Details of the Services offered by the Wellness Studio
Osteopathy is, according to the World Health Organization, relies on manual contact with techniques for assessment and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind, and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.
Manual Osteopathy Practitioners (DOMP) or Manual Therapists use a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to improve physiological function and/or support homeostasis that has been altered by somatic (body framework) dysfunction, i.e. impaired or altered function of related components of the somatic system; skeletal, arthrodial and myofascial structures; and related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements. They use their understanding of the relationship between structure and function to optimize the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capabilities.
This holistic approach to client care and healing is based on the concept that a human being is a dynamic functional unit, in which all parts are interrelated and which possesses its own self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms. One essential component of osteopathic health care is osteopathic manual therapy, typically called osteopathic manual techniques (OMT), which refers to an array of tissue mobilization techniques that may be combined with other treatments or advice, for example on diet, physical activity, and posture, or counseling.
This field is one of the fastest-growing health fields in Australia and the world alike. The number of people choosing to visit a manual osteopathy Practitioner for treatment has increased by 270% since 2012.
Manual Osteopathy/ Manual Therapists or Practitioners in Canada and the US do not offer a medical diagnosis, that is the domain of a medical doctor and are not registered with the College and Physicians and Surgeons in Canada; however, are an integral part of complementary health care, both in rural and metropolitan areas.
Massage is known to have many benefits for everyone, but there are some benefits for expectant mothers that are not so well known. These benefits are truly amazing!
Massage performed during pregnancy can help relieve muscle tightness, decrease anxiety and depression, and also help with joint pain. According to the American Pregnancy Association, massage can also improve labour outcomes and newborn health if massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care. Relaxation and stress are significantly reduced due to massage, and this is a huge reason for the improved well-being of both mother and baby. Plus, harmful hormones are reduced, and beneficial hormones are increased! This happens all naturally in your body, thanks to massage!
Here are some other benefits of prenatal massage:
- Reduced back and hip pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Better sleep
So what about after the baby comes? Should you just stop getting your massages? Absolutely not! You still deserve to feel amazing! In fact, you now deserve it more than ever! And, there are benefits for you as well!
Let our team know at the time of booking of your pregnancy and we will ensure that the table is set up with our pregnancy pillows, to take the pressure off the low back lumbar and hips.
Who can benefit the most from neurofeedback brain training?
Individuals with issues of Stress, Worry, Anxiety, Fear, Phobias, Resistance and everything in between.
Neurofeedback helps the brain learn to look at what’s actually happening and toss out irrational and imagined threats.
Children or Adults with Attention, Focus, Memory, ADD/ADHD, OCD, PTSD or emotional issues such as Anger, Sadness, Depression, Bi-polar and Mood swings.
Our brains are able to change behavior patterns and reactivity patterns if it realizes there is no need for them anymore.
People who have suffered any sort of brain trauma like Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Surgery and even “Chemo Brain”
The brain functions as a whole and has the ability to rearrange and adapt, with the right training the brain can usually adapt to any damage or trauma experienced to improve sleep, headaches, imbalances and more.
Someone who is looking for personal growth such as to improve Musical talents, Sport performance, Business performance as well as allowing more Joy, Peace, Growth and Fulfillment in life
Brain Training helps the brain return to its natural state. In this state relaxation, peace, joy and gratitude all occur naturally and without conscious effort. There is also much less getting in the way of our best performances in any area of life.
The most common client’s perceived improvements of their symptoms, in order of most common are:
- Sleep • Attention/Focus
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Headaches (Migraines)
- Chronic pain (fibromyalgia) • General well-being • Burnout
- Autism • Anger • (irritability, aggression) • Addiction • Eating disorders • mood swings (PMS, menopause) • Peak performance • Confidence • OCD • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Epilepsy • Bi-polar • Aspergers • Panic attacks • Gastrointestinal problems (Celiac, constipation) • Phobias • Behavioral issues (tantrums, melt downs) • memory • Resiliency.
- Dyslexia • Lyme disease • Tourettes • Chemobrain • Asthma • Meditative arts • Performing arts • Specific noise disturbance • Parkinsons
Remember these are the most common changes noticed, some may be lower because they are less common.
HAVE YOU TRAINED YOUR BRAIN TODAY?
So, what is this technique and why is it so wonderful?
Well, let me have the pleasure of filling you in! The Raindrop Technique was developed by the Young Living company founder and CEO D. Gary Young, as a revolutionary means of nurturing harmony–physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Young Living’s Raindrop Technique combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure, authentic essential oils. The essential oils are applied to the spine and feet for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience. They are dispensed in small, rain-like drops about 6 inches above the body. A session is one hour and the benefits could last up to 1 week
It is a wonderful adjunct to Myofascial Release Therapy especially in processing through a healing crisis and/or a flare in symptoms and pain levels.
The benefits of Raindrop Technique include:
- Supports a healthy immune system
Soothes inflammation and pain
Eases respiratory discomfort
Enhance positive emotions and help relieve stress
Supports the body to come back into balance
Eases muscle discomfort
Supports ability to concentrate
Helps improve circulation
Helps detox the body systems
Helps improve sleep quality
The essential oils used during the Raindrop Technique are:
Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, Peppermint
Hot Stone Massage:
- While there are a myriad of different massage techniques, one of the most popular – for good reason – is hot stone massage.
In a hot stone massage, both warm and hot stones are positioned in formation on the body, as well as being used as a massage tool. It’s the contrast of hot and cold temperatures that force the muscles to dilate and contract, creating a pumping action for moving fresh fluids through muscles tissue and spaces in the joints. The specific placement of stones have been associated with organ detoxification, and increased circulation.
The stones, typically river rocks or other smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt for their heat-retaining properties, are heated and kept warm before application. In some cases, cold stones can be used to stroke the body after the application of hot stones in order to reduce swelling and pain, or to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
From physical to mental, there are many health benefits associated with hot stone massage, including:
Muscle relaxation – the heat from the stones helps tight, stiff muscles to relax, which allows the massage therapist to manipulate the deep muscle tissue more effectively.
Pain Relief – a hot stone massage may provide greater relief of pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints, or injuries because, as mentioned above, the heat from the stones allows the therapist’s actions to penetrate deeper. It’s important to note, however, that pain and discomfort during the massage can cause more harm than good, so please advise your masseuse if their pressure or technique is too much for you.
Improve Circulation – typically, heated stones are rested on trigger points on your body before beginning the massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper tissues, it causes blood vessels to open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation has been associated with fatigue, which can create tension in the muscles, and a build-up of lactic acid.
Mental benefits – the relaxation afforded by a hot stone massage may help ease mental stress and tension, as well as help combat some symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. Though massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medicine or care, it can be an integral, indulgent part of your treatment.
Better Sleep – as it can be hard to get good quality sleep when your mind and body are over fatigued, the relaxation provided through hot stone therapy may make it easier for you to fall into the deeper sleep your body needs to recover from daily stresses.
As with any treatment, it is recommended you check with your doctor or health care practitioner before your first treatment. Individuals with certain conditions, including pregnant women and those with high blood pressure, are advised to avoid this type of therapy.
Thai Hot Stem Massage
Thai Herbal Ball Massage is a method of treatment utilized in traditional Thai medicine. This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including phrai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements. These herbs have the following benefits:
Phrai– has the ability to help bronchial symptoms, asthma and colds. These anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically have a deep soothing effect to any contusion, sprain and inflammation of a joint or ligament.
Lemongrass– has anti-inflammatory properties ans is used for sprains, bruises and sores muscles.
Turmeric– this herb has a cleansing effect on the skin and promotes healing. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and helps with bruises, joint pain, sprains or muscles pain.
Kaffir lime– are used for colds, congestion and have antioxidant properties. When applied topically to the skin, the astringent properties helps to cleanse the skin and promote healing.
Camphor- The crystals from camphor are used in most saunas. Camphor is used for stimulating and dilating effects for the respiratory system. It also has a calming effect on stress, anxiety and insomnia. Topically Camphor crystals has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and helps with muscles stiffness, sprains, strains, bruises or swelling.
Tamarind -The whole plant is used medicinally, although typically the leaves are used for topical remedies. Cleanses and purifies the skin, while the antiseptic properties soothes and heal the skin.
Curcuma Comosa- The bulb is used to strengthen the muscles tissue of visceral organs. It has been used for the treatment of hot flashes, menstrual pain and chronic pelvic disorders.
Acacia Concinna- from the bark, leaves have been used for hair care in India fro centuries. The bark contains high levels of saponins which is a mild cleanser.
The Thai herbal compress technique offers several potential health benefits: It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.
Hypertension, High Blood Pressure
Diabetic peripheral nephropathy (Exposure to high blood glucose levels over an extended period of time causes damage to the peripheral nerves – the nerves that go to the arms, hands, legs, and feet).
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Any allergies to the herbs used
Other benefits of Thai Herbal Ball Massage: the stimulation of pressure points of Sen lines opens the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow. The blend of herbs used has a therapeutic, relaxing effect and it can be used to relieve: sprains, strains of muscles and tendons, sinus pressure, migraines, stiffness in the joints, inflammation and helps stimulate circulation.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. A healthy, active lymphatic system uses the natural movements of smooth muscle tissue to do this.
However, surgery, medical conditions, or other damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and your lymph nodes, a condition known as lymphedema.
If you’ve ever had a surgery on or involving your lymph nodes, your doctor may have suggested lymphatic drainage massage performed by a certified massage or physical therapist. However,
Lymphatic massage is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
- Congestive heart failure
- History of blood clots or stroke
- Current infection
- Liver problems
- Kidney problems
Procedures that affect or remove your lymph nodes can cause lymphedema as a side effect.
Lymphedema will only occur in the area near a surgical site.
For example, if you have lymph nodes removed as a part of cancer surgery to your left breast, only your left arm, not your right, might be affected with lymphedema.
Lymphedema can also occur as a result of an injury or medical conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or blood clots in the body
Cupping Therapy is a modified version of the common practice of cupping, used in traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping Massage will help break down rigid tissue (muscle and fascia), and assists in the release of excess fluids and toxins. It also promotes blood flow and can helps improve range of motion.
The process involves the therapist putting special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The process uses negative pressure (suction) to lift the soft tissues of the body. This is “not” fire cupping. Generally patients get cupping for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. After your session, the cups may leave bruise or bruise-like marks on your treated areas, the colour and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the area, and can range from a bright red to a dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week, sometimes a bit longer. Once clients understand what these marks are, and feel the results, their concerns disappear, and they return for more sessions. Cups can be made out of silicone, rubber, glass, or even bamboo and can be left in place or moved along the body. Each session can last between 30-50 minutes depending on the area in which requires treatment.