The Deleterious Effects of Sitting on Back Health

You have lately heard that sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing, and the toll on your back health is even worse if you're sitting hunched in front of a computer. Indeed, the disks in your back are meant to expand and contract as you move, which allows them to absorb blood and nutrients. When you sit, the disks are compressed and can lose flexibility over time. Sitting excessively can also increase your risk of herniated disks. Many internet posts suggest that "sitting is... Read More

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Online Booking Update

We are sad to announce, that due to a disappointingly high amount of no-shows, these past few weeks, that our booking policy now requires all new clients to secure their appointments with a valid credit card. Please note that while there will be no charges until your session is completed, full charges will be applied  to missed appointments, as well as for late cancelations.   Thank you for your understanding and... Read More

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Do You Have Nagging Pain Between Your Shoulders?

It’s quite common to have patients in clinic with a nasty, nagging pain that presents between the spinal column and the medial border of the scapula. There can be several reasons for this, meaning, it could be muscle tightness, muscle weakness, myofascial trigger point build up, nerve entrapments, etc. All these issues are manageable, given the right strategy. That being said, even though we get results within treatments, in many cases it’s only a matter of time before the same issue is... Read More

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How Massage Therapy May Help Fight Fatigue and Promote Faster Recovery.

It has long been suggested that massage therapy is good for us and that it can reduce our fatigue and increase our energy. While massage does not directly increase energy, it does reduce fatigue and often decreases the symptoms that sap our energy, resulting in our feeling better. Massage therapy has been shown to increase circulation, reduce stress, pain and depression, improved sleep and our immunity – all of which make us feel better, more energized and less... Read More

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False Sciatica

" False Sciatica" a.k.a "Piriformis Syndrome", refers to pain that begins in the hip and buttocks and continues all the way down the leg. This condition is often accompanied by low back pain, which can be more or less severe than the leg pain. In addition to pain, other sensations include spasms, tingling or numbness along the sciatic nerve that can travel down the hamstrings, legs and feet. These symptoms can be bilateral or can occur on one side. What causes False Sciatica? The cause of... Read More

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Do Tight Hip Flexors Correlate With Weak Glutes?

Lower crossed syndrome, as originally described by Vladimir Janda several decades ago, is commonly sited to describe the muscle imbalances observed with anterior pelvic tilt posture. Indeed, Janda described lower crossed syndrome to explain how certain muscle groups in the lumbopelvic area get tight, while the antagonists get weak or inhibited.  Or, as Phil Page describes in his book overviewing the Janda Approach, “Weakness from from muscle imbalances results from... Read More

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New year, new location, new business, same name, with a discount…

Dear client, It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I announce that as of January 15th, I will be moving my practice to 2409 Yonge street, in Suite 304 (across from BestBuy at  Yonge St and Broadway, right  next to La Vecchia, on the east side of Yonge Street.), into a clinic of my own, which I am calling Chantal Milot RMT and Associates, seeing as my goal is to align myself with other healthcare practitioners and RMTS, to enable you to obtain better rounded care, within one... Read More

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Incorporating massage therapy into your training and/or competition schedule

Any discipline you participate in or compete in, whether it is Bodybuilding, Weightlifting or Marathoning  should be approached with a detailed training plan, divided into training periods, and rest periods (de-load), which we refer to as a periodized training plan. If you were to look at a graph of this type of training it would look a bit like someone taking two or three steps forward and one step back. The step back is sometimes referred to as a ‘rest week’, ‘recovery week’... Read More

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Holiday Season Schedule

December 21-24 : Regular hours ( 9:00 am - 8:30 pm) December 25-27 : CLOSED December: 28-31 : Regular hours (9:00 am - 8:30 pm) Jan 1st: Happy NEW YEAR!! (but i'm closed!) Jan 2-4 : CLOSED Jan 5th: Regular hours (9:00 am - 8:30 pm) Happy... Read More

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Fat loss

My mother used to say " the road to Hell is often paved with good intentions". Obviously, she meant it in a different context as the one I wish to direct it to, but I believe that the point she was trying to make, much like myself right now, is that often times, we mean well and engage in activities, behaviours or  rituals that we think are good for us, but end up making things worse! I see a lot of this in the health and fitness industry!  Every year, there is a 'new magical diet', a new... Read More

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