Articles of Interest


Getting to Know Your Practitioners Better Featuring Dr. James Yoon


How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to pursue this career?


When I started my undergraduate degree in kinesiology at Western, my plan was to pursue a master’s in physiotherapy. However, after preceptoring at a couple physiotherapy clinics in my fourth year I realized that I wasn’t as passionate about the profession

What is Usui Reiki Healing?


By Georgina Mellas, Reiki Master



The philosophy behind this modality is that the body holds all memory and knows what it needs to heal.

Georgina’s Approach

By placing of the hands (light touch) on different areas of the body and head, coupled with a “sounding” technique (utilizing the client’s voice) Georgina assists her clients in releasing both physical

Is Massage Therapy Good for Runners?


By Jen Hyland, RMT


Runners are going to run, whether they should or shouldn’t. As the daughter of a marathoner, I grew up watching my dad peel off blood soaked socks and shoes for years before he finally figured out his footwear. For some reason, this made me think that all runners were disgusting, and it

Parasites and Live Blood Analysis

By Nindy Grewal

Winter getaways are definitely the best reprise from our harsh winter months.  Tropical islands, Asian destinations, visits back to home countries can provide that sunshine and warmth, plus stress relief that we so greatly need after being stuck in the house during cold, dark months of the year.  However, have you ever returned

Adjusting from the Winter “blah’s” to the Spring “ahh’s”…Mentally, Emotionally, Physically

By Trudy Parolin 

Let’s face it, Canadian winters can be exceptionally difficult for most of us on the best of days. The -17 windchill factors, the blowing snow, ice, the feeling of being cold, and then of course those gloomy days. It affects us all in so many ways. I think we had a whopping 3

Does Hot Stone Massage Really HELP?


By Jen Hyland, RMT


If you like heat, it won’t take any convincing for you to believe that a hot stone massage will feel amazing.  If you’ve had a hot stone massage, you felt warm, your muscles relaxed, your nervous system calmed down, and it probably didn’t feel like the therapist was working as deeply to

Spring Cleaning

By Nindy Grewal, Holistic Nutritionist 


It is finally Spring!!  Winter is over and the days are getting longer, we naturally start to feel more energy and vitality.  In Chinese medicine, Spring is the time of the liver.  It is Spring cleaning time!  Now is the time for us to cleanse our bodies and shed that winter

Renewing Your Passion for Spring


by Jen Hyland, RMT

Every spring, I use the energy from longer days to start a long-term, positive change for myself. One year, I got up early each Saturday for a long hike, and watched the landscape slowly fill in. Four years ago, I let go of my attachment to a secure office job and moved

Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy


by Trudy Parolin, RMT, Reiki Master, Certified Reflexologist 


What can be a debilitating condition, fibromyalgia describes the symptoms of generalized muscular aching, multiple tender points, poor sleep and pain. Fibro- (meaning tissue) my (meaning muscle) -algia (meaning pain).

Fibromyalgia is an idiopathic condition (meaning there is no known cause/reason for it), and therefore was not taken seriously

Naturopathic Options for Nausea during Pregnancy



By Dr. Jessica Liu, ND

I can still recall the all-day nausea and violent vomiting I experienced well into my 3rd trimester of pregnancy with my son Jonah.  I remember a daily routine of waking up and eating a first breakfast, knowing it would end up coming back up and then trying to squeeze in a