I hope everyone had a great holiday with friends and family!
I have seen a lot of you over the course of the last few months for symptom relief and maintenance. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Colin Baird and I am a registered massage therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. This means that I am a trained manual therapist and my treatments are covered under all health benefit plans that include massage therapy.
Most of us like a clean start and that is why the beginning of a new year is the best time for people to invest in themselves and to make the changes they have been putting off for the better part of the last year. We all want to feel healthy, in control, alert, fit, and happier with ourselves; and massage is one more way for us to achieve those goals.
The most common reason I get from people on why they don’t seek out massage more often – a treatment that can help us recharge, rebalance, and prevent injuries/pain in the future – is that it is a luxury and people just don’t have the time for themselves. We are all busy, there is no doubt about that, but we also need to establish healthy practices early on in the year that encourage better health and wellness for ourselves. Think of a 60 minute massage less as a “nice way to treat yourself” and more as a way of promoting better sleep; better muscle recovery; improved joint health; increased range of motion; and of course, reduced anxiety and stress.
We all aspire to feel more in control of our health and our bodies, so make this January and the rest of the year count!
Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an individual appointment or to discuss a regular maintenance schedule to take advantage of your full benefits and to make massage a regular part of your “new year – new you” routine.
Have a wonderful 2017 and I hope see more of you this year!
Colin Baird, RMT, BScKin
Colin Baird is the owner and principal RMT at Local Fix Clinic Toronto.