Massage Contributes to Building Muscle

Sharon Jackson, RMT, frequently works with patients who are recovering from injury, illness, and the elderly. Aside from the more common known benefits of improved mood, lowered cortisol levels, better circulation, and reduction in muscle tension, it is now becoming clinically proven that it can support muscle growth. According to an article by Massage Therapy Canada,  aging, injury, or illness are major factors that limit one's ability to exercise. Resting is key for recovery, but often results in muscle atrophy....

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Examining the Foot: Hallux Valgus

Hallux valgus, or a bunion, is a bump one gets on the side of the base of the big toe when the big toe deviates inward. Yes, that is the classic explanation but what is really happening to the big toe? Besides the three bones that make up the big toe (metatarsals, proximal and distal phalanges) there are also four muscles and two small bones (sesamoids) that support the big toe. When these bones and muscles shift from their anatomical...

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Stefan Chang Now Offering TCM Services

Stefan is expanding his services to include his designation as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. This means that in addition to treating patients with acupuncture and cupping, he is now fully certified to offer herbal formulas, dietary and lifestyle recommendations to improve the efficacy of treatments. In an appointment, a Chinese Medicine Doctor observes the signs and symptoms of the patient first, and based on the findings from both patient’s description and a physical examination they determine if there...

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