Body and Massage for Women’s Health

Serenity Now Wellness is an integrative practice that offers a holistic, mind-body approach to mental health.  Merging counselling therapies with trauma informed massage therapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy; our team supports you in establishing greater peace, mindfulness, and coping skills so you can live your best life.

  •         Establish emotional resilience
  •         Reset your nervous system
  •         Repattern your physiological responses to stress

There is a strong relationship between our minds and our bodies. When we experience trauma or stress, we experience a physiological response that reverberates through our bodies. Muscles become tense, stress related hormones are produced, and digestion slows down, while the heart rate speeds up. Behind all of this, the nervous system directs the course of events. Our mind-body therapies work with your body to support you in shifting these physiological responses. Through recurring sessions with our therapists, you are supported in establishing the ability to recognize and create these shifts on your own.

 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

BCST therapy is deeply supportive in balancing the nervous system. Trauma and the daily stresses of life can cause imbalances and taxation within our Autonomic Nervous System and our bodies continually run in fight, flight or frozen states. This therapy helps to slow things down, create a deep relaxation, self repair and connection to our body.

 

Somatic Movement

Somatic Movement invites slow voluntary movements, which support you in releasing held tension, chronic pain and stress. With commitment and time, you can experience freedom from habitual patterns through sensory motor awareness and neuromuscular re-education.

 

Signature Essential Oil Sessions

These sessions are offered to Serenity clients in conjunction with your counselling appointments, both prior to or after your session. Your practitioner tailors your session by choosing from eight specific therapeutic grade essential oils, which are gently dropped along your spine. Over a period of five days, these oils continue to absorb into the spinal nerve attachments, thereby calming your nervous system, assisting in overall organ functioning and boosting immune health.

 

Trauma Informed Massage Therapy

Trauma Informed Massage Therapy (TIMT) provides a safe container for you to receive the healing benefits of massage. Sessions are client led; your feedback and consent are asked for throughout the massage experience. Your therapist will only massage those areas, where you fully permit, and your wishes will be respected in terms of pressure and technique. In TIMT sessions, clients may be fully clothed, and you will be given the option to receive your massage on the massage table or massage chair. Our priority in these sessions is to support you in experiencing deep relaxation and ease within your body in the safest manner possible.

 

Massage Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Stress

When we experience anxiety, depression or stress; much of what we experience relates to what is happening physiologically in the body. Our specialized approach to massage therapy, is designed to address what is happening within your body, in terms of releasing muscle tension, freeing restricted breath patterns and soothing a stressed nervous system. Our intention is to support you in establishing greater emotional resilience during those times when you feel taken out of your zone of comfort.

 

Most body and massage services are covered by extended health benefits. Massage Therapy appointments, made with one of our Registered Massage Therapists, are covered by all Healthcare Plans in Alberta.