In Canada, osteopathy isn't as well known as massage therapy or acupuncture. I use a gentle and effective method of unlocking tissue. It's similar to physio therapy where the treatment is done in looser/sport clothing. You can expect:
A treatment usually involves active movement from the client, with gentle stretching and positioning from the therapist. Treatments are pain free and never jarring.
Throughout the treatment, I will constantly assess and then reassess to ensure the treatment is effective because the goal is to provide clinical and long-lasting results.
What separates a Manual Osteopath from similar professions is that we look at the body as a whole unit, a complete structure, rather than isolating the problem to one joint or muscle.
I am excited to offer free 15-minute Manual Osteopathy treatments to my massage clients—you can book on our booking website.
I am studying with the National Manual Osteopathic College and I require clinical hours to complete the program, so this practical experience is a huge benefit to me and I’m hoping it will be of benefit to you as well!
To learn more about Osteopathy, the short video below does a great job of explaining it:
The Brain. It’s our most important and yet least understood organ. We rely on it every day. Not just for keeping us alive, but for simple tasks like making us coffee, dressing ourselves, and driving to work.
In fact, there are very few actions one can take that do not involve the brain in some vital role. Now I know what you’re thinking, “isn’t any organ vital? What about the heart?” The answer is yes—but the brain is unique in a special way. It’s the only organ that we decide how and when we use it. It is the only organ that we have control over. You don’t tell your heart when to beat, or how hard. You don’t ask your liver to speed things up, so you can have that extra glass of wine. So, with the brain being the only organ that we consciously use, that is why brain health is so important.
Here are four ways to nurture your noggin:
These simple but imperative methods will help keep your brain working smoothly. I recommend focusing on one or two of these methods to start. Even a little effort can go a long way to helping us have more than just a hat rack sitting on our shoulders.