BEAT THE WINTER BLUES!

Let our Massage Therapists at Active Back to Health soothe away your last few weeks of winter! Book your first time massage with one of us between February 13- March 10 and enjoy $20 off a 1 hour massage*   *some restrictions apply, see front desk staff for details

HOT vs. COLD TREATMENT

by Liz Ruggles RMT My patients often wonder and ask me whether to use heat or cold after they feel pain. My general rule of thumb is to think about what each is designed to do. ICE is usually used to reduce inflammation, which includes redness, swelling, pain, heat, and/or loss of movement . Applying ice to the affected area will …

Tips To Prevent/Relieve Shin Splints ~ by Liz Ruggles

Ah, the dreaded shin splints. We’ve all experienced pain in the front of our lower legs before, due to exercise. Recently, I too fell victim to this pain, by literally jumping into skipping rope for a new workout routine without the proper shoes and not warming up my legs enough. So what are shin splints? Medically known as Medial Tibial …

Message from Jen Collins

Hello Again Everyone!!! This weeks blog entry comes with an important update! Our massage therapy team is back to full strength starting July 18. Jen Collins is excited to announce that she’ll be increasing her availability again after an amazing 10 months with baby Madilyn. A lot of you may have seen me around the clinic and even received treatments …