Biological Changes in a Single Massage Therapy Treatment

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Research out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has demonstrated the biological benefits of massage therapy. For those of you that like to read the facts and numbers, the article link below will provide some intriguing information. It’s widely accepted that regular massage therapy and bodywork will keep you feeling healthy and balanced.  The article linked below outlines biological data of how a single 45 minute long session will produce noticable changes.  Have a read by clicking the link below.

Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep

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From Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer: Eczema from a Naturopathic Point of View

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Many people experience eczema, and it may be due to a range of factors. Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer does an excellent job of explaining why it occurs and what you can do to reduce it’s severity and occurance by finding the source of the issue. She has put together a concise and thorough blog entry that can be found on her website, and we have included it below. (more…)

CHFA West 2012

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

This weekend the Vancouver Convention Centre will be hosting the Canadian Health Food Association’s West 2012 Conference and Trade Show! The event will include:
– 65,000 square feet of innovative products
– 450-plus industry-leading exhibitors
– a wide range of educational seminars

The event is only open to retailers and health practitoners, and our Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer will be attending. She will be learning about innovative products and services- sampling new supplements and vitamins in order to best serve and truly be in tune with her patients.

If you are interested in seeing a Naturopathic Doctor for the first time, Dr. Krista Moyer is currently accepting new patients at Broadway Wellness. Call today to book your first or your follow-up appointment at 604-732-5222, or access our booking system online by clicking the ‘Book Online’ tab on our homepage.

 

Massage as Medicine

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

While to some massage is perceived as a pamering service and something that you turn to in order to relax, massage has a wide range of benefits. Massage therapy is not only prevenative care for general wellness but is extremely effective as treatment. In recent years, research has established and proven that massage will reduce stress by reducing cortisol levels in the body, and more and more research is exposing the benefits of massage as treatment. As a result, Vancouver massage therapy is moving into the world of Healthcare and Medicine. The article linked to below elaborates on this concept.  Although the article is based out of the US, and contains some details about the US vs. Canadian health system, the studies and facts are valuable and pertinent to massage therapy as a general modality.

“There’s been a surge of scientific interest in massage. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is currently spending $2.7 million on massage research, up from $1.5 million in 2002.”

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