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

 

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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. 

 

 

Vancouver Osteopathy: Treatment of IBS?

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IBS and Vancouver Osteopathy

What is IBS? 

IBS is a chronic disorder that can involve the small and/or large intestines of the digestive tract. More specifically, irritable bowel syndrome presents with motility problems (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines). Motility problems can be either too fast (diarrhea/loose stools), too slow (constipation), or a combination of the two. In addition, irritable bowel syndrome affects how your brain interprets signals from the nerves in the bowel. This can result in abdominal pain, bloating, and/or anxiety.

IBS and how Vancouver Osteopathy can Help:

Vancouver Osteopathy practitioners at Broadway Wellness use a hands-on therapy which aims to restore the function of the body by treating the cause of the imbalance. Its philosophy was founded on the belief that the body is naturally capable of healing itself. Practitioners work through manipulations of the tissues to enhance this natural ability of self-regulation and healing.  The goal of an osteopathic treatment, in relation to IBS, is to improve proper communication between the gut and brain is both restored and maintained.

To find out more about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and how Osteopathy can help, Link to full article here.

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Here at Broadway Wellness Alison Ritchie is a Vancouver-based Osteopathic Practitioner; and as well, Cara Marks RMT, and Laura Schroeder RMT, who are both Osteopathic Practitioners in training. She is able to apply the techniques mentioned above to aid in healing process of IBS. Alison works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday here at Broadway and Willow. Book in your appointment today to begin your path to healing. 


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.

 

CranioSacral Therapy for Mental Illness

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Vancouver Massage Therapy Article of the Week: Cranio-Sacral Therapy for Mental Illness

Present focus around depression and mental illness seems to be shifting toward, recognition, and finding solutions.

Vancouver Massage Therapy: Craniosacral Therapy

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“Medical & Anatomical” by KJA Artists

With this in mind, diet, supplements, cognitive, talk, and somatic therapies are receiving more recognition as highly effective approaches.  Also, Craniosacral therapy is an increasingly common approach.

What is craniosacral therapy?  It is the gentle manipulation of the cranial bones and associated membranes.  This creates movement, space, and increased circulation to the brain and cranium.  Restrictions, limiting circulation and movement, can be present from previous injury.   Examples include concussion, whiplash, and birth trauma.   If something structural is a main factor, it’s important to treat the structure.  Otherwise the efforts through diet, and therapy may be limited in their effectiveness.

Please click the link below and read the informative article written  Link to article here

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Vancouver Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy for Headaches

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Vancouver Massage Therapy Article of the Week:  Massage Therapy for Headaches

Headaches come in 3 common categories: Tension headaches, often related to neck tension; Sometimes very painful migraines headaches; and sinus headaches.  Massage therapy can help, and a treatment approach can be focused based on the type of headache presenting. A craniosacral, osteopathic, or muscular focused massage focused on the cranial base, and musculature and connective tissue layers of the neck can often help with tension headaches.  Some migraines can be alleviated by craniosacral therapy.  Sinus headaches can be sometimes alleviated with craniosacral therapy techniques focused on the cranial base and frontal sinus areas to promote drainage.

Many Vancouver RMT’s and practitioners at Broadway Wellness are able to focus their treatment approaches to help alleviate different types of headaches as they present.

For more information on different types of headaches and how they can be treated please click below to link to the article and read on.

Link to article here.

Article credit: Melanie Gallant at Myocare in Toronto.

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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 Therapist: Craniosacral Therapy

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Vancouver Massage Therapist Article of the Week: What is Craniosacral Therapy?

What is Craniosacral therapy?  Craniosacral therapy a modality or approach focused on manually releasing the cranium, spine, and meninges (layers of connective tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord). This modality is used by trained practitioners across many healthcare professions.  At Broadway Wellness, and other Vancouver clinics, practitioners such as Vancouver Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, may take post-graduate training to offer Craniosacral therapy as a technique.  Craniosacral therapy is considered to be an Osteopathic technique.  It was developed by an Osteopath, A.T. Still, in the late 1800’s, further developed by another Doctor of Osteopathy, W.G. Sutherland, and brought to the mainstream in North America by J. E. Upledger in the 1970’s.

You can read further about Craniosacral Therapy in the article linked below, quoted from The Cranial Therapy Centre based out of Toronto.

Link to article here.

Article credit: The Cranial Therapy Centre 2 Carlton St, Suite 1004
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3

At Broadway Wellness, a Vancouver Massage Therapist clinic which is Integrative, also offering Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Acupuncture, and Osteopathy, several of our practitioners – both Vancouver RMT’s and RMT’s in the Osteopathic Training program, work with their clients using Craniosacral Therapy.

Vancouver Massage Therapists that offer this modality at Broadway Wellness are:

Cara Marks – RMT

Char Hunter – RMT

Jennifer Keene – RMT

Laura Rivere – RMT

Laura Schroeder – RMT

Mai Holmes – RMT

Maya Bleiler – RMT

Monica Cleland – RMT

Pia Sutter – RMT

Alison Ritchie – RMT,

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Broadway Wellness is a multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic that has been serving the Fairview and VGH area’s of Vancouver, BC since 2004. Our Vancouver clinic provides the services of highly trained and well-reviewed practitioners in the areas of Registered Massage TherapyNaturopathic Medicine, and Registered Acupuncture.