Our relationship to our body in part reflects our relationship to the world. Do fear, shame & powerlessness overcome us when we think about our body? Are the messages, cues and symptoms of the body things that need to be numbed or stifled with the latest lotion or potion? Does science know more than the wisdom of our body? Is there perhaps another relationship and experience we can have with our body? Does this relationship alter the way we view the world? (more…)
Any symptom is the body’s way of showing your cognitive self that something is out of balance. If you listen to it, you can reap the benefits. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a varied collection of symptoms that 75-90% of women experience on a regular basis. Just because it is ‘common’, does not mean it is ‘normal’. PMS is a signal to you as a woman that your body is out of balance. Of the long list of possible contributors to PMS, your nutritional state can have great impact. (more…)
Massage therapy is discussed here as part of a protocol for nourishing and maintaining the human body as it goes through the later years of aging.
Some clichés are simply true, like ‘it’s all connected’. We can look at this in the sense of the interconnectedness of the multi-faceted aspects of ourselves. From there we can see the connections between us, each individuals, as part of a series of communities and networks: family, work, friends etc. At Broadway Wellness, we try to reflect individual and community connection in the sense of individual practitioners offering a variety of therapies as part of a solid integrated group. Our logo is reflective of this: a tree, being a solid stock with many branches.
The human form is multifaceted and rich in complexity, and yet we represent a unified bunch in many ways. Broadway Wellness is a centre offering healthcare to a multifaceted, yet unified – community – we offer several modalities under one roof. (more…)
Vanessa Senecal has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over five years now. She just recently joined Broadway Wellness after an exciting volunteering adventure abroad. Aside from doing RMT Vancouver work last spring, she was also volunteering locally with an organization called Shanti Uganda, so it seemed like an obvious choice to see if Shanti needed any volunteers in Uganda. The mission of the Shanti Uganda Society: to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of communities impacted by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
As a doula, and pre/post-natal massage therapist, Vanessa was hopeful she would have some skills to share at the Maternity and Learning Centre in Uganda. As it turned out, the time period she was hoping to volunteer coincided perfectly with the official opening of the Birth house. It turned out to be an excellent time for the volunteer coordinator in Uganda to put Vanessa to work getting things running smoothly. (more…)