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Interests: Welcome to the Squamish Wellness Directory, your online resource for practitioners, education and information about all things healthy. You can find practitioners and learn more about what they do and what events they are hosting. Read articles about how you can make your life healthier in body, mind and spirit. Learn about wellness and how the diverse, gifted and inspiring practitioners of Squamish and the Sea to Sky corridor can help you on your path to greater health and happiness. Get started by discovering who the practitioners are with the Find A Practitioner links or pick a category and learn more about it. Click on the Events category to find out what exciting, informative and fun wellness workshops and practitioner trainings are happening. Enjoy and please post your feedback and questions after you read. If you are a practitioner and would like to be listed please email squamishwellness@mail.com or call 604.848.9576 for more information. Enjoy good health, The Squamish Wellness Practitioners
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Meet Eva Sadowski, RPC, RN, MFA and Josef Sadowski, RPC, MFA. We are a team of two providing couples and individual counselling in downtown Squamish, BC. We have 40 years of experience in our own relationship, and many years in relationship counselling. We also do life coaching, working with family matters, loss and grief, finding your purpose, life transitions, stress management and burnout. To learn more about Josef and Eva's practice or to get intouch, please visit their personal member profile! Kim Fairall, RMT has been providing Registered Massage Therapy in Squamish, BC for 11 years. She graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC in 2003. Kim’s massage therapy continuing education has included Cranial Sacral, Manual Lymph Drainage, Visceral, Traditional Thai Medicine, Western Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Fascia Research and Post-Surgery active Rehabilitation/scar tissue recovery. Visit Kim's personal Member profile for more info or to get intouch! As an acupuncturist, herbalist, author and speaker, Andrea feels that her role is that of a guide, teacher, and motivator to patients. Her health related articles have been published in several magazines across the country. Andrea holds a special passion for educating patients, so that they can be active participants in their own healing journey. To learn more about Andrea's practice or to get intouch please visit her personal member profile. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Benefits of adding more fruits and veggies to your diet Fruits and Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and provide the fiber that keeps your digestive system happy. Fuits and vegetables also play a role in reducing the risk of certain diseases. It has been all over the news this past week that stroke risk decreases by 32% with every 200g of fruit consumed each day. The studies demonstrated that high fruit and vegetable consumption can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function. The beneficial effects of fruits and vegetables applied to men and women of all ages. Researchers combined results of six studies from the U.S, eight from Europe and six from China and Japan. To make sure you get all your nutrients from fruits and vegetables, Green Earth Organics Sea to Sky offers three sizes of 100% Organic Fruit and Veggie Bins delivered right to your door. Visit our website seatosky.greenearthorganics.com to create an account with our easy-to-use sign-up form and enter the promo code “Squamish Wellness” under the Promotional Code field to get $15 off your first delivery. Cooking tip: When baking, replace the fat called for in a recipe with mashed ripe bananas, fruit or squash puree, plain, fat free yogurt, or low-fat cottage cheese. Use a substitute that will compliment the baked item you are making; bananas are great for pancakes and applesauce works well for most quick breads. For the measurements, 3 mashed bananas can replace 1/2 to 3/4 cup; the other substitutes can be measured 1 for 1. If you don't like how it turns out, only replace 1/2 or 3/4 of the fat and see if that is any better. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Are those sensory behaviours? Platpus Childcare Society is offering a parent workshop in partnership with Mantra Living Occupational Therapy. Sensory processing is a relatively uninvestigated area of parenting. Too much or not enough sensory stimulation can have behavioral impacts on a wide range of children. Children who are not receiving enough sensory stimulation can act out in order to seek sensory input, crashing, smashing, or speeding. Children who are receiving too much sensory input can lose focus, forcing them to shut down. The trick is, the same situation can lead to either outcome. This workshop teaches parents to be detectives into their child’s behavior. “By understanding how our children process and integrate sensory information we can integrate strategies to help them listen, learn, and participate successfully.” Chandra Kipfer – Mantra Living Pediatric Occupational Therapy This workshop will help teach parents how to observe sensory stimulus in their child’s environment. Chandra will give tips to help deal with sensory issues once they have been identified. “My son was easily overwhelmed, like a traffic jam, and was having numerous meltdowns on a daily basis. After working with Mantra living on a self regulation program our lives have forever dramatically changed!” Anonymous Parent – Mantra Living Pediatric Therapy 2 sessions for $20 Wednesday April 15th 7:30-9 and Wednesday April 22nd 7:30-9 Register through info@platypusplaycentre.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Our next small group outdoor training with the fabulous Holly a trainer and physiotherapist starts March 31 running Mondays 6:30-7:45pm! Registration is open at www.mantraliving.ca. We are also pumped to annouce our Revolutions spin program is back! We are partnering with Brennen Park and offering two programs at the beginning of April! Monday evenings 7:15pm and Thursday evenings 7pm! SPin is filling fast! It is an awesome way to get some time in on the bike when you get home from work while the weather is still rainy and dark. Come get your sweat on with us! See ya outside for strength and conditioning and on the bike! Happy training, Chandra http://www.mantraliving.ca/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Spring Break: Your Guide to Healthy Travel If you're planning a sunny getaway this March break you’re likely not alone. Families across the country are gearing up for two weeks of school-free fun, and if that includes you, you may want to update your checklists with these essentials to ensure a happy, healthy holiday. First Aid Kit A fully-stocked first aid kit is a vacation must have, especially if you are planning to travel outside of North America where supplies and medications may not be available. Your first aid travel kit should include: - Aloe vera gel and/or calendula cream to treat minor skin infections such as bites and burns - Bandaids of various types and sizes - Hand sanitizer - Antibacterial spray or ointment, such as Polysporin - Antiseptic wipes - Gauze - Thermometer - Gravol - Immodium - Polysporin eye drops - Tweezers Probiotics: The ‘Good for Your Gut’ Bacteria Travellers' diarrhea is the most common travel illness, affecting 20-50% of all international travellers each year. A good probiotic supplement may help prevent travel tummy so if you're not taking one already, it's time to stock up. Look for one that contains live and active cultures that are viable through until the product expiry versus "at time of manufacture". The most effective probiotics for diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome typically provide a daily dosage of 10 billion or more live organisms. Medications If you are currently taking any medications, check with your health care provider prior to your trip and be sure to pack more than enough medication for the number of days you are away. Many countries require clear hospital or pharmacy labels on the original drug container that includes your legal name as it appears on your passport along with the name of the medication and dosage information. If possible, be sure to bring a copy of your prescription as well as the name of the medication in the event it becomes lost or stolen. Vitamins While lying on the beach may be fun, getting there can take a lot out of you, leaving your body stressed and run down. When you suffer, your immune system suffers, and the likelihood of getting sick increases. Boosting your immune system before you leave can reduce the effects of travel-related exhaustion. Intravenous vitamin therapy is a combination of vitamins and trace minerals that is infused directly into your bloodstream to give your body exactly what it needs, where it needs it. The cocktail includes Magnesium, Calcium, B Vitamins, Vitamin C and trace materials - a combination of which has been known to improve such conditions as migraines, muscle spasms, asthma and chronic fatigue, in addition to boosting your immune system. One treatment, one week prior to departure is recommended. Prevention is always the best alternative to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Look after your body and it will look after you. Bon voyage! Yours in Health, Dr. Ashely Gordon, BSc., ND ©Dr. Gordon, 2014. Dr. Ashely Gordon is a Naturopathic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Squamish Wellness Directory
Did you know that most Extended Medical Plans cover for Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture? There is less than two months remaining to use up your coverage for the calendar year, so check with your health plan to see what coverage you have left. Come in for a Naturopathic Tune-Up and see how it can benefit you and your family! Clinical Nutrition Acupuncture Herbal Medicine IV (intravenous) vitamin/mineral therapy Chelation Prolotherapy Bowen technique Homeopathy Lifestyle Counselling Hydrotherapy Appointments can be booked via email or phone: inform@garibaldihealthclinic.com or 604.898.1999 We hope to see you soon! In health, Dr. Ashely Gordon N.D. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
Monday, October 28, 2013 Unsubscribe | Printable Version | Send to friend Garibaldi Health Clinic's Fall Newsletter Happy Fall! Click on the link below to read Garibaldi Health Clinic’s Fall newsletter. Read to find out more on …. - The benefits of Intravenous vitamin/mineral therapy - Optimal pregnancy supplements for mom and baby - Nourishing your child’s brain - A nutritious, decadent dessert Enjoy! In health, Dr. Ashely Gordon, BSc., ND >> Click Here Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Saturday Sept 7th 8am-12 pm @ The Garibaldi Village Mall Parking Lot GranFondo Marketplace & Cheer Zone is an outdoor market created to offer activities to the Squamish community during the epic cycling event that begins in downtown Vancouver and finishes in Whistler. There will be more than 25 local vendors on-site cheering and collaborating for a true community feel. Come cheer on the riders as they sprint through Squamish, meet the vendors and enjoy DJ tunes. Face painting, kids crafts, and kids safety bike tips will guarantee fun for your family (along with free chair massages and stretching for the parents!) This is a free event and all ages are welcome! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Together we can make a difference... View this email in your browser The Arbonne Angels parties & products with a purpose fundraising program is to educate, ignite and inspire people to make healthier choices with regard to their personal care products that they already use on a daily basis…while supporting an amazing charitable cause. I have chosen to partner with The Gaby Davis Foundation, a local charity, to offer support and assistance to children with cancer and their families in times of need. I will be running a weeklong event in which all proceeds will be donated to families in need through this foundation. Every time I read another story about a child and their family who has been affected, or a child who has struggled through life and then passed at an early age, I bawl my eyes out. It saddens me to think anyone should ever have to experience something like this. The Gaby Davis Foundation already supports 4 families in my community, and many others through out BC. Did you know… There are approximately 150 families faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis in British Columbia each year. More than 75% of all children diagnosed can now be cured. There are more then 350 British Columbian children in active treatment at any given time. There are another 1200 in follow up treatments. Employment insurance only covers 16 weeks of the parent’s time away from work. Many of the treatment protocols used to cure our children go on for several years. Financial hardship is commonplace for families facing a battle with child hood cancer. Every one of these families needs help, and these children need their families by their side. I have the ability to DONATE 100% OF THE RETAIL PROFIT to The Gaby Davis Foundation to help families with childhood cancer. I ask for your help in spreading the word. Together we can accomplish so much more, and I will make it simple and fun to participate. HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1. Share the Arbonne Catalog with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, and submit their orders by July 31 @5pm. Individuals can also contact me directly to order. 2. Forward this fundraiser virtual fundraiser to as many people as you can via email or through our Facebook event. 3. Host a 1 hr luncheon in your office or evening gathering in your home to showcase and raise awareness of using pure, safe, and beneficial ingredients...plus enjoy a whole lot of R&R! 4. Place your own personal order between now and July 31. Arbonne products make great gifts as well. All orders of $150+ receive a free gift from me. All who participate will enjoy Arbonne’s amazing wellness products for their skin and body, with all proceeds going to an incredible charity. As a participating organizer of this event, you can earn significant personal discounts and product awards for participating in our fundraising efforts. If you would like more information on the fundraising program please contact me for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Together we can make a difference... View this email in your browser The Arbonne Angels parties & products with a purpose fundraising program is to educate, ignite and inspire people to make healthier choices with regard to their personal care products that they already use on a daily basis…while supporting an amazing charitable cause. I have chosen to partner with The Gaby Davis Foundation, a local charity, to offer support and assistance to children with cancer and their families in times of need. I will be running a weeklong event in which all proceeds will be donated to families in need through this foundation. Every time I read another story about a child and their family who has been affected, or a child who has struggled through life and then passed at an early age, I bawl my eyes out. It saddens me to think anyone should ever have to experience something like this. The Gaby Davis Foundation already supports 4 families in my community, and many others through out BC. Did you know… There are approximately 150 families faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis in British Columbia each year. More than 75% of all children diagnosed can now be cured. There are more then 350 British Columbian children in active treatment at any given time. There are another 1200 in follow up treatments. Employment insurance only covers 16 weeks of the parent’s time away from work. Many of the treatment protocols used to cure our children go on for several years. Financial hardship is commonplace for families facing a battle with child hood cancer. Every one of these families needs help, and these children need their families by their side. I have the ability to DONATE 100% OF THE RETAIL PROFIT to The Gaby Davis Foundation to help families with childhood cancer. I ask for your help in spreading the word. Together we can accomplish so much more, and I will make it simple and fun to participate. HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1. Share the Arbonne Catalog with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, and submit their orders by July 31 @5pm. Individuals can also contact me directly to order. 2. Forward this fundraiser virtual fundraiser to as many people as you can via email or through our Facebook event. 3. Host a 1 hr luncheon in your office or evening gathering in your home to showcase and raise awareness of using pure, safe, and beneficial ingredients...plus enjoy a whole lot of R&R! 4. Place your own personal order between now and July 31. Arbonne products make great gifts as well. All orders of $150+ receive a free gift from me. All who participate will enjoy Arbonne’s amazing wellness products for their skin and body, with all proceeds going to an incredible charity. As a participating organizer of this event, you can earn significant personal discounts and product awards for participating in our fundraising efforts. If you would like more information on the fundraising program please contact me for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Whether you want do abdominals for athletic performance, a rippled mid section, general health, therapy or rehabilitation… ignore the hyped formulae you see on TV or the Internet. Do ab exercise suited to you. Advocating high reps of any one exercise is often bad advice. “One crunch doesn’t fit all ” says Dr. Michele Olson of Auburn University exercise science. Here’s our advice: The best way to develop a ’6pack’ abdominal muscles is to lose weight through a general conditioning program. Be smart with your calorie intake, eat a balanced diet, and don’t drink too much alcohol. “Athletic Abs are made in the kitchen”. Spend less time doing ab exercises. Consider Multiplainer movements in all three planes: Saggital, Frontal, Tranverse Planes. Go for variety of exercises that employ compound muscle exercises. Like Squats! Perform 15- 20 reps of each. Abs are mostly endurance muscles. Don’t train to increase size. Avoid movements that compress the lower back such as back-lying leg raises, the yoga boat, and the advanced Pilates teaser. To find out more on how to effectively train your core in all 3 movement planes please email cameron.a.hunt@gmail.com . He is able to take bookings at Body Storm in Squamish, BC. For Summer 2013: Free Athletic Testing with purchase of a training package. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Erica is returning to the studio the week of July 1st after a 3 month maternity leave. She will be seeing clients stating the 2nd. All programs are open, wellness training is back up and running. While away Erica had the opportunity to do some research and reading and brings with her some exciting new approaches and concepts to rehab, training, and wellness. See you all in the studio! More on Wellness training... Re-introducing a new program to guarantee results! Combining private session work with small group classes and open gym time, Wellness Training helps you develop body and self awareness, healthy movement, a powerful core, strength, and overall health and wellness. Using Kinetic Embodiment — a system that comprises modalities as varied as rehabilitation, personal training, ball rolling, breath work, Reiki, and energy work—we create a personalized combination designed just for you. Web.link: http://www.violetquartzwellness.com/services/wellness-training-program/ New classes Body Awareness Exploratory Movement: Wednesdays. An exploration of embodiment in movement, participate in alignment self assessment, exploration of where your body gets stuck using breath and dynamic movement. This class is geared to individuals interested in postural and movement self assessment as well as self discovery. Incorporates deep core components, flexibility, and physical literacy. $15 GST included/ class. Mom & Baby fitness classes: Tuesdays and Saturdays. A full progressive class that builds on pelvic floor rehabilitation, deep core stability, and comprehensive fitness, all this while bonding with your infant. Babes must have head control 3 months + up to a year and be easily carried in a front baby carrier. $126 GST included for once a week/ $252 GST included for twice a week for 8 weeks. Registration is necessary, spaces are limited. Classes start July 9th 2013. Please email erica@violetquartzwellness.com to register for this progressive class. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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I just love playing with words and scrabble is my favorite board game. So it took me no time to come up with 107 words beginning with Re to describe the benefits of the services provided by Nature's Way Holistic Health (mobile massage, shiatsu and Emotional FreedomTechnique) I recruited local artist Laurel Terlesky to create a design with the colors of the chakras and put it all together in the poster you see here. Have a look (words in alphabetical order) and here's a challenge: Find a re-word not appearing on the poster and explain how it relates to my offerings. You can use my new website as a reference www.natureswaymassage.ca If you are successful, you win the prize (choice of a complete EFT session valued at $125, chair massage at the summer Farmer's Market or massage add-on including warm lava stones or thai herbal compress with its detoxing effect) My updated website has more details on these choices www.natureswaymassage.ca Good luck with the challenge. If you win, maybe you'd also like to play a game of scrabble with me! And there’s one more thing...From a report I scooped: Aromatherapy Massage Improves Sleep and Blood Pressure "Researchers found that those who underwent aromatherapy massage had better home systolic blood pressure, overall office blood pressure and sleep quality than the control group or placebo." Whole Health Insider, June 13,2013. I've got the blend of four essential oils they used, so why not try it out. Only $5 extra when added to your usual massage. Can combine with this month's special in the Chief! Inviting you to drift into the deepest relaxed state possible! Merci! Heather Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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MS Squamish Mountain Bike Challenge in 2013 The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada is inviting the Squamish community to participate in the MS Bike Tour – the largest fundraising cycling series in North America, involving over 10,000 participants across 27 locations in Canada. Last year, participants raised a total of $875,000 in British Columbia alone to support the goal of ending MS. The MS Bike tour is coming to Squamish on Sunday, August 25, as the Squamish Mountain Bike Challenge. This is a non-competitive event where riders choose between a novice and a more technically challenging route. Cyclists are encouraged to create a team of family and friends to tour the Squamish trails. This great family event encourages healthy living, an active lifestyle and it supports a worthy cause! Proceeds from the MS Bike tour fund MS research and the provision of vital services to those affected by MS, including support groups, informational workshops and quality of life enhancing equipment. All Squamish residents are invited to participate. For the month of June, you can use the special offer code “rackcard” when registering online to save $10 off the registration fee. For more information and to register for the tour, please go to msbiketours.ca. You may also contact Caitlin McLeod at (604)-602-3202 ext. 7224 or by e-mail Caitlin.McLeod@mssociety.ca. Thank you for your interest in the MS Bike tour in Squamish! Together, we can end MS. Sincerely, Shannon Lorenz Marketing Coordinator MS Squamish Mountain Bike Challenge MS Society of Canada – BC & Yukon Division Email: Shannon@lorenzdevelopments.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
by Tammra Broughton, RNCP, MNLP, ROHP I used to think that being "free" was to live in the moment and living in the moment meant leaving my life up to chance rather that making conscious or "smart" choices. After a few years of severe anxiety, which led to panic attacks and phobias, I studied something called NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and realized that everything I did in life was first, a decision and second, a choice made from that decision. I also learned that beliefs came from these decisions (not the other way around) and the decisions were made very early in life based on other people beliefs about their own life and also, their beliefs about me. Thankfully I woke up in 2008 and realized that I could uncover these unconscious decisions and change how I perceived them and this of course changed my beliefs. Are you still following this? I remember thinking in my early teens that I would grow up to be a single mom on welfare. Now I know that my life has a much bigger purpose and rather than being afraid of my potential (or what other people might think of me) I ask myself everyday, what more is possible? How can I give to life as it has given to me? How can I empower somebody, anybody, today, on this glorious planet with the tools that have given me, what seems like, a second chance at happiness and love? Many people still don't realize they are the ones at choice, they are the ones in charge of their own life. Many people still do not realize that their beliefs may not even be their own and it's holding them waaay back from who they truly can become! If your life is upside down and you are stuck in a job that you don't want anymore and you don't get along with your family or your so-called friends or things just aren't getting much better even though you are "trying hard" then maybe it's time to do a life review! It's ok to ask for help and take your beautiful life on a new, brighter path ... one that has a happy ending! You do have a choice. You are the one in charge of your life and your decisions. You can change old beliefs that no longer serve where you want to be in life by making new decisions about how your life can really be TODAY. The time is now, it starts with one single step... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
Networking & Building Relationships ~ In Business & Life An Interactive Online Teleclass Webcast with Professional Life Coach Ross Tayler from "Owning Your Voice ~ Workshops & Life Coaching" April 18th: 9am-10:30am / plus on demand / archive replay for 30 days Early Early Bird: $15 (First 20 Receive a Gift Certificate) ~ on and before April 5th Early Bird: $20 ~ on and after April 6th Late Bird: $30 ~ on and after April 15th NOTE: Event will be available on demand immediately after 10:30am Pacific Time. The Archive replay of the webcast, all materials and specials will be available for 1 month. REGISTER HERE Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
Eucalyptus is a multi-specied genus of flowering trees and shrubs originating mainly from Australia and Spain. There are over 800 different species of Eucalyptus in the Myrtle family. Three of the species currently being used in aromatherapy are: Eucalyptus globulus - a medium sized woodland tree native to Australia. The mature leaves are a dark, glossy green color, and bear fragrant white flowers as the plant matures. Like most Eucalyptus species, globulus is effective for treating respiratory ailments. Eucalyptus citriodora is a medium-to-tall tree displaying strongly lemon scented leaves with cream colored flowers. Eucalyptus citriodora is useful during the warmer months as an insect repellent, and has a cooling, strong and fresh citronella-like aroma. Eucalyptus radiata is a small-to-medium sized tree with pale-to-medium green leaves and multiflowering white buds, presenting a fresh, peppery camphoraceous odor. Eucalyptus radiata is a gentler species and is safe for use with children that have respiratory issues. This species is the best choice when considering Eucalyptus for that purpose. Eucalyptus globulus contains ketones, an organic chemical constituent which in higher quantities may be potentially toxic. The radiata species is milder and has no ketones, making it a good essential oil for use with little ones. Adding one drop in a bath is sufficient for a child. It is important to agitate the water before immersing as the oil will readily absorb into the skin, and is best not to be sat upon. The agitation disperses the drop through the water, diluting the potency and making absorption milder. Some of the words used to describe the aroma of Eucalyptus are: strong, fresh, camphor-like, balsamic, warming, stimulating and clearing. Eucalyptus supports the lungs and bronchial passages by breaking up and helping to clear mucus. With its strong antiseptic and expectorant properties, Eucalyptus is excellent for boosting the immune system, soothing inflammation in the respiratory passageways, and removing excess mucus from the lungs. Eucalyptus clears the head and stimulates the mind, aiding concentration and helping to purify and cleanse negative energies. For centuries Eucalyptus has been used to soothe rheumatism, muscle aches, pains and sprains. It is helpful to break down uric acid within the blood stream, and has been used in massage and in bathhouses in Europe as a traditional scent for several years. To make a natural chest rub, blend 15-20 drops of Eucalyptus to 30 ml of Jojoba or Sesame oil. Use a Tablespoon in the bath or apply to the chest to break up congestion in the lungs. Follow with a heating pad for added benefit. When diffusing essential oils into the air, their microscopic particles enter into the bloodstream. It is quite beneficial to use either an electric diffuser or candlelit diffuser to disperse the essential oils into the air, especially when members of the household are fighting a cold or flu. Eucalyptus radiata is also a preventative for head lice. To make a water spritzer to protect your child from lice, add 15-20 drops of Eucalyptus radiata and 1 tablespoon of jojoba... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Mantra Living is pleased to announce our exciting news! We are welcoming a new trainer Holly to the team to continue outdoor group training over the next few months! She will be running our boot camp style strength and conditioning program that starts next Monday March 18! It runs for 8 weeks from 6:30-7:45pm. We train to everyone's level and modify as needed so you can knock your socks off in a sweaty mess, or cruise in to a fitter you from off the couch. All are welcome! The program will build over the 8 weeks. Prepare to have an awesome time! www.mantraliving.ca registration is OPEN and spots are limited so don't miss out! Happy Training, Chandra & Mantra Living Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Garibaldi Active Wellness has recently expanded and is pleased to announce the addition of some amazing new practitioners to our already existing team of 3 RMT's (Di Adams, Britt Jonat, and Kim Fairall) and Sports Hypnotherapist (Sylvia Raynar). We are excited to welcome the following professionals: Cameron Hunt, Registered Kinesiologist Bill Walker-Wavel, Registered Physiotherapist Dr. Kyla Drever, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist We are a boutique style sports wellness clinic with an incredible team of health care professionals working together to provide outstanding results. We are open 7 days per week. In addition to weekend appointments we have evening appointments available Monday-Friday. We offer online booking for all of our appointments and you are able to see any one of our practitioner's availability up to 2 months in advance. Book online today at www.garibaldiactivewellness.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
The Liver, What is it? The liver is the largest internal organ in the body. It keeps us healthy with over 500 functions dealing with digestion and detoxification. Notably, the liver breaks down and metabolizes the food we eat in terms of carbohydrate, fat and protein, as well as purifies the blood from foreign chemicals and internally made hormones. The liver helps regulate blood sugar levels, can store some nutrients, synthesize blood proteins, and has a remarkable capacity to repair itself when damaged. Liver Cleansing foods Our habitual diet directly affects the health of our liver. The foods shown in image are all natural items found to have a positive affect on the liver’s function. Some people believe that dietary cleanses and supplementation are the way to restore ideal liver function, and others (like this author), believe it’s better to just regularly include the garlic, green tea, avocado, spinach, turmeric, arugula, cruciferous vegetables, and citrus in their diet on a regular basis. Also it best to remove large helpings of alcohol, red meats and deep fried foods. Follow the link to NaturalNews it has an awesome reference page and peer reviewed information regarding nutrition and other natural topics including NaturalPedia, Healing Food Reference, and the Herb, Supplement and Nutrient Reference. http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Reference.html Liver Cleansing Exercise Besides diet, Exercise is the other half of the equation when it comes to keeping your liver healthy. By participating in any type of vigorous physical activity for 45+ minutes every day, you will find the key to unlock the door to fountain of youth… and long term health for your liver. Exercise helps maintain hormonal balance, correct blood pressure, reduces stress, clears your pores through sweat, and ensures your bones are strong, but most importantly: exercise keeps fat away from your waistline. Through much research, exercise physiologists have found the likelihood of contracting cardiovascular disease very high in men with waist sizes greater than 94cm or 37inches, and women with waist sizes greater than 80cm or 31 1/2inches. The moral of the story is excess fat around your waist which covers your internal organs will kill you in the long run. The correct balance between the right amount of exercise and diet is a little different for everyone, however to find out more about what is right for you, book a session with Cameron.a.hunt@gmail.com www.witnessyourfitness.ca for more info. Liver Conscious Personal Care Products: Arbonne! When our bodies are in contact with environmental pollutants, process foods and chemically laden cosmetics our bodies become stressed and liver can be overworked and overloaded. Some toxins can come from the environments we habituate, but others can be found sneaking into our daily routine (besides diet) through regular home care products like soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, skin lotion, SPF, deodorant, and the list goes on. The average person uses about 12 personal care products a day. And unless you have a background in organic chemistry it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between what is healthy and what is not. This is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory
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Workshops presenting Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or meridian tapping and others presenting Law of Attraction have have been making the circuit lately in the Sea to Sky corridor. Perhaps it is the "law of attraction" causing them to appear at the same time, as they are both aligned on the same path in beautiful synergistic way. Where law of attraction states that positive brings more positive and negative more negative, EFT provides the tool to make sure that the positives are strong enough to keep things moving forward in an overall positive direction. (see previous article on this site for an explanation of EFT or go to ThrivingNow.com.) It is not enough to try to just "think positive". Does anyone remember "the power of positive thinking"? This was one of many earlier deriviatives of the law of attraction. But none of these gave a reliable method for consistently thinking positive, no matter how much we were convinced that it would be desirable. If it had, the 'Just say No' campaign would have been successful in overcoming addictions, the 'Just Do It' campaign would have got everyone to be active and wonder diets wouldn't inevitably have lead to yo-yos of weight gain and weight loss. EFT seems to provide that missing ingredient to maintain the desired positive directions. In addition to intending to do the positive thing and talking about it, the tapping eliminates the powerful negatives that are in competition, clearing a space for the positive to emerge naturally. To complete the process, the tapping then incorporates positive choice statements, lighting up our energy fields to embody the changes. This positive state in EFT terms is the true self coming through. Harmful lies are replaced by enabling truths. With these dramatic transformations, negative emotions of disturbing intensities are replaced by calmness, lightness and humor. Thankfully, EFT is based on an underlying belief that we are meant to be happy and healthy easily. It is no surprise that renowned EFT practitioners like Carol Look have, for the past twenty years, been combining EFT with Law of Attraction to help people create all forms of abundance. And now these approaches are being supported by science. The research has not only provided a multitude of studies to prove the effectiveness of EFT, to the extent that APA has finally been compelled to officially recognize it as an evidence based technique for overcoming stress and a number of different conditions impacting on the mind-body. Beyond proving its effectiveness, scientific evidence is now being accumulated to demonstrated just how EFT and Law of Attraction works. When we focus on negatives, our brain wiring favoring the negatives is replicated, and drives us towards more negative thinking, in a patterned way . It just keeps growing and so strong is this pattern that it is very resistant to change. However, when we re-program with EFT, through shifts in energy we re-pattern the thinking, and actually change the wiring of the brain so that this change is maintained... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Squamish Wellness Directory