What is the "Mind-Body Connection"?
The mind-body connection is the understanding that our brain can directly influence your body and it's health through thoughts, habits, beliefs, and emotions. The nervous, endocrine and immune system all share a common chemical "language" that allows communication in your body through messengers like hormones and neurotransmitters.

When you are stressed, for example, your mind can directly impact your bodily health. If you've ever felt your hands shake from excitement or nerves or butterflies in your stomach waiting to see someone you care about, you've experienced the mind-body connection.  Our goal at Phoenix Integrated Health Professionals is to provide an opportunity to create balance between body and mind health so that the body as a whole can function more efficiently, giving you a better overall quality of life.

(Image from Bodily maps of emotions, Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari K. Hietanen. PNAS January 14, 2014. 111 (2) 646-651;
What are the benefits of including massage therapy and meditation in my life?
We offer the above services at Phoenix Integrated Health Professionals because of their scientifically backed impact on improved mental and physical health.

Massage Therapy
 Massage therapy can benefit many concerns, such as anxiety, digestion, headaches, insomnia, injuries, and much more. It promotes overall relaxation as well as mental and physical health.

 Mediation is a process that encourages you to take time and breathe, improving overall stress, concentration, self awareness, cardiovascular and immune system health, as well as encouraging and overarching healthy lifestyle. 

We encourage our clients to add these services into their lives alongside counselling or psychotherapy to promote overall wellness in all areas of their life.