Reduce Stress with Food as Medicine

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

greensEveryone has their own way of winding down after a stressful day – reading a book, watching TV, taking a walk….and eating! Stress eating is a term that has become common place. It often comes with connotations of a negative impact on one’s health, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Using food as medicine is an important part of any treatment plan designed by your Vancouver Naturopath. (more…)

October is Massage Therapy Month

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

As we wrap up Massage Therapy Month in Canada, we thought we would share a pertinent article written in the Georgia Straight!

pumpkins-2871269_640Registered Massage Therapists are provincially regulated practitioners who go through a specific curriculum of classroom and hands-on learning. RMTs provide health care focused, therapeutic treatments to target a number of concerns. As detailed in the article, these conditions include:

…musculoskeletal disorders, orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, back pain, headaches, insomnia, sports-related injuries, whiplash, muscle strains, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She [RMTs] also sees patients undergoing postsurgical rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery and offers pre- and postnatal care.

 

Read more in the original article, Registered massage therapists play key role in B.C.’s health-care universe.


Broadway Wellness is a friendly and community focused clinic, offering services in the heart of Fairview – near Broadway & Oak. Our Vancouver clinic was established with a strong foundation in Registered Massage Therapy, and has expanded to encompass Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture, as a multi-disciplinary clinic. Please feel free to call us for more information at 604-732-5222 or book an appointment online.

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

| Categorized: Broadway Wellness News, Vancouver Massage Therapy.

hands-2568594_640Pregnancy is a wonderful thing but it also can come with its fair share of discomforts. One way to ease those pains is through massage. Prenatal massage is similar to regular massage therapy. However, a prenatal treatment focuses primarily on relaxing tense muscles, easing sore spots, improving circulation and mobility, and relieving mental and physical fatigue. As such, prenatal massage can benefit many mothers-to-be.

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The Importance of Vitamin D

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Naturopath’s Tip of the Week: Vitamin D

Do you ever notice changes in your health with the arrival of the grey, shorter days?

You’re likely not getting enough Vitamin D.
As we move through the summer months enjoying the warmth of the direct sunlight, we absorb and store Vitamin D. On average we gain 20,000 IU of Vitamin D in 20 minutes of full body sun exposure. We accumulate this vitamin in the body to call upon as the daylight diminishes through the Fall and Winter months but we all don’t get enough. The use of our stores starts off gradually but the demand for Vitamin D increases as the days become even shorter.

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More on Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

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deep tissue massageMany people with a preference for a firmer pressure massage often ask for a deep tissue massage. What exactly is a deep tissue treatment? It can be similar to the relaxing Swedish massage technique, but with firmer slow kneading strokes and a different goal for treatment. This approach allows the RMT to target deeper layers of muscle and fascia connective tissue. Deep tissue massage is suited to releasing adhesions or “knots”, rehabilitating injuries, postural correction, repetitive strain to name a few.

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