Articles of Interest


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

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

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

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,