Bowen therapy is a gentle form of manual therapy, that is a type of myo-fascial release.  The AIM’s of Bowen therapy include: breaking up fascial adhesions, improving blood and lymph flow to tissues and calming the nervous system down into parasympathetic dominance. Parasympathetic dominance is where all healing takes place in the body. It also works…

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Myofascial release is a relatively new concept in the world of massage therapy in Vancouver.  Only in the last couple decades have we begun to understand and work with the fascial system of the body.  Fascia is the body’s tensegrity system.  It holds, wraps and connects everything from bone to nerves to muscles.  Understanding fascia…

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“Press Harder”

 By Mihael Mamychshvili, Reg. Master Shiatsu Therapist   I have been working with patients with chronic pain for 15 years and it never ceases to amaze me how people get used to their pain. Their pain becomes their proverbial security blanket because without, they feel like something essential is missing. Many patients come to me…

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 Registered Massage Therapy In Granville, Vancouver, BC. Recently, there has been a growing interest in using stones as a part of massage therapy. Although some massage therapists and clients may consider this to be simply fashionable, the use of stones and gemstones for healing purposes dates back thousands of years. Both verbal and written history…

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What Is Cupping Therapy? By Mihael Mamychshvili, Registered Shiatsu Therapist Cupping originated many thousands of years ago primarily for the treatment of disease and pain. This has not changed right up to today but, with modern science and understanding, it has confirmed its rightful place in both beauty therapy and well-being medicine. Cupping therapy was…

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What Are the Parts of the Shoulder? The shoulder joint is made up of bones held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tendons are tough cords of tissue that hold the shoulder muscles to bones. They help the muscles move the shoulder. Ligaments hold the three shoulder bones to each other and help make…

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Study: Acupressure Helps Shortness of Breath Acupressure significantly improved Dyspnoea – shortness of breath – in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a recent study. “Effectiveness of acupressure in improving dyspnoea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” was conducted by staff at the Jen Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, in Miaoli,…

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