Massage therapy has been shown to reduce our body’s level of cortisol – the stress hormone – by almost half. Why is that important? In today’s high-stress culture, our body’s level of cortisol tends to be higher than ideal causing impacts on everything from blood pressure, to immune system health, to blood sugar regulation. In addition to helping to reduce cortisol levels, massage also helps to elevate our body’s levels of serotonin and dopamine which are key in regulating mood levels.
So there you have it, massage = happy
Email me to start booking in for the fall and winter season before your benefits run out!
Wishing everyone a very happy upcoming Easter weekend!!
I will be available 10am-8pm as usual on Easter Monday for anyone looking to round out their long weekend with some well deserved deep tissue maintenance!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
A lot of clients have been asking about swimming, its benefits, and about using it as a means of active recovery from heavy gym days and classes. Here is a great drill to add some technical work to your next workout for people who find swimming lengths tiresome or boring (and many of you do). Break it up and don’t be afraid to try some drills! The more efficient and comfortable you are in the water, the better your workout and the more likely you will be to take advantage of this amazing, low impact exercise!
As many of you know, summer means my outreach begins up north on Georgian Bay. Although this coincides with warmer weather and longer days, it also means I have reduced hours in the city. Please note I will be unavailable Friday afternoons and Saturdays starting in May.
Colin Baird is the owner and principal RMT at Local Fix Clinic Toronto.