PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS

Located at 218 South Railway Street SE in Downtown Medicine Hat, AB.

403.526.2639

Our 

HOLISTIC PRACTICE

PHILOSOPHY

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

- Lao Tzu 

Our body is so much more than biology (organism), psychology (our behavior), physiology (how we function) or kinesiology (how we move) or our anatomy (our structure). 

 

Nothing about the definition of biology addresses the energetic, emotional or spiritual health of a person and so we have had to find a new definition to encompass the body as a whole. Fèath is a gaelic word meaning in the absence of stress, Elemi oil comes from the Elemi tree, and has medicinal properties that aid in the recovery of stress. "As is above, so is below" When our bodies can be in a stress free state, our body can heal optimally.  Body work is a huge component of stitching together, mind and body together, a complete picture of wellness that includes the presence of energy, joy and relaxation. 

Our evolution as body workers has shifted to be more conscious that our ROLE is facilitating the process of healing; we are not trying to fix you by pounding your tissue into submission.  We can help the body find the root of the cause and give space to allow for change that your body needs to heal.   

A shift of conscious intention to give YOU the space you need, in an environment designed to amplify your healing with the most researched, evidence based therapies available to address your needs.

We have over 30+ years of combined experience in the massage and wellness industry.  By using the combination of treatments below, a session looks different for everyone and not the same every treatment. 

Therapeutic Massage, Bowen Therapy, Baby Bowen,  Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Pediatric CST, Somato Emotional Release (SER) , Myofascial Cupping, Active Isolated Stretching, Applied Myoskeletal Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot and Cold Stone Massage, Acupressure Massage, Ear Seeding, Kinesio-taping, Shiatsu, Fascial Work, MELT Method & Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Yoga for Kids & Progressing Ballet Technique.

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Bowen Therapy / Applied Myoskeletal Technique

Kristen Banks

Bowen Therapy is a gentle and relaxing therapy that consists of sequences of small moves at varying pressures, across fibers of muscles, tendons, or ligaments without a forceful manipulation. Bowen treats the body as a whole interconnected unit by stimulating the nervous system to self-regulate through its ingrained reflexes, enabling the therapist to treat the root cause of problems deep within the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body.

Who Benefits: 

- musculoskeletal or related neurological problems

- acute sports injuries 

- chronic or organic conditions

- high stress individuals that have a hard time relaxing 

- infants, children, adults, and elderly.

A treatment will typically last between 45-90 minutes. After the therapist initiates a "correction" they may leave the room for several minutes to allow your body time to respond to the change before moving on the next area of the body. Allowing the body time to reset between corrections is an important part of the therapy as that is when the change begins to take effect- not unlike when you apply marinade to a roast- the magic happens in the waiting period.

Applied Myoskeletal Soft-Tissue Therapy (AMT), developed by Australian Soft-tissue Therapist, John Garfield, is a gentle, relaxing, and effective, non-oil, soft-tissue therapy for the assessment, treatment, and management of soft tissue injury, pain, and dysfunction of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. It contains transverse soft- tissue moves, along with a wide variety of muscle releases involving various sustained holds to treat soft-tissue dysfunction.

AMT represents the development of more than fifteen years research and clinical experience and incorporates many safe and gentle methods that are not taught elsewhere. Designed as a postgraduate course, AMT is a valuable complement to all therapies, including Bowen Therapy, Remedial Massage and its variations, Kinesiology, Craniosacral Therapy, Positional Release Technique, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and Physiotherapy without undermining the principles of any modality.

Common Applications and Uses: 

  • Pelvic Tilt

  • Unilateral & bilateral pelvic rotations

  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction

  • Functional leg length discrepancy

  • Vertebral rotations

  • Sacral lateral deviation

Craniosacral Therapy

Becky Brezovski, Advanced CST

Kristen Banks

Level 1

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole-body health and performance. By using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.

 

CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

 

With a light touch, feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

 

CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Who Benefits: 

Migraines and Headaches

Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Autism / Motor-Coordination Impairments

Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

Infant and Childhood Disorders

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia

TMJ Syndrome / Scoliosis

Pediatrics: Birth - 2 

Becky Brezovski

Pediatric Specialist

Kristen Banks,

Bowen Therapy

Craniosacral therapy and Bowen are particularly helpful for treating newborns and infants. Difficulty nursing can be a result of tensions and restrictions in the baby’s head, spine or body. These restrictions can be caused by pressures experienced during late pregnancy, and by the forces of birth. These pressures are increased by fast, long or induced labours, forceps or vacuum assisted births, or cesarean births.

Compressive forces during birth can result in pressure on the nervous system, particularly the cranial nerves that control sucking/swallowing, jaw mobility and the digestive systems. The baby may have areas of discomfort, muscular tension or bone misalignment.

 

Symptoms/ Conditions that can be helped :

Difficulty Nursing /Latching Challenges,

Restricted Jaw Opening,

Jaw Clamping,

Weak Suck Action,

Difficulty Swallowing,

On/off Fussing,

Excessive Spit-ups (reflux),

One-sided feeding challenges (head turns more easily in one direction),

Crossed or Wandering Eyes,

Asymmetrical Head.

Neurological Conditions 

 

Babies have numerous mechanisms that they are born with to help them to self-correct the lesion patterns that may develop at birth. They have the reciprocal tension membranes that act as an internal guide to bring the cranial bones and membranes into balance. When a baby cries, the increased cranial pressure helps to put the bones and membranes back into position. While crying creates an external pressure, suckling creates an internal pressure that helps to normalize the baby’s head. And as the baby suckles, the mother will do the most basic of all cranial techniques, which we see in cultures throughout the world. The mother will instinctively stroke the baby’s head while it suckles. As the baby creates motion of the cranial bones, the mother is stroking the baby’s head and assisting the molding process. All of these things, as well as the baby yawning, self-corrective behavior, and the birthing process, itself, can help guide a child’s head into balance. But when the forces of birth are too great, they may overwhelm the baby’s ability to self-correct. Then it becomes our job, as therapists, to assist the child into balance. Not every child may need correction, but I feel that every child should have the opportunity of being evaluated.. 

Pediatrics 2-14

Becky Brezovski

Kristen Banks

Why is it so important to treat children? An osteopath recently answered this question with this simple statement: “When we look at a child, we never know who or what that child can be. And when we look at an adult, we never know who or what that individual could have been.” Life has its challenges, and there may be few challenges greater than the birth process itself.

Every birth has its story and even what may appear to be the simplest of births may create significant lifelong impacts on both the child and family.

This is true, as well, for the stages of childhood. Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy & Bowen Therapy utilize simple and effective therapeutic techniques to help normalize the child’s structure, balance the nervous system, and resolve traumatic issues of the birth and childhood experience.

 

It has been shown to help with:

ADD and ADHD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Ear Infections

Colic / Reflux and Digestive Disorders

Connective Tissue Disorders

Emotional Difficulties

Failure to Thrive

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Hearing Disorders

Hydrocephalus

Lactation Issues

Learning Disabilities

Motor- Coordination Impairments

Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Seizures

Sensory Pricessing Disorder

Speech Disorders

Tongue and Lip Tie

Torticollis & Plagiocephaly 

Therapeutic Massage

Amanda Bryden

Kristen Banks


Mikayla Hassard

Samantha Nolan


Becky Brezovski
(Becky- not taking new massage clients at this time, only taking new Craniosacral and Pediatrics)

Therapeutic massage describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, or work on a specific problem.  Deep tissue massage is great at breaking down scar tissue and getting your blood circulating, but it may not be what you need on a particular day. Using specific techniques and the right amount of pressure and adding other modalities we have taken your regular massage and transformed it into what your body needed. 

- Myofascial Release Technique (Bowen Therapy- Kristen)

- Sports Massage (All)

- Trigger Point Therapy (All)

- Applied Myoskeletal Therapy (K)

- Hot / Cold Stone Therapy Massage (B, K, S)

- Acupressure Massage (K)

- MELT Method Balls (B)

- Active Isolated Stretching (B, K)

- Myofascial Cupping (K, M, S)

- Fire Cupping (M, S)

- Ear Seeding (K)

- Aromatherapy (K)

- Kinesio taping (B, K, S)

Bemer Vascular Therapy

Kristen Banks
Mikayla Hassard
Becky Brezovski
Kristen Arndt
Sam Nolan

BEMER is designed to improve circulation thereby supporting the body’s natural self-regulating processes. Blood is the body’s universal means of transportation. Oxygen, nutrients, chemical messengers (e.g., hormones) and immune cells are all transported through our blood. When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies maintain a healthy balance and function properly. The optimal regulation of circulation is a prerequisite for ensuring good levels of health and fitness.

The uniqueness of Bemer lies in its signal and its configuration. The signal leads to scientifically grounded stimulation of the smallest vessels (microcirculation) supporting the circulatory system as a whole.  No other biophysical modality in the world targets the microcirculation in the way that BEMER does.

 
- $40 PER SESSION OR ADD ON TO ANY SESSION FOR ONLY $20
- PACKAGE OF 10 FOR $180 (sharable between immediate family)
- UNLIMITED MONTHLY $260 /MONTH  (ON 3 MONTH CONTRACT, not shareable)
- UNLIMITED MONTHLY - NO CONTRACT $325, not sharable

BEMER session range from 16-28 minutes.

BEMER Rental is now available to use from the comfort of your own home.

$300 one week, $500 two weeks, $700 three weeks, $850 four weeks. Contact for availability.

Over the past 20 years, BEMER has been scientifically studied from several perspectives and results published. Please click here to learn more.

Private Yoga / Kids Yoga 

Becky Brezovski
Senior Level Yoga Instructor, 
Children's Yoga


Amanda Bryden
RYT200, Pre & Post natal focus, trauma- healing approach

 

Yoga is the number one prescribed form of exercise because of the multitude of health, and physical benefits it provides.  It is a "fix" all type of exercise that calms the mind and body and as often as you think it is only for flexible people; you are wrong.  

Yoga is for EVERY-BODY, young and old but attending some yoga classes can be a barrier because of the many options and types of yoga available, a beginner class doesn't mean it will address your ability depending on your physical limitations, pain or injuries.  And if you are an athlete, often it is just the thing you need to see how well you are truly functioning in strength and flexibility. Yoga is a two"fer" combining both of those elements in one.   

Becky is an experienced level yogi of more than 24 years, has taught over 1000 hours of yoga, and is the remedial exercise most often "prescribed" in her practice because of the accessibility to everyone.  In clinic, she will show you correctly how to do certain yoga postures to access your body's unique needs.

 

Amanda's priority is to teach yoga that is trauma informed- it works with any physical limitations your body may have, and truly accessible to ALL BODIES. Please know that yoga can meet you at whatever season of life you're in, in whatever body, with whatever experience you have. "This year needs to be about learning what we need and meeting ourselves where we're at." For yoga in the time of Covid, this means virtual and outdoor classes and coaching. For virtual we're going to experiment with running group & private classes, and one-on-one coaching as needed.

 

The coaching sessions are a time to learn more deeply about what each pose looks like for you, what adjustments or supports would help, and individualized tips and self care advice. The coaching will include meditation support and the option to learn more about the philosophical and lifestyle aspects of yoga. The one-on-one classes are a full class including savasana, active poses, and meditation. Both coaching and private classes are tailored to you and take into consideration your experiences, injuries, mobility, body size and abilities, and your goals.

 

Personalized programs are available through in clinic or as online sessions, and provide you with a personalized video sequence to do at home. 

 

 

Children

Kids Programming follows Maalaa's Yoga for Kids Curriculum, with funny little "zap raps"- patience zap rap is a favourite which also teaches you how to slow down, yogic actions, being science explorers, coloring pages with emotional mapping and coaching, Somatoemotional releasing,  stress breathing, re-learning to breathe and how to meditate. This curriculum makes yoga fun, makes yoga accessible:

Designed for:

- Stress & Anxiety

- High Mobility  / Hyper Activity 

- Low Mobility / Disabilities

- Learning a new skill / fitness activity to do with family 

This unique programming is also available as a PRIVATE Yoga Session in the Clinic and Virtual Appointment through our Jane App software. Family yoga sessions available over Virtual only at this time. 

 

Please email us at fandelemi@gmail.com to schedule a family session.

Physiokey

Amanda Bryden

Physiokey is a friendly treatment option for bodies of all ages and a variety of symptoms. It is a portable handheld device designed to adapt and respond to the person receiving the treatment allowing for a highly individualized and effective treatment that is also organic and simple. The device stimulates self-regulation through biofeedback-controlled impulses to improve the body’s own adjustment and regulatory processes, strengthens the body’s defense, and shows the body a route to self-healing.  Physiokey is applied directly onto the skin without the need for conductive gels and can be utilized during a massage treatment or be standalone therapy. Clients can expect to be treated while seated, standing, and even while moving. Each treatment is truly as unique as the person being treated. 

 

More than 80% of patients notice a significant change in their symptoms following treatment as well as improvement in the tensile state of muscles, and a rapid reduction of soft tissue swelling.  (More information available at:  https://www.nshealth.com.au/)

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Becky Brezovski

Yoga for Cancer Survivors is a passion project of Becky's since 2009.  

Program designed by Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed, Researcher and Professor at the University of Calgary, 

Susi Hately. B.Sc Kin, RYT and Tyla Arnason, RYT.  

Becky was part of the original wave of Yoga Thrive for Cancer Survivors, for survivors on and off treatment.  Program launched in 2009; and Becky lead classes, in-services for Medical Doctors, submitted data to be included in research study for rural Southern Alberta.  At that time was based out of Taber & Lethbridge, Becky was also the Keynote Speaker at the CIBC Cancer Walk, Lethbridge 2010.

 

Trained in the TrueNTH Project for Prostate Cancer Survivors in 2014 and has been trying to launch this program as well as THRIVE in Medicine Hat for the past few years,  but works best in private environment.

 

These 2 unique, evidence based programs are vital to the on-going research, education to medical professionals and survivors giving them the tools to live their best life after going through treatment.   

 

For more information, or to be added to a wait list for upcoming programming. This unique programming is also available as a PRIVATE Yoga Session in the Clinic. 

 

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ABOUT
Becky

Becky has been in the Massage Industry for 17 years,

Specialties:

Craniosacral Therapy

Pediatric  Craniosacral 

Therapeutic Massage 

Senior Level Yoga Teacher

MELT Method Instructor

Upledger Institute Teacher Assistant

CST-T, RMT, E-RYT-200

 CO-FOUNDER

ABOUT
Kristen B.

Kristen has been in the Massage Industry for 15 years

Specialties:

Bowen Therapy

Myofascial Cupping

Applied Myoskeletal Therapy

Therapeutic Massage

Aromatherapy

Ear Seeding

RMT, BOWEN PRACTITIONER

 CO-FOUNDER

ABOUT
Mikayla

Mikayla  has been in the Massage Industry for a few years

Specialties:

Therapeutic Massage 

Relaxation Massage

Myofascial Fire Cupping

Exercise Specialist

BEMER Vascular Therapy

RMT, Exercise Science

ABOUT
Kristen A.

Kristen has been in the Massage Industry for a 14 years

Specialties:

Specialized Kinesiology 

Brain Integration

Neurocardiology

Human Blueprint

Master Immune System

Therapeutic Massage 

BEMER Vascular Therapy

RMT, Specialized Kinesiology, 

Flouish Wellness

Maple Creek, SK

feath and elemi

 

218 South Railway Street SE

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2V3

bodyologymh@gmail.com