Lymphatic Abdominal Self Care Workshop

Lymphatic Abdominal Self Care Workshop
with Shauna Coxe, BAA PSYC, RA

Sunday March 17th, 2019
2:30pm – 3:45pm 

Due to popular demand, Shauna has added an additional time for this workshop in April!

Sunday April 7, 2019
2:30pm – 3:45pm 

Are you interested in learning more about abdominal lymphatic massage and how to integrate this into your self care regime?

If you experience swelling and fluid retention or poor digestion, have myofascial restriction or scar tissue post op from a hysterectomy or c-section, or are looking to work on pelvic and abdominal health…this is ideal for you!

This workshop will teach you how to care for and support our lymphatic health, with a focus on your abdomen. You will learn practical lymphatic massage techniques, receive a therapeutic aromatherapy massage blend and feel more confident and informed about your unique situation.

$45 plus tax
price includes practical instruction and tea
Space is limited so reserve your spot online or email Shauna today!

Therapeutic Breathwork & Sound Healing for Pain Management

April 5-26 
Fridays 4:30-6pm 
4 Week Series

Location:
Rocky Point Wellness Clinic

Guide:
Shae Savage, B.Kinesiology, 500hr Pranayama Teacher, E-RYT 200hr

Who is this Series for? 
Self motivated clients who are looking to take empowered action in
regards to their quality of life

What You Can Expect: 
· Pain Reduction
· Emotional releases & Somatic healing
· Stress reduction
· Increase lung capacity
· Education on your nervous system
· Improved sleep
· Increased understanding of your body
· Integration

Small group setting maximum 4 students

Pre-Requisite: 
Must have had an initial Kin session within the last 6 months to qualify. 
Please book one prior to registering for this series for pre-screening. 

Investment:
$378 for 4 consecutive weeks (SAVINGS: Reg 90 minutes $150/session)
· Pre-registration Required
· No refunds or pro-rating cost for this series. You must be able
to attend all 4 sessions
· Cost can be covered by some extended medical plans

Have Questions?

Contact Shae:
604-418-5140
hello@shaesavage.com

Space is limited. Book today!

Why is your lymphatic system so important?

by Shauna Coxe, BAA PSYC, RA, EOT

Your lymphatic system runs through your entire body. It provides a super highway for lymphocytes, the disease fighting part of our immune system, it moves debris from blood tissues, and ultimately maintains fluid balance in the body.

Unlike our blood circulatory system, it does not have a heart to pump it.  Instead, it relies on the movement of muscles in our body to push it. Certain areas of our bodies are rich in lymphatic tissues, including the digestive tract or abdominal cavity, urinary, reproductive and pelvic girdle, lungs and chest. Stagnation in these areas is common and often undertreated. Scar tissue, myofascial restriction, tension, stress, hormonal imbalances and shallow breathing are among the chief blocks to keeping this system running smoothly.

Symptoms of congested lymph go beyond swollen glands in your neck when you are fighting a cold. Systemic lymphatic issues can cause a range of symptoms including

  • puffiness under eyes
  • low immune system
  • allergies
  • fatigue/low mood
  • swollen underarms and chest
  • abdominal swelling/bloating
  • swollen ankles
  • cellulite

Women are all too familiar with lymphatic congestion when they experience hormonal changes in their monthly cycle, during child bearing years and throughout menopause. These changes are uncomfortable and can be very disturbing.

In 2017, Inoue and Maruoka studied the effects of simple lymphatic drainage on menopausal women who were experiencing fatigue and edema. They looked at pre and post levels of two hormones produced by our adrenal glands, a key player in flight or flight hormones. Cortisol, a stress hormone and DHEA, one that counters the effects of stress. They found that after a 30 minute lymphatic massage, flight or fight stress hormones decreased and study participants felt lighter in their body and less fatigued.

Wondering if lymphatic drainage massage is for you? 

Lymphatic drainage massage can reduce stress, work on removing stagnation in the body tissues, improve immune function, reduce swelling and separation of the muscle tissue, and increase mind body connections by reducing tension holding patterns. When combined with customized therapeutic Aromatherapy essential oil selections and guided home-care, results are seen more quickly.

More Questions? 

Please email Shauna or book a phone consult.

References:

Inoue, K., & Maruoka, H. (2017). Effects of simplified lymph drainage on the body: in females with menopausal disorder. Journal of physical therapy science29(1), 115-118.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300821/

 

Shauna Coxe sees patients at Rocky Point Wellness Clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Click Here to learn more about Shauna. 

Updated Fee Structure for Registered Massage Therapy

First and foremost, we want to say we appreciate your business. Rocky Point Wellness Clinic is what it is today because of you, our loyal clients.

Please note that, in accordance with the RMTBC recommended fee schedule, our rates for Registered Massage Therapy will be increasing as of January 1, 2019. The new fee schedule will be as follows:

45 Minute Massage – $90

60 Minute Massage – $115.00

75 Minute Massage – $145.00

90 Minute Massage – $170.00

All listed rates include GST.

Direct Billing will continue to be available for Blue Cross clients.

Again, please know we appreciate your loyalty to Rocky Point Wellness Clinic and we are excited to continue to work with you towards achieving your health goals.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

How does your DNA test affect your dietary choices? Our Holistic Nutritionist explains how to tailor your diet around your DNA results.

by Jen Casey, CNP

This is not your ancestry DNA test, although those are super cool.

This new, diet-focused DNA test is a new tool that our Holistic Nutritionist uses to learn how your body metabolizes macronutrients, naturally. Over 100 of your key genes that are responsible for metabolic processes within your body are tested.

How can a DNA test express this kind of information? Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction of nutrition and genes. A diet-focused DNA test shows how diet, exercise and environmental factors are related to how your genes are expressed and what outcomes you are predisposed to. Some nutrients can turn your genes on and off! How cool is that?

Diet-Summary

 

 

 

 

 

The test results give you some insight into scenarios like:

  • why you aren’t metabolizing fats efficiently
  • why you might have an increased need for vitamins D, C, A or B
  • why you prefer and function well on a high protein diet
  • your tolerance for caffeine, lactose, gluten and alcohol
  • why your best friend can eat anything she wants and never gains weight…but your jeans don’t fit the moment you indulge

DNA swab

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does it work?

Here is what the whole process looks like: Book in for a quick 15 minute appointment at the clinic to pick up your DNA test and schedule in your follow-up hour (aprox 3-4 weeks later). A non-invasive saliva sample is taken and sent in to the lab. The 50pg results, showing variances in the genes responsible for over 100 markers, are sent via email to you and our Nutritionist.

For example:

Your report shows that you have a 67% variance in the key genes responsible for calcium (Ca) absorption. This means that you are at an increased risk for developing problems associated with Ca absorption, such as osteoporosis, or blood pressure issues. Why? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and it is required for muscle function (including your heart. It is a big muscle!), blood pressure regulation, healthy bones and teeth, and even hormone regulation.

Your genes will not change, but you can be proactive with what and how you eat. When your test results are in, your appointment with our Holistic Nutritionist includes specific dietary recommendations to help you optimize your calcium absorption and reduce your risk of future health problems related to the variance in your genes.

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Suggestions such as:

  • weight-bearing exercises to increase bone density
  • increase dietary sources of calcium, such as salmon, spinach, kale, parsley, sunflower and chia seeds, cheese and organic milk
  • foods to avoid that interfere with calcium absorption

What else does the test cover?

Other areas tested are:

    • Diet Management: How your body burns fat, your sensitivity to carbohydrates and insulin, your cholesterol regulation, and your protein requirements to help determine your optimum diet
    • Weight Response: Your body’s ability to control body mass index (BMI)
    • Food Tolerances: Your tolerances to alcohol, caffeine, salt, lactose, gluten and sugar cravings
    • Food Taste and Preferences: Your preference for caffeine, carbohydrates, fats and protein. Your taste ability for bitter, salt, sweet tastes, as well as smoking behaviour
    • Vitamins and Supplements: Your need for vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E as well as your need for supplements such as Calcium, Iodine, Iron, Omega 3 and Omega 6 to stay healthy

What doesn’t the test cover?

This particular diet-focused test does not cover areas such as allergies, ancestry, inherited diseases, or illnesses.

How often do I need to do this test?

This is a one-time test. Your genes won’t change, but you will have the tools to optimize your health and the function of your genes through diet. Book in at Rocky Point Wellness Clinic to pick up your test and schedule your 1 hour test result appointment.

Jen Casey is a Holistic Nutritionist and offers nutrition services and courses at Rocky Point Wellness Clinic. To learn more about Jen, click here.

Remembering Kona

It is with great sadness that we share that our furry clinical associate and friend Kona passed away on Wednesday past, June 13. She was six. Kona fought a very brave battle with cancer that only became apparent a few days earlier. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done to slow its rapid progression and Kona’s health took a sharp turn for the worse overnight on Tuesday.

In reality, Kona had been fighting her ailment for some time but showed incredible courage, strength, and toughness in refusing to allow it to impact her way of life or her enthusiasm for her work at the clinic. Her resolve in the face of such adversity is apparent in how she continued to warmly welcome all who entered our doors with her friendly wagging tail.

Kona touched many hearts and lives both at the clinic, in particular with Stacey’s clients who had the privilege of spending some extra quality time with Kona once they managed to get past her belly rub station in thekona 1  reception area. She will be greatly missed by our clients and the wellness team alike, but her positive outlook on life, passion for her “work”, and dedication to the well-being of all those who entered the door will continue to serve as a shining example to every one of us in all that we aspire to do.

With Love, The Rocky Point Wellness Team

4 Week Group Fitness & Nutrition Program with Jen Casey

by Jen Casey, CNP

Nutrition and fitness go together like avocado and toast! Round up your bestie and join me for 4 weeks (Tues/Sat) of education and movement! Leave with some new friends, a good base in nutrition education including building balanced meals and meal planning, plus a healthier body and lifestyle. Schedule is:

Week 1:

  • Sat June 16/18, 12-1pm @ Rocky Point Wellness Clinic in Port Moody

Meet and greet, Nutrition 101 class, plus receive a 1 week meal plan to start following

Week 2:

  • Tues June 19/18, 6:30-7:30pm @ Rocky Point Wellness Clinic in Port Moody

Nutrition class: Beauty Foods // Learn about foods to help keep skin clear, foods to avoid, and food you can use as skin care

  • Sat June 23/18, 9-10am @ Rocky Point Park

45min outdoor bootcamp

Week 3:

  • Tues June 26/18, 6:30-7:30pm @ Rocky Point Wellness Clinic in Port Moody

Nutrition class: How to meal plan and receive 1 week meal plan

  • Sat June 30/18, 9-10am @ Rocky Point Park

45min outdoor bootcamp

Week 4:

  • Sat July 7/18, 9-10am @ Rocky Point Park

45min bootcamp

  • Potluck picnic to wrap up our program
Register here or call the clinic for more info. You will be emailed the full schedule and details upon booking.
Jen Casey offers courses and nutritional counselling at Rocky Point Wellness Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here to learn more about Jen.

RMT Position Available

Due to high demand for massage therapy in the clinic, we are looking to expand our team!

If you are a Registered Massage Therapist and feel you would be a good fit for our integrated team, send us an email at info@rockypointwellness.com.

Rocky Point Wellness Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic, established in downtown Port Moody in 2010, with a solid reputation in the community. Our location is walking distance to Rocky Point Park, the West Coast Express and the Evergreen Skytrain line, making us centrally located and easily accessible to Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Our street level clinic is approximately 1500 square feet with 5 spacious treatment rooms. There is plenty of natural light and a large open room available to be utilized for talks, meetings, and various group activities. Our team currently consists of a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an Acupuncturist, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, a Fitness Doula, ​a Holistic Nutritionist and two Registered Massage Therapists.

The right candidate is responsible, dedicated and enjoys working in a team environment. You’re passionate about what you do and provide the best therapeutic care for your patients.

We offer highly competitive daily or monthly rent options, and can accommodate both part time and full time schedules. While working in our multidisciplinary team, there is plenty of opportunity for cross referrals within our space. Linens/laundry and convenient online booking system included. 

* Please note that applicants must have active registration in good standing with the CMTBC to be considered for this position. 

Building a Healthy Lunchbox

Not sure what foods to pack in your child’s lunchbox to keep their brain and body fueled all day? Join Rocky Point Wellness’ Holistic Nutritionist, Jen Casey, for an hour about how to build your child a healthy lunch for school.

We will cover:

  • Brain food: keep your child’s energy up through nutrition
  • How the macronutrients fuel your child’s body
  • The dangers of added sugar and where it hides
  • School-approved sugar-free + nut-free snack ideas

$20

May 3, 10-11am

Rocky Point Wellness

Tickets available on Eventbrite or on our online booking page

Click here to learn more about Jen.

 

Notice of Rate Increase for Acupuncture Treatment

First and foremost, we want to say we appreciate your business. Rocky Point Wellness Clinic is what it is today because of you, our loyal clients.

Please note that starting June 1, 2018, our rates for Acupuncture treatment will be increasing. The new prices will be as follows:

Initial Appointment – $100

Follow-Up Appointment – $85

6 Treatment Package – $450 ($60 savings)

Direct Billing will continue to be available for Blue Cross clients.

Again, please know we appreciate your loyalty to Rocky Point Wellness Clinic and we are excited to continue to work with you towards achieving your health goals.

Please let us know if you have any questions.