We provide exceptional integrated health care by our RMTs to each and every patient.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) that enhances a person’s health and well-being.
Well+Able Integrated Health provides the highest quality of services to our patients. Our individualized and integrated health care prioritizes honest and humane practices. Empowerment and education are central to our clinic.
Well+Able strives to be a health leader in our South Delta community; we are passionate about where we live and are keenly aware of the impact of social and environmental factors on health.
Well+Able also strives to be a leader in the health care community of BC. We are in constant dialogue with our associates locally and internationally, resulting in up-to-date science-based and evidence-informed practices.
Our practitioners are well versed in soft tissue assessment and will tailor a treatment to you specific needs. Our RMTs are highly trained in multiple massage modalities and techniques. We welcome any questions you may have regarding the information below, or other modalities that you are interested in. The goal is to help you find the care that is right for you.
Pregnancy creates different stresses on a women's body. Stresses may include increased ligament laxity, anterior tilting of the pelvis, limb swelling, and the superior migration of abdomen contents, to name a few.
These changes can cause discomfort, lack of sleep, and decreased physical mobility. Massage is an extremely useful tool throughout pregnancy as well as through labour. Studies have shown massage therapy to:
- improve mood
- decrease pain
- improve neonatal health and development
- decrease obstetrical complications
- affect swelling in hands and feet
At Well+Able we have excellent body cushions to help expectant mothers reach total comfort and relaxation on the table.
The duration of pregnancy is less then a year but pregnancy's effects on the body can last a lifetime. Women's bodies shift to accommodate the growing child which frequently results in muscle imbalances, poor postural habits, and other insufficiencies.
Assessing these insufficiencies and reestablishing proper posture and muscle balance is extremely important. Massage therapy is a great way to effectively deal with these issues and prevent any further pain or pathology.
Pain is complex and multifactoral. If you are struggling with chronic pain, massage therapy—including the following modalities—could help.
Simple contact is a non-invasive method to allow for the nervous system to self-correct via movement.
"Effective pain relief follows movement that is analgesic for a good reason -it corrects the problem. This movement is instinctive, effortless and present as long as life endures. The best kind of manual care promotes that motion."
-Barret Dorko, PT
A demonstration of Simple Contact preformed on Michael Reoch, RMT.
DNM is a new way of interacting with a patient’s nervous system by gently stretching their skin. It uses a particular kind of light stretch that directly communicates with the brain to dampen the pain experience.
The nervous system makes up around two percent of our body by weight, yet needs over twenty percent of the oxygen and glucose delivered to all of our cells. The hypothesis is that DNM helps these nutrients reach our small nerve tissue, thus reducing our "cranky nerves".
The originator of DNM, Diane Jacobs states:
"DermoNeuroModulation is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient from skin cell to sense of self. Techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective. Positioning of limbs and trunk affects deeper nerve trunks, and is combined with skin stretch directed toward cuttaneous fields of nerves that branch outward into skin.
Manual handling of a patient's physicality is only a small part of developing a complete therapeutic context for change–while optional, it can also be optimal. Included are simple ways of explaining the nervous system and pain mechanisms to patients prior to treatment."