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Power to the People!

I recently went to see a registered massage therapist for some badly-needed treatment. At the end of the session, the therapist sat me down, looked me straight in the eye, frowned a little and sighed. "Are you doing your daily self-care?" she asked. "No," I whispered....

Current Medical Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Traditional medical advice has been for exercising women to reduce their habitual levels of exertion during pregnancy and for non-exercising women to refrain from initiating strenuous exercise programs. This advice was based on concerns that exercise could negatively affect early pregnancy outcomes by increasing core...

What is Fascia?

You may have heard of the term fascia or fascial work; it’s an area that has gained considerable attention in recent years. What does it mean and how does a treatment targeting fascia differ from a traditional swedish massage? As an Registered Massage...

Treating Endometriosis from a Dietary Perspective

Endometriosis, commonly mistaken as "just PMS" is an incredibly painful condition, affects 5-10% women of reproductive age (1). It occurs when endometrial tissue that usually lines the uterus, is found outside of it. The most common three symptoms associated with endometriosis are: painful periods, pain or...

Understanding Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)

The female body undergoes dramatic changes during pregnancy as hormones relax the ligamentous structures of the pelvis and most noticeably the tissues of our stomach stretch to accommodate a child growing inside of us. A common concern for many new mothers has been dubbed the...

Kegel Exercises for Men

In my last blog post from August 2016 titled "Men Have Pelvic Floors Too?",  we learned that YES, men do have pelvic floors, and YES, men can have pelvic dysfunction leading to urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic pain. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer...

Breathing and the Pelvic Floor

When was the last time you thought about the way you breathe? Did you know that it can influence the health of your pelvic floor and overall health? It might be difficult to understand the link between breathing and its effects on your health when...



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