News & Updates

There are so many questions, resources, and trends when it comes to fascial release, self-care routines, and finding joy in ‘keeping moving.’

Join Emily as she shares her perspectives, sifts through current resources, and highlights Curative Massage’s community involvement. Keep up to date on last minute session openings and other news via Curative Massage’s Twitter feed and request useful information via email newsletter.


August 27, 2015 – How’s Your Posture?

Our modern society demands heavy use of technology in daily life. Unfortunately most of the time we spend using technology is also time spent developing poor posture. This issue is about more than visual presentation as poor posture results in strained and uncomfortable muscles as well as pressure on our internal organs. Long term postural misalignment can be challenging to correct but it’s important to try in order to minimize the affects internally and externally. Read More..


May 5, 2015 – What’s The Deal With Fascia?

You might have heard me talk about fascia a time or two before. Since Spring has finally arrived and many of us will be getting more active over the coming months, I wanted to talk about fascial health and how to optimize your body’s function. Read more..


March 12, 2015 – The Basics of Stretching — Making self-care part of your daily routine (UPDATED)

You’ve heard me emphasize stretching and self-care over and over, but I wanted to explain the basics in writing since a hazy brain can often be experienced post-massage. Read more..


January 11, 2015 – Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

It’s a new year and we’re all vowing to make changes and be better. One place to start to make the rest of your resolutions easier is with better sleep habits. Studies have found that people who sleep just 6 hours a night for 12 nights in a row record the same reaction time as those who didn’t sleep at all the night before. This highlights the effects of long-term sleep loss in just one area effected by our sleep. Read more..


November 11, 2014 – 9 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

We all know physical fitness is important and that exercise is the only way to achieve it, but there are bonus effects of exercise that are equally important, especially over the coming winter months. Exercise has been proven equally effective to medication when it comes to treating anxiety and depression, and a review of 79 studies in 2000 showed that nearly 80% of participants who were new to exercise reported significant gains in self-worth and other physical self-perceptions after exercise. These days we’re lucky to have so many unique options to get motivated to get a sweat on, I’ve looked into a few that are available in Halifax. Read more..


September 19, 2014 – Using Full Diaphragmatic Breathing to Optimize Your Well-Being

How many times per day do you think about your breathing? Most people will take over 23,000 breaths in a day, much more for those who are physically active. For many people, most if not all of those breaths are shallow and fill up only the top third of the lungs’ capacity. Focusing on achieving full diaphragmatic breaths throughout the day will relieve pain and anxiety and improve overall health. Read more..


September 10, 2014 – Massage Therapy in the Workplace

According to Statistics Canada, more than 1 in 4 Canadians report experiencing high to severe levels of stress daily. Because we all know how uncomfortable it is to live in a stressful state, reducing stress is a natural priority. Read more..


June 26, 2014 – What Equation Are You Living?

What if we thought about our physical wellbeing as an equation? What if self-care + treatment (massage therapy, chiropractic, or acupuncture to name a few) = physical wellbeing? What kind of equation are you living now and by how many notches or percentage points would you like to increase your physical wellbeing? Read more..


June 26, 2014 – The Basics of Stretching — Making self-care part of your daily routine

You’ve heard me emphasize stretching and self-care over and over, but I wanted to explain the basics in writing since a hazy brain can often be experienced post-massage. Read more..


May 8, 2014 – Refresh Yourself At Home For Free

Internally and externally our bodies can see big benefits from the use of our greatest natural resource. It seems like we’ve all heard enough about drinking water and staying hydrated, but unfortunately the healthy choice isn’t always our first. Here are a few benefits of drinking enough water on a daily basis to help stay motivated: Read more..


May 8, 2014 – A Quick Guide To Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water for treatment. Different temperatures promote varied reactions in the body while the sensation to the skin stimulates the nervous system. Heat soothes and loosens muscles, cool calms inflammation, promotes healing, and reduces pain, and hydro static pressure provides gentle massage. Here are some simple hydrotherapy applications: Read more..

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