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Body Mind Centre

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We offer yoga, massage therapy, structural integration, and pilates.The classical techniques of yoga date back more than 5,000 years.  In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world.The word yoga means “to join or yoke together,” which is fitting as it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.The whole system of yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation.  The exercises of yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health.  The body is looked upon as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world, and so a yoga student treats it with great care and respect.Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body.  The yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind.  These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and the student finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress.Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.Pilates is an exercise method that aims to create balance in the body, designed to cater to the needs of the individual. Born near Dusseldorf, Germany in 1880, Joseph Pilates suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever as a child. His determination and drive to overcome those ailments led to the study of both Eastern and Western forms of exercise including Zen, as well as ancient Grecian and Roman regimens.He took them one step further by combining these skills with his knowledge of exercise and anatomy, to design apparatus geared specifically to his philosophy. Joseph Pilates brought his revolutionary method of physical and mental conditioning to the United States in the early 1920s.His studio in New York City caught the attention of the dance community, and the Pilates technique quickly became an integral part of dance training. Legends of dance, such as Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins have all practiced Pilates and taught it to their own students. Pilates felt that his work was probably about fifty years ahead of its time and although his name is not yet a household word, people from all walks of life are discovering and choosing the Pilates technique as their fitness program of choice.Hospitals and physical therapy centers worldwide are using Pilates to rehabilitate injured athletes and dancers. Many athletes, including hockey and football players, incorporate Pilates into their training. Pilates-based fitness studios are teaching the technique to an increasing number of ordinary people who are tired of the “pumping iron” atmosphere of conventional gyms and aerobic dancing studios.Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.People from all walks of life and all ages come for Structural Integration not only for relief from their pain and stress, but also for improved performance in their professions and daily activities. Structural Integration can provide relief from impaired mobility and/or chronic pain due to injuries, repetitive occupational and exercise postures, automobile accidents and accumulated stress of daily living..

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Hours

Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Cancellation Policy
No notice required for cancellation.
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