PictureAfter Massage

If your last massage experience was like in this picture you did
great, but as you can see, that happened way too long ago 🙂
Too many people allow year after year passing, and not having such a healthy and beneficial experience because of the misconceptions, lack of information and misleading environment. You on the other hand have the chance to get informed, make your own choices and eventually lead by example!
Be in touch with your Massage Therapist even when you are away…here:

Massage Therapy Contraindications

I need to underline the importance of seriously considering the contraindications for massage therapy.
Numerous times I warned my clients about the risk of delaying the healing process or even aggravating their health if they receive massage when having a cold or a virus. Rarely my clients accepted to leave my clinic and return only when well. Rarely those that received a treatment did not get back to acute stage of a cold or a virus. Sadly one of my clients had to go to ER the next day.
Please inform your therapists ahead of time if you are sick and decide together with them if you should reschedule your treatment. Please accept  that we are also responsible and it is within our scope of practice to make the best judgement in the long run.
Example of conditions that are temporary contraindications for massage therapy:
Contact Dermatitis (if widespread)
Diarrhea (if due to infection)
German Measles
Gout (during acute phase)
High Blood Pressure
(unless controlled by medication, diet or exercise)
Influenza (the flu) or other virus
Lupus (during a flare-up)

Did you know?

One important benefit of Massage Therapy in Canada is the access that a health care professional has to your skin. In our society, with our rules, norms and laws, one of the most important organs of our body must stay hidden from most assessment. The few health care professionals that have more access to your skin
are the Dermatologists and the Massage Therapists. Your skin is the map of your health.
Your skin temperature, tone, tenderness, texture, color, discoloration, pliability, elasticity, and everything that grows underneath, within or on top of the skin is important from a health perspective.
We are the first ones to ring the alarm bell in case something is not right. Prevention is better than cure. Please be well!

My favorite fittness ~ GYROTONIC

As your RMT, I made the commitment to lead by example
and to get in shape so that I can work with you as long as possible.
So far I lost some excess weight, gained some strength and endurance,
and I am continuously working on improving my body, mind and soul. 🙂
These are some of the highly qualified people that work with me. I am amazed by them.

Cold seasons need even more boost of happiness!

Woman thyroid gland control

Woman thyroid gland control

Home Care Remedial Exercises

Working the home care exercises excessively, will not bring you faster and closer to your goal.
Most of the time it will actually aggravate your injury, thus it will delay the arrival to your destination.
Stick to the number that your therapist suggested. Don’t do more and don’t do less.
Give your body at least the same amount of time to heal as you spent getting injured.

Massage Heals

Dr. Tarnopolsky suggests that, in the long run, a professional massage may even be a better bargain than a pill. “If someone says “This is free and it might make you feel better, but it may slow down your recovery, do you still want it?” he asked. “Or would you rather spend the 50 bucks for a post-exercise massage that also might enhance your recovery?”
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BioFlex Laser Therapy

For more information about this modality go here or contact me
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Conditions treated with BioFlex Laser



Some of us are blessed to have our grandparents or even great grandparents around.
My experience with geriatric massage proves that all of them enjoy the gentle touch, the active listening, and the words of kindness.
They have so many stories filled with wisdom they need to share with us.
I’ve noticed that most of the time, their biggest joy is that they get to tell the story to someone that cares.

The word “geriatric” in medicine, refers to health impairments that are associated with
the later years of life, usually age 65 and older.
Geriatric Massage takes age-related health conditions , including serious illnesses, into account.
However healthy elderly populations also have special considerations such as the thinning of the
skin, increased bruising and others.
Elderly clients sometimes can not usually lie flat on the massage table or turn over easily.
During my college courses, learning to massage with these special needs was part of the curriculum.
In fact I completed hands-on courses during specialty clinics in a nursing home,
where I had to massage elderly, ill or impaired people in their own bed.
Fortunately geriatric clients also can be very healthy and active adults who just want to
use massage to keep them that way.

I am happy to let you know that I am now also offering Geriatric Massage at Silvia Iovanca Stratan RMT.
For more inforrmation regarding the session length and rates please contact me



 I am a believer! I am using this effective pain relief tool for my own
pains. After treating my stiff neck this morning for only 5 minutes I feel like
I just received a half hour neck massage. I promissed to some of my clients to
find a solution for the time they can’t come for a massage
.”Acuball”is my
solution for you. Because I care about you, Silvia Iovanca Stratan RMT is now a
distributor 🙂


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