Infant Massage Therapy


Reasons To Massage Your Baby:


  • Promotes relaxation for baby and you
  • Bonding time
  • Helps strengthen the immune system
  • Improves digestion, decreases gas and colic
  • Improves sleeping patterns (ahh... remember sleep...)
  • Introduces baby to healthy boundaries and positive touch


Massage is especially great for babies who have been in a Neonatal Intensive Care unit or for children with special needs.

Yoga


Pacific Health Centre offers a selection of classes and all our instructors are well versed in yoga practices. Yoga is a collection of techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit. It is composed of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in standing, seated, upright, lying down and inverted postures. Your body grows stronger, more toned and more flexible as you move from one pose to the next.


Yoga encourages you to be "in the moment" and listen to your body. Through gentle stretches and simple strength building postures you improve your physical health and through breathing practices and meditation you reduce anxiety and stress. Yoga can strengthen your body to help prevent injury, improve your immune system and enhance your feeling of well being.


Anyone can do yoga regardless of age, flexibility or fitness. Every pose can be modified to your needs... everyone can benefit from the practice of yoga.


Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move. Feel good about yourself, experience the benefits of yoga, explore your limits, join now.

   Services

Psychotherapy


Psychotherapy offers healing and relief for life's problems in three ways:


  • By providing the client with an empathetic and supportive relationship with the therapist where feelings and concerns can be freely expressed
  • By developing an understanding of consciousness inner workings, patterns and motivations
  • And by creating opportunities for learning and practicing new skills for effective living


EMDR Trauma Re- Processing (NEW)


EMDR is a therapy first used for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Although EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it is not directly related to the eyes but to the facilitation of brain functioning. It is believed that EMDR's effectiveness is related to the restorative and re-processing properties of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.


EMDR was quickly found to be useful in eliminating symptoms associated with stress and trauma, such as flashbacks, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, anxiety and phobias.


Today, EMDR is widely used to eliminate symptoms of:


  • Depression
  • Over-Reactive Anger
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Grief
  • Anything related to being "Stressed Out"


Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples


This highly effective relational therapy works with emotion to get at and understand a couple's negativity cycle of interaction. The negative cycle IS the problem in a relationship and there is no blaming of individual partners in EFT.


When the negativity cycle is understood and conflict deescalation occurs, then the therapist helps the couple to restructure positive patterns in the relationship, strengthen the bond and create a safe-haven of love, trust and connection.


Check out the eft.ca website for more information.


Julia Balaisis, Psychotherapist at Pacific Health Centre, is a certified EMDR therapist. Julia can be reached directly at 416-518-0153.


The effects of massage can be physiological and psychological in nature. The possible physiological outcomes include pain management, improved circulation of blood and lymphatic flow, improved respiratory function and immune system activity. Some psychological benefits to massage are relief from stress, anxiety, depression, and an overall sense of well-being and body awareness due to positive touch.

Class Schedule


Tuesday

6:15pm-7:30pm           PASS with               Bryan Murray      

  

Wednesday

7:30am-8:45am           PASS with                Bryan Murray

Friday

7:15am-8:45am         PASS with                 Bryan Murray

Saturday

3:30pm-4:45pm         PASS with                Bryan Murray


Please contact Pacific Health to schedule PASS




Please contact Heather directly to schedule Yoga




Massage Therapy


Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is soft tissue manipulation, which incorporates several techniques that can reduce or alleviate symptoms associated with:
  • Joint and muscular discomfort 
  • Postural imbalances
  • Neurological conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Injuries i.e. sports and motor vehicle accidents
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Chronic pain syndromes i.e. Fibromyalgia

Classes


Personalized Alignment through Stretching and Strengthening (P.A.S.S.)


P.A.S.S. is a re-alignment programme that involves a series of specifically sequenced stretches and gentle exercises designed to eliminate musculoskeletal pain. The emphasis is on the nervous system, restoring the function of deep muscles and releasing or lengthening, tight or short compensating muscles.

Breast Massage Therapy


Breast massage is lighter than regular Swedish massage. It incorporates lymph drainage techniques and gentle tissue manipulations. Specific techniques can increase the health of scars and help with muscle imbalances.


The Benefits of Breast Massage:


  • Promotes and maintains healthy breast tissue
  • Decreases congestion
  • Increase a sense of well being and wholeness
  • Increases the health of scar tissue
  • Eases tightness in rapidly growing breast (i.e. pregnancy)
  • Promotes muscle balance, good posture and increased range of motion