Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Season 2015



FROM THE DESK OF ERIN WHYTE

Erin Whyte RMTThe year is drawing to a close, and with it lots of news, notices, and reminders. Read on for some schedule changes, a charitable Christmas Drive, and more. On my end, the fall has been busy but rewarding. I continue my classes at St. Paul University and, although challenging, am loving the intellectual stimulation and personal growth. I have introduced a new approach to treatment and am getting positive feedback about the gentle and effective technique of Dermoneuromodulation (long name, amazing results!). And finally, my ‘Safe Hands’ sessions are getting more recognition, which is wonderful because I so enjoy supporting clients in their journey by being able to offer safe touch and compassionate caring.

If I don’t see you by the years end (and even if I do), I wish everyone a season of warmth and comfort in whichever way you express or celebrate it. From me, that would be a very Merry Christmas!

Be well,

Christmas Donation Drive

I find it difficult to choose just one organization that could benefit at this time of year. So I’ve decided that there will be a few! Please go to the following websites to see what these organizations are requesting. Drop the items off at the clinic with your name and phone number (in case I’m not there) and I will deliver them all by December 23, 2015. All donations will be helpful, and to thank you I will draw one name among the ‘giver’s’ for a $25 Indigo gift card.

www.ottawamission.com/most-needed-items

www.harmonyhousews.com/donate-items/

www.ottawafoodbank.ca/donate/#scroll-food

Schedule Change

As of January first I will be taking off my last appointment on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons. I will be making up for it on a variety of Monday evenings and alternating Saturday’s during the day. Please see my new schedule for January through April under Hours below!

Insurance Receipts

Most insurance coverage starts anew at the beginning of the year. In addition, many require a doctor’s referral in order for the treatments to be covered for that year (check with your specific provider). Don’t forget to make an appointment with your M.D. and get started on the right foot with your health care in 2016!

DermoNeuroModulation

The nervous system (including the brain) controls every aspect of our body, so doesn’t it make sense that when thing hurt or tissues become ‘tight’, that the nerves be considered a major player in the pain cycle? If you have been enduring chronic pain, loss of movement, a reduction of activity and vitality this might be the approach for you. It won’t hurt to try because the technique itself demands no further stimulus of pain. With your feedback, sense of exploration and attention, it should always feel good. By working closely with your nervous system (self) and with nerves (structures) the relationship of pain between yourself and the body is better understood. Movement of limbs and the trunk help alleviate chronic patterns of nerve irritation that can create a perpetual cycle of pain.

Safe Hands

Those who have suffered physical or psychological wounding from abusive or challenging relationships may not know how to integrate touch back into their lives when they feel ready for it. The primary focus of ‘Safe Hands’ sessions is to re-learn how to receive safe touch. Safe touch respects client’s boundaries, hears concerns, responds with appropriate treatment modifications, offers choice, and provides a physical interaction integral to all human life. This is achieved through a mindful, client-centered, and focused approach. Trust, safety, and empowerment are core elements in this therapeutic dynamic and I am grateful for the opportunity to support people in this part of their journey.

RATES • LOCATION • PARKING • HOURS

Location
Kneaded Touch
389 Danforth Ave.
Ottawa,ON

Danforth Ave. is the small street between Richmond Rd. and Byron Ave. that runs behind Mountain Equipment Co-op. Street parking is available on Danforth for 3 hours, in the MEC parking lot for $1.00 and up, nearby side streets where parking is permitted. Parking is not available in the driveway for clients…sorry!

Hours

Monday (in Feb only) 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday (Jan-Mar-Apr) 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
*Saturday’s will be every other week starting Jan. 9 and Mar 5

 

 

 

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