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Spring time -spinal check up

Spring time -spinal check up

Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care? As the child begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignment’s (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of...
We have exciting news to announce!

We have exciting news to announce!

Hi, it’s Lisa Fershau here at New Leaf Massage and Wellness here in Abbotsford. “For all those wonderful patients who have been coming to see us over the last eight years that we’ve been in business, you’ll notice that the last four months have...
Tips to help you stick to your health and fitness goals!

Tips to help you stick to your health and fitness goals!

Its January 4th how are those new year goals coming along? Maybe this year you feel like a “new you” after your commitment to these last four days. Maybe you feel motivated regardless of any foreseen challenges. Annnnnnnnd maybe your failing miserably. Regardless of...
Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 

Sciatic Pain and Piriformis Syndrome 

What is Piriformis Syndrome and what does that have to do with sciatic pain? Piriformis syndrome is the compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, leading to sciatic pain. The Piriformis is located in the gluteal region, attaching from the sacrum...
How Your Diet Effects The Environment

How Your Diet Effects The Environment

Your diet has a huge impact on not only your health, but also on the planet. Here is some information on the connection between diet and climate change from ewg.org. Over a year: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles...
Seasonal Depression- S.A.D

Seasonal Depression- S.A.D

What is S.A.D? Seasonal Depression, otherwise known as S.A.D- is defined as “a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year, most commonly in the...
Mental Health – Overall Wellness

Mental Health – Overall Wellness

At New Leaf Wellness, we care about your over-all health. Wellness is not only effected through physical health but also through emotional and mental well being. Often, mental illness issues will manifest physically throughout the body. We believe in a holistic...
Posture! Posture! Posture!

Posture! Posture! Posture!

By now, we should all know about the ill effects of long hours sitting at a desk, or looking down at our cell phones and other tech devices. Unfortunately, many of us have been doing this since kindergarten, and the effects of poor posture only worsen overtime. Max...
“Really?! You can massage there?”

“Really?! You can massage there?”

“Really? you can massage there?!” Massage therapy isn’t limited to just your back, neck and shoulders. Areas such as hands, feet, glutes, face and even inside your mouth can all be treated.Don’t be afraid or uncomfortable to talk about any area that you...
So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

So what is Neurological Integration System anyways? (NIS)

I often get asked to explain NIS, and after 5 years of working as a NIS Practitioner, I have come up with this analogy.        Think of your hard drive (brain) that is connected to your computer (body) by millions of tiny circuits. Now, enter a “virus” in one or...
Why can’t I sleep?

Why can’t I sleep?

Why Can’t I stay asleep?   Almost 75% of the patients who walk through my door with sleep-maintenance insomnia wake up around 1-3am. The most common reason for this is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).  Once the individual starts to eat a small protein snack before...
Plant those feet!

Plant those feet!

     As we age, our feet and ankles lose muscle strength and proprioception (the ability to sense where we are spatially), which in turn affects our sense of balance. This loss of foot and ankle strength and proprioception begins to noticeably decline as early as our...
Low back pain? Check your hip flexors!

Low back pain? Check your hip flexors!

The hip flexors are a powerful group of muscles located deep in the front of the hip. They connect the leg and pelvis and, as the name suggests, are the main muscles that flex the hip forward. Unfortunately for those of us that sit at a desk all day, the hip flexors...
Tips for hiking this summer from your therapist

Tips for hiking this summer from your therapist

Tips for hiking this summer from your therapist : Brock Anderson With summer season arriving a bit early, I’m sure many who hike have already made some opportunities to do so. As the snow line starts to dissipate we open ourselves to higher altitudes, and with that,...
Spring time with: Essential Oils

Spring time with: Essential Oils

It’s the time of year that all those with allergies have come to dread. Time to wake up and take a look out the window and see your beautiful sunny day filled with a snow like layer of cotton. So instead of deciding which Netflix tv show to binge watch in avoidance of...

Meet the therapist! Alicia Willems

Hi! I’m Alicia, one of the several registered massage therapists at New Leaf Wellness. To give you a quick snapshot of who I am… –       I love traveling! I am currently planning a trip to Portugal this summer and am still reminiscent of the memories I made from...

Mothers Day – Gardening Tips to avoid injuries

To Mom: It’s that time of year again, time to start all that spring cleaning on top of your day to day cleaning. Asking your husband to mow the lawn and your children to pull the weeds doesn’t always go so well. Since you are such an accomplished, amazing, task...

Epsom Salts 101

  The First thing you need to know about Epsom salt is that it is made up of the chemical compound magnesium-sulfate. Magnesium is already part of our body’s natural chemical makeup and is required by the body to regulate more than 325 enzymes (proteins that help...
NIS Masters 2015: Exciting News!

NIS Masters 2015: Exciting News!

  In early November 2015 I had the privilege of attending the NIS Masters in Hawaii. It has been a professional goal of mine for over 4 years and it was well worth the wait! The NIS Masters far exceeded my expectations. After three very exciting and informative...
Be More Preventative this Cold/Flu Season!

Be More Preventative this Cold/Flu Season!

Top 10 considerations for Cold/Flu Season!  – By: Dr. Nicole Cerf BSc, ND  We all know the saying ‘An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure’. Here are the top 10 considerations to protect against colds and flus this season! Sleep A lack of sleep impairs...
The Benefits Of A Multidisciplinary Clinic

The Benefits Of A Multidisciplinary Clinic

The Benefits Of A Multidisciplinary Clinic There is a great benefit to using different therapies and modalities to treat an array of illnesses and injuries. Each therapy has unique effects on the body and, combined, they can improve your overall quality of health to...
What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the soft-tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. Thus, forming a continuous, whole-body, three-dimensional matrix of structural support. It interpenetrates and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones, and nerve fibers,...
A Case Study – Supraspinatus Tendinitis

A Case Study – Supraspinatus Tendinitis

Throughout schooling to become a registered massage therapist, we had to conduct a case study. With this case study, we had to find a patient with a condition or injury that could potentially be treated with the use of massage therapy techniques. Over a period of...
Headache? Check the neck! – Dr. Rav Nagra, DC

Headache? Check the neck! – Dr. Rav Nagra, DC

Many patients I see suffer from neck and shoulder pain. It turns out a surprisingly large number of them also have frequent headaches. Sometimes they are very dull and in the background and other times it feels like someone is playing drums on their head. When their...
How to Stretch

How to Stretch

Stretching by definition is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or muscle group is purposefully stretched or flexed in order to improve the elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. Have you  ever been told that you do not get any benefit...

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