Headaches can be triggered by any number of things. Massage therapy has shown very promising results in the relief and treatment of tension headaches. Of the dozens and dozens of muscles in the head and neck, any number of them can be the source of your headache pain. Getting rid of this pain with massage may a more long term solution than turning to over the counter medications, like Tylenol and Advil.
Acupuncture is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the belief that living beings have energy, known as qi (pronounced “chi”), which circulates through meridians in the body, each correlating to a different organ system. If this energy flow becomes imbalanced or impeded, symptoms will emerge. In order to reestablish the flow of qi, practitioners apply very fine needles to stimulate specific, identifiable points (acupoints) on the body. Very thin needles are used to penetrate the superficial layers of the skin in a way that generally does not cause discomfort when they are placed.
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…)