Okanagan Smiles

2149 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7X1

Was having major troubles with my teeth for the first time in my life, other then only having three wisdom teeth and needing one removed to even out my mouth. Having been born lucky with an almost perfect jaw. I take great pride trying to maintain this bite, but, I couldn’t get my hands into my mouth to floss, and the water pick wasn’t cutting it. I lamented about this at work, as I had just seen my dentist and somehow, I was getting cavities in places I knew I was flossing. She suggested this place, and though nervous to try someone else, within a month, this team had my mouth on the road to recovery, as they had removed tartar buildup under the gums which relieved tension in my face muscles. A truly incredible experience, I recommend this place for SMILES 100%!!!!

https://goo.gl/maps/gzCsonBAC8t6FK337

What is Onsen Therapy?

Glad you asked!

This practical, no nonsense type treatment that is used to structurally balance all the joints in the body so they can open and close properly without pain.

Training in Onsen TherapyTM has provided me with the tools to help those who have not found help from other Forms of Therapy. Students can re-educate the joints by detailed assessment and correction of those joints.

As therapists, we accomplish that with this protocol:

  1. We assess Structure:
    • What’s out of place?
  2. We assess Muscles:
    • What is too strong or weak pulling our structure/joints out of place?
  3. We retrain and restore Muscle Memory, so that:
    • your muscles can once again hold
    • your structure is where it should be
  4. We re-balance the Muscle with:
    • a specialized muscle-energy technique
    • an isometric exercise treatment protocol
    • light transverse friction massage
    • 2-4 stretch/strengthening exercises at home

Onsen TherapyTM gives relief to pain conditions, for example:

  • -98% of all arthritic cases
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, burning, scaring, lesions
  • -Spinal bulges, herniation, fusions, frozen shoulders
  • -Repetitive strain, ie athletic and work injuries to the wrists and elbows
  • -Auto injuries, neck, foot, knee, back.
  • -Spiral Fractures
  • -Migraines, Sciatica, hip replacements, hip pain, and put simply other unexplained pain.

Please wear loose garments, such as a t-shirt and stretch pants or shorts when you attend an Onsen TherapyTM Session, where we will balance your structure for you to feel the best you can!

-Original Write up accredited to Linda Leeson, Therapist & Instructor.

Blood Based Dieting – Dieting for Your Blood Type

An important thing to consider when dieting is your Blood Type. Why, you ask? Well, something like cucumbers can make someone of Blood Type O decrease in microbiome diversity, which is bad! At the same time, cucumbers will increase this in a Blood Type AB person, while also making it easier for them to lose weight. (To understand more why lowering of this is bad, check out this article here.)

There are four main blood groups (types of blood) – A, B, AB and O. Your blood group is determined by the genes you inherit from your parents. Each group can be either RhD positive or RhD negative, which means in total there are eight main blood groups.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-groups/

Keeping this in mind, I feel it is wise to check each item you ingest before starting a new fad diet. Something simple could be holding you back!

The Blood Type Diet

KGH Children’s Ward Toy Donations!

Hello All!! As some of you know, Captain America and others of the Random Acts of Costuming Group have been popping into Kelowna General Hospital to cheer up patients and staff alike.

We are putting a request out to those wishing to donate to either the Cap’s backpack, or directly to the Kelowna General Hospital Pediatrics Ward Collection! Please contact us at facebook.com/RAOCd/. Also contact us If interested in participating in a bit of randomness and cheer, know that you are always welcome to join us! Let’s remember what it’s like to be a kid in a lonely hospital room and ensure that these children have an interesting and delightful stay!

Mr. Incredible – Merida – Captain America – Raven – Grover – Spiderman – Robin

Do note these toys must be brand NEW items.

Compliments – A Tool So Often Misused

I came across this article this morning, “Self-Sabotage in Relationships and the One Question We’re Not Asking” by Crystal Jackson, and the words ‘Men compliment us, and if we don’t fall over with gratitude, they act like we’re egomaniacs.’ – stuck out to me. Personal experience as a Cosplayer and a woman, I’ve been complimented in the past, then when I haven’t answered back the way they hoped for, the person will either become moody, or continue pushing to the point of harassment in hopes of achieving their desired result.

It proceeds to say ‘The compliment isn’t really a compliment then, is it? It’s just a tool they use to get what they want. Otherwise, it would be freely given, without expectations attached. ‘ The writer then goes into detail of how she doesn’t even bother reading messages that start with a compliment, followed up by a question that was clearly answered by a quick look at her bio, finished off with a sentence starting a relationship with her without bothering to ask if she was interested. (Sound familiar?)

Compliments are just compliments, and too many people, men and women alike, use these to get what they want, and don’t bother asking if the person is truly interested in them or the project they are working on. This needs to be recognized as a form of manipulation and needs to be stopped.

I feel the article’s title is a bit off-topic, however I feel that it provides us the solution to the problem so many people face. “We need to start asking! It’s not wrong to be interested and to even reach out and communicate that interest. To proceed as if our interest is implied by our very existence is ridiculous.

I give away random compliments daily in an effort to make this world a brighter place, but I don’t expect anything extra from providing it, nor do I use them to get my way, and I get right irate at those who think their smooth words are going to push me into doing something I don’t care or want to do. Like anything, compliments can be used for good or bad, it’s how we use them that counts. Ask yourself, am I using this compliment for something? If so, is it to make the world a better place? Or is it for personal gain? Each one of us holds this tool, it’s up to you to choose how it’s used!

2020 Exploration Updates – Now InstaScenes

As I step into this new year, I feel my effort can be better spent by using InstaGram’s built in features of Stories. Starting today, you’ll start seeing updates of where I’m at and what I’m doing, a quicker way of keeping you in the know, and an easier way for me to keep track of where I’ve been!

Any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated as I embark on this new adventure, one that has encouraged me to get out more and show off my beautiful town, and hopefully, maybe someday, the world!

-INSTASCENES-