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Sitting is “Killing” You!!

Published on May 19, 2011 By John-Paul

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:

Battling Lymphoma – A Blogger’s Journey

Published on May 17, 2011 By John-Paul

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 […]

NEW – Initial Massage Visit Forms Now Downloadable

Published on August 4, 2010 By John-Paul

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 […]

One Is Never Too Young To Start Massage Therapy

Published on June 21, 2010 By John-Paul

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 […]

Clinic Schedule (Canada Day Weekend)

Published on June 21, 2010 By John-Paul

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) […]

Fueling For Your Endurance Exercise

Published on May 26, 2010 By John-Paul

Over the last 10 years, I have developed a passion for playing floor hockey. In my position as goaltender, the demands placed on my body are variable. The levels of intensity associated with such demands are influenced by multiple factors. The number of players on the floor (4-on-4, 3-on-3), the amount of substitute players available, […]