2011), following a successful examination, I achieved full-body certification in Active Release Techniques (ART).  This past week I stepped away from my practice in Port Moody, BC, to complete the last of 3 seminars in ART.  Each seminar focused on a […]

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NEW – Initial Massage Visit Forms Now Downloadable

August 4, 2010

As of today, my initial massage visit forms are available to download from the contact page of jpthermt.com.  These forms are required for all clients to complete prior to the commencement of their first massage therapy visit.  Doing so gives me a quick glimpse of your medical history relating to your injury, thereby decreasing the […]

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Sports Massage at the 2010 BC Summer Games

July 29, 2010

This past weekend I volunteered my time to provide sports massage therapy at the BC Summer Games in Langley, BC.  The experience was definitely rewarding.  Situated under a tent adjacent to the field lacrosse and rugby events, a variety of young athletes approached me and my colleagues for treatments.  The most prevalent athletes that came […]

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The Summer of Sore

July 13, 2010

Summer is here….. and so are the injuries associated with it.  This wonderful, bright and warm time of year brings out the active side of many.  All of a sudden, we see a steep increase in the participation of many outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, triathlon, running, rock-climbing, softball, soccer, ultimate, and more.  People […]

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One Is Never Too Young To Start Massage Therapy

June 21, 2010

Yes, it’s true. Massage therapy has shown to be beneficial for people of any age, albeit the application of techniques are modified depending on the client’s age and condition. Newborns/infants can benefit from massage therapy by way of relaxation, stimulation, relief and interaction.  During infancy, a child is taking in an abundance of information from […]

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Clinic Schedule (Canada Day Weekend)

June 21, 2010

Hello everyone, The Canada Day long weekend is nipping at our heels.  During this time I will be away from the office.  With this in mind, I have made some adjustments to my clinic schedule on the days prior to July 1st.  Here is my schedule for the weeks surrounding Canada Day: June 25 (Friday) […]

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