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The Multiple Benefits of Massage Therapy

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

What are the benefits of receiving therapeutic massage treatments? Massage can help manage stress, reduce pain and increase range of motion and mobility. The emotional improvements can often be just as important as the physical benefits.

These emotional benefits include but are not limited to:

  • massagetherapyDecreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Consistent treatments provide the best results and are a great health benefit, as well as a pampering treat to yourself. For more information you can read this article from massagetherapy.com on the many benefits and profound effects of massage.

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Broadway Wellness is a friendly and community focused clinic, offering services in the heart of Fairview – near Broadway & Oak. Our therapists strive to work with you on your pathway to recovery and wellness. 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. To book your next appointment please feel free to give us a call at 604-732-5222, or book online here.

Vancouver RMT Article of the Week

Get Better Sleep

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

Sleep is one of the most important things a body needs. Sleeping poorly can affect your mood and general health. This is one of the easiest things to change to improve your health and reduce pain. These changes can be anything from your sleeping position, to your nighttime snacks. (more…)

The Dirty Dozen in your Local Grocery Store

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

Vancouver Naturopath Article of the Week

There’s the produce section and then there is the organic produce section. They include many of the same fruits and vegetables, so which section do you buy from? While the movement to exclude certain pesticides has started across the board (even in farms that are not certified organic) there are some foods that absorb these chemicals differently. Natural Society published, here, what they call the “Dirty Dozen” – with two new additions to become the less eloquent “Dirty Fourteen”? These are the 14 foods that score the worst on pesticide and residue test. These are the ones that may make the trip to (and the extra cost of) the organic section worth your while. They have also included a list of foods that hold on to a very small amount of chemical, if any- these ones are fine as non-organic, if you’d prefer.

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Migraine Tips

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy, Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

The topic of migraine headaches is vast.  Anyone who suffers from migraines on a regular basis – knows they cannot be summed up in sentences and words.

Triggers and underlying causes can be many: hormonal and cyclical shifts; caffeine and alcohol; strong perfumes and odors; foods like baked yeast, strong cheeses, and nuts; changes in weather; mental and emotional tension and stress; – sometimes the cause seems to be idiopathic and unknown. (more…)

Protecting Yourself From Sunburn

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

So, the sun is out and we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The warmth and the bright blue sky are what we have been waiting for but we often forget is how strong the sun becomes on days like this. We also forget to protect ourselves adequately from the harmful rays that can cause sunburn. Our Vancouver Naturopathic Doctors at Broadway Wellness want to remind: – Read the labels!- the same applies when you are buying sunscreen. (more…)