Osteopathy is a patient-centered approach to health, guided by principles relating to the patient as a whole.
The body is a self-regulating, functional unit in which function and structure are inter-related, and healthy tissues require proper circulation of all body fluids.
Skilled palpation and a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics guide the osteopath to assess and restore balance within and between all the systems of the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.
In health, the body seeks to maintain a balance within and between these systems.
The osteopath uses a wide array of manual approaches to reduce and resolve strains, stress and dysfunction in all areas of the body.
The goal is to remove restrictions to vascular, neural and biomechanical mechanisms and ultimately support the natural healing mechanism by promoting autoregulation.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart.
Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Prenatal massage relaxes tension, improves circulation and mobility, and is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
We use a special massage table for pregnant women that is safe for both mom and baby with cut outs that allows room for expanding bellies and an adjustable sling that cradles and supports the belly without placing tension on the ligaments.
Massage therapy for babies right from birth to age 2.
Massaging an infant can reduce crying and fussiness, help her sleep more peacefully, and alleviate common issues like constipation and colic. Some say it even boosts a baby's ability to fight off germs. Other common treatable conditions include:
Massage therapy for kids ages 2-15.
Studies have also shown that children’s massage can reduce anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Decreasing stress, in turn, can aid in improving sleeping habits.
Massage is extremely beneficial for kids with Autism, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, as well as competitive athletes, and kids involved in recreational sports.
Younger children often have a shorter attention span, so a 30-minute session would be more than appropriate.
As children approach teen age years, 30 or 45-minute sessions could be appropriate depending on the requests of the client.
Hot Stone Massage is often paired with Swedish Massage.
Stones are heated and used with oils to soothe, warm, and massage your muscles.
This allows your body to relax and release tension and stress.
Two's company, especially when it comes to a couples massage. This treatment for two offers double the benefits and double the relaxation!
The Couples Massage is performed in one room by two Registered Massage Therapists using Swedish massage techniques.
Please call to book this treatment so we can ensure there are 2 RMTs available.
Aromatherapy is massage therapy with essential oils added to the massage oil or lotion. Essential oils are thought to affect the limbic system (part of the brain that affects the nervous system) or be absorbed through the skin where they produce different properties - some calm while others energize.
Some common blends are:
Lavender, chamomile and geranium - helps insomnia
Bergamot, lime and tangerine - energizing, uplifting
Pine, eucalpytus, tea tree - decongesting
Lime, lavender and spearmint - soothing
This treatment is safe to have during pregnancy. Please inform your therapist which trimester you are in so that they may accommodate you.
A specialized treatment for the feet, reflexology can encourage the release of tension and stress while relaxing the body, through application of pressure to specific points on the feet.
Benefits include relaxation through the removal of stress, improved circulation which promotes the release of toxins, feelings of being grounded: more stable, secure and less anxious and increased awareness of connections in the body. Reflexology complements, and potentially enhances, other healing modalities .
Counseling sessions will help you to restore emotional, mental and physical well-being through healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices. Includes an in-depth assessment that addresses personal nutrition and lifestyle issues, recommendations for implementing change, a customized 3 day meal plan, resources for maintaining clean diet and one month of follow-up email or phone support.
"Taking the time to learn whole foods preparation and the basics of nutritional science has been the single best investment in my own health and the health of my family. My approach to wellness is one of balance; my goal is to empower you to reconnect with your own intuitive sense of eating and your bodies’ innate wisdom. It is my belief that the body truly knows how to heal itself, I am here to simply address the underlying imbalances within your body systems and guide you towards making conscious informed decisions to feel your greatest self."
Megan enjoys teaching clients about the benefits of eating whole foods while learning about their specific needs without judgment. She does not believe in quick fixes or unrealistic diets. Nutrition programs are a lifestyle change. Together you will be setting realistic goals, making a commitment to those goals, and working to accomplish the goals with patience, compassion, and encouragement. She believes that no matter what age or state of health you are in there is always room for improvement and nutrition is one of the most important aspects in the journey towards optimal health.
The first step towards the desired state of balance is to remind yourself that you deserve true wealth, in health.
Before your appointment you will be asked to complete a week's food log so it may be reviewed during the initial consultation. The first session will focus on gathering information about your current goals, habits, history and health concerns. This information will enable Megan to connect the relationship between your lifestyle, diet and current areas of concern. Together you will begin with a few small goals, and some advice will be offered initially.
Following your appointment you will receive a full email outlining your personalized recommendations. This will include your personal assessment, dietary, supplementary and lifestyle suggestions, 3-day meal plan, and educational handouts. Additional grocery store tour sessions, exercise programs or specialized 7-day meal plans may be included in your follow-up appointment.
• Digestive disturbances (bloating, gas, heartburn, etc.)
• Cravings, Eating Disorders
• Thyroid health
• Bladder, Kidney and Liver strengthening
• Hormonal Balancing, Fertility
• Allergies, Sensitivities
• Candida, Parasites, Yeast
• Low Energy, Anxiety and Depression
• Pre- and Post- natal Care
• Weight Loss or Gain
• Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Management
• Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
• Pain, Inflammation
• Improved health of the Skin, Teeth, and Hair
- 1 hour session covering health history, food log, lifestyle questionnaire, goals and concerns
- 3 day customized meal plan
- One month of support through email or phone contact
You can upgrade your package at any time to include the following:
- 7 day meal plan
- Exercise program
- Grocery store tours
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means “to yoke” or “to join.” When you practice yoga, you celebrate the union of your mind, body, soul, and spirit. As a practice, yoga naturally creates unity.
Benefits of yoga:
-helps anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder
-can help relieve pain from arthritis
-improvement in symptoms of asthma
-can help prevent falls in older adults
-improves balance and flexibility
-produces invigorating effects on physical and mental energy, helps fatigue
-can help with COPD, GERD, hypertension, back and neck pain, menopause, migraines, PTSD and more
A private session is recommended for injuries and illnesses, being new to yoga and learning the basics of the practice, overall sense of increased body awareness and learning about mindfulness, anyone feeling shy about attending group classes, learning how to start your own personal practice - at home and/or on the go, or having one on one guidance to learn individual exercises for some of the more advanced postures like arm balances and inversions.
Partner or couples yoga deepens the practice by including your lover, friend or family member, in postures where breathing and moving together is key.
Couples yoga is so much more than a simple yoga practice. When you merge your practice with another’s, you fall into sync with that person. Your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. Because of this, practicing couples yoga can lead to some of the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together.
Prenatal Yoga is one of the most effective, safe, and enjoyable ways to increase comfort during pregnancy and prepare for an empowered birth.
Can be purchased as either a private session or a couples/partners class. Open to moms and any birth partner – husbands, dads, doulas, midwives, sisters, wives, etc.
One pass is 8 sessions in either a more relaxing, flow style class at night or a more energizing start-your-day-off-right class in the morning, you choose the style you prefer!
You've heard that meditation is “good for you,” but the benefits are far beyond just feeling better. Meditation is the practical method for taking control of your day, your thoughts, and your anxiety — and is scientifically proven to do just that.
Discover the life-changing benefits of meditation and mindfulness to help you relax, sleep and feel happier.