Phoenix Integrated Health Professionals
Counselling - Massage - Reflexology - Yoga
FAQ
What is your intake process like?
At Phoenix Integrated Health Professionals, we believe that understanding the needs and goals of the individual is the most important first step in guiding our clients to success in their journey to holistic wellness.
 
When you book your first appointment you will be seen by Kendra, who is our Personal Development Facilitator. She will talk to you about your concerns, questions, and goals and determine the best way to address your personal needs. You will then be given suggestions for your future course of action. These may include things such as future personal development or counselling sessions with Kendra, massage therapy with Brett or Sara, Reflexology with Hayley, Yoga with Hayley, Kamille, or Jennie, or Psychotherapy, meditation, or even hypnosis with Janine.
 
After your initial appointment, you will talk to Stacey who will help you book future appointments with the appropriate practitioners to ensure you’re on your personalized path to wellness!
​What is the difference between Personal Development Facilitation and Counselling/Psychotherapy?
​​​Personal Development Facilitation
Spending time focusing on the strengths you already possess helps you express yourself and lead a more authentic, motivated and invigorated life! This leads to achievement and success that comes from your true being. Personal Development Facilitation focuses on the positive, rather than the negative or irrational aspects of life. It is specific, and goal-oriented and concentrates on how your strengths can be used in new and different ways to enhance your performance, feel better about yourself, ensure smooth life transitions, deal with challenges, achieve goals, become more successful, and improve your overall quality of life in a personal and/or professional capacity. Together we'll use tangible resources and strategies that fit your life. These sessions are guided by the client to ensure that solutions are found that fit their life to create long term success.
 
COUNSELLING or PSYCHOTHERAPY
Time with a counsellor, therapist or psychologist is time spent creating a safe and supportive space to explore who you are and cope with what you are facing in life. They help identify problems and are a part of your support system to help you gain the strength and clarity to cope and move forward. In your appointment you’ll share what is troubling you in a safe and confidential environment with a person trained to listen and respond to hel you understand yourself and others better. It can help you find more effective ways to live a satisfying life. Counselling deals with cognitive and emotional blockages which may be impeding on your ability to deal with life in a functional and healthy way to benefit your life, work, and relationships.
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; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1321664111)
What are the benefits of including reflexology, massage, yoga, 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. 

Reflexology
Improves circulation, decreases tension, and is a non-invasive treatment that can help manage things such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, endocrine and digestive problems, pain in the body, as well as many other common physical and mental concerns.
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.

Yoga
Both a mental and physical practice, Yoga can cater to what your mind and body need simultaneously. We offer personalized yoga in individual, couples, or small group settings so that the instructor can focus on the concerns you have and spend time on breath and movement work that can improve your well-being. Yoga can help with anxiety, depression, pain, stress, insomnia, and overall general health.
Meditation
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, personal development, or psychotherapy to promote overall wellness in all areas of their life.