Introduction to Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Therapy


Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy technique that targets fascial adhesions and scar tissue using specialized tools. These tools, typically made of metal, are used to scrape or rub the body’s fascia, the layer of connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. These instruments are designed to break down fascial […]

What to expect from your Bowen therapy treatment 

Bowen Therapy

You’ve heard of massage therapy and acupuncture before, but have you ever tried Bowen therapy? How it works– unlike a standard massage that primarily targets muscle tissue, Bowen therapy targets tendons and the nervous system.  In this way it can help to relax the muscle, and over time, prevent the tension from returning. What happens during […]

Treating Anxiety

It sometimes feels like anxiety is ever present these days. Whether it’s public events such as war or disease that cause anxiety, or more personal triggers such as public speaking or spiders, anxiety plays a role in the lives of most people to some extent. It’s when that anxiety becomes unmanageable and starts to encroach […]

Mental Health and the LGBTQ Community

In Canada, the LGBTQI2S+ population numbers over one million as of 2021, making up 4% of the total population. Approximately one third of that 4% is under the age of 25, likely signifying increasing social acceptance which allows for a greater number of questioning teens to explore their true selves. While the situation has improved […]

Mental Health

Traditionally, mental health has always been associated with seeing a therapist or a counsellor. What most people don’t know is that TCM can provide effective results in managing mental health. This is due to TCM’s comprehensive understanding of the five spirits. Emotional imbalance can affect the body and imbalance in the body can also affect […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy – What is it?

By Caroline Wong, R.TCM.P, B.A. Hons   Caroline Wong is a registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, obtaining her degree from Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. When I was younger, I would be freaked out by dark circles on the backs of older women at my local swimming pool. I thought […]

Fertility and Traditional Chinese Medicine

If you’re struggling with fertility traditional Chinese medicine can be a great alternative to increase chances of pregnancy. TCM’s understanding of infertility is all down to the body’s balance or imbalance and whether the body’s mechanisms are working properly. There are so many reasons why couples struggle with fertility and it’s my job to figure […]

Food Sensitivities – Ask a Naturopathic Doctor

If you have been experiencing prolonged digestive symptoms you might be wondering if a certain food is behind your symptoms. While this isn’t the case of everyone with digestive discomfort, it can certainly be at the root of many digestive conditions, and can contribute to other symptoms such as fatigue, migraines, and skin health. This […]