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What Is That Thing You Did That Changed My Life?

Look, I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical of ‘Access Bars’ when I first heard of it. When I signed up to take the course, I asked Marni and Trudi “How does something so gentle do so much?” We all kind of laughed, and they just said “You’ll see…”. Access Bars is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that helps our energy realign and rid our bodies of any negative thoughts, feelings or emotions we are unknowingly holding on to that alter our perspective and shift our bodies physically as well. Often when we are under stress, our

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5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist Wash your hands and relax, you don’t need to stock pile toilet paper! All joking aside, we are currently experiencing uncharted territory in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.  Recreation centers and libraries are closing, sports are being cancelled, schools are being closed and businesses are arranging for employees to work from home.  This can be a scary time, but try to stay calm and don’t panic.  These are simply proactive security measures to control spreading the virus,  but the reality is COVID-19 is not deadly for most people.  The media is doing a

7 Steps to Avoid Injury From Shovelling Snow

By Heather Kew I’ve always loved snow. Watching it fall, seeing it glistening in the sun and watching small (and big ones at heart) and animals trot gleefully through the fluffy white stuff is such a joyful part of Canadian winters. But like every true north girl, driving in and shovelling the white stuff is totally different, and usually has me cursing like no one’s business. And for good reason too. Snow shovelling is a strenuous activity, and when done incorrectly or without care, can lead to serious injury. If we take an honest look at it, most of us

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

By Heather Kew, Registered Massage Therapist A dear friend of mine was going to leave a gathering early, due to a throbbing headache. I asked if I could try and help, and he welcomed the chance to relieve the pain. After massaging his jaw for less than 5 minutes, he was amazed that his headache was almost gone. He never associated the issues he was having with his jaw. The jaw is often the cause of a lot of pain and discomfort, but because the pain is not always directly in the jaw, we don’t associate it. Common signs and

Massage Therapy and Cancer

Written by Crystal Schamber-RMT The C word. Cancer. It is a very heavy word that can scare you and push you beyond your own limits. It is unfair, unkind, and mean. It chooses mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, babies, friends, and grandparents. It can choose anyone at any time, but I feel it often chooses the strong, the brave, and the courageous. In the darkest of times, it still somehow manages to bring people together, to bring love and appreciation to these families. To share joy, love, and laughter. To make memories, to cry together, and to support each other. You


Massage For Your Mental Health

By Crystal Schamber, Registered Massage Therapist With awareness of mental health issues on the rise, we are making a positive step forward in breaking the silence that once surrounded this somewhat touchy subject.  Ending the silence of those who are experiencing it, helping them find their way back to stability and balance. Reaching out a helping hand and coming together as a community strengthens the bonds that connect us, as no one should feel as though they have no one to speak to. Thankfully,  we are in a time of change and positive movements are being set in place. The Edmonton

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But Won’t Deep Tissue and Cupping Hurt?

By Melissa Newton, Registered Massage Therapist In my practice, I see a lot of clients who are office workers, laborers and mothers.  These jobs (and many more!) cause similar upper body discomfort and tension in the neck, shoulders and back.  Many of these individuals get relief from deep tissue massage combined with fire cupping.  Trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapula muscles commonly get wound up from poor posture, lack of stretching and repetitive movements, like sitting at a computer moving the mouse or nursing your baby.  Not to mention tech neck!  Our generation is obsessed with their phones, and it is

Tennis Player or Golfer? How to Recognize and Prevent Common Injuries

The warm weather has finally arrived (or somewhat arrived, between all the rain), and so too have the tennis players and golfers who have been anxiously waiting for the sun to shine. Both tennis and golf provide fantastic ways for athletes of all ages to stay social, and physically active from childhood all the way past retirement. Even though a lot of people look at these sports as being less impact and more of a social activity than exercise those who play are still at risk for injury, especially to their knees, elbows, backs, and shoulders. Knees Due to the

Migraines Getting You Down?

By Trudi Rumball, Registered Acupuncturist If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you are probably reading this right now, hoping I am going to reveal the magic cure.   Is there one? The answer is…maybe! By exploring different alternative therapies, you may just find the perfect cure.  Migraines are a debilitating condition that affect 8% of people in Canada (approximately 2,00,000).  Suffering from migraines can be extremely painful, and also cause a major impact on productivity (and your entire life).  When most people have a migraine, they cannot work, miss planned activities, and it can disrupt relationships.  Women are more


What is Osteopathy?

This has got to be one of the most common question we get at the clinic! It is still a relatively unknown modality, even though it isn’t new. When faced with joint or muscle pain there are a number of things that you can do in order to remedy the situation. Depending on what pain and issues that you are facing osteopathy might be right for you. So, What is Osteopathy?To put it simply, osteopathy is a branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment of medical disorders through massaging or manipulating the joints, muscles and bones. The treatment is