April 2015 Newsletter
Your best health for the Spring and Summer seasons  

In this issue...
  • Celebrating Mother's Day
  • Stress, Anxiety and Acupuncture
  • Seeing More of Rose Epp
  • Welcome Back Elisha Clement
  • Direct Billing to Blue Cross
Celebrating Mother's Day

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my Mommy you'll be" - R. Munsch

May all you amazing mothers feel loved and cherished today and everyday! In honour of motherhood, we would like to help you treat Mom.  R eceive a relaxing wellness package of lavender pure essential oil, epsom salts and rooibos tea (valued at approx $20) when you purchase a one hour massage gift card.  

Feel free to drop by or call the clinic at 604-986-3771 for more info.  Offer ends Saturday, May 9.  
Stress and Anxiety Relief through Acupunture
Dr. Silvia Vidas 

Why acupuncture (or acupressure) is awesome in relieving stress and anxiety 


Most people know that acupuncture is very effective to relieve many types of pain; however what most people do not realize is that acupuncture is very effective to relieve stress and anxiety. 


Why acupuncture relieves stress & anxiety from a Chinese Medicine prespective? 


The Chinese Medicine explanation of why acupuncture is effective to relieve stress and anxiety (as well as pain) is that the acupuncture promotes the circulation of energy (qi) and blood throughout the channels (meridians) of the body.  When someone is experiencing stress or anxiety the body goes into 'fight or flight mode' and this disrupts the flow of qi.  As a result the body feels tight, the breath is restrictedthe heart rate is accelerated, and the intestines become tense leading to a disruption in bowel movements, sleep is affected, because the energy is not flowing freely throughout the body.  Inserting the acupuncture needles at specific points on the body unblock the areas of tension and restores the flow of qi and blood so that the body can relax and return to a state balance.   


Why acupuncture relieves stress & anxiety from a Western prospective? 


From a Western prospective, the majority of acupuncture points are located close to nerves on the body; therefore it is proposed that acupuncture primarily produces its effects through regulating the nervous system which aids in the activity of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells.  Acupuncture activates the parasympathetic or "relax and digest" system so that that all the internal organs can relax, hormones become balanced and stress is relieved. 

So if you are experiencing stress in your life, you may want to consider acupuncture.  In addition, no matter what reason you are coming for acupuncture, whether it is for a pain conditionsheadaches, insomnia or more (see www.drsilviavidasacupunture.com for condition treated) some of the most awesome 'bonus' side effects that you may experience include stress relief, improvement in sleep, digestion and overall wellbeing!  This also explains why acupuncture is so awesome to promote health and prevent disease. 


Dr. Silvia's philosophy:  "I believe that the body-mind has an innate intelligence and as the body mind starts to relax it remembers that sacred place of wellbeing and healing occurs.  My sessions are gentle in nature and presented in a calm and supportive environment.  Individuals usually leave a session feeling relaxed & rejuvenated."

Dr. Silvia Vidas is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Registered Jin Shin Do? acupressurist. She graduated from PCU College of Holistic Medicine, Burnaby, BC in 2009 as an Acupuncturist & Herbalist. She continued her studies and became a Dr. TCM in 2011. Silvia is registered by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). 

Dr. Silvia is available at the Northview Massage Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more info or to book a session call 604.986.3771
Seeing More of Rose
The lovely Rose Epp, RMT is expanding her schedule  

We are thrilled to announce that Rose will now be available four days a week including Saturdays!  


Rose graduated from Utopia Academy Faculty of Massage Therapy Dec 2011. She has also worked in various outreaches during her training that included: Royal Columbia Hospital high-risk pregnancy ward, John Braithwaite Community Centre, and Onsite drug rehab centre to name a few.  She has supported the Bike Ride for Cancer and Gear Jammer events by providing the athletes with post event massage and stretching. 


She is skilled in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofacial release.  Also, Rose has completed her Dr. Vodder training in treating Lymphedema and is a certified Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapist.


Call us at 604-986-3771 to book with her on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Welcome back Elisha Clement!

Welcome back Elisha Clement! After an incredibly special mat leave with her son Mateo, Elisha will now be returning back to the clinic.  Elisha is a valued team member of our registered massage therapist team and has been missed. She's excited to see and work with her clients again, both new and old.  

Her approach includes deep tissue, swedish, myo-fascial release, all proven approaches for dealing with chronic
problems, injury, as well as stress related issues. She holds her level one and two in cranial sacral from the Upledger Institute, with further studies to be continued.  

As well, with her recent personal birthing and mothering experience, she welcomes pregnant women and new mamas to show how massage can make a profound difference.  Expect to receive 100% of Elisha's attention, combining professionalism with heart.
Let us do your Paperwork
No more messy paperwork and mailing in receipts.  We are now billing directly to Blue cross for you.  Just bring your policy and ID number to your acupuncture, massage or chiropractic visit and we will handle the rest.  You will only need to pay what your health plan doesn't cover.  

For faster service, email your policy and ID number to northviewmassage@yahoo.ca or drjabeen@vancouverchiropractic.com prior to your visit.

We are currently billing directly to Blue cross only with more coming soon.