The outdoor recreation lifestyle in Squamish attracts athletes and adventurers who flock from all over the world to enjoy the  ocean, the mountaintops and challenging their bodies on every terrain in between in search of thrilling views and exhilarating experiences.

With a large population living such an active lifestyle in Squamish, the community has attracted world-class health and wellness professionals to get you ready for the adventures. We created this guide of the services and the local favourite places to go for all your health and wellness needs.

Squamish Massage Therapy

squamish massage

Massage therapy is more beneficial than relaxing soothing ‘me’ time. Studies prove massage therapy sessions can be especially beneficial for the physically active. Massage has been proven to improve circulation, relax muscles, flexibility, and range of motion. Massage also helps improve rehabilitation after injury. Be sure to include regular massage treatments into your health and wellness regime.

 Where to Go: Squamish Integrated Health and Reach Physio

Along with support for strains and sprains caused by physical activity, these practitioners also assist their patients after surgeries, through labour and delivery, and those with chronic health conditions. This makes them one of the ideal Squamish Physio solutions.

Also see: Why Reach Physio is an Adventure Approved business

Naturopathic Medicine Services

Diverse Heilpflanzen mit Globuli

Naturopathic medicine is a health care profession that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes both modern and traditional, and scientific and empirical methods.

Where to go: Squamish Integrated Health

Dr Dawn Gareau and Dr Sal Meli work to establish balance and wellness for all their patients, on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Physiotherapy

Postazioni per fisioterapia

Physiotherapy can help you get back into the Squamish recreation game. Having regular assistance from a physiotherapist will do wonders in your path to recovery, and they can assist their patients to overcome pain and limitation caused by movement disorders that derive from injury or organic causes. Strength, mobility, and balance are the focus.

Where to Go: Squamish Integrated Health and Reach Physio

Health Beauty &  Spa

beautiful woman having facial mask at beauty salon

Spa and facial treatments have been a popular choice for health and wellness for good reason. Not only do they leave you feeling relaxed, but they can also be rejuvenating after time spent enjoying the outdoors.

Where to go: Concrete Blonde Studio:

More than just environmentally sensitive (they recycle 95% of their salon waste), the skilled staff of stylists and spa technicians at Concrete Blonde offers all the trending hair and body beauty treatments available, and they have a special on facials this Fall! .

Acupuncture

Acupuncture needles, moxa sticks and lavender petals

The traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture has gained in popularity in the western medical community, and for good reason. Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat insomnia, addictions, and anxiety. For active individuals it can speed the healing process by promoting microcirculation in the area of inflammation. For more information on how acupuncture can excel your sports performance click here.

Where to go:  Squamish Mountain Medicine

In addition to acupuncture, Kathryn Smyth, R.Ac, brings an array of counseling and medicinal arts to the Clinic, including cupping, moxibustion, tui na, and gua sha. Studies in both Health Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine inform her practice of Chinese herbal medicine.

Shiatsu Therapy

head massage. young woman making massage in the spa. concept about beauty, spa, and massages

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. Shiatsu, or finger pressure, originates from Japan and uses direct pressure to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. For the active, shiatsu can help treat back and neck pain, muscle tension and stiffness, fatigue, digestive issues, and sports injuries.

Where to go:  Lori Faulkner at Squamish Integrated Health 

Lori uses Shiatsu (“finger pressure”) to relieve pain and discomfort. Both therapies follow the Meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Podiatry

Feminine feet in foot spa bowl with orchids

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Where to go:  Dr. Dana Alumbaugh treats the body through the foot. The feet absorb thousands of pounds of shock every day, so their ailments affect the entire body – knees, hips, spine, and shoulders. Heel pain, metatarsal soreness, injuries, and diabetes are all treated through medical and orthotic services.

Also, be sure not to miss why Dr. Alumbaugh thinks why Bare is Better!

Nutrition:

Sebze

A professional nutritionist can offer personalized advice and guidance on eating your way to the life you want, helping you to fuel your active lifestyle with nutritional guidance and meal planning.

Where to go: Origins Nutrition

 

Our local favourite skilled healthcare practitioners recognize that staying healthy requires as much attention as each individual sport demands. And because they are as active as every adventurer, their services are focused on addressing the concerns that interfere with the optimal enjoyment of a highly recreational lifestyle. They offer both health recovery treatment for injuries and health maintenance treatment for stamina and ultimate life enjoyment.

Be sure to contact one of our local favourites today to help you live the Squamish lifestyle to the fullest!

Pepes Chophouse + Seafood
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *