Offering Registered Massage Therapy & Yoga Therapy in Courtenay BC

Down the Ladder

We mostly pay attention to odd sensations in our bodies once they’re annoying enough to be worth noting. And we tend to procrastinate actually doing something about them until they’ve become bad enough to stop us from doing something altogether. We, as a society, are very good at pushing through. But pushing through just leads us further up … Read more

Remember to Breathe

It’s amazing how many people don’t breathe. It just happens, automatically. The not breathing. Which is ironic considering breathing is an automated function in our bodies! But breath holding is about as helpful as turning down the volume in your car to help you read the street signs. Ya, I’ve done that too… I incorporate … Read more

Relief Vs Belief

We both know that you can get relief. A temporary reprieve from the worst of your symptoms – if not all of them. But do you truly believe that you can maintain that long term? More importantly, under your own power? Not dependant on someone else ‘fixing’ you? Have you resigned yourself to this just being the way your … Read more

Quick to Forget

Recovery from an injury and management of a chronic condition is not a straight climb.There are peaks, valleys and plateaus. Some days are good. Some days suck. But the fact that you’ve HAD good days, means you can have more of them. To have more of the good days for longer is a process, and it takes work and … Read more

Poking the Bear

Unpleasant sensations like pain can stir up a whole lot of stuff once triggered. Muscle tension. Spasming. Pain referrals. Headaches. Tingling and numbness… All sorts. At the same time, challenge brings about change. But challenge doesn’t have to hurt… Soaring past your current capacity (or ‘poking the bear’) is more likely to intensify your symptoms, and trigger coping mechanisms … Read more