5 Things You Need to Know About Gua Sha

By |2021-10-18T19:12:32+00:00September 28, 2021|Blog, Facial Rejuvenation, Gua Sha, Massage|

Dating back as far as the Paleolithic Age, Gua Sha was first used to reduce the side effects and symptoms of many illnesses by use of hands and stones to massage parts of the body. Nowadays, Gua Sha is a treatment that involves using a flat jade or rose quartz stone to “scrape” the skin in upward strokes. The “scraping” is actually a smooth movement with gentle to moderate pressure that relaxes stiff muscles and promotes tissue drainage. This treatment is traditionally used in East Asian and Chinese medicine but is becoming increasingly popular in other cultures to improve the Read more ...

Deep Tissue Massage vs Cupping for Pain in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:56:03+00:00August 12, 2021|Blog, Massage, Pain Management, Wellness|

    Both deep tissue massage and cupping are effective therapies for healing the body and alleviating pain. They can either be utilized separately on their own or be combined together to achieve the desired results.   Deep Tissue Massage For Pain   Deep tissue massage involves using slow, deep strokes to knead and compress the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. The pressure applied can be quite strong and can on occasion leave some light bruising, depending on your body. This form of massage is used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It Read more ...

Visceral Massage

By |2021-07-16T16:44:52+00:00July 13, 2021|Blog, Massage|

What is a Visceral Massage?“Viscera” refers to the organs in the body. A visceral massage, otherwise known as an organ massage, is a massage therapy technique that addresses the health of the organs in your body’s systems to create a sense of complete wellbeing. It encourages the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues.Why is organ motility important?Did you know that our organs and surrounding tissues have actual ranges of motion and motility? They do, and when things aren’t moving as they should, it has a direct effect on our health, and the ability Read more ...

Practitioner Benefits When Joining Our Established Wellness Practice

By |2021-06-11T14:08:02+00:00December 6, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Massage, Nutrition, Reiki|

Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic health encompass some of the oldest and most effective wellness treatments in the world. While it is tempting to start a new practice to attract long-term customers, it takes time and those who choose to do so face a bevy of unforeseen challenges. Solo practitioners may find themselves juggling various responsibilities (appointment-booking, rescheduling, lease management, insurance handling, etc.) that distract them from clinical care itself. For someone starting in the field, the combination of stress and setbacks may prove overwhelming, undermining their interest and quality of practice. By joining an established practice like Red Leaf Read more ...

Simple solutions for anxiety and insomnia. How wellness and Traditional Chinese medicine can help!

By |2021-08-11T19:12:15+00:00November 16, 2020|Acupuncture, Blog, COVID-19, Massage, Nutrition, Reiki, Sleep, Stress, Wellness|

To say that this year has been an emotional roller coaster ride would be an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of the way we live our lives, and for many people this has led to an increase in stress-related ailments like anxiety and insomnia. The good news is there are ways to combat these ailments without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic healing system that can be a powerful tool in treating a wide range of health issues including anxiety and insomnia. What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has Read more ...

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