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Community Articles Revive Wellness & Massage

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fter the 2016 Rio Olympics there’s been a lot of curiosity about the circular markings left on many of the athletes that competed. The marks are from an ancient medicine practice called fire cupping. So what exactly is fire cupping? it’s the use of suction to break up and release tension, toxins and improve blood flow within muscle and tissues in the treated area. There are two ways cups are used in treatment: Stationary cupping, where the cups are placed on the skin and left there for an extended period of time, and moving cupping, where there is oil applied on the skin allowing for the therapist

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to move the cups slowly along or over the muscles. While massage alone can break up scar tissue and

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muscle knots, cupping can aid in loosening stubborn knots more quickly and be less intense than

“With the release of tension in the body, cupping helps the body improve over all circulation that aids with the body’s immune system and removal of toxins from problem areas.” www.digitalcopyworks.com


some forms of therapeutic massage releases. With the slow and progressively deep release of problematic muscles and surrounding tissue clients can feel the benefits of the release for a longer period of time than from just massage alone. Another benefit of the blend of massage and cupping is that your therapist can do more for you. They are able to put cups on one problem area, while moving to another area to massage and treat another.

circulation that aids with the body’s immune system and removal of toxins from problem areas. Which affects the appearance & duration of the markings that are so commonly associated with the fire cupping therapy. Typically the darker the area after cupping, the more congestion, dysfunction and/or problems in that particular muscle group. The better the body’s over all circulation is, the faster the marks will clear up. Usually the marks last from 3 days to a few weeks at most.

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You suffer from the following symptoms or conditions: Heartburn Constipation Food sensitivities Fibromyalgia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rheumatoid Arthritis Lupus Chrohn’s Vasculitis Hives

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Polymyalgia Diabetes Asthma Leaky Gut Acne/Skin Conditions Colitis Spastic Colon Multiple Sclerosis Peptic Ulcer Allergies Body Odor

1. The transit time for food (the time it takes for a meal to enter the mouth and then exit the rectum should ideally be less than 24 hours. 2. At a minimum, one should have one good bowel movement per day but two to three are ideal. 3. A good bowel movement is one that is walnut brown in colour, has toothpaste like consistency and is about the length of banana. The stool should be free of odor and leave the body easily.

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Impaired Digestion is the beginning of a process that ends with chronic disease. Foods must be in the proper form for the body to absorb it. If food is NOT converted properly, it will pass through the system in an undigested form and cause toxins (Intestinal Toxemia or poisoning of the intestines). If these toxins are not properly eliminated, they can lead to chronic disease (cancer, autoimmune disorders, etc.)

waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs, by introducing pure, filtered and temperature-controlled water into the colon, human waste is softened, loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis.2 It is basically an extended and more complete form of enema. With an enema water is only sent through the small portion of the lower colon, while water from a colonic travels throughout all sections of the large intestines.

Hydrotherapy Services utilizing cutting edge technology in a clinical environment with I-Act Certified Therapists (International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy).

For more information FAQ’s and videos, visit www. OsteoStrength.com under Other Services or contact us at (403) 548-0000 or info@ osteostrength.com Renew Your Life, Brenda Watson, ND, CT 2 I-Act 3 Abstract #751814, J. Florito, Gastroenterology, Danbury Hospital, CT 4 Arthur E. Brawer, MD (Ref 4, Renew Your Life, Brenda Watson, ND, CT) 1

1. Stress (Emotional or Physical) 2. Poor Diet 3. Inadequate chewing/excess fluid intake with meals 4. Improper Food Combining 5. Overeating 6. Medications 7. Environmental Toxins 8. Overconsumption of processed foods

Eliminate Toxins. Colon Cleansing is the first step in the detoxification process (along with dietary changes, herbal cleansing, fasting, nutrient supplementation and exercise)

Colon Hydrotherapy is the preferred option to cleanse the bowel to prepare for a colonoscopy – one that is more convenient, quicker and eliminates having to drink a gallon of liquid laxatives the night before.

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“Study showed Hydrotherapy was good or better than alternative preparations and patients preferred hydrotherapy.” 3

Enhance Digestion

Would it surprise you to know the list of symptoms in this article is acknowledged by Rheumatologists4 to respond well to Colon Hydrotherapy?

Balance Gut Flora

“The Road to Health is Paved with Clean Intestines”… Colon Hydrotherapy is safe, effective method of removing

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Repair Intestinal Mucosa Detoxify Liver

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Our experience level ranges from beginners, back-of-the-pack runners, fitness runners, all the way to marathoners, ultra-marathoners & ironmen. If your goal is 5km, 10km, your first marathon or beyond we can help you. Or maybe you just want to run for the fun of it, we’ll be there too.

The Mad Hatters’ Club A group of “Running Friends” who have banded together to: • Proudly assist in trail development & community service • Promote Medicine Hat as a racing & running destination • Support active lifestyles • Schedule regular runs and social events • 10 week Learn to Run Program April 10 - June 14 • Group run Saturdays @ 9 am meeting @ downtown YMCA

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Because we are an exhausted, stressed, burnt-out, hardworking, busy, aging, procrastinating, sedentary, obese bunch of couch potatoes, whose marathon TV watching, drive-thru eating, caffeine drinking, pill popping, quick-fixing, gamer, computer afflicted, iPhone addicted society is in need of help.

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It is a Restoration Clinic for the Human Body.

It maximizes technology to the human advantage; it blends science and technology to provide a drug free alternative that when applied to the human body restores bone density, muscle

Are you preventative, proactive, innovative, natural, results orientated, time efficient and willing to invest in your own health for a long term solution (no band-aids)?

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ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY (AAT) Animal - Assisted Therapy (AAT) falls under the umbrella of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) along with Animal assisted activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Education (AAE). What makes AAT unique is: • There are specified goals and objectives for each individual. • A qualified professional is involved in the animal interactions for a specific purpose. • Progress is measured.

Keys to Hope Counselling Services is an association of independent practitioners. Melisha Lassey and Deena West are both Canadian Certified Counsellors and Registered Provisional Psychologists working in and around the Medicine Hat area. At Keys to Hope we take a holistic approach to healing and growth. Our mission is to support people in discovering their purpose and realizing hope in their lives through healing, nurturing, growth, and goal setting. We aim to increase energy, vitality, and commitment through challenge, compassion, and authentic understanding. This is done by cultivating healing, hope, and health for a meaningful life through therapy, coaching services, and workshops. 12

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At Keys to Hope Counselling Services, we incorporate AnimalAssisted interventions as part of the therapy process. As pet owners and lovers, we know the effect that our furry friends can have on our emotional well-being. Had a bad day at work – take Fido for a walk, kids are overwhelming you – snuggle with Fluffy for ten minutes. Research and evidence now shows effective therapeutic healing in human wellness and connection to nature and animals therapeutic healing comes from working with animals.

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Medicine Hat The benefits of animals in therapy has shown to: • decrease depression and anxiety symptoms • assist with emotion expression and regulation, • teach healthy relationships and boundary setting, • increase motivation • show improvement in cognitive, social, emotional, and physical functioning. The benefits are not just one sided! There are many benefits to the animals – behavioural benefits such as learning acceptable

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habits and behaviours, physiological benefits – cardiovascular effects such as lower heart rate and blood pressure when interacting with humans in a positive way, increased relaxation, socialization and physical contact. As part of our ethical responsibility, we always consider the animal and the client in every therapy session.

WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS? Traditionally we see anyone wanting to make a

change in their life, this may include but is not limited to people experiencing mild mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse, grief and loss, families, couples, or individuals with unique circumstance. If you are considering Animal Assisted Therapy or counselling, please feel free to contact Melisha at 403-977-5225 or Deena at 403-581-6561. You can drop by our office for a brochure at #102, 1865 Dunmore Road SE.

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“When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing loss” -Mark Ross, Ph.D

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hen you lose hearing, you lose it permanently, you cannot return to 20/20 hearing. Our goal is to work with you to help maximize the amount of hearing you have left. Hearing loss is one of the world’s most common health problems. Trying to hide or compensate for a hearing loss is much more obvious than wearing any pair of hearing aids. At Hale Hearing, we allow patients to try out hearing aids at no cost for 30 days, in order for them to truly realize how it can improve their lives. His advice for people trying out hearing aids for the first time: Wear them, wear them, wear them – all the time, every waking hour, then, go back and talk with your practitioner. Your satisfaction will vastly improve if you do those two things. Your hearing has to be relearned, not just purchased. When you first begin using hearing aids, your brain will be startled to receive these signals

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that, up until now, have been missing. It is a learning process, much different than putting on a pair of glasses and enjoying improved vision instantaneously. Remember, the job of your hearing aids is to help maximize your current hearing

The sooner we seek treatment for hearing problems, the more successful we’ll be at slowing the negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that come with it. levels. It just takes time, patience, and practice. Stick with it! Once you reach the end of the learning curve and your brain has been successfully retrained to every day sounds, you will be able to better hear and understand things around you, and you will no longer miss out on so many of life’s special moments. I am here with www.digitalcopyworks.com


my clients every step of the way – helping them achieve the best hearing they can have. Allen has been improving people’s hearing in Medicine Hat since 1997. Hearing aids have made remarkable improvements in the last few years, and can now help with many types of hearing loss. So if you feel that it’s time give Allen a call at Hale Hearing and let us see how we can help. Please call 403-526-0633 today to book an appointment. Hale Hearing is located in the Co-op Mall on 13th Avenue SE. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, sound plays an important role in our lives. Whether it’s alerting us to danger, delivering needed information, or simply making us laugh, smile, or cry, sound informs, entertains, and connects us to the world.

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Do you have trouble hearing and underst anding conversation? Do you find yourself asking people to repeat the mselves? Do friends and fam ily complain that you play the TV too loudly? Does it seem as tho ugh people are mumbling? Do you have difficult y hearing while talking on the phone? If you answered “ye s” to one or more of these questions you may have a hearing loss. Call today for an ap pointment.

We treat each hearing aid fitting as a life-changing opportunity-because it is just that. We will work closely with you to help ensure you get the world’s best hearing solutions and keep you sharp while you enjoy your new, enhanced life – you deserve it! Our expertise, coupled with our made-for-you approach, has led to our excellent patient satisfaction and success rates. Allen or his receptionist Jill will be happy to book you a quick and easy consultation.

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Located on the edge of the city, with nature views and a welcoming atmosphere, Ambiance Spa & Wellness Centre is rapidly becoming the spa of choice for Medicine Hat and surrounding areas. Our goal is to operate a well-established, community minded business with a focus on the well-being of our valued guests beginning with our amazing team of professionals.

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e are committed to providing our guests an oasis to escape to; with respectful customer relationships, quality products, exceptional services and lifetime experiences. As a team, we are here to enhance our guests’ quality of life with respect to body, mind and spirit. This commitment allows us to build long lasting, trusting relationships with our community. Our relax room, which includes an outdoor oasis during the warmer months is the ideal place where guests can unwind before and after treatments. Our romantic couples massage room (two of 8 massage tables) is equipped with a chromatherapy tub and fireplace. We have an expansive hydrotherapy room with a steam sauna, an infrared sauna, a waterfall shower and a vibration machine; all to boost our guests’ well-being before and after treatments. Our pedicure/manicure room seats 6 guests comfortably in luxurious massaging esthetic www.digitalcopyworks.com


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chairs. In all, our facility is designed with our guests’ relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. Our registered massage therapists are incredibly knowledgeable and offer a full range of massage treatments from Swedish Relaxation massage and Deep Tissue Therapeutic, to Myofascial treatments. We are happy to offer direct billing for massage with most insurance companies. Our therapists customize the massage treatments to meet the needs of our guests. We also offer a wide range of esthetic treatments. Our certified estheticians offer the best in relaxation with our body treatments, facials, and diabetic friendly pedicures. We also offer full body waxing, brow and lash tinting and eyelash extensions. We believe that just like a massage, or your annual physical appointment, pedicures are an integral part of

your overall health. With that in mind, we offer safe pedicures to all of our guests. Using the latest technology for cuticle and callus removal, as well as having knowledge of the contraindications for health issues like diabetes and cancer, we work with our guests to improve their health by improving their feet. Whether you are looking for a single treatment, or to spend the whole day with us, we offer something for everybody. The Ambiance Spa team firmly believes that time is the most valuable gift. Our goal is to ensure that our guests experience a true getaway during their time with us. We also offer gift certificates and memberships. Our memberships include many perks such as massages, pedicures and discounts. Call us today to book your own Ambiance Spa experience! Keep up to date with offers and events on our Facebook page!

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assage is a great way to relax and ease muscle tension as well as decrease firing of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS, which is your fight

Basic Mobility can help you “Move Better and Do More� thru massage and Fascial Stretch Therapy Written by Bev Morrow Owner/RMT/CFSS LVL 3

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or flight response) resulting in a whole body relaxation. However, as nice as that sounds sometimes as a massage therapist we have to get into the root of the prob-

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lem by using techniques that require deep pressure and sometimes even painful ones. Have you ever left your therapist’s office thinking you felt like you just got hit by a bus? Unfortunately, that is the reality of that massage and its not necessarily a bad thing. For the most part your therapist will do their best to decrease your SNS, ease the therapeutic discomfort and help you feel better. With my massage practice at Basic Mobility and Massage, I have incorporated Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) into my treatments. FST is a gentle, therapist-assisted stretching technique that affects the fascia (a.k.a. connective tissue) that surrounds every tissue, bone, and organ. By doing this I have greatly reduced the need to use deep, painful techniques and even been able to get into spaces where it is difficult or impossible to get with the fingers, hands or elbows to increase range of motion and decrease pain in a joint. For

instance, When one of my regular FST clients came to me for the first time she was in a lot of pain. At the time she was seeing a (different) massage therapist, and a physiotherapist (which she states she loves and appreciates their hard work). She had heard about FST and wanted to give it a try. After her first FST appointment she came back and said “I sat on the floor for 1/2 an hour without pain!� She proceeded to explain that its been close to 20yrs that she was unable to sit on the floor for any length of time due to the pain, even all out avoiding it. She now has reduced pain and is better able to function in her daily life. FST is an amazing treatment that can be used on its own or combined with other treatments or modalities. So whether your looking to ease pain, get more mobility, gain flexibility or just feel better Basic Mobility and Massage can get you there.

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our YMCA has cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun. This is the community we want. This is the community we want you to be a part of. We offer a welcoming environment to fit all of your needs. Whether you’re a swimmer, a climber, a cardio-junky, or like to lift weights, the YMCA is the place for you. With a membership, you receive access to both our South Ridge and Downtown branch. This means you can swim Downtown and www.digitalcopyworks.com


walk the track at South Ridge, without having to pay extra! Whatever your health and fitness goals are, when you join the Y community, you’ll find the support you need, and knowledgeable staff who can assess and guide you. We also offer entertaining classes, sports and activities for all ages and abilities. Aside from walking into a place that feels like home every day, with your YMCA membership, you receive a ton of benefits at no additional cost. Every membership includes no locked-in contracts, unlimited drop-in group fitness classes, free swim lessons, member discounts on specialty programs and more! We also offer financial assistance to those who qualify. If you’re looking to make a change at a place that feels like home, visit either YMCA branch to get started. We can’t wait to meet you!

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By Dr. Daniel Schnee

Though Asian martial arts are world renowned, Japanese judo is as fascinating, rigorous, and exciting a past time as karate, tae kwon do, or kung fu. So if you are considering trying something new and exciting, here are three fun facts about judo you may not know.

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Though the world knows the word judo, its full name is Kodokan Judo, “school for studying the soft way”. In martial arts terms, judo’s “softness” refers to an economy of motion and energy, instead using your opponent’s balance and momentum to your advantage. Thus the core skill in judo is kuzushi, destabilizing your opponent’s center of gravity in order to throw them onto the ground. This flexibility and softness (ju) is also considered a metaphorical training for Life: learning how to apply these skills figuratively as a “way of being” (do), changing and adapting to circumstance as we progress through each day. Judo’s founder, Jigoro Kano, considered it to be an essential part of a good education, and secondary schools in Japan include it as a standard part of physical education classes. www.digitalcopyworks.com


Since judo is a form of fighting, people assume it is a martial art. But, like fencing or archery, judo is actually a sport version of a lethal form of combat, jiujutsu. This is intentional, as Jigoro Kano valued the intensive physical training jiujutsu provides as a part of promoting peace, thus developing judo into a form of defensive training useful in overcoming and restraining an opponent without injuring them. Also, like karate or tae kwon do, judo uses a belt system to award rank, and was actually the first system to use colored belts (though color-ranked belts are not common in Japan like they are elsewhere). In Japan you most often see trainees wearing a white belt exclusively until they receive a black belt. Once you have a black belt you have attained the rank of first stage (dan) black, and then can go on to train for your second, third, and fourth dan belts, and beyond.

Though judo players (judoka) study certain striking techniques as part of solo training exercises known as kata, judo contains no hitting or kicking techniques, as they are much too dangerous for sparring or competition. Judo does however have a wide variety of aggressive pinning, choking, and throwing techniques, including the legendary tomoe-nage throw in which a attacker rolls backwards while tossing their opponent upside down, up and over their head. Techniques like tomoe-nage as listed in what is referred to as the “Gokyo�, a list of 40 throws divided into five categories.

Currently there are ten stages of judo black belts, though Kano never set an upper limit. Once one has the necessary skills and knowledge required of a first dan, one’s progress to successive dans is measured by many other factors, including career length, public service, and coaching excellence, etc.

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You owe it to yourself! Stay as healthy as you can so you can live a full and active life! What Is Light Therapy? Infrared Light Therapy, or photo-biomodulation, is a unique therapy that harnesses the healing powers of infrared light. It emits special wavelengths of light energy that dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The result is a rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation and regeneration of damaged tissue. Effective for any condition characterized by pain and inflammation.

How Does Infrared Light Therapy Work? Simple and painless. Flexible pads, containing multiple infrared and visible red diodes, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Light energy from the diodes penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by proteins within

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cells that lay beneath the skin. Those cells release nitric oxide, the body’s natural vasodilator. After just 20 minutes of treatment, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues.

Chronic Pain Relief NIR light therapy has been used by the U.S. military to speed recovery from soft-tissue injuries in elite soldiers in the Navy Seals, Army Rangers and Special Forces. Hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities use it to accelerate the healing of pressure ulcers (bed sores) and decrease the number of falls in elderly patients. This therapy is also used to ease the pain of neuropathy, restore sensation to patients with nerve impairment, speed up the healing of diabetic ulcers and other wounds and relieve many kinds of chronic pain.

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t Y’s Choice Wellness Centre we believe that you don’t have to just imagine what it’s like to feel great but you can experience feeling great once again! Come in and let us help you recover your ease of movement while enjoying any of our gentle services that promote detoxification and return to good health. Whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain or just looking for a relaxing treatment to promote good health we have a solution for you! We have a varied service menu with Bowen Technique Therapy as our prime modality. Bowen Technique is a safe and gentle technique that is effective for everyone from new born infants to the aged and infirm. It is beneficial for acute or chronic complaints throughout the body – muscular, skeletal, and respiratory/digestive. What makes Bowen unique versus massage and other hands-on techniques is that, for a good part of the session, the practitioner is not even in the room. Typically, the

practitioner will perform a few moves and then he/ she will leave the room for a minimum of two to three minutes, but sometimes up to 10 or 15 minutes. Why? This gives the body a chance to process the information that it was just given. A person may feel warmth, coolness, twitches, twinges or possibly a sudden pain or a subtle shift. That is a transitional correction during the body’s response to treatment. The body needs time to integrate these changes in order to heal, so the resting period is crucial. Integration continues after the client leaves the practitioner’s office. The body already has all the information it needs to do its job and correct itself. We are simply taking away blockages to facilitate communication between body and mind or making corrections in patterning. Once we make those corrections, the body is free to return to homeostasis, to continued next page...

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balance, and an optimally healthy climate. No one fully understands how and why Bowen works. Generally, it creates a balance in the autonomic nervous system that increases relaxation and improves immune system function. The Bowen moves seem to encourage a sort of ‘conversation’ between the brain and the muscles. Just as Bowen encourages your body to do its own job of healing, Protandim enables the body to increases its enzymes which produce anti-oxidants. These antioxidants are able to destroy up to one million free radicals per second – every second of the day! Neutralizing freeradicals is the body’s way of preventing disease by creating homeostasis. Search ‘protandim’ on youtube.com to see what it can do for you! Pick it up at the clinic or have it delivered directly to your home by visiting: www.lifevantage.com/ yschoicewellnesscentre

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eflex Supplements Medicine Hat is a trusted leader in health and sports nutrition supplements, providing expert advice to those looking to fuel their fitness, athletic, or active lifestyle goals. We pride ourselves on offering our consumers with expert advice. Health and sports nutrition is our passion. We live, and breathe fitness, and are committed to educating you on how to get the results you’re looking for. We believe we’re better as a team and we are committed to giving back to the communities we are a part of. Whether

it is supporting a local fundraiser, sponsoring a sports team, or recognizing community ambassadors, achieving your best comes from giving back to the places where you live, work, lift, and play. We stand behind all the products we carry and guarantee both top quality supplements and the best price. In fact, we will beat any advertised price by 5%. Here are just some of the brands that we carry: Mutant, Optimum Nutrition, Perfect Nutrition, Allmax, Cellucor, Beyond Yourself, Dymatize, Rivalus, ProSupps, 5% Nutrition, Quest, REL, GAT, Nutrabolics and many more!

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AMBIANCE SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE 851 Industrial Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-487-5411 www.ambiancespa.ca RMT Massage, Myofascial Therapy, Pedicures, Manicures, Facials, Waxing, Body Treatment

BASIC MOBILITY 102, 1865 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-594-2253 www.facebook.com/basicmobility Massage Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Practical Kinesiology, Mobility Training

CARING HANDS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 403-928-6994 Wholistic Nutrition Consultant, Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, “Mobile Treatments Only”

CRESTWOOD CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 101-1899 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-1340 www.medhatchiro.com Chiropractic and Nutrition

FOUNTAIN OF HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE

HEEL & SOLE REFLEXOLOGY 403-878-6843

107-20 Northlands Way NE

Reflexology, Terra Essential Oils

Medicine Hat, AB 403-529-5972 www.fountainchiro.ca

Chiropractic, RMT Massage

HALE HEARING AID CENTRE 103, 3030 - 13 Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-0633 www.halehearing.com Audio Exams, Hearing Aides, Maintenance, Repair, Cleaning

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KEYS TO HOPE COUNSELLING SERVICES 102, 1865 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-581-6561 Deena West 403-977-5225 Melisha Lassey Individual, Couples, Family Counselling, Creative Group Facilitation & Workshops, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Conflict Resolution, Mental Health & Wellness, Animal Assisted Therapy www.digitalcopyworks.com


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OSTEO STRENGTH 101-3195- 13th Ave SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-548-0000 www.osteostrength.com

SOMMER ELLIS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 24, 419 – 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-952-5655

www.sommerellistherapeuticmassage.com Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Graston Technique

OsteoStrength Revitalization, Colon Hydrotherapy

RENEWING TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY 8, 1224 Strachan Rd SE 403-581-9249 Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Intra, Oral Treatment, Lymphatic Drainage

REVIVE WELLNESS & MASSAGE 3-1311 Trans Canada Way SE

Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-5435 www.revivethehat.com RMT Registered Massage Therapist

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DR. V. SAUJANI REFLECTIONS MEDI SPA 4, 3151 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-529-6600 vsaujani@msn.com Platelet Rich Plasma (see ad pg 36)

HEALTHPOINTE 2.0 Sharon Davies Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-9030 dsdavies@telus.net Medically Proven Weight Loss Program

DR. JASON SCHNIEDER 105A, 266 - 4th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB 403-487-0327 www.drjason.ca Naturopathic Doctor

JOURNEY TO HEALTH 657 - 2nd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-581-0414 www.journeytohealth.biz Blood Analysis, Iridology, Biological Terrain Assessment, Theta Healing, Acutonics/ Sound Healing, Flower Essence Therapy

Y’S CHOICE WELLNESS CENTRE 415 - 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-928-7825 Bowen Technique, Reflexology, The Bars, Access Consciousness, Quantum Wave Laser, Nutritional Supplements, Total Body Vibration, Ionic Foot Detox Bath, SOQI Spa

NUTTERS BULK & NATURAL FOODS 107-1601 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-529-1664 www.nutters.com Complete line of supplements, Natural Foods, Organic Produce, Gluten Free Products, Bulk Foods, Deli Meats & Cheese Dept.

REFLEX SUPPLEMENTS 111, 105 Carry Drive SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-580-2046

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CURVES 3, 1224 Strachan Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-487-0616 www.curves.com 30 Minute Total Body Workout, Strength Training Machines, Certified Coaches

“BE FIT FOR LIFE” MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE 299 College Drive SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-3548 www.mhc.ab.ca/services/ healthandwellness/bffl Fitness Classes and Appraisals, Wellness, Initiatives and Challenges, Moving and Choosing, Collaborative, Rattler Run, Camps, Weight Room, Gymnasium, Athlete Development

MAD HATTERS RUNNING CLUB www.madhatters.ca Saturday morning group runs and other scheduled events, 10 week Learn to Run Program

Y.M.C.A. OF MEDICINE HAT 150 Ash Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB Downtown YMCA 403-527-4426

Southridge YMCA 403-528-1631 Memberships, Climbing Walls, Squash & Racquetball Courts, Walking Track, Full Service Facility, Youth/Preschool Programs

S.A.C.A. KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI 5 - 419 - 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-952-5582 www.sacakickboxing.com Kickboxing, Muay Thai Conditioning

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COPY WORKS DESIGN AND GIFTS 116, 3030 13 Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-0011

ONCE UPON A CHILD 2 – 3271 Dunmore Rd SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-6403 www.onceuponachildmedicinehat.com

Graphic Design, Printing, Promotional Items, Engraving, Banners and Signs, Custom T-Shirts NEW: Light Works – Brilliant Light Energy

Clothing, Footwear, Toys & Books, Baby Gear

www.copyworksdesign.com

GRAVITY SPORTS 216 South Railway SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-1515 Bikes, Sales & Service

VALHALLA PURE OUTFITTERS 621 - 2nd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB 403-487-5474 www.vpo.ca Specialty Outdoor Retail – Clothing, Foot Wear, Gear & Paddling

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