Massage Therapy Vancouver

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Massage Therapy Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is in the air. As the weather begins to get warmer and we are seeing longer days, many of us are feeling the need to get out of hibernation. Now is the time for sunny walks in the park, enjoying tasty meals on patios and of course treating ourselves to Massage Therapy in Vancouver!

At Broadway Wellness we have several experienced Registered Massage Therapists and one Certified Massage Therapist. Some of the types of treatment offered at our clinic include: Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Medium Pressure, Relaxation, Visceral, Craniosacral, Rolfing, ART Therapy, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain, Headaches, Prenatal, TMJ, Neck/Shoulder & Back Pain, Nerve Pain and Posture Alignment. You can read bios on all of our therapists here on our website.

Wondering about different types of Massage Therapy in Vancouver? Here are few descriptions of what we offer at our clinic:

Visceral – Visceral is a subtle body technique, that involves the release of tension in the ligaments of the organs in the body. It is a gentle treatment but relatively deep tissue therapy with an emphasis on making sure that the organs move and glide freely.

Craniosacral – Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands on technique that works the soft tissue structures of the body and flow of cerebrospinal fluid. It is used to free connective tissue surrounding the brain, spinal cord and membranes and bones from restrictions.

Rolfing – Rolfing is a hands on fascial technique that focuses on postural and spinal alignment to release pain and tensions in the body.

There are so many benefits to Massage Therapy as seen in this article. To book your Massage Therapy appointment in Vancouver at Broadway Wellness, visit our website here. Or give us a call at 604-732-5222 and our Front Desk team will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at our clinic soon!

 

RMT Vancouver – Prenatal Massage

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RMT Vancouver, Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy Pillow at Broadway Wellness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for relief from sore muscles and swollen joints during pregnancy? Look to a RMT Vancouver, Prenatal Massage! There are often many discomforts and changes that happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy. Carrying that extra weight, you may experience lower back pain, swelling, sore legs, back and neck stress, and insomnia. A Pregnancy Massage, also known as Prenatal Massage, is a wonderful way to help relax the body and ease some of these ailments.  

Here are some of the amazing benefits of an RMT Vancouver, Prenatal Massage:

Reduce Swelling – During pregnancy, the legs, feet and hands tend to swell. Getting  a massage can help to stimulate the soft tissue and reduce swelling.

Improve Sleep Habit – Many women have trouble sleeping during pregnancy. A Prenatal Massage can help to relax the nervous system while releasing feel good hormones to the body.

Relieves Lower Back Pain – A Prenatal Massage can help to increase blood flow while relieving tension of the muscles.

Reduces Stress – Studies have shown that receiving regular massage during pregnancy reduces stress allowing women to have higher levels of dopamine and serotonin.

RMT Vancouver, Prenatal Massage, at Broadway Wellness, we have a pillowing system that allows our pregnant patients to lay on their stomach so that they are able experience the most comfortable and relaxing massage experience. We recommend that you speak to your practitioner to get the most out of your prenatal treatment. The following Registered Massage Therapists are specially trained in prenatal massage and have this marked as one of their primary techniques: 

Ana Yu

Ashley Fowler

Cara Marks 

Chanel Jorsvik

Jennifer Keen

Liz Schaeffer

Marie Arcand

Stacey Spring 

Book your Prenatal Massage online at Broadway Wellness or give us a call at the clinic at 604-732-5222 and our front desk staff would be happy to assist you. 

 

 

RMT Vancouver – Active Release Therapy – ART

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RMT Vancouver – Active release Therapy – ART 

Here at Broadway Wellness, our therapists are trained in many different types of massage techniques. Registered Massage Therapist, Michael Scottnicki, also specializes in Active Release Therapy – ART. 

 

What is ART?

ART – Active Release Therapy, is a movement based massage technique that corrects soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. This treatment breaks down scar tissue in order to optimise function throughout the body. ART was developed in the 1980’s by Colorado Sports Chiropractor Mike Leahy. It very quickly became a go to method for professional athletes before becoming an everyday use method used by the general public. 

 

How is ART different from other massage techniques? 

ART has a unique approach, it involves over 500 specific manual therapy techniques that therapists learn to assess and treat restrictions in soft tissue. Your therapist will assess which specific muscles to target and find the scar tissues that are causing the issues. This is done by starting with the muscle in a shortened position as the practitioner traps the scar tissues under their fingers or thumbs, then the muscle is fully lengthened. Patients can sometimes feel a little sore the day after treatment, but the day after that, they often report a significant decrease in the pain they were having. 

 

What conditions can be treated with ART?

Active Release Therapy (ART) can target restrictions that are caused by chronic and acute pain. Benefits include, a decrease of pain in the affected area as well as increased strength and mobility. Active Release Therapy is ideal for individuals with conditions related to overworked muscles such as: 

Lower back pain

Neck pain 

Shin splints 

Shoulder pain

Frozen shoulder

Tendonitis 

Sports injuries 

Michael Scottnicki’s Referral Program for ART Therapy

If you refer someone to Michael for ART Therapy and they book an initial appointment with him, you will receive 10% off your next ART treatment with Michael and the person you referred will also receive 10% off their first ART Therapy visit with Michael. Please be sure to mention who referred him to you when booking your appointment. Michael is also offering 10% off initial ART Therapy appointments from now until the end of May 2021. Please note that this discount is for ART Therapy treatments only. 

RMT Vancouver, Michael Scottnicki is available at Broadway Wellness on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. He is also available for ART Therapy treatments. To book an appointment with Michael, click here

 

Reflexology in Vancouver at Broadway Wellness

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Reflexology rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflexology in Vancouver at Broadway Wellness

Reflexology – It’s more than just a foot massage 

Reflexology is an ancient massage therapy that involves applying pressure to the feet, hands and face. These points correspond to different organs throughout the body. Reflexology uses targeted pressure point massage to restore flow and energy throughout the body. By working all areas of the feet with gentle pressure, reflexology can induce a healing response and can help to alleviate some ailments.  

 

What can Reflexology in Vancouver treat? 

Reflexology can be effective in reducing tension and stress throughout the body by initiating a relaxing response. It is also effective at improving nerve and blood supply throughout the body by facilitating the functioning of the nervous and circulatory system.  Reflexology helps to normalize the body by promoting balance and harmony. It is also beneficial for digestion, anxiety, insomnia and headaches. 

 

What to expect from your first Reflexology treatment at in Vancouver at Broadway Wellness? 

At Broadway Wellness, Reflexologist, Rebecca Lash will first go over your medical history with you. Then you will lay down on a cozy massage table fully clothed except for your feet and lower legs. Your feet will then be sanitized and Rebecca will begin to massage and work the reflex points on your feet. If there is any tightness or pain, pressure will be gently applied to promote healing elsewhere in the body. Most patients tend to feel very relaxed, have a sense of lightness and may often fall asleep during treatment. When your treatment is finished, it is recommended that you take your time getting up, relax and drink plenty of water. 

 

Rebecca Lash is a Certified Massage Therapist, Dien Chen Facial Reflexology Practitioner and Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist. She is available at Broadway Wellness on Monday afternoons 2:30pm – 8:30pm and Saturdays from 8am – 6pm. To book a Reflexology or a Massage treatment with Rebecca online click here.

Vancouver Acupuncture at Broadway Wellness

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Vancouver Acupuncture at Broadway Wellness

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Vancouver Acupuncture at Broadway Wellness:  What is Acupuncture?  Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that treats many conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with tiny needles. Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system. This releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes help stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. Acupuncture works to help alleviate pain, discomfort, illnesses, immune systems and much more.

Haven’t tried Acupuncture before? Vancouver Acupuncture at Broadway Wellness is here to offer some reasons why you may want to add Acupuncture to your health & wellness routine:  

Reduced StressStress is one of the top reasons people seek acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture has been proven to lower stress hormones and moderate mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness.

Headache/Pain reliefThe placement of acupuncture needles near specific nerves have a wonderful pain-reductive effect. The endorphins released also support the feeling of the total loss of discomfort, leading to a breakthrough in your headaches and recurring migraines.

Reduced back, neck and joint tension – Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief while also reduces swelling and inflammation.

Enhanced mental clarity and increased energy – Acupuncture patients report enhanced mental clarity and often experience a surge of increased energy. Improved sleep is another benefit, which is why acupuncture is used to treat sleep disorders like insomnia.

Allergy relief – Acupuncture can assist in preventing allergies. Acupuncture may also reduce allergy symptoms and can be used in place of or in conjunction with antihistamines.

Relief of digestive conditions – Acupuncture can effectively regulate the digestive system, which is positive news for those plagued by gastrointestinal problems.

Mental Health issues – Acupuncture is a safe method for treating depression, it does not have any known side effects and it may be as effective—and safer—than antidepressants. There are many studies which report positive findings for acupuncture in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety neurosis, and other anxiety disorders including panic disorders, phobias, and PTSD.

 

Brian Kushniruk is a Registered Acupuncturist at Broadway Wellness. He is available on Monday and Wednesday, 2:15pm – 8:15pm. To book an appointment with Brian, please visit our online booking page