Rachel’s Heartstrings – Results and Winners!

04 Mar 2016
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Rachel’s Heartstrings – Results and Winners!

                                      Rachel’s Heartstrings Donations Results Thank you to each and everyone who donated to Rachel’s Heartstrings to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation and thank you also to those who participated by spreading the word! We raised over $1,550.00 to help with the research that might contribute to prolonging Rachel’s life. Jennifer Bloch RMT will continue to post updates on Rachel’s condition and her next surgery which should occur in the near future. THANK YOU! _______________________________________________________________ RACHEL’S HEARTSTRINGS WINNERS The names of everyone who donated $35.00 to Rachel’s Heartstrings were entered in to a draw.

Rachel’s Heartstrings: Celebration!

15 Feb 2016
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Rachel’s Heartstrings: Celebration!

                      2…3…4…5 Four special birthdays that weren’t even supposed to happen. Thanks to cardiology research, Rachel has beaten all the odds. She has a strong will to live and more research will give her the chance to fight. THANK YOU to everyone who donated so far! We are over the halfway mark toward our goal!! enter to win: Please continue to share RACHEL’S HEARTSTRINGS with your friends and family and remind them that if they donate $35, they will be entered to win a complimentary 30, 60, or 90 massage therapy treatment with a Registered Massage Therapist. There are plenty.

RMTAO Board of Directors: Jennifer Bloch, RMT

08 Feb 2016
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RMTAO Board of Directors: Jennifer Bloch, RMT

Congratulations to Jennifer Bloch who was recently elected to sit on the Board of Directors with the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Jennifer is joined by a great team of Directors who are equally dedicated to advancing the profession! “I am thrilled to be part of a brilliant team of directors that will help to drive the strategic direction of the profession through the voice of the members of the RMTAO. It is a very exciting time right now with all of the hard work that is going in to enhancing our credibility within the healthcare field. For clients, the RMTAO helps to support your RMT with information.

Rachel is coming to Toronto!

07 Feb 2016
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Rachel is coming to Toronto!

                      Keep sharing!   Keep those donations coming… Rachel is coming to town and with the help of her beautiful sister Alyssa, she is going to announce our winners right from the treatment room!   Donate now to enter to win:  

Rachel’s Heartstrings KICK-OFF

01 Feb 2016
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Rachel’s Heartstrings KICK-OFF

Happy Heart Month everyone! Don’t forget that a portion of all massage therapy appointments booked at JBRMT and paid for in the month of February will go toward Rachel’s Heartstrings (Heart & Stroke Foundation) AND if you donate $35.00 or more to the cause, you will be entered to win a FREE 30, 60, or 90 minute treatment with a Registered Massage Therapist, your chances of winning are high because there a lot of prizes being generously offered. Please consider donating to the cause and/or share this blog within your network and help me watch my niece grow up and achieve her dream to become a star. Read about Rachel’s.

Rachel’s Heartstrings: Donate & you could win

20 Jan 2016
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February is ‘Heart Month’ and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Heart & Stroke foundation and all those who have donated toward the research that may have given me one more day, one more milestone to celebrate with my niece, Rachel. My 5 year old niece Rachel has Tricuspid Atresia which basically means she is missing the Tricuspid Valve in her heart that helps blood from the heart get to the lungs. Her condition is very severe, and causes her to turn blue, lose her breath, and get very tired with the smallest amount of exertion. Watch Rachel in action and see for yourself how she pushes.

Is Drinking Water Necessary After a Massage?

07 Dec 2015
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Is Drinking Water Necessary After a Massage?

Put very simply, there is no evidence that Massage Therapy eliminates toxins from your body, or that it moves them around. Your body does a good job of that on its own – this is why you have a liver, kidneys, bowels, and a bladder as some examples. https://www.painscience.com/articles/toxins.php

What are massage therapists really thinking?

08 Nov 2015
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What are massage therapists really thinking?

Ever wonder what your massage therapist is really thinking about while you are thinking “Did I shave my legs?” This pretty much is exactly what I am thinking about while treating my clients. I came across these photos on Facebook. For more pictures like these, search “Back in Motion Therapeutic Massage” in Facebook.

More Than “Just a Massage”

03 Nov 2015
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More Than “Just a Massage”

If you love massage, we can make it work for you in any condition you are in. I came across this video about Oncology Massage and this therapist did a great job articulating how I feel about every massage therapy treatment I provide. It doesn’t matter who are, what condition(s) you have, or how much pain you are in. A good Massage Therapist will know how to modify techniques to make them work for you. I try to listen to your body with your input and provide the best possible treatment that is relevant to what your body needs in that moment. Sure, when indicated, I might suggest a treatment.

Massage Therapy Isn’t The Only Way to Touch Someone

01 Nov 2015
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Massage Therapy is not the only way to touch someone who is experiencing pain. Pain comes in all forms. I touch people with my hands in an effort to ease their pain. This guy touches people with his voice. Bottom line is…people need to be touched. Who touched you the last time you were in pain?