Lymphatic care for the breasts & chest

By | 2018-03-29T11:28:57+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , , |

Lymphatic breast massage is a nurturing way to enhance breast wellness and did you know that a session can be done over the sheets or directly on the skin? We hold a great deal of physical tension, emotional stress and personal history in our breasts, but we often overlook the fact that our breasts are ...

Benefits of Pre-Birth Acupuncture

By | 2017-12-22T22:34:10+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , , |

Acupuncture does it again. Acupuncture is a highly effective, safe and natural method for many pregnancy concerns women face almost always. In recent years this ancient technique has been gaining more and more recognition for helping pregnant women maintain optimal health. As it should.  Pre-birth acupuncture is used during final weeks of pregnancy, the 36th ...

Inherited family trauma and healing through Family Constellations

By | 2017-12-22T22:35:10+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

If you don’t know what it is you’re looking for, how could you possibly find it? Anxiety, fear, financial worries, depression, illness and unhappy relationships can all be forms of inherited emotional trauma. Our current therapeutic models rarely identify the unconscious family dynamics that underlie many of the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that we ...

Synergy with voice therapy in an integrated health clinic

By | 2017-12-22T22:36:09+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , |

Voice therapy within an integrated health clinic setting works together with a variety of modalities to support health and wellness. A Synergistic approach to healthcare is one of the special attributes of Empower Health. Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. The term synergy comes ...

Personal Reflection on Community Acupuncture

By | 2017-12-22T22:38:09+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Empower Team, Therapies|Tags: , |

Reflecting on my personal experience doing community acupuncture: By Kevin Scrimgeour As an acupuncturist , I've working for over 15 years in dozens of settings and seeing thousands of patients. My practice has evolved, surprisingly, to be a better fit in a community setting. Looking back over my experiences and case histories some things I could never ...

Being Healthy this Winter

By | 2017-12-22T22:39:07+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Conditions, Therapies|Tags: , |

Acupuncture to get you healthy this winter Common symptoms in winter, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and headaches … does this sound familiar to you? Unfortunately winter isn’t all about Christmas and ski trips. The cold and damp weather brings a variety of colds and flus that can really put a damper on the season. Did you ...

The myth of deep tissue massage

By | 2018-03-22T15:36:09+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

What is Deep Tissue Massage? When I entered massage therapy practice a few years ago I started hearing a very puzzling term from advertising and from clients: deep tissue. Never in my two years of intensive study had I heard this term before. At first I just brushed it off as marketing. Boil that down, ...

Cupping therapy, the latest fad!

By | 2017-12-22T21:42:34+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

Cupping therapy has become the latest fad after the Rio Olympics. You may have noticed that many Olympic athletes, including swimmer Michael Phelps and US gymnast Alex Naddour, had some large purple circles on their backs, shoulders and arms. Those marks were the result of cupping. The treatment is a lot like the inverse of ...

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping

By | 2016-08-26T18:14:21+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: |

Have you heard of EFT Tapping? Emotional Freedom Technique is “hot” right now because people across the globe are experiencing the powerful effects. It’s a magnificent way to shift emotion and our brains, now that we know our brains and even our genes can be transformed. This is super exciting, since it is estimated that ...

Massage Therapy FAQS Part 2

By | 2016-08-24T15:28:40+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , |

Tricia Lovegrove, RMT, has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1998.  She has treated over 5000 patients and a wide variety of conditions.  She works at Empower Health Clinic, on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver, BC.  Below is the second part of a two part blog series that answers some of the most common questions about massage ...