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.
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
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
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.