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What is Osteopathy?

Traditional Osteopathy, as presented by the Canadian College of Osteopathy, is defined as:   “A natural medicine which aims to restore function in...

What is Naturopathy? What it can do for you? What to expect? What are their guiding principles?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of...

Importance of Breathing Properly

The Importance of Breathing Properly Everyone knows that breathing is essential to life. Life begins when we inhale our first breath and ends when...
Epsom salts- Detoxyfying Pain Reliever

Epsom salts- Detoxyfying Pain Reliever

  Epsom Salt — The Magnesium-Rich, Detoxifying Pain Reliever   Athletes commonly use it for sore muscles while gardeners sprinkle it on plants to i...
Sports Massage and its benefits

Sports Massage and its benefits

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY: Therapeutic sports massage is a type of massage technique, similar to deep tissue massage, which focuses on treating soft t...
Massage therapy and Jaw pain

Massage therapy and Jaw pain

  Benefits of massage therapy for TMJ TMJDD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles ...
deep tissue massage of shoulder

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is applied in a systematic way, concentrating on the deeper layers of the body’s soft tissues. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted area(s). Deep tissue massage therapy is therapeutic as well as corrective, and done properly should cause neither excessive pain for the client nor strain for the therapist
Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Learn about the history and benefits of Hot stone massage in our blog

Hot stone massage therapy is an increasingly popular modern method of relieving stress, reducing muscle stiffness, and boosting blood circulation. However, the use of smooth, hot stones to warm, relax, and therapeutically massage key points of the body is nothing new. In fact, it is something very ancient in its origins.

Acupuncture Needles

What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine is the Science of Life.  Chinese medicine is a complete and sophisticated system of medicine that originated in China millennia ag...
Gua sha

What is Gua Sha?

What is GUA SHA?   Gua Sha is an important hands-on medical treatment that been used throughout Asia for centuries. Gua means “to rub” or “press st...
25 Reasons to Get a Massage!

25 Reasons to Get a Massage!

Here are some reasons to get a massage and you can add your own to them!    1 Relieve stress 2 Relieve postoperative pain 3 Reduce anxiety 4 Manage...
What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based ...