Metamorphosis

Most of us are like rabbits! Coming out of our holes run into another the whole time afraid something might happen, someone might hurt us, they will hurt us, this will hurt us. Some of us are sheep, heads in the ground gated and guarded . Guided by others to produce and to be a…

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Not only we are in a global pandemic but we are also in a time of cold and flu season again as we dive deeper into winter. In conventional western medicine, infectious diseases, including the common cold and flu, are understood to be caused by bacteria or viruses. However, when Chinese medicine was founded over…

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Hi – How was your Summer? To be honest, as much as I love the Summer in British Columbia under these “extraordinary” times we are in, I am happy that the Fall is HERE! Why you might ask? Using the natural rhythms of our beautiful seasons here,  attunes me the the natural world and to…

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Trauma, the hidden wound

By Angel Hands Trauma Team What is trauma? Some people associate trauma straight to war veterans and firefighters. However, the word trauma refers to situations that are emotionally painful, and that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, leaving them feeling powerless. Any situation that leaves someone feeling overpowered and alone can be traumatic. A…

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 By Mihael Mamychshvili, Reg. Master Shiatsu Therapist   I have been working with patients with chronic pain for 15 years and it never ceases to amaze me how people get used to their pain. Their pain becomes their proverbial security blanket because without, they feel like something essential is missing. Many patients come to me…

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Vulnerability A Key To Empowerment – By Mihael Mamychshvili, RST   In the last 20 years as a therapist, I have found that often it is a client’s fear of being vulnerable which hinders their healing process. A person’s inner beauty and individual uniqueness can be seen when vulnerability is shared between two humans. There…

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Adrenal Burnout Healed Through Shiatsu The kidneys are considered to be the energy force of the body in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also “the furnace” that keeps us warm and distributes heat and energy throughout. Together with the bladder they are an important part in detoxifying the body of waste and impurities….

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What is Cupping Therapy?

By Mihael Mamychshvili, Registered Shiatsu Therapist     Cupping originated many thousands of years ago primarily for the treatment of disease and pain. This has not changed right up to today but, with modern science and understanding, it has confirmed its rightful place in both beauty therapy and well-being medicine. Cupping therapy was originally used…

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By Virginia Lundy, RCC   This article is dedicated to all those who are being affected by the devastation in the Interior of BC.  I hope this article will give you some helpful ideas around how to approach someone who has experienced tragic loss as well as what to expect to be feeling.   Losing…

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  In the 1980’s, Sylvester Stallone became famous for Rambo, a movie character who was the ultimate warrior. Many men and young boys, including myself at the time, idolized Rambo.  I even had his posters on my wall as a kid thinking that’s who I want to be one day. But even Rambo has a…

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