Articles of Interest


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

An Interview with Nindy Grewal, CNP, Cl. Irid., B.Ed



Q: How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to peruse this career?


A: I find myself in my current career as a Holistic Nutritionist, after I decided to follow my long-time passion for nutrition and natural healthcare.  I became more aware of my own health in my late 20’s and realized through changes

Nindy’s Smoothie Bowl Recipe!



1 cup of cold filtered water
handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) – frozen or fresh
huge handful of kale or spinach
1 scoop of whey or vegan protein
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp of ground flax seeds
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tbsp of Hemp seeds
1 tsp of Moringa leaf

Get to Know Your Practitioners Better: Monica Lazarescu

An Interview with Monica



Q: How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to peruse this career?


A: Growing up I always watched my mother and my grandmother connecting with people and helping out as much as they could in their community. My mother was a nurse, and by nature, she was caring and

For the LOVE of Chocolate!

By Nindy Grewal, Holistic Nutritionist 



It is February and cold, but many of us look forward to seeing the bright red boxes filled with chocolates and cinnamon hearts that adorn the stores at this time of year.  This is a month to love – right?  Well what if you just keep going from loving Christmas baked

Reiki Level 1 Training with Trudy Parolin!

Massage & Brain Chemistry by Jen Hyland, R.M.T.

When people ask me why they feel relaxed after their massage, my answer is that a reflexive action of massage is to encourage your parasympathetic nervous system – the one that lets you rest, and makes you sleepy while you digest food, and turns down the action of your sympathetic nervous system – the one

Sharks in Beauty

By Dr. Jen Newell

A few weeks ago I had the unbelievable opportunity to snorkel with the team of One Ocean Diving to see Galapagos sharks up close and personal without a cage. Swimming with these magnificent creatures was one of the most profound experiences of my life. The media most often depicts sharks as blood-thirsty,

Massage Away Sinus Issues by Jen Hyland, R.M.T.

Article by Jen Hyland, R.M.T.

This time of year, too many of my clients have been coming in on the tail end of a cold, feeling run down, achy, and annoyed that even though they are almost better, they can’t breathe through their nose. 

Sinus congestion caused by allergies or a cold can include: swelling (inflammation) of