dawn Health and Wellness
Registered Massage Therapy | Naturopathic Doctor | Acupuncture | Traditional Chinese Medicine
Located in White Rock and Surrey
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) are regulated healthcare professionals in British Columbia. RMT’s treat soft-tissue dysfunction in the body by first reviewing your medical history, assessing your individual physiologic needs, and then using manual techniques, will realign joints, decrease muscle spasms or tension, correct circulatory and lymphatic flow, and decrease nervous system dysfunction.
“Massage therapy” means the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of (a) assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and (b) treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.
In order for RMT’s to become licensed under the Health Professions Act, they must successfully complete an extensive program of education and training to become competent in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Neurology, Kinesiology, Hydrotherapy, Clinical Assessment, Manual Lymph Drainage Treatment, Therapeutic Exercise, Joint Mobilization, Systemic Dysfunction, Sports Massage and Athletic Treatment, Medication, Surgery, Nutrition, and Pain and Stress Management. This training is between 2200-3000 hours on average.
Registration with their regulatory body, the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, is mandatory following the registration exams, as is the continuing education and upgrading of knowledge and skills. Only these registrants may use the title Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) or Massage Therapist (MT).
A typical initial visit with a Naturopathic Doctor is around 1-1.5 hours. During this session a full health history is completed, which is focused around your chief concerns and symptoms. This may include questions relating to past medical diagnoses, family history, current medications and supplements, diet, exercise, sleep, stress, emotional wellbeing, gastrointestinal function, hormonal symptoms, etc. A full physical exam may also be indicated. Based on the information gathered, the naturopathic doctor will provide potential diagnoses and underlying reasons as to why you may be experiencing certain symptoms. He/she may want to do additional testing such as blood work to support their assessment. Additionally, you will be provided with a treatment plan that is specific to your health concerns.
Medical Aesthetics is the merging of traditional spa therapies with advanced medical technology to enhance skin health. With the pairing of Medical grade skincare and procedures a medical facial will help encourage a healthy skin lifestyle and offer a results driven treatment plan.
Your skin may experience temporary irritation, tightness, or redness. These are all normal reactions that typically resolve within 72 hours depending on skin sensitivity.
You may experience tingling and stinging in the treatment area. These sensations generally subside within a few hours.
Some purging may occur within a few days of the treatment. It is important not to pick at your skin to avoid scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Client experiences may vary. Some clients may experience a delayed onset of the symptoms listed above.
You will likely see results immediately after treatment and with the appropriate home care your skin may feel smooth and hydrated for one to four weeks.
The skin is more susceptible to sunburn/sun damage. Avoid excessive sun exposure and use a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen.
Fill out the intake form before your treatment and we are good to go. Just make sure you come off any products that contain active ingredients (Retinols, Glycolics, AHA/ BHA) 2-3 days before treatment to avoid any reactions. Avoid excessive sweating (exercise, saunas, etc…) immediately after your treatment and up to the next day. Sweating may cause an increase in tingling in the skin post treatment and/or breakout activity.