Essential Oils


Essential oils are a concentrated extract from different plants, flowers, fruits, and trees. Though they are not a substitute for attending counselling sessions with licensed professionals, essential oils can have therapeutic and medicinal benefits for some individuals and can be used in various ways. The main application form of essential oils is through a [...]

Essential Oils2021-08-06T16:42:12+00:00



Have you ever driven back and forth to work with no recollection of the drive itself? One minute you were at the office and the next minute you’re home. Or maybe sometimes you go upstairs to grab something and by the time you get there you’re looking around thinking, “..what did I come here [...]


Not All Pain Is Created Equal


There are many different ways to describe what we feel. The words we use to describe pain may help identify the structures involved, whether muscle, nerve, bone, joint, or visceral in nature. As a practitioner, I find that patients who can accurately describe their pain, help to give us a better idea of how [...]

Not All Pain Is Created Equal2021-08-04T15:24:23+00:00

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene


Sleep Hygiene – What is it and why is it important? The term “sleep hygiene” refers to a routine of healthy sleep habits that can improve your overall ability to fall and stay asleep. A person’s sleep hygiene can be affected by various factors. A few examples are anxiety, insomnia, travel, stress, pain and [...]

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene2021-08-04T15:56:47+00:00

Tension Headaches & Chiropractic Services


There are many different types of headaches – all with their own unique signs and symptoms. The most common type of headache is called a tension headache. The cause of tension headaches is not well known but is widely believed to be related to muscle tension, stress, and genetics. Although we can’t change our [...]

Tension Headaches & Chiropractic Services2021-08-06T15:39:36+00:00

Myofascial Self Massage


Have you ever seen or heard of a person using a ball or a foam roller to help with muscle pain and wondered what exactly they were doing? Well, let's dive in to understand the benefits of self-massage utilizing a lacrosse or tennis ball and identify which one would work best for you! The [...]

Myofascial Self Massage2021-08-06T15:38:26+00:00

Why Am I Experiencing More Low Back Pain Than Usual?


Did you know that low back pain is one of the most common chronic conditions in Canadians? 4 out of 5 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life1! As if we didn’t have enough back pain already, a recent study showed that about one-third of people have experienced increased back [...]

Why Am I Experiencing More Low Back Pain Than Usual?2021-08-06T15:35:59+00:00

Music & Our Health


What is the Link Between Music & Our Health? Most of us can probably name at least one song that holds significant emotional meaning - whether it be your wedding song, the song played at your loved one’s funeral, or that one song that reminds you of someone you love. Music has the ability [...]

Music & Our Health2021-08-06T15:33:00+00:00

Hamilton Trails


Why You Should Visit the Hamilton Trails As the weather begins to warm up, it is important to get out of the house and into your community! Here at Durand Integrated Health Group, we encourage you to get active this summer by using some of Hamilton’s beautiful trails. There are many walking, hiking, and cycling [...]

Hamilton Trails2021-07-23T15:51:22+00:00
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What is Self-Compassion? Put simply, self-compassion can be seen as a component of self-care and refers to being kind and gentle towards yourself. It can be a powerful tool to use especially during times of immense stress and pressure. Whether it’s by taking a break or by attending counselling sessions with a licensed therapist, [...]

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