Breathing Should Feel Easy

How is breathing affected by chronic conditions? Breathing is the essence of life. Chronic conditions that may affect breathing include: asthma, long-haul COVID, COPD, infection (pneumonia), bronchitis, and sinusitis.  The lymphatic system is essential in protecting you from infection and keeping a healthy balance of fluids throughout your body. If your lymphatic system isn’t draining, you are […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction(TMJD)

Understanding how the temporomandibular joint works is crucial to healing temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMJ Dysfunction is extremely common because this is the only joint that hangs from the head and is influenced by all tensions/dysfunctions in the body. What is a temporomandibular joint? The temporomandibular joint is an articulation of the temporal bones and the […]

Women’s Health

Being a woman is NOT a medical diagnosis.  “80% of people living with autoimmune conditions are women” – Dr. Gabor Mate  “Twice as many women experience depression during their lives as men” – Dr. Nicole Perla  “The #1 cause of premature death in women in Canada is heart disease and stroke.” – Heart and Stroke Foundation  It’s no secret that women’s health is under funded and under […]

Somatic Exercise

What is somatic exercise? Somatic exercise may be the secret key to unlock your internal health mechanisms. A new field of medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, studies the processes through which emotions affect physiology. Somatic exercises are movements that bring attention to the internal feelings, rather than what the external looks like. How can emotional repression affect our […]

Craniosacral & Gua sha Facial

What is craniosacral therapy? Craniosacral therapy is a drug-less, non-invasive, type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. This can soothe pain, reduce stress and relieve tension. As a result, cranial mobility is restored and nerves are free from restriction.  What is a gua sha facial? A […]

What is Healy?

What is Healy Device?

Our daily lives can be quite busy and overwhelming. We often find very little time to reflect on our own health and find time to relax, stretch and exercise, and even to make a visit to practitioner! What if there exists an easy to use, multi-functional application device that helps you with pain, makes you […]

Why do I need an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner?

Osteopathy Treatment at Integrated Bodywork

While very often being used to treat back pain, osteopathic treatment is effective in a wide variety of health complaints. Osteopathy has been successful in treating the following: Acute or Chronic Pain Digestive Problems Muscle Spasms Respiratory Difficulties Postural Problems It can also successfully treat migraines, dysmenorrheal, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pain […]

Relieving Chronic Pain with Osteopathic Treatments

Our Services at Integrated Bodywork

Chronic pain is complicated. Sometimes there is no understandable cause of chronic pain, yet the pain and suffering are real. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have a more holistic approach to pain relief that can provide relief when more traditional approaches do not. Pain treatment in traditional western medicine is very mechanistic. It views the body as […]

Massage Therapy Benefits Heart Health

Massage for Heart Health

Massage therapy benefits heart! If you’re looking to keep your heart in tip-top shape, in addition to your regular exercise routines and your healthy diet, you should consider adding regular massage treatments. There are many benefits to the heart from massage. Let’s look at how massage can be beneficial to your cardiac health. Helping heart […]

Relieving Arthritis Pain with Osteopathy

Osteopathy for Arthritis Pain

If you are one of the millions of Canadians who have arthritis, I would like to let you know that Osteopathy can be a gentle and effective way to reduce arthritis symptoms. A common form of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative joint condition that primarily affects the hands, feet, hips, knees and […]