On March 1st we will have a new friendly face joining the team!
Rebecca graduated from Everest College in Newmarket and has been happily working as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2011. She has a passion for fitness and health and is very enthusiastic about the work that she does. Rebecca has 5 years experience working at a sport injury clinic and specializes in sports injuries and rehabilitation treatments as well as athletic enhancement and well being treatments.
She offers deep tissue and facial release treatments, cupping massage, whiplash treatment, and general health and wellness treatments. Rebecca loves meeting with new clients and helping along on their journey to recovery, self improvement, and wellness
Want to learn more about our team members? Click here!
We’ve got some exciting news to share..
We are moving!!! 🎉
As of March 1st, 2019, you can find us at our new location at 2839 Highway 2, Bowmanville.
Many people think of a vacation as an opportunity to ‘lose weight’, and look good in their bathing suit with social media approved poses showing off the right angles and looking ‘skinny’...
We on the other hand challenged ourselves to move a lot more in the months leading up to our trip so that we would feel strong and fit. We practiced swimming so that we didn’t get swept up in the currents and drown at the waterfalls, we walked/hiked more so that we would be able to reach the summit of a small mountain in the thin, humid air of the jungle, and we strengthened our muscles, especially the shoulder girdle so we can lift our luggage and gear easily on our own.
Exercise is so much more enjoyable when you stop thinking about fat and calories, and instead apply it to activities of daily living and being able to participate without injuring (or killing) yourself. 🏊♀️🤸🏻♀️🏋🏻
Thank you to all of our friends, family and clients that went out of their way to help us collect all the items to bring with us to Belize and donate to Mary Open Doors women’s shelter through the PackforaPurpose.org and Belizing.com.
We were able to give $100US, a large suitcase full of women’s personal hygiene supplies, and an extra large suitcase of children’s educational supplies, toys, and clothing.
We are so grateful to all of you, and can’t thank you enough for helping to make our trip a little more meaningful!🌴💛
It’s the season that our inner grinch gets all warm and fuzzy, and we are on a mission to help make a small difference for those currently experiencing hardship in their life.
At the end of the month, Elevate is going to Belize, and our goal is to fill 1-2 full size suitcases of essential items to donate through the Pack For Purpose organization, focusing on the Mary Open Doors project.
It’s been a bit of a challenge lately to keep up with social posts, but more importantly, with physical activity that helps keep us moving well- so we can help you move well.
But exercise doesn’t always have to take place in a gym or studio- local trails provide a great place to hike (and how cute are the circuit signs), and a yoga mat and online fitness program are more than sufficient to get those muscles strong and flexible.
Did you know we sell Tune Up Balls at our office?
These balls are great for doing self massage techniques between appointments, or in my case, after a weekend of carrying heavy scuba gear and not taking proper care of my muscles on a regular basis.
While a variety of different items can be used in self massage techniques, we like these because they are the perfect density and texture to involve the connective tissues and get into the deep layers of muscles.
Ask us about them, or check out their website for more info and free how-to videos:
First week back to school has all those little brains pulsing with new knowledge 🧠 💪 🤓
Check out this article from Stanford Medicine to see how your heartbeat affects your brain:
How turning my ringer off, put the power back in my hands.
As a business owner, the cell phone is a fantastic tool. I can check emails, message clients, view my schedule online in real time and book appointments, even when I’m out of the office. While in treatment, I use an old phone as a clock and to stream my music. My current massage playlist is over 50 hours long and since so many people ask, you can view it here on Spotify.
While I love the cell phone, I also hate it.
Whatever you call it, meditation should be a part of your day.
Last week I became aware of a habit I’ve developed since preparing to open the new clinic. I have been waking up and hopping on the computer to get some digital work completed (stay tuned in the coming months!). I realized that I was pouring my morning cup of warmth (tea or coffee, I’m a switcher) and bringing it directly to my computer desk.
For some reason, a conversation I had had with a friend about morning routines popped into my head.
These are the things that make us love what we do.. when we have a positive impact on how people feel in their body and sometimes even in their life, we’re honoured to hear this kind of feedback.
Recently I saw a post online, and it read “If you didn’t need the money, would you still get up every day and go to work?”
Any time is the right time for moving!
It’s easy to fall into being “too busy” to exercise. When work/life/kids/chores/etc steal your day away, and exercise isn’t a solid part of your routine, all of a sudden you just stop moving.
Sometimes we get lucky and get invited out for an afternoon on the water- in what we think are the best kind of boats- the non motorized kind.
Sure, pop culture makes it seem so luxurious to be on a yacht popping bottles of Chandon. But we’d personally much rather work up a sweat and get those muscles moving so we can enjoy our spiked beverages (almost) guilt free.
This is why we both consistently treat the anterior shoulder and chest - if your therapist doesn’t release the tight muscles that are pulling your shoulders forward, how will you ever resolve the chronic pain in the back of your shoulder and neck?
Side note- love these guys.. check out MoveU on FB or instagram for some high energy, intelligent insight on how to properly engage your muscles and “fix yo sh*t”!
For us, fitness is far from being skinny and thigh gaps and washboard abs.. we believe being ‘fit’ means being able to carry out daily activities of living with ease and hopefully some grace.
You probably can’t tell from the picture, but the hydraulic massage table we’re carrying is heavy as heck: +150 lbs.