Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to augment physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. Registered Massage Therapists are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fi... Read More

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to augment physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation.

Registered Massage Therapists are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. All therapists at Equilibrium Massage Therapy are Registered Health Care professionals. Massage Therapy at Equilibrium Massage Therapy is evidence based, educational, and therapeutic. Our therapists come with extensive experience and knowledge. Each therapist has a vast knowledge of anatomy, and has taken many hours of continuing education beyond their licence requirements. We strive to provide the best and fastest way to get back to the things you enjoy.


Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one of the principal branches of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is a complete, holistic and non-invasive medical system that has evolved over 3000 years to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Acupuncture is a procedure which promotes health and alleviates pain. How Does Acupuncture Work? Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theor... Read More

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the principal branches of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is a complete, holistic and non-invasive medical system that has evolved over 3000 years to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Acupuncture is a procedure which promotes health and alleviates pain.

How Does Acupuncture Work?
Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (chee) and blood through energetic pathways in the body referred to as meridians. Qi is the animating force that gives us our capacity to move, think, and feel, in other words, our “vital force”. Meridians circulate life-giving nourishment in the form of Qi and blood to every part of the body.
In acupuncture, certain points on the body act as gateways to access and regulate the Qi in the meridians via the insertion of very fine needles. Qi regulates the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony of the body by keeping the energetic flows in balance. Imbalances and blockages of the body’s Qi are the root of disease processes. These imbalances may be caused by physical and emotional trauma, lack of excercise, poor nutrition, and chronic stress. Acupuncture works by rebalancing the energetic system of the body and supporting the body’s capacity to heal itself. By alleviating symptoms and treating the underlying cause of disease, acupuncture returns the body, mind and spirit to a balanced state.

Fees are covered by most extended health insurance plans. For those with MSP Premium Assistance, a portion of the fee will be reimbursed. Members of Veterans Affairs, RCMP, and the Canadian Forces get Acupuncture treatments covered.

Prepare for your appointment just as if you were going for a massage.


Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy was named after Thomas A. Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong, Victoria in Australia. It is a type of soft tissue manipulation which works with the mind-body connection. A Bowen therapy treatment consists of sets of soft tissue manipulations on muscle, nerves and tendons, punctuated by brief, necessary pauses to permit the body to integrate the effects. The sensory-motor systems of... Read More

Bowen therapy was named after Thomas A. Bowen (1916-1982) of Geelong, Victoria in Australia. It is a type of soft tissue manipulation which works with the mind-body connection. A Bowen therapy treatment consists of sets of soft tissue manipulations on muscle, nerves and tendons, punctuated by brief, necessary pauses to permit the body to integrate the effects.

The sensory-motor systems of the body repeatedly react to trauma and everyday stresses via our muscular reflexes. As long as the body’s defences, our sympathetic nervous system, are overreacting, healing can not take place.

For effective healing, we must honour and work with the body’s requirements for healing. Bowen Therapy gently resets the physical body and encourages the brain to rewire and return to patterns that preceded injury and reclaim its natural state of health. Bowen therapy will create and initiate the framework and provide the environment where the body can best begin this healing process.


Bowen therapy stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and the proprioceptors, sending information through the central nervous system to the brain. The spindle cells and Golgi tendon bodies reset the muscle’s resting tension level. Surrounding fascia will become more fluid, allowing greater movement of blood and lymph through the tissue, thereby enhancing nutrition to, and waste removal from, injured or dysfunctional tissue.

In short, Bowen therapy initiates a communication process by which the body will address shifts as needed. This generally occurs over a five to seven day period.

Bowen Therapy is a manual therapy, so when it is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist it is covered by your Extended Health Plan under your RMT benefits.



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