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How to Become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Alberta

Massage therapy is an incredible practice for those seeking deep relaxation, stress relief, physical rehabilitation, pain management, or simply looking to indulge in a little extra self-care. If you are someone who is passionate about helping others and improving their quality of life, becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) might be an enriching career path …

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7 Surprising Benefits of Salt for Your Body and Health That You Didn’t Know About!

The salt soaks on our shelves at Urban Massage & Wellness offer clients a ton of amazing benefits. But most people don’t realize just how salt interacts with our bodies to keep us healthy.  Out of all the minerals on our planet, salt is one of the more exciting ones because it offers us so …

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Which Massage Therapy Is More Effective? Thai Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage

There are dozens of massage therapies out there to explore. Every massage offers its own benefits, from easing muscle tension to increasing circulation to relieving anxiety and depression. Thai massages and deep tissue massages are two of these therapies, both renowned for being effective in stimulating emotional and physical wellbeing. Many are familiar with deep …

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9 Science-Backed Tips to Help You Sleep Better & Feel Rested

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting a good night of sleep is arguably the most important factor to incorporate into your daily routine. Your biological systems are hard at work while you sleep; your brain processes new information, while your body goes into “repair and restore” mode to benefit your cells, energy …

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How Massage Aids in Treating Anxiety and Depression

Massage’s Mental Health Benefits Some people may view “self-care” as a buzzword, but for those with mental health diagnoses such as depression or anxiety, self-care is—more often than not—a beacon of light in an otherwise dark place. Moments dedicated to your health and wellbeing shouldn’t be underestimated or undervalued. There are many ways you can …

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7 Injuries & Conditions that Can Be Treated with Manual Osteopathic Massage

Did you know that nearly one in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain? If you’ve ever experienced ongoing pain and the discomfort that goes along with it, then you know that often all you want is some lasting relief. The relaxing touch of massage therapy can help provide comfort and alleviate pain associated with inflammation …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fascia and Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy, although relatively unknown in the Western world up until now, has become an extremely popular treatment method in recent years. Massage therapists often use cupping as a technique alongside other types of massage therapy or modalities. Let’s look at the area of the body cupping acts on (the fascia) and how it works. …

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