This week we have a feature post, written by one of our very own Vancouver RMTs Char Hunter. Char has some wonderfully helpful tips (Fix Tips) on her website, and we are sharing one with you today. It is called the Spinal Roll which specially targets and provides relief to the Upper Back, Shoulders, and Neck – a common site of tension for many of us! Read on for more details!
Fascia is an all-encompassing layer of connective tissue in the body. More and more health care professionals are quickly learning that it is not such a simple part of our bodies, and should not be overlooked – it is almost always plays a role in ensuring proper function. Fascia surrounds all of our muscles, our organs, and helps to keep everything in its place, keeps the human form shaped as it should be! (more…)
Have you ever stepped foot in a beautiful grove of tall trees, and noticed a sense of calm? You wouldn’t be wrong. Scientific studies have proven that even as little as 20 minutes in a forest is enough to noticeably reduce both cortisol levels, and stress and anxiety inducing excitatory neurotransmitters levels. (more…)
As the weather gets a bit grey, so can our health. They do call it a “cold and flu season” after all. But we can’t let that get in the way so we do all that we can to keep our bodies happy and healthy. To avoid getting sick, you don’t have to lock yourself away and avoid all potential human interaction/contamination. There are lots of things you can do to be proactive and create a body and a system that is ready to fight off whatever this “season” throws at it. (more…)
Are you a commuter? Chances are you’ve thought of and tried all kinds of things to help pass the time – music, video, podcasts, books – but, how about mindfulness? Sure the commute is a great time to feed the Netflix binge watching urge but it is also a good time to check in with yourself. Standing on a crowded skytrain car could just become the most peaceful part of your day! (more…)