I met with Stephan a few weeks ago to talk about his passion for massage therapy, love for art and life.
Apex: What motivated you to become a massage therapist?
SL: I had spent too much time working in the service industry and I started inwardly thrashing people. I worked in a bar downtown Toronto. After a few incidences happened I realized that it wasn’t what I wanted to do forever and it wasn’t making me happy. I knew that I’m not going to be able to hide myself away from the world. I had to cultivate a different kind of relationship with humanity… Read More
Shelly MacGregor: It was over coffee a couple weeks ago that a friend shared some results of a questionnaire that was given to girls around the age of 15. The questions were based on what skills would these girls like to learn from a confidence building course. One of the revelations discovered was the girls were hoping to learn ways to get their parents off their phones. Read More
Shelly MacGregor: You want to be more flexible, reduce stress hormones that age us faster, relax more, feel better in your body, increase circulation and actively reduce pain and muscle tension?
Of course you do! And you can do all of these while laying on a massage table once a month! Read More
Kelly: Do you have a job or hobby that requires you to do the same motion over and over again, causing you pain and tension? Do you have an old injury that never fully healed? Has your stretching, exercise program or athletic performance plateaued? Read More
I sat down for a cup of tea with Meeghan a couple of weeks ago. We talked about her early days at Apex, her passion for massage therapy and music as well as her hopes for Zimbabwe, where she comes from. Read More
Last year we saw Arianna Huffington speak and she spoke of the moment (her jump point) when her most productive life came crashing down. She spoke about the rush we get from constant demands and the dose of adrenaline from getting your to-do list complete. She referred to her complete exhaustion, fainting in her home and the realization that 4 – 6 hours a night of sleep was nothing to brag about. Read More
The benefits of having a wellness program at work are many, but by simply having a professional offer chair massage to you and your co-workers during work hours boosts morale, decreases stress hormones, you enjoy 15 minutes of quiet time but the massage is stimulating and invigorating. Read More
We have all heard the tale of how our friend tore their Achilles tendon while playing basketball, soccer, ultimate or simply jumping at Crossfit or the gym but they leave out the part this was their first game in months. Thankfully most often the injury is less dramatic, suffering from a strained ligament or tendonitis. These injuries usually occur in the ankles, hamstrings, low back or rotator cuff, rendering you inactive for a few days or up to a few weeks. Read More