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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.


The Importance of Vitamin D

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

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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.


More on Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

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.


How Massage Therapy Changes the Body

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

We know that a massage therapy leaves us with a sense of calm and relief but how much do you know about what goes on in the body- behind the scenes?

The science of massage is something that is being researched more and more. Along with each physical change that you may notice there is a change occurring on a molecular level, thanks to massage therapy. (more…)

7 Reasons Why You Should See a Naturopath

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

It has been engrained in many of us to head to the closest walk-in when things aren’t feeling quite as they should. What is not yet as conventional is the option to see a Naturopathic Doctor.  While a Medical Doctor tends to administer medicines in an effort to cure what ails you (ie. to treat your symptoms), a Naturopathic Doctor will work to find and correct the origin of the symptom. And a ND is often able to spend more time with you – collecting a thorough history is key component of your visit.  A common misconception is that one must be a part of one camp or the other – MD or ND – but a Naturopathic Doctor can also provide wonderfully complementary care to those suffering through difficult medicinal treatment plans such as chemo, for example, and support the body’s immune system through most care plans.

Here are a few reasons to see a Naturopathic Doctor:

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1) Your blood pressure is creeping up, or you have type 2 diabetes
2) Your hormones are out of whack
3) Your stomach is killing you
4) You’re feeling depressed or anxious
5) Your heartburn is out of control
6) You’re suffering from an autoimmune condition
7) You have cancer

If you’d like to read more in-depth into these particular reasons, check out the article Ever Heard of a Naturopath? Here’s why you may want to see one.

Our clinic in Vancouver, BC is a wellness centre focusing on helping you meet your health goals through Registered Massage TherapyNaturopathic Medicine, and Acupuncture. Broadway Wellness is a friendly and inviting space where your well being is of the utmost importance. All practitioners are currently welcoming new clients, so feel free to contact us with any questions!

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