Get relief from the pain of everyday stress

The pace of life rarely slows down for busy people. It’s always ‘go go go’. At the end of the day we hit the sack and crash, only to wake the next morning realizing that our bodies ache.

But we have to stick to our routines and time frames so we get up and get going again, regardless of the pain.

Over a few weeks repeating this process can add up to some serious physical grief! The truth is that if we actually want to keep this same pace up for the long term, we need to make time to take care of ourselves.

That’s why I suggest that you come to try myofascial trigger point release.

I am Jeff Bergin and I run Sport Performance Institute. I spend time finding the source of your aches and pains and then I help to remove them one by one. Even the ones that you didn’t realize were there.

Most sessions average about 20 minutes and the release of pressure and range of motion can be immediate.

Just know that this is not massage!! It is a personal, targeted approach to pain relief.

Triggers are painful and my job is to remove them. If you think that you have tried everything and nothing works — give me a call at

613-614-4676 or email to jeff.bergin@spicertification.com

Book now for only $40 per 20-minute session.

Marketplace gets Jeff’s message out

It’s important that businesses reach their target markets with information vital to their success.

Jeff Bergin at Sport Performance Institute has found the right formula in advertorial messages in Marketplace News.

It’s all about being able to tell your story your own way, says Jeff.

“Marketplace News helps my clients understand what myofascial trigger point release therapy can do to help them reduce pain from everyday living.”

As the greater Capital Region’s only publication featuring informative articles about the quality products and services of its advertisers, Marketplace News is a valuable tool for businesses looking to reach new customers.

For readers, Marketplace News is a reliable source to find the best merchants and service providers in the area.

“Marketplace News gives my clients all the information they need to make an informed decision about treatment.” – Jeff Bergin, Sport Performance Institute.  EP

Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic in Barrhaven

Certified pedorthists Derek Gilmer and Richard May at Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic

Helping You Walk Away from Foot Pain

Fall can be a painful season for feet! During the summer months, people are wearing sandals, flip-flops, and walking around barefoot. The transition into a more confined shoe or boot can be uncomfortable, even a cause of painful bunions. Also, all those months of wearing shoes with poor support can start to take its toll.

Pain is not normal and not something you have to live with. At Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic in Barrhaven, Certified pedorthists Derek Gilmer and Richard May can assess and treat many lower limb injuries and conditions like bunions, Plantar Fasciitis, Osteoarthritis and more. They provide personal advice to see if custom orthotics are necessary or whether an over the counter orthotic will do the job. If a custom orthotic is required, it can be expertly made on site using a combination of expert craftsmanship and the highest of technology.

September is a great time to check your current footwear and orthotics which may need to be refurbished or replaced. Perhaps it’s time to book a re-assessment. Pain relief may even be as simple as changing your footwear. At Healthy Steps, they stock a wide range of shoes, sandals and athletic footwear and until September 30th, many models have had their prices slashed. This is a rare clearance sale and a perfect opportunity to treat your feet to some comfy footwear.

Drop by the clinic at 4100 Strandherd Drive, Unit 202 (2nd floor) in Barrhaven. Call 613-823-2522 or request an appointment online at www.healthystepspedorthic.com. EP

Treasures Anew Consignment: The Perfect Place for Student Shoppers

After the school supplies and the electronics, there is one more shopping destination for students now living on their own….Treasures Anew, on Clyde Avenue! This charming little consignment shop has many of the items students would love to outfit their new digs…kitchenware, décor, lighting, towels, stemware and more. They may even find a special treasure to remind them of home!

The store is constantly changing with new items placed on the shelves every day. Merchandise ranges from the eclectic and original to the functional and practical. What never changes is the superior quality and condition you can expect to find with every purchase. So for those just starting out, it’s a starter kit that’s not only functional but of the highest quality at extremely affordable prices.

Staff at Treasures Anew is friendly and knowledgeable. Their business is customer service and value for the money. They have created a unique shopping experience for shoppers seeking interesting gifts or practical items for their homes. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the staff is happy to put your request down in their “Wish book.”

Visit Treasures Anew Consignment now located at 1390 Clyde Avenue, Unit 101. Check out their photo gallery at www.treasuresanew.ca or like them on Facebook. Call 613-224-2257. Remember, at Treasures Anew; it’s a new store with every visit! EP

Caress Electrolysis: Silky Smooth Skin is just a Caress Away

Kathryn, the owner of Caress, along with other professionals from CaressSome people have skin and hair issues that impact their self-esteem. Kathryn, owner of Caress Electrolysis was one of those people, but she decided early in life to do something about it.

“After trying a variety of temporary methods of hair removal I decided to give electrolysis a try. Overjoyed with the results of electrolysis, I not only got rid of my unwanted hair permanently, I also gained more confidence. I was so delighted by the results that I decided to pursue a career in electrolysis.”

“I started working at an established salon but soon decided to open my own clinic where I had the liberty to operate in a more professional manner and purchased state of the art technology.”

“Clients often inform me how pleased they are with the results and only wished they had started treatments sooner.  Don’t make the same mistake, start now.”

We at Caress can permanently remove unwanted hair on any area of your body regardless of the colour of your skin or hair. Electrolysis is the ONLY method of permanent hair removal.

Why throw away your money on waxing and depilatories only to have the hair regrow? Electrolysis is a lifetime investment.

Caress Electrolysis - young woman doing yogaMost of the staff at Caress Electrolysis, has been successfully performing electrolysis in the Ottawa area for over 30 years. The team of professional certified Electrologists are constantly exploring breakthroughs in permanent hair removal to ensure the best results.  Caress offers the highest standard of sterilization and is one of the few clinics in Ottawa that employs Zeiss microscopes to increase the precision of insertions, providing more gentle treatments with a faster conclusion.

Caress Electrolysis offers a FREE consultation. An Electrologist will explain the procedure, answer any of your questions and provide you with a sample treatment. As an informed consumer you will have all the information you need to decide whether to proceed with treatments.

Testimonial by Christopher

The environment at Caress is spotless and inviting. The equipment used is state of the art and clearly a lot of care has been put into making the experience relaxing. The staff is friendly and professional.

Being a man I was unsure of how awkward I would feel walking into an electrolysis clinic but as it turns out I had nothing to worry about. On my first visit, Kathryn gave me a detailed explanation of what’s involved and how it works. She offered to treat a small area so I could experience what the discomfort level would be. I found it very acceptable but more importantly found her discretion and nonjudgmental manner to be a real stress reliever. I can’t imagine how the

experience could be any more relaxing and professional. Her years of experience inspire confidence that you’re in good hands. I look forward to my appointments and the great conversations we always have. If I had found Caress, and Kathryn in particular, I would have been a customer many years sooner and would recommend Caress to anyone without hesitation.

Christopher

Caress Electrolysis is conveniently opened weekdays 9:00 to 8:00 and Saturdays 9:00 to 4:00.

Please visit caresselectrolysis.com for more information or call 613 825 2299. Caress Electrolysis is located at 35 Larkin Dr., off Greenbank Rd.  EP

Your free durable plastic Emergency Contact Card could be a lifesaver

Free Emergency Contact Card logoIf you are involved in an accident, have a heart attack, stroke or other medical emergencies, who will speak for you if you cannot? It is important for first responders to know who to contact in the event of an emergency.

Retired Ottawa Police Sergeant Peter Couillard learned, from a compassionate first respondent’s side, that both life and non-life threatening events can be made worse by lack of easily accessible personal identification. As retired Sergeant Couillard so aptly put it, “when it comes to providing assistance to anyone in a medical or health-related crisis, every additional step in locating and contacting a family member or friend means precious time wasted in connecting these victims with their loved ones. Emergency contacts will bring comfort and may have valuable information that could be a lifesaver!”

Fred Bowie, Life & Retirement Guide at the Canada Retirement Information Centre developed a simple solution – a durable plastic waterproof card, with up-to-date family and friend emergency contact information.

A Durable plastic Emergency Contact Card is available for you, your family and friends for FREE, a gift from the Canada Retirement Information Centre Community Service Division. (no age restriction)

Applying for your card is easy, visit www.FreeEmergencyContactCard.com to create your own personal Emergency Contact Card. Your FREE DURABLE PLASTIC EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD will be delivered directly to your home by Canada Post (there is no cost to you for postage & handling cost) within 10 business days.

It only takes a couple of minutes to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that in case of an emergency family and friends can be contacted quickly and easily. Apply today.

The Beauty Studio on Greenbank Road

Restoring Your Hair from the Summer Elements

The Beauty Studio on Greenbank Road

With summer fun, unfortunately, comes post-summer hair damage. After spending time in the wind, sun, chlorine, salt water and air conditioning, your hair may be dull, brassy, frizzy, dry or brittle. Dry hair is the biggest complaint come September. There’s a protective coating on hair called the hydrolipidic film; if you have dry hair, that film is broken down somewhat anyway, when you colour it, it breaks down a little more — but when you add sun, salt water, and chlorine, you can destroy the film altogether.

The result is that moisture located deep in the core of the hair shaft evaporates leaving your hair crying out for hydration.

As well, salt, sun and chlorine cause certain hair colours (mostly blondes and redheads) to turn brassy and hair that’s been abused by summer’s elements may be difficult to comb out leaving it prone to breakage.

The professionals at The Beauty Studio can restore your tresses to their former glory. If your hair colour has faded or changed due to exposure to chlorine, sun, etc., they can help. Maybe it’s just time for a new look….colour, highlights, extensions, perms or straightening of course…. but they also specialize in styles like corn rows, fusion, Ghana and jerry curls. They also offer design haircuts for men.

Visit The Beauty Studio at 1013-900 Greenbank Road or call 613-825-6666. EP

Fahey Electric – Full Service Electrical Contractors

Serving Ottawa and Area for Close to 20 Years

Fahey Electric

It’s finally summer and the hot weather is here. Let Fahey Electric keep you cool this season with expert installation, or repair, of your air conditioning system or ceiling fans.  Maybe it’s time for new exterior lighting around your patio or pool or buying that hot tub you’ve been thinking about…whatever your electrical needs, Fahey Electric provides a full range of electrical services to both residential and commercial clients.

Since 1999, master electrician Terry Fahey and his team of skilled technicians have tackled electrical issues both large and small thanks to their wide-ranging experience in the field.  They can diagnose and repair all your electrical issues, provide maintenance to any electrical system, upgrade panels, install cable and phone lines and much more. Fahey Electric electricians are also on call, 24/7, for Ottawa emergency repairs.

Securing a knowledgeable electrician is vital to keeping a structure’s electrical system in proper working condition.  The professionals at Fahey Electric have a track record of excellent work at reasonable prices and have a long list of repeat customers to prove it.  They provide free estimates, so potential customers know exactly what they’ll be paying for and why.

For all your electrical needs, big or small, call Fahey Electric 613-726-7842. Visit http://faheyelectric.com  EP

ECRA/ESA LIC 6001239

Physiocare Physiotherapy offers women’s health relief

Physiocare staffCaring, dedicated professional physiotherapists at Physiocare Physiotherapy & Rehab Centre can help reduce pain and suffering.

The Physiotherapists are well trained in Joint Mobilization, Soft Tissue Release techniques including Graston, Muscle Energy techniques and are constantly updating their skills.

“We take pride in providing specialized restorative pelvic health intervention for women with low back or pelvic pain, anyone experiencing pelvic dysfunction, pain, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic floor or core weakness.”

These personal treatments are provided in secure, private rooms by a female therapist.

A doctor’s referral is not required for treatment, but may be needed for private health insurance coverage.

Physiocare Physiotherapy & Rehab Centre has opened a second location in the basement of Embassy West Senior Living at 1400 Carling Ave, Ottawa.

“In addition to services offered at our 289 Greenbank Road, Nepean location, we also have Sci-fit and Nu step machines at the Carling clinic. We provide treatment for Female Urinary Incontinence, Blocked Milk Ducts, Concussion and other Neurological conditions as well as Arthritis, Repetitive Strain and Sports injuries,” says Vijay Sharma, Registered Physiotherapist and Clinic Director.

Call 613-714-9495 for an appointment or for more information, go to www.physiocarephysiotherapy.com.  EP

Caress Electrolysis: Silky Smooth Skin is just a Caress Away

Kathryn, the owner of Caress, along with other professionals from Caress

Some people have skin and hair issues that impact their self-esteem. Kathryn, owner of Caress Electrolysis was one of those people, but she decided early in life to do something about it.

“After trying a variety of temporary methods of hair removal I decided to give electrolysis a try. Overjoyed with the results of electrolysis, I not only got rid of my unwanted hair permanently, I also gained more confidence. I was so delighted by the results that I decided to pursue a career in electrolysis.”

“I started working at an established salon but soon decided to open my own clinic where I had the liberty to operate in a more professional manner and purchased state of the art technology.”

“Clients often inform me how pleased they are with the results and only wished they had started treatments sooner.  Don’t make the same mistake, start now.”

We at Caress can permanently remove unwanted hair on any area of your body regardless of the colour of your skin or hair. Electrolysis is the ONLY method of permanent hair removal.

Why throw away your money on waxing and depilatories only to have the hair regrow? Electrolysis is a lifetime investment.

Caress Electrolysis - young woman doing yogaMost of the staff at Caress Electrolysis, has been successfully performing electrolysis in the Ottawa area for over 30 years. The team of professional certified Electrologists are constantly exploring breakthroughs in permanent hair removal to ensure the best results.  Caress offers the highest standard of sterilization and is one of the few clinics in Ottawa that employs Zeiss microscopes to increase the precision of insertions, providing more gentle treatments with a faster conclusion.

Caress Electrolysis offers a FREE consultation. An Electrologist will explain the procedure, answer any of your questions and provide you with a sample treatment. As an informed consumer you will have all the information you need to decide whether to proceed with treatments.

Testimonial by Christopher

The environment at Caress is spotless and inviting. The equipment used is state of the art and clearly a lot of care has been put into making the experience relaxing. The staff is friendly and professional.

Being a man I was unsure of how awkward I would feel walking into an electrolysis clinic but as it turns out I had nothing to worry about. On my first visit, Kathryn gave me a detailed explanation of what’s involved and how it works. She offered to treat a small area so I could experience what the discomfort level would be. I found it very acceptable but more importantly found her discretion and nonjudgmental manner to be a real stress reliever. I can’t imagine how the

experience could be any more relaxing and professional. Her years of experience inspire confidence that you’re in good hands. I look forward to my appointments and the great conversations we always have. If I had found Caress, and Kathryn in particular, I would have been a customer many years sooner and would recommend Caress to anyone without hesitation.

Christopher

Caress Electrolysis is conveniently opened weekdays 9:00 to 8:00 and Saturdays 9:00 to 4:00.

Please visit caresselectrolysis.com for more information or call 613 825 2299. Caress Electrolysis is located at 35 Larkin Dr., off Greenbank Rd.  EP

Take Time for Yourself!

Dana O’BrienIsn’t it about time you de-stressed with a massage? Registered Massage Therapist Dana O’Brien understands that life can be hectic. You can reduce your stress and relax with a Swedish massage. But there’s more to massage than just relaxing. Massage also helps headaches, strain/sprains, Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, and a host of other ailments. Dana also says that clients visit her for specific injuries, like repetitive stress or post-surgery.

Dana has been a massage therapist for over 11 years. She graduated from Algonquin College with honours and now teaches there part-time. Dana has taken extended training for pregnant clients and infant massage as well. She has travelled with the University of Ottawa Swim Team and has volunteered for the Ottawa Senators Foundation – treating alumni and local athletes. Her techniques include joint mobilizations, neuromuscular techniques, and trigger point therapy.

Take some time for yourself and book that massage or other treatment with Dana O’Brien today. It’s a great way to relieve the stress of everyday life. Call 613-513-5565 or reach out to Dana at danaraeobrien@yahoo.ca. Visit www.danaobrien.ca for more information.


Dana has high praise for Marketplace Newsletter:

Several new clients found me because of the article in Marketplace Newsletter. And that was after only a few weeks of my first publication. Working with the Marketplace writers was a great experience. They were clear and concise in their writing and were very accommodating to my needs. Marketplace Newsletter owner Malcom Dort appreciates the needs of the small business person. He also understands the advertising business and that is reflected in the professionalism of the newsletter. If you’re a small business owner you should consider Marketplace Newsletter – it reaches your potential audience and a demographic that is responsive and interested in their community.  EP