Shifting Gears on the Road to Recovery with Male Pelvic Pain and Erectile Dysfunction

By | 2018-05-26T16:53:25+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Conditions, Health Education, Therapies, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Male pelvic pain is literally, ahem, a pain in a** and not often discussed or acknowledged for its impact. Men often suffer in silence and shame with pelvic pain and erectile dysfunction, and don’t know where to turn for help with these delicate topics when conventional methods have not provided relief. Treatment protocols have come ...

Lymphatic care for the breasts & chest

By | 2018-04-24T17:08:05+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 ...

RMT can help with Plantar Fasciitis

By | 2017-12-22T22:41:23+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Plantar Fasciitis is clearly known by that burning, tearing, hot, painful feeling on the bottom of the foot, typically starting on the heel and sometimes travelling into the arches of the feet. The pain is at its worst in the morning getting out of bed to stand as well as after a long day at work. ...

Massage Therapy helps with Poor Posture

By | 2017-12-22T22:43:46+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Conditions|Tags: , |

Ask any RMT, Registered Massage Therapist, and hands down the most common type of “issues” we treat are posture related issues, due to poor posture. This type of person typically spends 8 or more hours a day sitting in front of computer, followed by their commute home whether it be sitting down on the bus ...

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, ...

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 ...

Massage Therapy FAQs Part 1: The Amazing Benefits!

By | 2016-08-24T15:22:24+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , |

From simple relaxation to critical injury rehabilitation and everything in between, Massage Therapy is a powerful, proven method for helping people return to or maintain a healthy active life! Hi! I'm Tricia Lovegrove, a member of the Hands on Therapy team at Empower Health and I've been practicing Massage Therapy since 1998, treating over 5000 ...

Prenatal Massage Therapy

By | 2017-12-22T22:52:51+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , , |

What is Prenatal Massage Therapy? Prenatal Massage, also called the Pregnancy Plan, is designed to help women through some of the issues related to pregnancy. It consists mainly of relaxation massage, but has a gentle therapeutic element to the fetus as well. It can begin at any point during a pregnancy, but after the fourth ...

How to Talk to Your Therapist

By | 2017-12-23T11:01:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , |

When we seek help professional help with our problems, especially in health fields such as Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine, finding the right way to communicate of all of the relevant information can be difficult. You may want to give a timeline of how your experiences or injuries/ailments have progressed.  Or tell your clinician about how you ...

Direct Billing – Get Health Service Without Paying Upfront!

By | 2017-12-23T11:03:52+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Empower Team|Tags: , , , |

What is Direct Billing for Extended Health Insurance? Employers everywhere are starting to see the benefit of including extended health insurance as part of a benefit package for their employees.  They are recognising that our standard medical system does not offer everything you might need to be a healthy, happy and productive employees.  Extended Health ...