Fully Alive Wellness

Nicole Nifo is a Registered Massage Therapist and founder of Fully Alive Wellness Centre. She has extensive training in Pregnancy Massage and has worked closely with high risk pregnant women at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. After becoming certified to work with infants and children, Nicole created the BabyLove Infant Massage classes. Currently, Nicole has started to practice as a Birth Doula (DONA). Her goal as a Therapist is to ensure that top quality care is given to mom and baby and to educate families on the many benefits of loving touch. Can’t make it out to a class? Both Pregnancy Massage treatments and Baby Love Infant Massage classes are offered In-Home!! Nicole can be contacted at 416-578-5107, e-mail or visit fullyalivecentre.com

Communicating Love Through Touch: A Baby With Special Needs

My recent experience as a Massage Therapist is teaching parents baby massage. Now, most parents want to learn these techniques to help with their child’s gas and teething discomforts, general bonding and promotion of grow. Last month I was honoured to work with a couple who recently gave birth to their second child who unexpectedly was born with Down Syndrome. I did some research before hand to make sure I fully understood the symptom...

February 3, 2012 Read Blog

Nurturing Touch For Your Active Toddler

I teach parents about infant massage as a way to connect and take an active role in the health and well being of their baby. I have realized that parents have a hard time applying the relaxing techniques of infant massage to their active toddler. Most parents are learning infant massage for their baby as early as five weeks old.These classes are designed to massage their baby on their back or tummy and the most movement would be rolling from...

December 7, 2011 Read Blog

Stress: To be or Not to Be

As a Health Practitioner, Massage Therapist and seeker of all great things holistic; I am fully aware of the causes that can lead up to STRESS. I educate and at times lecture to my patients, friends and family about how to detect and manage stress that may be lurking in their body, mind and spirit. As a Woman, Friend, Sister, Girlfriend, Daughter, Grand Daughter- I seem to put the importance of helping others ahead of myself. It came...

June 6, 2011 Read Blog

Babies with Gas: A Hard time for New Parents

Today, I met with a new client and her eight week old son. He was cute as a button and smiling when I greeted him. This was his first ever Massage! Lucky guy, he was in for a treat! So I thought. You see, this little guy among many babies suffered from gas and bloating! He was up all night, and always seemed to be in pain. His abdomen was hard and he sure was trying to push gas out. My new client told me that I was her last hope to help...

May 30, 2011 Read Blog

Doula: The Importance of A Labour Support Provider

For centuries, women around the world have been involved in the support of a labouring woman. In 2011, a family planning for childbirth will call upon a doula for her services during labour and delivery. What is a Doula? According to DONA (Doulas of North America): “The word ‘doula’ comes from the ancient Greek meaning ‘a woman who serves’ and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous...

April 20, 2011 Read Blog

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