Seaside Magazine March 2017 Issue

Page 60

in good health

Synergy-Based Healing: Fostering Self-Care with Reach Health by Phillip Van de Ruyt This is one of a series of profiles on some local businesses that are working to keep us all in good health. Saanich Peninsula locals have welcomed the newly arrived Bozena Niedziela with open arms, and are keenly seeking her treatment at Reach Health on Second Street in Sidney. Reach Health is a multi-discipline clinic, which offers Massage Therapy; Acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine; and, now at the hands of Bozena, Osteopathy. When I asked Bozena who can benefit from osteopathic care, she answered simply: “Everyone can benefit,” and explained that

she “can even provide treatment for vitality, sleeplessness and nervousness.” So whether you or a loved one is ailing or not, Bozena’s practice is worth your consideration. So what is osteopathy about? “My practice is about fostering self-healing and care,” says Bozena. “I provide very gentle physical alignment. My initial consult evaluates where the greatest suffering and need for treatment is.” Her treatment begins with structural alignment (pelvis, sacrum, shoulders, hips, diaphragms, respiratory system and thorax). Next she moves to the muscles, connective tissue and joints. Finally Bozena does a

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visceral (organ) alignment. Bozena explained that visceral alignment is often the root source of chronic pain. Many of us live with aches and pains that we, or even our doctors, cannot explain. It becomes clear how our bodies are affected when we consider that our organs can be shifted out of position, too close together, or even stuck to joints or muscles. Visceral treatment can even help relieve constipation, IBS, acid reflux, fatigue and menstrual problems. Bozena provided examples of visceral correlations, explaining that: “Neck problems can relate to gallbladder dysfunction. Urinary

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