Treatments & Modalities

Massage Therapy

massage1Massage Therapy is among the oldest of all treatments used by man. A hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissue, Massage Therapy is an accepted and effective part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial to many chronic conditions such as low back pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis and bursitis. Massage Therapy may improve physical condition, relieve pain, facilitate relaxation, reduce stress, improve mental acuity and promote health.

British Columbia’s Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are among the highest trained in the world with 3000 hours of training. Many people are not aware that BC’s RMTs are trained in a diverse range of modalities including therapeutic exercise and hydrotherapy.

Acupuncture

acupuncture1Stemming from an ancient Chinese system of medicine, acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, and disposable needles into various acupuncture ‘points’ located throughout the body.

Acupuncture can be used for many disorders and imbalances including back pain, sports injuries, headaches, arthritis, and gynecological and obstetrical concerns. In British Columbia, acupuncture is a licenced profession.

Somatic Education

SomaShoulderClinical Somatic Education consists of two parts:

(1) Individually on a mat
(2) Clinical facilitation with a Practitionaer

It is a system of gentle exercises that can reduce tension, relieve pain and improve flexibility and posture.

The rehabilitative exercises are useful for pain and stress management and can be learned in groups or with a trained Somatic Practitioner.

Individual sessions incorporate other hands-on somatic techniques that can accelerate rehabilitation and results.

Certified Fitness Consulting

flex_testThe Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle Approach (CPAFLA) involves the assessment and health-related interpretation of both physical activity participation and lifestyle behaviours that are recognized as determinants of health – the things that make and keep people healthy. We administer the CPAFLA Testing for individuals and groups interested in finding where they stand in relation to National Standards.

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