6:15pm-7:30pm PASS with Bryan Murray
7:30am-8:45am PASS with Bryan Murray
7:15am-8:45am PASS with Bryan Murray
3:30pm-4:45pm PASS with Bryan Murray
Please contact Pacific Health to schedule PASS
Please contact Heather directly to schedule Yoga
Joint and muscular discomfort
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.
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.
Psychotherapy offers healing and relief for life's problems in three ways:
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:
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.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is soft tissue manipulation, which incorporates several techniques that can reduce or alleviate symptoms associated with:
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:
Infant Massage Therapy
Reasons To Massage Your Baby:
Massage is especially great for babies who have been in a Neonatal Intensive Care unit or for children with special needs.