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TRAUMA AND PREGNANCY

                                            How do we experience trauma in pregnancy, and more specifically, birth? To every person trauma is seen differently. Our past experiences may influence how we perceive certain situations. Every woman who goes through pregnancy gives birth in one form or another. On paper, two people can have had the exact same experience, the…

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Pregnancy & Exercise: Did you know?

Did you know that you CAN exercise while pregnant, even if you haven't really been that active prior to pregnancy? We just have to ADJUST what you will be doing. Important factors to keep in mind while exercising: ✔️ check your intensity – target heart rate zones should be on your radar ✔️ your intensity should be somewhat hard ✔️ you should be able to carry on a conversation throughout your workout. FYI: Target Heart Rate Zones based…

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Top 5: How to Have a Better Massage

Getting a massage can be both therapeutic and relaxing. Massage allows for time to unplug, tune in, take some time for yourself. And if you're lucky enough to have a therapist that knows their stuff, you have the added bonus of fixing stuff while you're there. That being said, there are things you can do to make the massage experience better. Ready? Breathe After the therapist has left the room and you are comfortable on the…

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Mel’s Meandering: Getting Started

Mel's Meandering: Getting Started It's that time of year again. Runners are pounding the pavement, fair-weather sports are starting up, and everyone is peeking outside their windows and doors to see if it's nice enough to just be outside. It’s glorious. Spring, with it’s promise of change and renewal, is a great time of year to start a new exercising  regime. I was recently inspired by a friend doing just that, and I wanted to…

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MMMM: HOW DRY NEEDLING “SAVED MY LIFE…”

MEL'S MEANDERING MASSAGE MIND: HOW DRY NEEDLING "SAVED MY LIFE..." For most of my life I have noticed that my range of motion with my right shoulder isn't quite up to par with my left. My right anterior deltoid has been in contraction for what seems like forever and I get headaches due to muscular tightness in my upper traps. For relief in the past, I have gone to massage therapists, chiropractors and physiotherapists, seeking…

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MMMM: Better, Stronger, Smarter. Don’t BS my Smarts

MEL'S MEANDERING MASSAGE MIND: BETTER, STRONGER, SMARTER. DON'T BS MY SMARTS This month we are talking about “Being Above Average.” I’ve been thinking about what this concept means to me. What does it mean to you? Initially I thought to myself So I have to talk about me and how I think I'm better than everybody else? That's a little conceited. But upon reflection, Being Above Average has nothing to do with everyone else, and everything to…

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MMMM: LET IT GO – NOT THE FROZEN VERSION

Mel's Meandering Massage Mind: Let it go - not the Frozen version Pain - everyone gets it; and no one is left unscathed by its wrath. I've been thinking a lot about pain in the last few weeks, so it's fitting that Jen asked me to write about it and that the theme of this month is Letting Go. In the last little while, I've made some changes that have affected my life drastically. Granted, the…

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MMMM: ARE YOU A DESK POTATO??

Mel's Meandering Massage Mind: Are you a....Desk Potato?? Often, we go from sitting at work all day to sitting on a couch all evening. Desk potato to couch potato.  I haven't worked in an office setting in a long time, but I can remember the endless hours at my desk, followed by the long seated car ride home, followed by the ‘down time’ in front of the computer or TV at night. I was sore…

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MEL’S MEANDERING MASSAGE MIND: THAI MASSAGE

Thai Massage is an ancient modality used by Buddhists to stay healthy during their travels. They believed that through the combination of Yoga and Massage, one could heal from almost anything.  It is done in a relaxed setting, on the floor (with mats) and fully clothed. Each treatment is tailored to your needs, putting you through a variety of stretches combined with massage techniques. The foundation of Thai Massage is that the whole body needs to…

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PAT’S PERSPECTIVE: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF
TREATMENT TO GET?

So you've gone and hurt yourself, huh?  You’re a gung-ho weekend warrior with a twinge in your back and aren't sure what to do about it.  This isn’t unusual. We get all kinds of people coming through our doors who've injured themselves in brilliant and creative ways. As I sit here compiling this literary masterpiece, a client walks in with back spasms that are causing him visible discomfort.  “How’d that happen?” I say.  “I was choking on…

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At Whole Therapy, we believe that two heads are better than one. Our team works together to help people: It’s simple. Because one therapy is not always the one for everyone. We know that every body is different, and everyone has different goals, preferences, and timelines when it comes to their health and their bodies.

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10Jun 20

The Return Of Massage

**Originally posted at dynamicrmt.ca by Dylan Crake. Re-posted with permission.**…

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Mon: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Tues: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Wed: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Thurs: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


Friday: 7:30 am-7:00 pm/8:00 am-5:00 pm


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Sunday: By Appointment Only
**Individual Practitioner Hours May Vary

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