Relaxation and Massage

Relaxation and Massage

By Laura Corcoran; RMT

Massage Therapy is well known the world over, for promoting relaxation and helping combat depression, stress, and anxiety. Along with therapeutic methods, relaxation massage can be most beneficial.

Swedish techniques are more rhythmic; therefore, the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems can work more optimally. Effleurage helps rid the muscles and fascia of metabolic wastes. Lactic acid builds up with under or overuse within the muscles. This massage technique allows the muscles to perform better with less tension and hypertonicity. A build-up of lactic acid and metabolic wastes can increase fibrosis (scar tissue) leading to a decrease in movement and performance.

Deep tissue massage is helpful along with Trigger Point Therapy for fibrosis or hypertonic muscles. However, a Swedish Relaxation Massage is most beneficial for ultimate relaxation and stress relief.

Adding all or any of the following will help give the body even more relaxation and calmness to a stressed body/mind:

a. RelaxingEssentialOils
b. LymphDrainageTherapy
c. Reiki Energy work
d. Soothing music/atmosphere

 

Laura is highly trained and experienced in both Massage Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy. She has been an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) for over 25 years. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive a specialized, relaxing, and detoxing massage! Book a Massage with Laura TODAY!

NAET Case Study

NAET Case Study

NAET treatments or allergy desensitization treatments can be used to re-train the body’s immune system to resolve sensitivities and allergies. It will calm the immune system down if the individual is reacting to substances so that the inflammation is lowered and other treatments can be more effective. It is an excellent option for people that are tired of avoiding. It can provide freedom to not restrict their diet or activities, especially if there are many reacting substances. Please find below 3 different case studies where NAET has been used with great results.

Case number one, the patient presented with severe intolerances to red meat and tomatoes. She had not been able to tolerate them since she was 18 years old. Her symptoms included horrible stomach aches and vomiting if exposed to foods. She did an IgG food intolerance test through Rocky Mountain analytical Labs in January of 2016 where 19 different foods came up as elevated. Particular to note dairy, brewer’s yeast, and wheat were high. She was only interested in doing NAET treatments so no further supplementation was recommended during the treatments. We started her basic 15 treatments and it wasn’t until her 10th treatment that she started to notice a positive effect on her digestion. We did 3 additional treatments above the basic 15 treatments and she has been able to reintroduce all foods into her diet with no negative reactions. Including the red meat and tomatoes.

Case number two, the patient having environmental allergies. Her allergies started in March and continued through to August or even September some years. The patient had been managing allergy symptoms by avoiding the outdoors and taking antihistamines daily during allergy season. Her symptoms were poorly managed as she was suffering from itchy, watery eyes, difficulty breathing, and hives. Upon performing a scratch test we had determined she was reacting to grass, weed mix, ragweed, pollen, and mold. We began starting to treat allergies in the first visit. She responded very well, no reactions for the remainder of the summer, and still symptom-free.

Case number three, patient with chemical sensitivity. I had a patient very sensitive to new products, the chemicals they were treated for would create breathing issues, headaches, hives, itching, fatigue. This individual would have to purchase new products specifically mattresses and let them off gas for 3 weeks before she was able to use them. At that time she could still experience minor symptoms. She would also find new office buildings would cause symptoms. She was having a chemical sensitivity to the “new car” smell produced from VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). VOC’s include chlorofluocarbons (CFCs), formaldehyde, benzene, methylene chloride, toluene, perfluorocarbons, these chemicals are often used to provide flame retardant a protective coating or as a cleaner. After only one treatment she was already responding very well, just minor headaches. After 3 treatments she was completely non-reactive. We are now working through the basic 15 treatments to solidify her immune system and ensure it is a permanent resolution of chemical sensitivity

My Approaches in Psychotherapy

My Approaches in Psychotherapy

Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as Docere’s new provisional psychologist. As part of my intro blog, I thought it’d be useful to share my approach when working with psychotherapy clients. I’m very excited to serve Docere’s clients who may be struggling with common issues like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, stress, self-esteem, grief, loss, and relationship dynamics. My training includes evidence-based practice with an emphasis on building the therapeutic alliance.

 

Bio-psycho-social-spiritual

I am keenly aware that each of you is unique regarding your current and historical

  • physical health, physiology, genetics (biology)
  • beliefs, thoughts, emotions, behaviours (psychology)
  • upbringing, culture, family and relationship dynamics (social)
  • meaning, connection, awareness (spiritual)

…and will meet you where you’re at.

 

Humanistic & strength-based

Along with uniqueness, I believe in people’s inherent goodness, subjective experience, and motivation towards fulfillment. I emphasize the importance of accessing your strengths and resources to help you fulfill your potential and growth-needs, rather than focusing on dysfunctions and pathology. How refreshing, eh?

 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) & rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT)

Speaking of subjective experience, our beliefs tend to influence our thoughts, behaviours, and emotions; vice versa (bi-directional relationship), which is the theory behind the widely-supported CBT model.

 

Using CBT and REBT techniques, I work with you to acknowledge and address some core beliefs, thinking, and behavioural patterns that may be keeping you feeling ‘emotionally stuck’ and from fulfilling your needs.

What is distance Reiki?

What is distance Reiki?

Distance Reiki works the same as receiving it in person, however it can take place in the comfort of your own home. Since energy can transcend distance, time or space, it can be sent to you, wherever you are!

This means that healing Reiki energy will be sent to you and you will receive the same benefit as if you were with the practitioner in person. You will receive the healing energy and as always, it will decide where to go to help you heal, body, mind and soul.

What can you expect during a distance Reiki session?

Most people will find the session to be very calming, and will experience a sense of relaxation and peace – you may even fall asleep! You may experience warm/cool/tingling sensations throughout your body, you may have an emotional response, or you might feel nothing at all.. Any of these experiences are completely normal.

Even if you don’t feel anything, the Reiki energy is still working. Reiki energy often works on a subtle level yet has profound results which normally become apparent in the following days or weeks after your session.

If you are interested in distance Reiki, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

 

What can you expect during a Reiki session?

What can you expect during a Reiki session?

Are you curious about Reiki but not sure what to expect?

You will complete a confidential client intake that identifies the areas in your body and life that you would like to focus on. This will also help the practitioner monitor your progress from session to session. Once you have asked any questions you have, you will lie fully clothed on a therapy table and relax.

The practitioner will place their hands above your body over various parts in a sequential method. Most people will find the session to be very calming, and will experience a sense of relaxation and peace – you may even fall asleep! You may experience warm/cool/tingling sensations throughout your body, you may have an emotional response, or you might feel nothing at all. Any of these experiences are completely normal.

Even if you don’t feel anything, the Reiki energy is still working. Reiki energy often works on a subtle level yet has profound results which normally become apparent in the following days or weeks after your session!

It’s important to know that the practitioner is not actually healing you – they are merely the channel for the Reiki energy. The individual is using this energy to heal themselves!

Reiki energy always travels to the place it is needed most. No two session is ever the same! Healing may occur on a physical, mental or emotional level. It all depends on what is going on for you that day!

At the end of the session, you can discuss any questions you may have with the practitioner. A Reiki session will leave you feeling peaceful and relaxed.

If you are interested in Reiki but have never tried it before, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a form of hands on energy healing, based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the individual.

This energy activates the natural healing processes of the individual’s body, helping to restore well-being on all levels – physical, mental and emotional.

Reiki is holistic; it works on the body, mind and soul by stimulating your own natural healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared.

Regular contact with Reiki will bring your body, mind and soul into balance. It will also help prevent future creation of illness and disease.

Reiki may help you with the following:

  • will help relax you when you are stressed
  • brings about deep relaxation
  • centres your thoughts when you are confused
  • energizes you when you feel drained and tired
  • calms you when you are frightened or anxious
  • focuses your mind and helps you to solve problems
  • relieves aches and pain
  • accelerates natural healing of wounds
  • improves overall health
  • gradually clears up chronic problems
  • helps prevents the development of disease
  • detoxifies the body
  • dissolves energy blockages
  • releases emotional wounds
  • increases the vibrational frequency of your body
  • helps change negative conditioning & behaviour

If you are interested in Reiki but have never tried it before, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

Brianne Carter is a certified Reiki Master. She is passionate about holistic health and wellness and supporting others on their healing journey. Reiki healing energy has had some profound effects in Brianne’s life and she looks forward to supporting you on your journey!