Massage Therapy works directly with soft tissues to decrease inflammation and increase circulation to reduce your pain and discomfort. It also helps to prevent the occurrence of injury by maintaining proper tissue mobility and joint range of motion.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete patient care. Theyprovide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions. BC’s RMTs also have the highest training standards in North America and do mandatory continuing education and upgrading.Honour a strict code of ethics set out by RMTs regulatory body in BC, which ensures that patients receive safe, competent, and ethical care.
Regular Massage Therapy treatments, used in conjunction with other healthcare modalities and included as part of a healthy lifestyle, helps to create a holistic approach to your health, enabling you to increase the quality of life you experience.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medicine that treats patients using a variety of techniques including acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, Chinese herbs and nutrition. This therapy is based on foundation that the body and it’s organs are regulated by the essential flow of energy, called Qi. TCM view the development of a dis’ease’ as the disruption of this flow of energy. Practitioners use TCM theory as a diagnostic tool to bring harmony back to the flow of Qi in the body, which means that they are treating both the current symptoms and the underlying cause of the disharmony.
Acupuncture is the painless insertion and manipulation of hair-thin needles in the body to balance and restore health. The focus of acupuncture in a treatment is to correct imbalances by stimulating anatomical locations on or under the skin called acupuncture points. These points are connected by channels known as meridians. In TCM the meridian theory is defined as a system of 20 lines connecting acupoints and regarded as channels through which energy flows. The acupoints are the areas that are treated in order to assist the body in re-balancing itself.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions including circulatory problems like high or low blood pressure, nervous system imbalances such as anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and ADHD, respiratory conditions, digestive disorders including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis as well as women’s health issues like menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, endometriosis, and morning sickness. If you have questions about the types of conditions treatable by acupuncture please email or call the clinic with your questions.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also called Cosmetic Acupuncture or Acupuncture Face Lift, is also available at our clinic. It is a safe, non-surgical method of revitalizing the look and feel of your face. Please click here for more information.
Athletic Therapy consists of highly skilled health care practitioners specialized in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Certified Athletic Therapists apply techniques using the sports medicine model of rehabilitation in order to offer an accelerated rehabilitation to physical injuries incurred from sports, recreation, daily activities or occupation. This model consists of but is not limited to the following contemporary rehabilitation techniques: soft tissue and joint mobilizations, muscle reconditioning, exercise, and other therapeutic modalities (Ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, laser, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and supporting taping techniques).
Certified Athletic Therapists must present current malpractice insurance and annual documentation demonstrating continued professional development to maintain a status of good standing with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. For more information on Athletic Therapy visit their website.