Caregiver: a person who cares for someone sick or disabled. Recently I have had a few massage therapy patients become caregivers for their spouses. One day they are going through life normally, with their own routines, their own chores, and their independence. The next day they are taking on their spouse’s routines and chores. […]
About Meaghan Mounce
Meaghan lives and works as a Registered Massage Therapist and fitness instructor in Nanaimo, BC. When not working you can find her strength training or loving the outdoors with her husband, daughter and their dog.
You’ve just gotten some terrible news, news that brings you to your knees, news that makes you unsure about the future, news that breaks you open. Perhaps a loved one has died or been diagnosed with a disease. Maybe your partner has lost their job. Maybe you have had a miscarriage. Maybe your child […]
I’m a firm believer in that statement. If that is too bold of a statement you could at least agree that exercise enhances lives. The different forms of exercise can make you stronger, faster and more mobile. Aside from physical benefits, what about the mental benefits of exercise? Can movement also help you cope, decrease […]
Barefoot and pregnant…in my massage room. As soon as I finished massage school, I kicked off my shoes and socks and have massaged in my bare (clean) feet ever since! I just feel more comfortable barefooted: grounded, comfortable and stable. I prefer to be in bare feet at home and while squatting and deadlifting too! […]
“You’re the best part of my month”, she said as she lay face down on my massage table. I’ve heard words like this before, “ahhh…I am so relieved I had this massage booked” or “I’ve been looking forward to this allllll day”. But this was different. For some reason this time these words gave me […]
My shoulder started to hurt. Was this actually happening to ME? Was this the beginning of nagging symptoms leading to the end of my favourite career? Those thoughts certainly crept into my mind. One of the most frustrating things a Massage Therapist can experience: an injury. I imagine a lot of Massage Therapists, as […]