Offering Registered Massage Therapy & Yoga Therapy in Courtenay BC

Why We Might Visit A Movement More Than Once

Imagine you’ve been working with your therapist – be it massage, physio, yoga or otherwise – and you’ve been incorporating movement into your treatment plan.  You’re noticing improvements.  Improvements in your stability, your strength, your flexibility. A decrease in your pain, stiffness, your fatigue.  You’re feeling empowered, because you know that while your therapist offered … Read more

Keeping Hope Alive by Celebrating the Little Things

I see it so often… People feel so discouraged when they’re still not ‘there’. They arrive to their appointment frustrated or resigned because they still have pain, they still can’t sleep through the night, or they still can’t stand in the kitchen long enough to cook a meal without needing to take a break.  Whatever … Read more

Set Backs and Silver Linings

Flare ups are no fun… But rest assured that they are a normal part of any process. Whether triggered by accidentally ‘overdoing it’, or seemingly no reason at all, feeling like you’ve taken 1 step forward and 5 steps backwards happens. Here are a few things to keep in mind when this happens: This state … Read more

Why Does Positive Change Take So Long to Stick?

Perhaps you’re finding it takes frustratingly long to recover from an injury or build up the stamina and strength you need for something you aspire to do.  You may wonder, “What’s holding things up?!? Why is this taking so long?!?”. Well, a lot of it comes down to habits – good or bad – and … Read more

Are You Making Things Worse?

Just like Shrek; humans are like onions. We both have layers. Sometimes when you’re on a path towards better mobility and strength, you will find yourself wondering if you’re creating new problems.  While the ability to tell the difference between pain that is injurious vs the discomforts that come from good challenge and growth are … Read more

The Pain Isn’t Always Where The Problem Is

Are stretches, exercises, heat, massage or something else failing to get rid of your symptoms?! Maybe… The pain is not where the problem is! Ok, I’m using the term ‘pain’, but you can insert any annoying and undesirable sensation you might be experiencing… Either way, it’s easy to zoom right in on the area that is most obviously … Read more