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.

Book an appointment online today!

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.

 

Vancouver Massage Therapy: Registered Massage Therapy for Post Op Recovery

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Vancouver Massage Therapy Article of the Week:

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Registered Massage Therapy for Post Op Recovery and Accelerated Healing

 

Full link to article here

 

Having surgery can be a stressful experience that can leave the body feeling tense and uncomfortable.  As the body finds its way to heal from the experience there may be several post surgery pains and aches that can make your road to recovery difficult. Issues can arise such as muscle and scar tissue pain as most surgeries will affect the muscles and tissues in the affected area. In addition, when the body is healing scar tissues can form which can also create discomfort. 

Vancouver Registered Massage Therapy offers many benefits for your post op recovery and care. Here are some of the benefits and or techniques that this article discusses: 

  • Soft Tissue Repair
  • Less Scar Tissue
  • Accelerated Healing
  • Lymphatic Drainage 
  • Transverse Friction
  • Easy, Soothing Relief

At Broadway Wellness we have several Vancouver Massage Therapists who can assist you with your post op recovery. Please visit our website here for a full list of our dedicated and passionate RMT’s! We also recommend Visceral, Craniosacral and Fascial techniques for post surgery care as these are more subtle and gentle techniques to give the body relief.  Before booking in please check in with your doctor to ensure that Vancouver Massage Therapy is the right prescription for your condition. Feel free to check our online schedule here today to begin your path to accelerated healing. 

If you are looking for support and or having questions regarding whether you are a good fit for post care please feel free to call one our office at 604.732.5222 to discuss with our Front Desk team about which Vancouver Massage Therapist would be best for you.