Better Fitness with Vancouver Sports Massage Therapy

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It’s almost spring in Vancouver. With the sun shining more often and the days growing longer, more people are getting outside and being active. As part of any physical fitness routine, it’s important to look after yourself and your body with Vancouver sports massage therapy.

You don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage therapy technique. On the contrary, anyone who performs repetitive motion and is looking to prevent injury and increase range of motion can benefit. Even if you work out occasionally or are just looking to improve post-gym recovery, registered massage therapy can help.

Physical Training and Massage Therapy

In a recent article in The Province, John Stanton writes about the importance of athletic or sports massage for those training for Vancouver’s upcoming Sun Run. “The very best way to cross the finish line at the Sun Run is injury-free and with a smile on your face,” he writes. In order to achieve this, Stanton recommends that those who are training for the marathon event include visits with a Registered Massage Therapist for sports massage as part of their training regimen.

By helping overtrained or even injured muscles to recover, sports massage helps people to train more effectively and avoid overdoing it. In addition, if you are increasing your level or type of physical activity, sports massage can help you perform better by increasing your range of motion.

Vancouver Sports Massage Therapy at Broadway Wellness

At Broadway Wellness Vancouver, many of our practitioners can help people with their fitness goals, whatever they may be. We have several registered massage therapists who are experienced with Vancouver sports massage. Please visit our website here for a full list of our dedicated and passionate RMT’s! You can easily book an appointment with any of them through our online booking system.

If have any questions regarding Vancouver sports massage therapy or if you require assistance booking an appointment, call 604.732.5222 to speak with our Front Desk Team or send an email to clinic@broadwaywellness.org.

 

Reflexology Treatments and Women’s Health

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More light is being shone on the benefits of reflexology treatments all the time, although there remains a lot to be learned about this ancient practice.

In the article “Is There Science to Support Reflexology?” David Allan, D.C. examines some of the scientific studies that provide evidence for the very real benefits of reflexology treatments. In multiple studies, participants experienced relief from a range of issues, including one study that found reflexology to be an effective treatment for premenstrual symptoms. Participants were compared to a control group given a fake treatment, who did not experience the same relief.

Allan’s article is a good overview of the versatility of reflexology and its many applications, including in the area of women’s health. He concludes that interest in this practice is on the rise and that there are exciting new discoveries yet to be made.

Menopause and Reflexology

While mainstream scientific attention to reflexology has taken off in the last few decades, practitioners and patients are already well aware of its benefits.

Reflexologist Sarah Finlay writes about reflexology as an effective treatment to support menopausal women, writing that it “can help a woman tune into her body’s needs, highlighting imbalances and areas which need attention.” Additionally, reflexology can support women by providing “a safe space in which to relax, receive and be self-focused.”

In her article, Finlay highlights some of the general benefits of reflexology – including improved circulation and pain relief – as well as its specific applications for menopausal women, such as hormone regulation. By supporting the body physically and emotionally, reflexology treatments can have a positive effect on a wide range of symptoms.

Reflexology Treatments in Vancouver

At Broadway Wellness in Vancouver, Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist Rebecca Lash offers treatments in the clinic on Saturdays and Mondays. To book an appointment visit our online booking system or call 604.732.5222 to speak with our Front Desk Team. If you have any questions about reflexology treatments in Vancouver or just want to learn more, email us at clinic@broadwaywellness.org.

Vancouver Massage Therapy: an Intro to Visceral Manipulation 

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There are many different kinds of massage therapy, and as a first-time client navigating the terminology and range of techniques can sometimes be a little overwhelming. At Broadway Wellness in Vancouver, we want to share the wonderful versatility of massage therapy with an introduction to the different styles that our therapists practice.

What is visceral manipulation?

One increasingly talked-about approach is what is called visceral manipulation, a type of manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue around internal organs. Similar to joints and muscles, the organs can also become misaligned with other parts, affecting the overall movement and functioning of the body as a whole. A visceral approach can help correct this.

Clients may find visceral manipulation beneficial in a number of ways. According to Greg Morling at Massage Therapy Canada, studies show that visceral manipulation has benefits for those with lower back pain. In the article, Morling also explores the mind-gut interaction, discussing how visceral manipulation can have a positive effect on emotional wellbeing. While many life factors can lead to the misalignment or improper movement of the organs, visceral manipulation is a particularly important technique for anyone who has gone through significant physical changes such as pregnancy or surgery.

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Visceral manipulation is a subtle, gentle technique practiced by a number of therapists at Broadway Wellness. Therapists who specialize in this approach and who are taking new patients include RMTs Char Hunter, Jennifer Keene, Laura Schroeder, and Osteopathic Practitioner Alison Ritchie. You can easily book an appointment with any of them through our online booking system.

If have any questions regarding Vancouver visceral manipulation, osteopathy, or massage therapy or if you require assistance booking an appointment, call 604.732.5222 to speak with our Front Desk Team or send an email to clinic@broadwaywellness.org.

Vancouver Reflexology Treatment with Rebecca Lash

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Rebecca Lash is a a Certified Bodywork practitioner, Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist, and Dien Chan Facial Reflexology practitioner who joined Broadway Wellness in the fall. Through her Vancouver reflexology treatment, Rebecca’s personalized approach can help with issues such as stress management, sleep challenges, digestive problems, chronic pain, and more. As of January 2020, Rebecca will be available on Saturdays and Mondays at Broadway Wellness. To learn more about Rebecca, read her full profile here.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology involves the manual stimulation of reflex points that correspond with specific parts the body. Through the application of gentle pressure on these reflex points, reflexology is able to target specific issues and promote natural wellness. As a holistic approach, reflexology looks at the body as a system, working with the body’s self-healing processes to help reach a state of balance. Reflexology is a long-established therapy with a history that goes back thousands of years. To learn about the history of reflexology, check out this brief summary from the University of Minnesota.

If you are looking for a non-invasive and natural therapy that is complementary to other treatments, consider reflexology. It is a great solution for clients looking for a gentle approach that doesn’t interfere with any other treatment they may be receiving. Reflexology can be adapted to suit each client’s individual needs and is also an excellent option for those who are simply looking to release everyday tension. Click here to view rates for Vancouver reflexology treatments at Broadway Wellness.

Book a reflexology appointment online today!

To experience Rebecca’s compassionate, personalized approach to reflexology for yourself, simply book an appointment on our online booking system. If have any questions regarding Vancouver reflexology treatments or if you require assistance booking an appointment, call 604.732.5222 to speak with our Front Desk Team or send an email to clinic@broadwaywellness.org.


Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic founded in 2004, focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists, also offering Osteopathy, Registered Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor.  Broadway Wellness moved and expanded to 3 blocks East to 610 2525 Willow Street in Summer of 2019.

Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine: Welcome Dr. Juliet Ghodsian!

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We are so pleased to introduce our newest ND to Broadway Wellness!

Dr. Ghodsian bring a wealth of experience to Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine as a practicing ND for over 15 years. Take a peek at our info listed below for her specialized focus as well as read her full profile listed here on our website. Juliet will be starting at Broadway Wellness on Wednesday, January 8th and will be available every Wednesday from 8am-2pm.

Vancouver Naturopathy Specialty Focuses Include:

  • Digestive problems: IBS, Chronic or cycling constipation/diarrhea, GERD, SIBO, SIFO, Functional motility disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Ulcerative proctitis, Diverticulitis
  • Autoimmune disease: RA, Lupus, Scleroderma, Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Women’s health: emphasis on pre/post natal care, hormonal balance, fertility, PMS, irregular menses, hormonal acne, PCOS, endometriosis
  • Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, BPD, panic attacks, insomnia
  • Chronic stress/Fatigue/Adrenal dysregulation
  • Children’s health concerns of all kinds both acute and chronic

Learn more about Dr. Ghodsian and her rates here. 

We encourage you to visit Dr. Ghodsian’s website for more information and to read her blogs. Here is a link to a insightful one titled “A Brief History of a Girl Who got Crohn’s Part II”. Dr. Ghodsian has additional training in Cranio-Sacral and Osteopathic like techniques for more subtle body approaches for your health! Please visit our online booking site under Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, Manual Therapy Session to book in today.*

If you have any questions regarding Dr. Ghodsian’s treatments or if Vancouver Naturopathic services are the right fit for you please don’t hesitate to call our office and speak to our Front Desk Team at 604.732.5222.

*Manual Therapy Sessions are billed as a Naturopathic Treatment


Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic founded in 2004, focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists, also offering Osteopathy, Registered Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor.  Broadway Wellness moved and expanded to 3 blocks East to 610 2525 Willow Street in Summer of 2019.