Gift Certificates

Give the gift of a massage gift certificate for self-care to someone special this holiday season! Massage is great for stress reduction, pain relief or muscle relaxation!

Atmospheric Pressure Headaches

The other day I felt a headache come on, due to a change in the weather.

I am not new to these types of headaches, that sit at the back of the head and radiate into the neck, but I started to really think about the way it made me feel and related it to a similar headache; one you get from weaning off of coffee.

So, I began to think well, maybe if I had a coffee (which I don’t drink on a regular basis) this would get rid of the headache, and it did! Then I started to think, as medically minded people do well, then I know that caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, so maybe the low weather pressure system causes too much vasodilation.

I looked into it and found that I was correct in my assumption! A low-pressure system can induce what is referred to as a Spontaneous Induced Hypotension (SIH) headache.

When I was furthering my investigation I actually came across an article that said that coffee / caffeine may help some people with these types of atmospheric low-pressure headaches!

So, the next time this happens, I will be reaching for a cup of java instead of ibuprofen as it never seems to really help!

Hypertension Month

May is hypertension awareness month, which simply means high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be caused by many things and should be managed by your doctor.

However, there are many things you can do to help reduce your blood pressure like; reducing the salt in your diet, getting exercise and the right amount of sleep.

Along with these recommendations you should also consider getting regular massage for stress reduction. Both physical and mental stress can drive your blood pressure up. Always let your massage therapist know prior to your treatment if you have high blood pressure, as there may be certain precautions or accommodations that they will need to make to your treatment.

New Massage Clinic Location


I would like to take a moment of your time to let you know that I will be relocating my massage practice to 99 Bayfield St., at the corner of Bayfield and Worsley St., on the second floor, starting January 1st, 2019. Once a member of the Evergreen co-op massage therapy team, I have now opened my own business under the name Westwind Massage Therapy.  I would love for you to join me at my new location, where you will receive the same great massages, just in a beautiful new location.
I specifically chose this location downtown as this has been a convenient location for you to come for massages. Visitor Parking is free and is located at the back, off Worsley St.
I have spent the last several months planning and preparing for this new venture and am very excited for you to see what I have been creating!
My website is live, but will undergo a few changes over the next little while, including the booking page, so please bear with me.
The booking system is coming soon, so in the meantime if you would like to schedule an appointment with me for the new year you can contact me directly at, or 705-627-2880.  Please let me know approximately when you would like to see me and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.




-Deborah Lusher-Yandt, BScN.,RN, RMT