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5 Reasons to Visit a Psychologist

There are those moments in life when you just feel unhappy, frustrated, unsatisfied with yourself, unloved or just plain miserable. Most of the time these feelings dissipate after a cup of coffee (or glass of wine), a talk with a good friend or a walk in the nature. But when it gets to the point where you feel like you can’t bear it anymore, you don’t know how to keep going and how to help yourself, it might be the moment to seek the advice of a psychologist. Here are some of the reasons why to visit a psychologist. psychologist Calgary, mental help, Calgary SE

1) Feeling overwhelmed

Your marriage is not as it used to be and maybe you take it as a personal failure and don’t know what to do? Maybe you think you are not even a good parent, you feel like a complete loser who does not know how to communicate with his/her own children. Communicating effectively might even be an issue with your co-workers and work is stressing you out in general. These are the problems that a psychologist is able to help you with.

2) Psychosomatic problems

Headaches, insomnia, fatigue, ulcers, high blood pressure etc. are examples of long term stress caused symptoms. When we feel tired, but still keep going, when we live in a mode of “I have to”, when we swallow our feelings instead of expressing them, the body starts to react and show us that something is not right. A psychologist can help us understand the roots of our situation and find out what steps we need to take in order to feel better.

3) Better understanding yourself and the others

Therapy helps you to not only understand yourself better but the other people as well. We often make assumptions on what the others think or intend, but when we ask them what they meant by saying this or that, we usually get surprised. Too many times we assume and take personally things that in reality have nothing to do with us.

4) Anxiety and fears

People experience fear and anxiety more often than we think. What anxiety and fear have in common is the unpleasant feeling of tension and inner disquiet. The difference is that fear has a definite reason and it is connected with the real threat. Anxiety, on the other hand, is more general and the definable reason is missing. It is ok to be scared or anxious once in a while, but when you get to the point where you feel paralyzed by fear or anxiety, it’s time to seek professional help.

5) Helping the next generations

By discovering your own suppressed feelings and emotions and talking about them openly helps you to teach your children a better way. The kids need to know that it is ok to express their feelings and talk about their emotions without being judged, that even the anger can be dealt with in a heatlhy way. The more work you do on yourself, the less work you leave for your children and their children too.

It is important to know that you don’t have to be “crazy” if you want to visit a psychologist. The stigma is slowly fading, mental health is becoming more and more a main stream topic that is ok to talk about. And there is nothing to be afraid of.

Psychologists are trained to work with people like you and are able to analyze your feelings and show you ways how to improve your life and career.

Call our Douglasglen location in Calgary SE to book an appointment.

587-318-0740

Why Massage Therapy?

5 Reasons why you should consider massage therapy

In some countries they consider massage a health prevention therapy. Massage can improve your spine condition, relieve stress, promote circulation and even help you with weight loss. It also helps you relax and it feels great! Massage therapy Douglasglen, Calgary SE

It is important to choose the right kind of treatment. Are you  an active person who needs good sports massage or do you prefer to relax during complete body oil massage treatment?

Five reasons to have a massage (some, you might have not thought of):

  1. It boosts your immune system

 Scientists have measured levels of cortisol before and after the massage. After massage there was significant decrease of cortisol which is known for destroying your immune cells. With regular visits to your massage therapist you may conquer those colds and the flue for good.

  1. It helps you sleep better

Massage is known for lowering stress hormones levels. It also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which brings relaxation and prevents insomnia. It’s good to use slow and gentle moves in order to soothe your nervous system.

  1. It gives you time for yourself

Do you feel under constant pressure? Our schedules tend to be so busy these days, and you don’t seem to get a break even at home, especially if you have children. Massage will give you the precious quiet time to relax and you’ll go home re-energized and peaceful from inside out.deep tissue massage therapy Calgary SE

  1. It helps your body detox

We accumulate toxins from the food we eat, medication we take and of course, in many ways from our environment.  The pressure applied on your body during massage stimulates the circulatory system. The toxins are being pushed to the skin surface and released from the body. It’s recommended to increase your water intake after the massage to help flush our the toxins.

  1. It improves digestion

Abdominal massage can help with constipation and bloating, it increases bile secretion and activates peristalsis. And the best thing is that you can do it all by yourself. It can be as simple as laying down and slowly circling outward from the navel, repeating up to 50 times.

If you can, try to have a regular massage schedule. Depending on severity of your issues you can start with a session once a week and when you feel better you can slow down to once a month or less. Keep in mind though that massage therapy is not replacement for medical care. If you have any concerns, consult your family doctor.

To schedule an appointment with one of our massage therapist at the Douglasglen, Calgary SE location please call: 587-318-0740 or contact PrimeCARE Online.

Welcoming two new doctors to our Douglasglen location in Calgary

We are pleased to announce that our Douglasglen medical clinic in Calgary will be welcoming two new doctors in July. Walk in clinic Calgary SE Douglasdale

Dr. Dapo Olayiwola – Family Physician (formerly of the Douglaswood Family Medicine and Walk-In Centre) is relocating his practice to PrimeCARE Health effective July 4th, 2016.
Dr. Cecile Henderson (female physician) will be joining PrimeCARE Health Medical Clinic in mid to late July 2016. Dr. Henderson has a special interest in Women’s Health.
Both doctors are accepting new patients and welcome walk in patients.
Please contact us to book an appointment!