How To Reclaim Your Body After Cancer Treatment

By |2019-09-19T14:16:02-08:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know that bodywork can help reclaim body image and self-esteem after cancer? Integrating the experience of cancer for survivors is both physical and emotional. Each survivor’s journey is different and the impact on physical function, feelings and sexuality are unique to them.  After cancer, it’s important to take care of the body, deal ...

Body Work Treatments for the Queer and Transgender Community

By |2019-07-30T17:47:39-08:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Health Education, Therapies|Tags: , , , , |

Many transgender and queer folks share that they have unique challenges when seeking open-minded healthcare professionals. These gender non-conforming individuals often have unique multilayered healthcare needs as a result of having a complex history. People who have been marginalized the way many transgender folks arrive in the treatment room with much more than their history ...

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

By |2018-05-26T16:53:25-08:00May 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 |2019-03-06T15:16:53-08:00March 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 |2018-12-16T19:58:33-08:00November 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 |2018-12-16T19:59:16-08:00October 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 |2018-12-16T20:00:20-08:00October 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 |2018-12-16T20:00:53-08:00August 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 |2018-12-16T20:01:48-08:00August 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 |2017-12-22T22:52:51-08:00August 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 ...