ALS Awareness Month


June is ALS Awareness month, set by ALS Canada to educate the public about Amyotrophic later sclerosis (ALS), and to support Canadians living with the disease. 

ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease,  is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where the nerve cells that control muscles die. The "living wires" that connect your brain to your muscles degenerate, leading to a loss of speech, loss of mobility, and is ultimately terminal. 

This personal account from a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), explains how massage therapy may be beneficial to patients living with ALS, and what patients and massage therapists can expect.