An Oasis on Main Street: Carlyle's Lotus Tree Wellness and Healing

            Brittany Dalziel-owner of Carlyle's Lotus Tree Wellness and Healing-says, “The name of  the  business combines some of the symbology of the tree of life and Buddhism. Some of the attributes of the tree of life are healing, rejuvenation and sustenance. The lotus is a beautiful flower that blooms in muddy water. The flower can serve as a metaphor for people, inspiring them to rise above.”

            The registered massage therapist and yoga practioner adds: “We're here to treat chronic and acute pain and help our clientele achieve optimal comfort in their daily living. We also strive to educate and guide our patients in making informed decisions about their health concerns through a natural, holistic approach to healthcare.”

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            “I've always been interested in the human body,” she says. “As a child, I did gymnastics and I've always loved doing handstands and seeing the different things you can make your body do.”

            “I became a registered massage therapist in 2007 after studying at the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies in Regina and in 2013, I qualified as a yoga instructor in Qualicum Beach, B.C.”

            “The most rewarding thing for me-both as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor-is seeing my clients and students looking healthy, happy and completely relaxed after a treatment or a class. With massage, I will do relaxation (massage), but I'm more focused on theraputic treatment designed to alleviate pain and stress.”

            “I've treated clients from ages three to 95 for a mix of everything. Work-related issues or injuries, athletic injuries, chronic and acute conditions-a mix of everything.”

            “In fact, part of the reason Lotus Tree came about was the fact that when I worked with clients, I referred lots of them to physiotherapy or chiropractic care. They would end up having to travel to Estevan, Weyburn or Regina and I thought, 'Wouldn't it be awesome to have all of these services in one place?'”

            Dalziel has assembled a team that will offer acupuncture, aesthetics, chiropractic treatment, dance, flotation, physiotherapy, raindrop therapy, registered massage therapy and yoga.

            “Dr. Rebecca Holman is a chiropractor who will be offering manual treatment, acupuncture and rehabilitative exercise prescriptions,” says Dalziel. “She encourages clients to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle and she practices what she preaches. She's an athlete herself, so she has an athlete's perspective of injury.”

            “Leann Boehm is a physical therapist who has worked with the Estevan Bruins (hockey team) as their team physiotherapist and she's also involved with the Saskatchewan Winter and Summer Games' medical teams, Skate Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan's womens' soccer team. She's also the medical services chairperson for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games.”

            “She offers orthopaedics, acupuncture, sports physiotherapy and industrial rehabilitation and has worked in public and private practice,” adds Dalziel.

            “Melissa Dixon is a registered massage therapist who has 11 years of experience, Nicole Smulan is a yoga teacher who is also trained in ancient Thai massage, Sandra Veer is a holistic teacher and life coach who has studied under Dr. Deepak Chopra and Doreen Virtue. Tara Duhaime of Carlyle will be offering raindrop therapy.”

            Dalziel is not only excited about the health and wellness practitioners she is bringing to her business; she is also enthused about the transformation of her premises-both online and onsite.

            “”My friend Renee Oylypuk did an amazing job on our web page,” she says. “I couldn't be happier and she put so much time and effort into it and made it really special for me.”

            “ And I'm actually thrilled with the reaction of people when they walk in the door,” adds Dalziel. “They don't realize how much work has been done inside the building, so they're often quite surprised.”

            “Building the studio and the treatment rooms was kind of a family affair. It was pretty neat. My uncle, Ted Dalziel came up from Oxbow to be here every day.”

            “My mom, my dad, my sisters and my brothers-in-law took the time out of their already-full lives and schedules and basically, worked their butts off,” she laughs.

            “And my Auntie Sandy and Marilyn Brady came and painted and also helped to work the big sale we had to clear out the building.”

            “My brother-in-law built all of the desks in the treatment rooms for me and my reception desk. It's like the whole building-it's really neat and really special and a full-on family affair.”

            “I'm hoping to have a grand opening in October. We're so happy to bring these services to Carlyle and all of the surrounding communities.”

            “All of our lives are getting faster-paced, no matter where we live. It's hard for people to take more time for themselves, but it's important and I'm hoping that by bringing The Lotus Tree to this area, it makes it that much more easy for people to care for themselves,” says Dalziel.

            “The Lotus Tree is a labour of love for me and I hope that people come away feeling happier and healthier when they come through the doors.”

             Lotus Tree Wellness and Healing is located at 118 Main Street, Carlyle. For more information, visit www.lotustree.ca or call (306)-453-3334.

            

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