MASSAGE THERAPY

There are countless benefits to massage therapy treatment. It aids in muscle recovery and helps to resolve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) associated with exercise and exertion. It decreases tension accumulation in the tissue, be it postural in nature or the manifestation of mental and emotional stress. Massage works to down regulate hyperactivation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which is our fight, flight or freeze mechanism. Excellent for sprains, strains and myofascial trigger point release, massage can have a positive impact on the available range of motion in your joints. By releasing tissue restriction, you are freeing your musculoskeletal system of unnecessary resistance. Our massage therapists work with clients to customize your experience and ensure your receive the safest and most effective treatment for you.

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OSTEOPATHY

 

Osteopathy stems from the Latin ‘osteon’ for ‘structure’, and ‘pathos’ for ‘passion for’ or ‘suffering or dysfunction of’.  Osteopathic treatment is designed to assess and impact the continuous myofascial sheath that "links every part of the body with every other part". The associated techniques have the ability to influence every structure of our being, and can work deeply into tissue layers that include visceral components. Osteopathy sees the patient as a whole being, and thus views the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body as one. 

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ACUPUNCTURE

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture involves the shallow insertion of extremely fine needles (smaller than a strand of human hair) at specific points along energetic meridians. These points activate the body’s natural healing processes to alleviate blockages and stimulate the vital energy (Qi) we all possess. Acupuncture points each have their own functionality to treat the physical, mental and emotional body. You don’t need to be unwell or in pain to seek acupuncture. It excels as a preventative measure to support overall health. Although symptoms often bring patients to seek treatment, the treatment isn’t self works to determine the root cause of unrest in the body.

 

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YOGASSAGE

 

Yogassage melds two blissful experiences together as one. A yin yoga class is enhanced by the application of hands-on adjustments from both a yoga teacher and a registered massage therapist. This combined approach allows clients to leave class feeling energetically balanced and calm with a sense of ease in their tissue. Ideally in a heated space, this is a 75-minute class with gentle music playing throughout. Each yoga posture is held for two to five minutes. Previous experience with yoga or massage is not required. With a maximum of only six people in each class, participants are adjusted in every posture! Option to book a private yogassage session for one, or a small group, or to customize a class based on larger numbers.

 

PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID Safety Guidelines we are unable to schedule Yogassage classes at this time. We look forward to the days when we can offer this experience once again.

 

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YOGA CLASSES

 

The physical practice of yoga is the union of breath and movement. Here at ECWC, we approach our classes through a therapeutic lens. Many of our practitioners are also yoga teacher trained with decades of experience between them. A well balanced yoga pracgtice will take your joints and muscles through their optimal range of motion, which will be different for each student. Our classes will offer modifications and options so that you can tailor your practice to suit your uniqueness. We are always happy to chat before, during or after class about how to integrate accessibility into each movement and pose. We host periodic community classes that double as fundraisers for local non-profit and charitable organizations. In the future, we hope to expand these offerings that connect us as a group.  Interested in a private class for you and your loved ones? Please reach out to us at info@ecwc.ca or call 902-410-4779.

 

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BREATHWORK CLASSES

 

Welcome to the self healing practice of breath! You have all the tools you need to cultivate this empowering practice. Breathwork guidance is offered in a series format, with varying topics and levels of experience addressed. Our beginners series will address the benefits, styles, anatomy and physiology of breathwork. This foundation will instill the confidence needed to develop your own breathwork practice. Additional series are offered to build upon this foundation and access more specific uses for breath and its power to influence each bodily systems. Establishing a personal breathwork practice includes benefits such as better sleep, improved mood regulation, focus and athletic performance. Harnessing the power of your breath can place you in an optimal state of stress response - minimizing your fight, flight and freeze reactions while supporting your rest, digest and heal functions. Breathwork is a catalyst to profound reprogramming for peace and clarity. 

 

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