ATMAT, also known as Maya abdominal massage and often called ‘uterine massage’ is a unique non-invasive, external massage technique which can be profoundly beneficial especially for women of all ages in addressing a variety of abdominal and pelvic related concerns. For instance, it can be helpful for digestive disorders, menstrual cycle disorders, promoting fertility, urological disorders, gynecological disorders, displaced uterus/ bladder, menopause or pelvic pain/congestion. Christine is thrilled to be one of only two naturopathic doctors in Toronto trained in this technique and able to offer it to her patients as part of their treatment plan when applicable.
The Environmental Working Group website is filled with necessary resources to navigate which foods and products are safest to use. From the “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables (most highly sprayed by pesticides) and the “Clean Fifteen” (the least sprayed) to which sunscreens are safest.
As part of a treatment plan, food sensitivity testing may be suggested and an elimination diet recommended. This site is a very useful resource regarding food sensitivities.
Christine often participates in events offered by this association which deepens her knowledge in providing naturopathic pre and post-natal care. She also refers patients to this site if they are interested in having a naturopathic doula for birth support.
Christine often suggests integrating naturopathic care with osteopathy for all ages. Christine is very pleased that Ben Besse- Bergier, osteopath, offers his services at Mahaya Forest Hill Integrative Health. For infants and young children, Christine also refers patients on occasion to Tema Stein and Doreen Hilliard at Footprints Therapy in Toronto due their expertise in pediatric osteopathy.
If you want a Toronto based educational cooking class to learn how to make homemade organic baby food, Lianne Phillipson –Webb, nutritionist and author of “Sproutright” will provide you with the resources you need to nourish your baby and build a foundation for their health.
See information about Naturopathic Medicine contributed by Christine under the 'Health Bytes' section. And find out about the dynamic yearly 'Women's Health Matters Forum' which Christine often participates in as a speaker.
A phenomenal support centre for people living with cancer and their loved ones where Christine occasionally leads seminars and has taught yoga classes.
An excellent Kundalini yoga studio in Toronto which Christine suggests and where she has taught classes and led children’s yoga birthday parties.
Christine is pleased to have collaborated with the Daily Apple team to provide wellness events and you may find information about their local markets and services in Toronto of interest.