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You may already be aware that the skill a Registered Massage Therapist wields can help you to improve flexibility and range of motion, reduce pain related to tight, knotted, and torn muscles, release nerve compression, improve circulation, heal scar tissue, and enhance your overall energy and vitality, but you may not know that massage therapy can go beyond the physical realm and improve your mental well being promoting better sleep and lowering depression and anxiety.
Studies have shown that chemotherapy patients who received regular massage therapy sessions reported reduced depression as opposed to those who received no treatment. Burn patients showed a reduction of anxiety after a series of treatments. And researchers report that therapeutic massage had positive effects on breast cancer patients’ sleep quality, resulting in an increased quality of life.
For an introduction to how massage therapy can help your mental well being, you can read this information posted by the American Massage Therapy Association.
Broadway Wellness is a welcoming, community focused, multi-disciplinary clinic helping people achieve their healthcare needs through Vancouver Massage Therapy, Vancouver Chiropractic Care, and Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine. Broadway Wellness is proud to have to been serving the Fairview District of Vancouver, BC for over 18 years. Click here to book your next massage at Broadway Wellness. We look forward to treating you soon!
We are excited to introduce Vancouver Registered Massage Therapist, Kitti Ami to the Broadway Wellness team!
Kitti graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy 2007. Her career has led her on a journey of discovering the resilience of the body, and the miracle that it is.
She views the body as a whole functioning machine, and encourages movement, stretch, and breath. She holds the space for and is committed to assisting her clients to whole body wellness. Throughout the years she has worked alongside Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, and other professionals to find the best possible combinations to achieve optimal health for her clients. She has experience with rehabilitation, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strains, digestive issues, and the prenatal experience. Her interests have led to the development of her education in myofascial release, visceral massage, cranial sacral rhythms, and nerve functioning. Her skill set ranges from light to deep tissue releases.
Kitti has spent a lifetime being active; she grew up competing as a gymnast, and taking in all that nature could afford her. She enjoys practicing aspects of yoga, qi gong, and mediation on a regular basis. These activities have helped her recover from her own injuries along the way.
Kitti will be working at on Saturdays from 8am – 2pm. To schedule an appointment at Broadway Wellness, please call 604-732-5222 and our front desk team would be happy to assist you. Or you can book an appointment online here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Massage Therapy Article: Fascial Contraction and Musculoskeletal Dynamics
According to a paper by Robert Schleip PhD et al, Fascia Is Able to Actively Contract and May Thereby Influence Musculoskeletal Dynamics.
Fascial tissues form a ubiquitous network throughout the body. Does fascia possess the capacity for cellular contraction? Could it play an active role in musculoskeletal mechanics?
Compared with muscles, bones, disks, ligaments, connective tissue structures (fascia), have received minor attention within musculoskeletal research.
Fascia is usually considered to be an inert tissue. However, there have been indications of a more active role of fascia due to an inherent ability to actively contract. (more…)
Vancouver RMT Article: The Fascia Research Congress 2022
Photo Credit: https://fasciaresearchsociety.org/2022.php
The Fascia Research Society (FRS) supports collaboration between clinicians, researchers and academicians. This is to further our understanding of the properties and functions of fasciae.
The FRS has been offering a Fascia Research Congress since 2007 in cities internationally. Boston, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Vancouver, Berlin. Upcoming is the first Fascia Research Conference since 2018, in Montreal. Many Vancouver RMT’s at Broadway Wellness have been attending Fascia Conferences through the years. soSe of us will be in attendance in September.
Rebecca Lash – Certified Bodywork Practitioner & Registered Reflexology Therapist
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific areas of the feet and hands. This ancient form of massage can help with relaxation, pain relief and improve overall wellness. Listed below are some of the many benefits to booking a Reflexology appointment in Vancouver with Rebecca Lash: (more…)