Benefits of Drinking Water

A lot of people don’t drink as much water as they should each day. Experts say the human body is comprised of approximately 60% water and each person should be drinking at least 8 cups of fresh water per day but most don’t even have 1 cup. A lot of people chalk it up to… Continue reading Benefits of Drinking Water

Post Therapeutic Massage Therapy Self-Care

You just had the BEST massage of your life. (Of course you did, because you came to see us at Active Back to Health Center). You feel relaxed, rejuvenated, balanced and that back that was giving you grief feels almost pain free! Time for a nap! WRONG!! Here are 5 of the most common things… Continue reading Post Therapeutic Massage Therapy Self-Care

Top 5 Reasons to Get a Massage

Massage Therapy, what is it good for? Absolutely… EVERYTHING! Counting down some of my favourite top 5 reasons to get a massage. 5. IMPROVES SLEEP – lack of sleep can leave you feeling drained and unproductive at home or at work. On average, most adults need at least 7-8 hours per night to feel well… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Get a Massage

Cupping Therapy with Liz Ruggles

I am extremely excited to offer Cupping Therapy at Active Back to Health Center! There are many types of cupping but I practice the dry/cold cupping therapy technique. I received my training in Winnipeg about 4 years ago and have gotten amazing and positive results with my patients. Cupping therapy utilizes a cup (or a… Continue reading Cupping Therapy with Liz Ruggles

Holiday Massage Gift Certificates

With the holidays approaching so quickly, this is just a reminder that we have massage therapy gift certificates for sale. What better way to show a loved one that you care about them and their health! Treat them to a massage by purchasing a massage therapy gift certificate! Available at our front desk during office… Continue reading Holiday Massage Gift Certificates

Asian Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp

This easy rice noodle soup is perfect for sore throats or cold nights. © The Weary Chef 2013-2016 Author: Andi Gleeson Servings Prep Time 2 -3 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 4 baby bok choy, chopped (separate white and green pieces) 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced very thin 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 2 cups water… Continue reading Asian Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp


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… Continue reading HOT vs. COLD TREATMENT

Planet Organic’s Cosmic Cookie Recipe

Blog by: Liz Ruggles I’m not sure about you, but I have a wicked sweet tooth. It’s very hard for me to pass on anything sweet, even though I’ve been trying really hard to exercise and eat right. Last month I went into a Planet Organic Health Food Store and they had some cookie samples.… Continue reading Planet Organic’s Cosmic Cookie Recipe

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?… Continue reading Tips To Prevent/Relieve Shin Splints ~ by Liz Ruggles