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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...
“Healthy” Ice Cream

“Healthy” Ice Cream

Here at New leaf wellness we believe in maintaining over-all wellness in your life. This includes physical body condition, stress levels, and diet, all which can be maintained by living a healthy, balanced life. While a healthy diet is important, it is also essential...
Pregnancy Massage: What to Expect

Pregnancy Massage: What to Expect

At New Leaf Wellness Centre, we feel privileged to be a resource and a comforting, therapeutic presence for you and your family. Along with chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathic care, or strength training with our rehabilitation team, pregnancy massage can be an...
K-TAPING – WHAT IS IT???

K-TAPING – WHAT IS IT???

  K-Taping is a fairly new Wholistic, Non-pharmaceutical, Therapeutic Taping Technique, that can be an alternative to athletic taping. It can help support/maintain activities of daily living, decrease injury time/rehab, and help other Disorders/Syndromes in the...
What Your Therapist Wants You To Know

What Your Therapist Wants You To Know

Communication is possibly the most important part of the relationship between you, the patient, and your health care professional.   A few things your therapist wants you to know to make your treatment as productive and enjoyable as possible: Use the washroom...
Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling

  Fads come and go throughout society; one day it’s cool, the next day it’s not. It is no different in the athletic/rehab world, with foam rolling leading at the forefront of current trends. However, while many are hopping on the foam rolling train, it is...
Low back pain

Low back pain

  Did you know that about 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime? Low back pain can be different for each individual varying in level, degree and pain manageability. There are many different causes and some risk factors that make...
Gut Grief?!

Gut Grief?!

It is not surprising that digestive complaints are among the most common reasons that individuals seek medical care. It is estimated that 25% of the population suffer from abdominal discomfort, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. The majority of...
Please Join Us for Our Patient Appreciation Open House

Please Join Us for Our Patient Appreciation Open House

The team at NewLeaf Wellness Centre would like to invite you to our Patient Appreciation Open House!
When: April 1st, 2015 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Where: New Leaf Massage & Wellness Centre, Unit B 2309 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N7.
There will be refreshments and appetizers, as well as entertainment provided by the funny and talented stunt magician, Wes Barker.
Join us for a fun-filled evening and let us say Thank You for your commitment to us!
Feel free to bring a guest to meet our staff, and to see our facility.
Dr. Roop Dhesi

Dr. Roop Dhesi

Dr. Roop Dhesi is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). 2010. Born and raised in Abbotsford, she moved back home to follow her passion after completing her doctorate of chiropractic.

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