Started the #internationaldayofyoga and #summersolstice with a challenging and rewarding #hotyogacore class at #oxygenfitnessnorthvan #chiropractic #massage #northvan
Stretch of the day
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Give the gift of relaxation!
Consider massage therapy gift cards. Drop by or call us. Choose any value.
Consider these #essentialoils #lipbalms #coffeebodyscrubs for your loved ones for #Valentinesday. Gift certificates for a massage are also available.
Northview Health welcomes Laila Presotto, Counselling & Parenting Consulting Services
Laila Presotto holds an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She works as a Psychotherapist in private practice with individuals, families, couples, children and youth.
Laila is a Developmentalist- in that she seeks to understand and address the root problem in children and adults to further understand their behaviors. She believes it’s important to understand the antecedents (what happened before) in order to make sense of what’s moving a person to behave and act in certain ways. She sees behaviours as a symptom of something deeper and believes if we gain a deeper insight into ourselves and our issues, we then have the potential to do differently in our lives.
In a nutshell, she helps people see differently so they’ll do differently!
Laila is accepting new patients.
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News from Dr. Silvia Vidas: Introducing Total Body Modification™
Dr. Silvia is excited to introduce Total Body Modification™ (TBM) to her patients!
Why TBM: This simple non-invasive procedure normalizes body functions, both physical and emotional, by correcting “imbalances of functional physiology”, which basically means that it balances the whole system and gets all the organs working together again. TBM assists the body and mind to get back to optimal health and feel better.
TBM is also great to preventative medicine’ since it can detect minor glitches in the body before they develop into full blown body imbalances or illnesses.
How it works: TBM normalizes function by reducing it when it is ‘hyper-functioning and increasing it when it is ‘hypo-functioning’. The re-alignment restores function and communication within all body systems.
How is it done? TBM uses a simple muscle testing procedure while holding various test points on the body, to determine areas of weakness. If weaknesses or imbalances are found, the correction is made right away by Dr. Silvia. TBM is non-invasive and is usually done with the patient sitting or lying down. Individuals feel great after a session.
Why acupuncture & TBM: Acupuncture combined with TBM can accelerate the healing process. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work to balance the whole body by addressing both the root cause & symptoms that the individual is experiencing. TBM also balances the body so that all parts of the body can start functioning optimally & in harmony again. This is why combining the two is so effective!
How to book a TBM session: Contact Northview Health & Wellness Center at 604 986-3771 to schedule your TBM whole body physiological exam and treatment. TBM sessions are typically done in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment. For those who do not like needles, laser acupuncture (non-invasive) can be used with your TBM session.
Silvia Vidas, DR. TCM, M.Cl.Sc., Reg. Acu.
Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist/ Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist
Dr. Jabeen heard you! She is now offering extended* treatments (30 min). If you wish to book at extended chiropractic treatment, please call the clinic and let our office admins know and they will book you accordingly.
Note: Regular sessions are 15 mins
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Dr. Jabeen will be out of town from Friday April 8 and will return to patient care on Wednesday April 13, 2016. Please call the clinic at (604) 980 4223 to book your appointment.
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Diana, one of our Registerd Massage Therapists, spent last week ice fishing in Northern Ontario with her family. Perhaps this will become an annual event ?!😀
Everyone knows there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep for feeling refreshed and alert in the morning. On the other hand, not getting the seven or eight hours of sleep that you need may leave you feeling grumpy and tired all day. But here’s something you may not know: you have far more control over the quality of your sleep than you think.
Your mattress should be flexible enough to adapt to your body’s shape, but firm enough to support your spine. If you share your bed, look for one that provides independent support for each sleeper.
Your pillow should help keep your head and neck in line with your spine. Try out a variety of pillows in the store to find the one that feels comfortable and works best for you. Different types include memory foam, fibre, feather and buckwheat.
Canada’s chiropractors recommend sleeping on your back or side. These positions allow your head, neck and spine to relax into their natural alignment. This reduces stress and strain on your muscles and joints that can disrupt your sleep and lead to aches in the morning.
If you have low back pain and sleep on your back, put a pillow under your knees to take some of the pressure off your back. Side-sleepers should put a pillow between their knees for support.
Try to go to bed at the same time every night – even on weekends – to keep your sleep cycle in a regular rhythm. Avoid naps, but if you must, limit naps to less than 30 minutes, and be sure to have your siesta before 3 p.m.
Avoid caffeinated beverages, heavy meals, alcohol and vigourous exercise within two hours of bedtime – they can all disrupt sleep.
Some people like a hot shower before bed while others like to listen to relaxing music, watch TV or read. These cues let your body know it’s time to prepare for sleep.
In the morning, open the curtains or blinds soon after you wake up. Bright light helps to regulate your natural biological clock.
If you can’t fall asleep after 30 minutes of tossing and turning, get up and do something boring in dim light until you feel sleepy. Try not to look at the clock – it may only make you feel anxious.
Sleep is an important aspect of your overall health – both your body and mind rest and refresh while sleeping. If you have continued difficulty getting a good night’s rest, consult a health professional, such as a chiropractor, who can help identify the problem and find solutions.
Waterpillows are available at Northview Health.
#rightmattress #waterpillow #NorthviewHealth
6 Benefits of Infrared Sauna (article published by Mind, Body, Green in Jan 2014; author Dr. Amy Myers)
As you might know, sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins. But how do you sweat when you’re injured, or unable to exercise?
I like to sweat in an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. The benefits don’t stop there. With infrared sauna technology, you can also lose weight,relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.
6 Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
3. Pain Relief
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
4. Weight Loss
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. An article, titled Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
5. Improved Circulation
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
6. Skin Purification
Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Infrared sauna treatments may be available at different levels: near, middle, and far.
These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Most people find that:
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We are proud to announce that we are now offering sessions in our new SaunaRay
Infrared saunas have been shown to help with:
Ask the receptionist for more information!
*Infrared sauna’s may not be right for everyone. Consult your doctor before use of the sauna if you have preexisting medical conditions.
Did you sleep well last night? Do you wake up with neck stiffness and/or headaches? How many times a year do you change your pillows?
A goods night rest is essential for our daily functioning, vitality and overall productivity. Many of us struggle with either falling asleep or staying asleep. Your quality of sleep may be compromised by many factors, one of which may be the wrong pillow!
The Chiroflow Water Pillow is known to improve sleep quality, supports the neck and shoulders in any sleeping posture and moulds to the shape YOUR individual necks. The Chiroflow water pillow is available in two forms: The Original Fiber filled pillow OR the new Gel memory foam pillow.
Rose (R.M.T), Diana (R.M.T), Mandy (Office Admin) and Jabeen (Chiropractor) took part the first (hopefully annual) Slide the City! We had a great time sliding down Lonsdale Avenue and spedning the afternoon with local friends and neighbours.
We are pleased to inform you that INFRARED SAUNA is now available at Northview Health. Our sauna, SaunaRay, works by using Infrared rays to heat versus steam, which is used in conventional saunas. This makes for a more comfortable sauna experience as it allows you achieve better results at a lower temperature. While other saunas are generally run around 150-175F, this sauna reaches a maximum heat of about 130F.
Research has shown many benefits to Infrared Saunas:
• Chronic Pain
• Arthritis related joint pain
• Weight Loss
Do not use sauna if:
• Breast feeding
• Check with a doctor if you are in poor health, or under medical care.
For further information, please call the clinic at (604) 986-3771. Package rates are available.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and the very best for 2016! Thank you for letting us be part of your health team!
From all of us at Northview Health & Wellness Centre. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.
We are thrilled and honoured that Northview Health & Wellness Centre was nominated for this years Reader's Choice Awards. If you like what we do, we’d love your vote. Voting for the Lifestyles Section is between:
Sunday November 29 – Saturday December 5 at http://www.nsnews.com/ under the Reader’s Choice tab. By submitting a vote, you are also entered into a draw for $500 shopping spree at Park Royal by the North Shore News.
Good luck and thank you for your support and encouragement