Proactive Pelvic Health

Remembering Mindfulness

Here's the truth: we already know what mindfulness is. Some of us just forget sometimes. We humans are born with the innate ability to be mindful, which is the intention to bring curious accepting attention to the present moment. However, for many during this day and age,...

Power to the People!

I recently went to see a registered massage therapist for some badly-needed treatment. At the end of the session, the therapist sat me down, looked me straight in the eye, frowned a little and sighed. "Are you doing your daily self-care?" she asked. "No," I whispered....

Infant Abdominal Massage for Gassy Baby

Is your baby gassy? Having abdominal discomfort from too much gas? Registered Massage Therapist Ayelet Grosbein talks about a technique that can help you and baby feel more at ease. https://youtu.be/8Wp2OWbr000 Please Note: The information provided in this video blog is for information purposes only and is...

Top 3 Myths Regarding Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, don't think that leaking urine, having constant pelvic pain and abdominal separation are 'just what happens'.  Plenty can be done during pregnancy and after delivery to help these issues. MYTH #1: UNSAFE EXERCISES IN THE PRESENCE OF A DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS Many, if...

Current Medical Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Traditional medical advice has been for exercising women to reduce their habitual levels of exertion during pregnancy and for non-exercising women to refrain from initiating strenuous exercise programs. This advice was based on concerns that exercise could negatively affect early pregnancy outcomes by increasing core...

What is Fascia?

You may have heard of the term fascia or fascial work; it’s an area that has gained considerable attention in recent years. What does it mean and how does a treatment targeting fascia differ from a traditional swedish massage? As an Registered Massage...

Treating Endometriosis from a Dietary Perspective

Endometriosis, commonly mistaken as "just PMS" is an incredibly painful condition, affects 5-10% women of reproductive age (1). It occurs when endometrial tissue that usually lines the uterus, is found outside of it. The most common three symptoms associated with endometriosis are: painful periods, pain or...

Understanding Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)

The female body undergoes dramatic changes during pregnancy as hormones relax the ligamentous structures of the pelvis and most noticeably the tissues of our stomach stretch to accommodate a child growing inside of us. A common concern for many new mothers has been dubbed the...



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