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Community Profie – Chemainus Theatre Festival

Chemainus Theatre Festival is a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. Dedicated to serving the versatile interests of audiences and artists, The Festival has attracted talented guest actors, directors, musicians and designers from across North America – a testament to their highly regarded theatrical productions and facilities. As a non-profit society, Chemainus Theatre Festival creates exceptional theatre that explores and nourishes truth, hope, redemption, love and the human spirit. Don’t miss Mamma Mia, the musical sensation on stage May 24 – August 31.

What is in Your Skin Care Product?

Today we want to know what’s inside our skin care products and there is a huge demand for safe, natural beauty products. The term organic refers to something that was produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, GMOs, sewage, ionizing radiation, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones. Natural means something that originally “existed in” or was “derived from” nature. When looking for skin care chose those made from natural organic ingredients and are free from Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, PEG compounds, Petrochemicals & Mineral Oils, Ethoxylated Ingredients, as well as Synthetic Fragrances & Colors.

3D Imaging for Implant Success

Dental x-ray technology is an invaluable diagnostic tool to dentistry. Inserting dental implants requires a higher level of detail than the two dimensional view provided by a standard X-ray. CAT scan machines utilize the latest technology allowing the dentist to see the jaw structure in three dimensions. Dental implant planning and placement is easier and more reliable with CBCT imaging. It ensures the implants are placed in the best position to give predictable success and minimum complications. With CBCT imaging, the patient experiences the least amount of radiation exposure.

Peace of Mind Anywhere

Today’s technology allows you to feel safe and secure wherever you might be! Whether in your home, walking to your mailbox or on vacation, there are devices that give you 24/7 access to help. These on-the-go devices can send an alert when you press a button, send an automatic alert if it senses that you have fallen, and provide direct, two-way communication with a 24/7 Response Center. They are designed to help locate the user in a variety of situations – home or away, indoors and out. It really is possible to get out there and enjoy life with peace of mind.

Green Burial: An Eco-Friendly Goodbye

Green Burial takes a step back from the modern practice of cremation and returns to the root of traditional burial. Wrapped in a shroud or in a biodegradable casket, the body is returned to the earth in the most natural way possible. Over time, the cemetery is restored to the surrounding ecosystem. Beyond the ecological value of the process, there are also benefits to the grieving family. The rituals, connection, and involvement throughout the process allows us to experience, feel, and connect to our loss first hand, taking positive steps on our grieving journey.

Physiotherapy – Therapy for You & Your Body

Physiotherapy improves physical impairments and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. The goal of conservative treatment and rehabilitation is pain reduction, increased metabolic function and circulation, as well as improved mobility and coordination. Individual therapeutic applications can prevent functional imbalance and significantly improve your mobility, muscular strength and stability. It stimulates the self-healing processes of the entire body giving lasting beneficial corrections. Individual exercise programs combined with therapeutic education assists healing of the entire body. Contact us if you suffer from physical injuries or weakness, for prevention and strengthening, or if you simply want to achieve outstanding results in sports.

Better Balance and Stability

Would you like to feel more balanced and stable when walking? Better balance and stability reduces the risk of falls and increases your mobility. VOXXLife socks and insoles have a distinct pattern that triggers a very precise neuro response in the brain. Documented results from independent research studies have proven the benefits of the VOXX HPT technology. Benefits include; enhanced pain relief and management, especially PDN pain, enhanced stability and balance and improved mobility. Experience the technology of Voxx socks and insoles for yourself at the Wellington Hall Market on June 8th in Nanaimo.

Pedicures – Not Just for Looks

Are your feet ready for summer? Pedicures are the perfect way to help your feet look their best especially with sandal season now underway. It is not all about looks. Pedicures help your feet stay healthy. During a pedicure, calluses that can cause infection and pain are removed. Signs of nail disease can be detected and stopped before becoming problematic. A pedicure includes a foot and leg massage which can help relieve tension in your muscles and joints. Treat yourself to a pedicure, guilt-free, for your health and wellbeing.

Game Theory & Common Sense

Game theory is the mathematical study of games that goes beyond the theory of probability to include the behaviour of other players. But most of the time, gamblers do not pay strict attention to probability let alone other more complex mathematical considerations. Despite knowing that the odds are stacked against us, and our money likely lost, we continue to gamble for our own individual reasons. Michael Jordan once said, ”I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it’s meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.”

Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Pain Relief

To eliminate the pain of frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injuries and to regenerate the joint, especially with osteo-arthritic elements; acupuncture and Prolozone injection therapy are my treatment protocols. Each component of Prolozone therapy has a specific biological purpose. Procaine acts to re-establish cellular membrane potentials. Anti-inflammatory agents decrease edema and swelling. The inclusion of vitamins and minerals provides necessary substrates of oxygen utilization that in damaged tissues are often deficient. And finally, oxygen utilization is directly stimulated by ozone. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain.

Successful Aging

Some people assume that once we reach a certain age our bodies begin an unavoidable downward spiral of decay. While many of us do become stiff as we age, the stiffness could be attributed to holding tension in the body as a result of exposure to physical, psychological, or emotional stressors, rather than from aging itself. Through simple, safe, somatic body movement exercises, patterns of muscle stiffness are unlearned and more successful aging occurs as our bodies remember how to relax and move freely.