The Myth of Multitasking

OK, who has ever bragged about all the things they have on their to-do list? Who hasn’t gotten pulled into the “You wouldn’t believe how busy I am” game? Women, in particular, are the masters of multitasking. At least that’s what we tell ourselves. For years I got caught up on my daily to-do list. I prided myself in how …

What Is Stress?

HISTORY OF STRESS Prior to the 1920’s, the term “stress”, as we commonly refer to it, was not in common use. Up to that point in time, the word was used to refer to the internal distribution of force exerted on a material body. It was only in the late 1920’s that the idea of “mental strain” or “stress” (as …

40, Fit and Fabulous

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Active Back to Health blog. My name is Pauline and I am one of the massage therapists in our office. I have been a fitness competitor for many years, and I often get asked how I stay looking so young (and fit) as I get older. We can’t stop from aging, but we can look …

June Massage Promotion

This JUNE you have a chance to win a: FREE 1 HOUR MASSAGE THERAPY GIFT CERTIFICATE Starting June 1st, each time you receive a massage at the ACTIVE BACK TO HEALTH CENTRE in June, you have a chance to win a free 1 hour massage therapy gift certificate! Give the gift certificate away as a gift or keep it and …

Kids Say the Funniest Things

By Liz Ruggles, RMT Those of us that are parents or even grandparents truly understand the concept of the phrase “time flies”. We are always told “kids grow up way too fast” and being a parent myself, I am way too familiar with how true that is. My kids, Nick and Layla, are both teenagers now! TEENAGERS! Excuse me for …

HOW OUR NEW LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY CAN HELP YOU

If you have visited our office within the last several months, you might have noticed some informational pamphlets on our new laser proudly displayed on our bulletin boards. Or perhaps you’ve seen the high-tech.-looking device being rolled from treatment room to treatment room. I’ve certainly had a number of my patients stare at it quizzically before asking me, “What is …

Spring Promotion For Massage Therapy

The massage therapy team at Active Back to Health has a special treat to welcome the long awaited warmer weather!! We will be giving away a one hour massage gift certificate with the practitioner of your choice, to one lucky winner. This promotion will run the entire month starting Monday May 1st, with the winner being drawn at the end …

Health Spending Accounts

by Dr. David Peterson, Clinic Director of Active Back To Health Health Spending Accounts (HSA) are a recognized and accepted way for small business owners to write off their medical expenses including dental, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, counseling, optometry, prescriptions, etc. I have been using a HSA through Olympia Trust for 20 plus years. If you own a small business, …

3 Things You And Your Doctor Don’t Know About Your Heart

by Dr. Jennifer Harrison Ah, the human heart; the subject of so many poems and songs about heartache as well as joy and love. Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood to your brain and the rest of your body, that exercise is good for your heart and that too much stress can lead to heart attacks. It’s also common …

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