Victoria Health Co-operative
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for the Wellness Clinic on
Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Welcome to the first Wellness Clinic of 2018, Sunday January 28th. Open to all members of the Victoria Health Co-op, $50 lifetime membership.

Even though the medical component of the Co-op has been sold, an aspect of our negotiation with the new owner allows us to continue to use space for our monthly Wellness Clinics.

It is time to take care of yourself. Perhaps we can help with that.

The VHC members only Wellness Clinic will be held on Sunday January 28th. To book your appointment, please call Jan, our Clinic Co-ordinator, at 250-483-5503. Leave a message and she’ll return your call. Just state your name and telephone number and the name of the practitioner you’d like to see and if there are scheduling restrictions you’d like Jan to know about. Calls are listed on a “first come, first served” basis, so call soon to reserve your spot. Jan will return your call as soon as she is able.

The health practitioners this month are (in alphabetical order by first name):

Beverley Norman – Alexander Technique teacher
• Many of us endure chronic and completely unnecessary tension and muscle pain as we move about in the world. The ability to change this pattern is easily accessible within ourselves. Let Bev show you how the Alexander Technique can help you to move with ease and grace.
• Alexander Technique teaches us how our bodies are designed to move and how to mobilize our built-in feedback system and sensitivity awareness.
• These simple, yet powerful, tools help us unravel for ourselves what’s happening in our bodies and enable us to stop tension and discomfort.
• And it works preventatively! Stop tension before it becomes a problem. 60-minute sessions.

Dacia Moss – Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner, CranioSacral and Myofascial Release Therapist
• Energy work is very gentle and deeply relaxing, as the central nervous system calms and comes back into balance. Dacia also engages with the connective tissue of the body, the fascia, to release any restrictions that might be causing discomfort.
• Beneficial for both chronic and acute health concerns. Helps to release trauma caught in the nervous system.This could be trauma from a fall, motor vehicle accident, medical procedure or from any one of the challenges life sends our way.
• You can feel more energized, centred and grounded in your life. 60 minute sessions.
Howard Dieno – Osteopathic practitioner
• Osteopaths understand how all the body systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They treat the whole person.
• Using functional, crania-sacral and other osteopathic practices, Howard will facilitate your own process for reestablishing and maintaining harmonic somatic balance.
• Your specific concerns will be addressed. 60 minute sessions.
Kelsey Meagher – Thai Massage and Acupressure Practitioner
• Thai massage is a rhythmic and flowing form of massage combining acupressure and assisted yogic postures to relax the bodymind, gently stretch tight areas and stimulate the lymphatic system.
• Acupressure is an oriental system of health that uses finger pressure points on the body. By activating these points with gentle pressure health and balance is maintained.
• The client’s physical limitations and personal boundaries are always respected throughout the session. A slight level of discomfort may be experienced during and after a session, but this will dissipate after a few days with the proper recommended aftercare.
• Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. Thai massage is traditionally done on a mat on the floor. 60 minute sessions.
Nicole Costello – Certified Reflexologist
• Reflexology works to increase circulation, relax the nervous system and reduce sensations of pain throughout the body. It loosens tensions in the feet which increases mobility and functionality.
• This specific type of foot massage works along with the nervous system and connective tissues. There are many reflex points on the feet which when activated send messages upwards peacefully activating all the systems of the body in a very specific order. This allows the body to check in to all its parts, remove blockages and find balance.
• Treatments are tailored to each individual’s body and are 60 minutes in length.

Susanne Hunter – Registered clinical counsellor
• Need help moving forward in your life? Feel stuck in unhappiness, grief, resentment or a life transition? An hour spent focusing on what’s troubling you, can bring about amazing changes.
To book your appointment for the Sunday Clinic, call 250-483-5503.
Leave a message for Jan to let her know which practitioner you would like to see and she will return your call with an appointment time.

The Wellness Clinic is created by members for the benefit of members. We ask you to pay only what you can afford for this service. But, please, really pay what you can. These sessions would usually cost $100 or more per session. The money you contribute benefits other members (or maybe yourself one day) through the Health Access Fund. Please be as generous as you are able!

Please note: We only have a limited number of appointments and if you book a session we are counting on you to honour your commitment to come. If there is an emergency that causes you to have to cancel, please give us as much notice as possible by calling the 250-483-5503 number so someone from the wait list can fill your spot.

On Sunday January 28th please come to the Health Centre at 547 Michigan Street between Government and Menzies Street in James Bay. For security reasons the front door may be locked but we will be at the reception desk to let you in. You can ring the bell marked “health centre” if no one is there.

If this is your first time at the Wellness Clinic, please arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment to complete any paper work

After your session, please pay what you can afford. This is your contribution to the Health Access Fund. We accept cash, personal cheques, credit and debit cards.

If you would like a tax receipt, let us know. Our Treasurer, Chris, will keep track of your contributions to our charity, Creating Community Wellness Society which administers the Health Access Fund. At the end of the year he will send you a tax receipt.