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The Inner Landscape of the Human Body – Volume 1 with Christine Anderson, RMT

Experiences in human dissection by Christine Anderson, RMT.  What is so great about having a massage therapist who is obsessed with anatomy? Have you ever visited the Genius Bar at the Mac Store? These dudes know their shit, and when I have a problem with my electronic device, I trust they will know exactly how to […]

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Visceral Manipulation – What you need to know with Carolyn Smith

Visceral Manipulation: What you need to know Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a manual therapy with the specific goal of encouraging normal tone and movements both within and between the internal organs, their connective tissue, and other structures of the body where normal motion has been impaired.   Why is motion of the organs so important? […]

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The Five Elements Theory, Where Fall means Metal – Renee Osborne R.TCMP, R. Ac

  As we find ourselves in the midst of this slow to arrive Autumn – I’d like to share some ancient insights about this season, and how it relates to our lives, health, emotions and nutrition. In 5 element theory – there are seasons, organ systems, emotions, foods/ flavors and specific body tissues that relate […]

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Stress Induced Body Pain, Carolyn Smith

This post brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn!   Physical stress (trauma) and emotional stress can both affect the human body Physical stress can be from a sports injury, work-place overuse, or as a result of poor postural habits. These stressors can damage tissues and heighten the pain response. Emotional stress triggers the […]

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Osteopathy 101: A Brief History

This post is brought to you by our Manual Osteopath Carolyn! Osteopathy was founded in the 1800’s by Andrew Taylor Still in the United States of America. The profession was developed as an alternative channel to unsophisticated, dangerous medical practitioners of that time. Frustrated with modern practices, A.T. Still created musculoskeletal manipulation methods to help […]

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Head Forward Posture – AKA, How we all end up by the end of the day!

Hello everyone! It’s Eric here, I am a Registered Massage Therapist at Sage Wellness, and this is my first blog post. Let’s start with something common that I get asked about all of the time: head forward posture.  There are increasing reports of health deficiencies related to 8-10 hours, 5 days a week (+) sitting […]

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Locum Acupuncturist Wanted!

We are currently looking for a Locum Acupuncturist starting April 2017 We are looking for a Registered Acupuncturist to cover a maternity leave from April – July 2017, contact us with your qualifications and more info! – flexible hours; – Amazing team of NDs, RMT’s, Chiropractors with excellence in their fields; – Great reception and […]

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Acupuncture for Labour Induction – Yes it works!

Acupuncture for Labor Induction 101 by Lailee Mussivand, Registered Acupuncturist Did you know that Acupuncture can be used as a natural, gentle way to encourage the onset of labour? Here at Sage, I have been inducing quite a few ladies in the past couple of months with great success. Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to […]

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Get Ready for your Golf Game!

Hello Sagelings and Golflings! Summer is certainly upon us. By now we are all enjoying the heat and humidity (to a certain extent). At this point, most of us have had ample opportunity to hit the golf courses and shake the dust from our clubs. Unfortunate many golfers have run into some speed bumps in […]

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Barefoot Office Workout #2!

  Hey Sagelings. Welcome to Barefoot Office Workout #2. This workout is all about cleaning the floor. Great way to earn brownie points. It’s also about stability. To complete these exercise you have to wake up the core. Your core isn’t just those pretty washboards. Your core is a 3 dimensional barrel made of several […]

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Barefoot Office Workout #1!

  We would all like to add more physical activity to our day, but by the time we get home and make dinner our motivation drops off. My solution is to convert a 5-15 minute break into a workout. Tip: if you sit at a desk all day you should stand up at least once […]

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Neuropathies Part 3

After a long hiatus, we’re back with the conclusion to PMA (Peroneal Muscular Atrophy) treatment ‎using massage therapy and home exercises. Here, we will explore the types of techniques to apply to your treatment of lower limb neuropathies and what to do over the long term outside of massage therapy.   It is vital to […]

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ACUYOGA! Acupuncture and Yoga!

“What is it? Simply put, it is a yoga class followed by a luxurious extended savasana – which is deepened by an acupuncture & hot stone treatment. It is the ultimate in replenishing your vitality – you will leave feeling amazingly relaxed & refreshed. The concept is that after moving through yoga poses your body […]

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Neuropathies Part 2!

Welcome back everyone! Last time, we looked at some background information about neuropathy symptoms using Peroneal Muscular Atrophy as an example. Let’s continue with some ways to assess your own muscles in the extremities, which can still apply to you even if you don’t have an actual neuropathy. This should give an adequate setup for the actual treatment options […]

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Neuropathies

Neuropathies are very widespread conditions that make a huge impact on what we can or can’t do with our time. Most of us know someone‎ who has one. A neuropathy usually shows up as a weird sensation throughout a whole, or part, of a limb. Advanced stages can unfortunately involve loss of use of parts of the body, […]

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Physiotherapy for Winter Sports

This season, our physiotherapist at Sage Wellness wants to make sure you are conditioned and caring for your body when partaking in winter sports such as snowboarding and alpine skiing. This February edition will cover essential tips and stretches to help you stay healthy and to prevent injury on the slopes! Warm-Up & Dynamic Stretch (15 minutes) The […]

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Sharing The Community Love for Heart Health

We are excited to be supporting the Point for Prevention fundraiser at Point4Fitness this February 6th! Each year the Point4Fitness puts together this high energy, high impact event to raise funds and awareness for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the importance of heart health. How much do you know about heart health, and are […]

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Ceremony Of The Month

Courtesy of Sageling Tania Frechette …   Tania is offering 50% off one energy healing ceremony each month in 2016 to help you feel your best all year long. Here are more details about the ceremonies. Please contact me if you would like to book a session. January – Chakra Balancing: A subtle yet powerful ceremony […]

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Community Love

As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to feel the excitement building around us. It is a magical time of year that gives us a reason to connect with those we have lost touch with, hosting family and friends, and revelling in the holiday spirit. It seems though that no matter how you celebrate it has become a season filled […]

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Start Your Naturopathic Journey Before The End Of The Year!

Interested in seeing a naturopath? Now’s the time! Book an initial assessment with one of our naturopathic doctors between November 1st, 2015 and Decemeber 31st, 2015 and receive a complimentary infrared sauna session and a bottle of Seroyal Vitamin D Imulsion 100iu. Questions? Let us know! Book an appointment or contact us.  

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Sage Wellness Presents: Tea With ND’s!

  We’re hosting a series of speaker events featuring our own naturopathic doctors over dates that start at the tail end of 2015 and continue into the spring of 2016. This is a great opportunity to hear suggestions and tips on a variety of naturopathic topics. Talks will be held at the clinic and will […]

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We’re Extending Our Hours In November and December…

Y You heard that right. We’re going to be open for 6 Sundays through from November through December to accommodate our clients on weekends. November 1st, 15th, and 29th, 2015 (Teresa and Jason will be available) and December 6th, 13th, and 20th (Katrina, Jason, Lucy, Lailee, and Tania will be available). What better way to […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Craniosacral Therapy…

We field a lot of questions about craniosacral therapy, and our own Krista Budgell put together this post that includes some of the most frequently asked questions ones in an effort to explain its benefits and applications. Q: What is craniosacral therapy? Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method used to evaluate and enhance […]

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Immune Talk with Dr. Ceridwen Rankin ND

Dr. Ceridwen Rankin is holding an Immune Talk session at the clinic on November 17th at 7:00pm and November 18th at 12:00pm. This is part of the Tea With Our NDs (Naturopathic Doctors) series we’re hosting through the course of the next 12 months.  Admission is a $25 fee, which is applicable to an Initial Assessment with […]

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Introducing Lucy Nguyen! Our newest member to the Sage Team!

Hi Everyone! My name is Lucy Nguyen and I am the new Physiotherapy Resident at Sage Wellness. Just a little about myself- I graduated from Queen’s University where I completed my Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy, and earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. I am currently a member of […]

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Massage for the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

What is TMJ Dysfunction? Simply put, TMJ Dysfunction refers to an impairment of the mechanics of the temporomandibular joint (jaw). This joint is integral in chewing and speaking; dysfunction in this region can be highly disruptive to these basic activities of daily living. TMJ discomfort is widely experienced, and it seems as though many individuals normalizing symptoms, not […]

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Introducing Physiotherapist Tanya Singhal – Sage’s Newest Addition To The Team!

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Physiotherapy to our list of health care options! Tanya Singhal will be joining us starting in July, bringing her many years of practical experience as a Registered Physiotherapist with her. Tanya has many tools that she uses to help her clients to restore range of motion, strength, and reduce pain, as […]

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When is it just too much?

I love race weekend in Ottawa. I mean, I really, really love it. I spend hours by the side of the course cheering for each and every runner, feeling an odd sense of pride for each of them for the commitment it takes to train and run in a race. Feeling inspired by each set […]

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The Multiple Benefits Of Massage Therapy…

Came across this great article in Women’s Health recently, that’s certainly worth a read. The piece surveyed a group of registered massage therapists on how to get the most of a session with an RMT and elaborates with some tips on getting your money’s worth and maximizing the benefits of the therapy. While this is a […]

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Construction on Sage 2.0 has begun!

Big things are brewing at our new clinic! Many of you may have already heard about our move. Well, today is the first day of construction at Sage Wellness 2.0! We are so excited to watch our space come together piece by piece and we look forward to sharing that journey with you. We are still functioning […]

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Christine Northan RMT is now a certified Foot Reflexologist!

You heard that right! Our very own Christine Northan (RMT) just successfully completed her certification in foot reflexology. Reflexology is ancient Holistic Therapy that promotes your body’s ability to self heal.  Foot Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in your feet that correspond to every area of your body.  Therefore […]

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Put A Little Spring In Your Step!

Take a break from your spring clean to book in some self-care time this long weekend. We’re closed on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 and Monday, April 6th, 2015 – however –  we will be open on Saturday April 4th, 2015.  Christine, Enrique and Heather will be here with their healing hands! -Happy Easter from all the […]

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Our Second Annual Clothing Swap & Bake Sale

Sage Wellness and Rama Lotus Yoga Centre are hosting our 2nd Annual Clothing Swap and Bake Sale.   All proceeds from clothing and baked goods sold will be going to Hopewell Eating Disorders Support (hopewell.ca), an organization that is close to Sage Wellness’ heart. Hopewell is Eastern Ontario’s ONLY eating disorder support centre. A not-for-profit […]

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Sweat It Up With Our Special Pricing On The Infrared Sauna

Our sauna promo is coming to an end and we are so pleased that you came in to take advantage of it! We spoke to many of you about how much you enjoyed it, and how great it was to come in and warm up from the subzero temps out there. We heard that you […]

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Sage To The Rescue For Pinball Enthusiasts…

Our good friends at Metro published a piece yesterday about the Ottawa Punk Pinball Tournament that was held yesterday at The House of Targ. This was a sanctioned real-deal event with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA). Over 40 players signed up and furiously clicked flippers thousands of times. As you can imagine, that’s a lot […]

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The Definitive Guide To Acupuncture and Its Benefits

Acupuncture has been around for nearly 2500 years, but has only really gained ground in North America since the 1970’s. It’s an interesting story how that happened. In 1972, President Richard Nixon visited China diplomatically. He was travelling with New York Times reporter James Reston, who received acupuncture in China after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. He was […]

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We’re Growing!

Sage Wellness is growing! After an amazing 7 years of growth and business in the same location, this summer we are going to be moving into a new space with more to offer us. That new space just so happens to still be at 340 Gladstone Avenue, only we are now on the second floor! Our […]

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Infrared Sauna Special

From Jan1 – Feb28  We are offering $10 (tax included) FAR infrared sauna sessions for the month of January 2015!  Our dry heat sauna is a great way to start your New Year off on a healthy note. FAR infrared carbon heating panels produce a wider softer heat which is evenly distributed throughout the sauna. […]

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SLIT A.K.A. SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY

    Curious about sublingual immunotherapy? February is the month to discover its benefits. Environmental allergies are a huge concern for all of us. Here’s a great alternative to allergy shots for preventing allergy symptoms. You can read more about SLIT here. Questions? Comments? Contact us or peruse our list of services.  

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HOMEMADE BONE BROTH

Bone Broth is a delicious, easy and inexpensive way of getting essential nutrients through food!  Rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium & phosphorus, bone broth supports immune function and joint & bone health.  I’ve added a few special extra ingredients in mine to give it an extra immune boosting support.  Check out my video […]

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Suffer From Seasonal Allergies?

Determine your specific allergens including grass, trees, ragweed, mould, dust, cats & dogs. Sublingual immunotherapy treats the cause of allergies by giving small doses of the allergen daily under the tongue. Exposure to these small doses over time increases the immunity or tolerance to the allergens and reduces the allergenic symptoms.  This is an effective alternative […]