Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't let the winter get you down!

Things at On The Mend are going smoothly. I have moved out of the beautiful space I was sharing with Jessica Marsh RMT and now only working out of another beautiful space at On The Mend, across the street from the Spring Garden Rd Just Us Cafe.
Tara Patriquin RMT and myself are offering a free 30 minute infrared sauna to anyone who books a one hour massage. It's a great way to beat the winter blues, detoxify your blood and liver and also help you have a more effective treatment by softening you muscles!

On The Mend Alternative Therapies
1494 Carlton St (and Spring Garden Rd.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A new addition to the On The Mend family

On The Mend would like to welcome Tara Patriquin RNH, RMT to the space. Her and I will be sharing the comfy space on the corner of Spring Garden and Carlton, across the street from Just Us Cafe. Also she is bringing with her an infared sauna, which will be so nice in these upcoming winter months.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Promotion!

I'm happy to announce a 'welcome fall' promotion. Your first 1 hour treatment of ear acupuncture or massage therapy for only $45! That's $30 off the regular cost. Book soon, the promotion is only on until the end of October.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Free introductory demo and info session on ear acupuncture. Oct 10 at on the mend!!

To introduce people to my practice, and in particular the auricular medicine form of treatment, I am offering a free introductory demonstration and information session from 5:30-6:30pm on October 10 at On The Mend Alternative Therapies, 1494 Carlton St.

A letter to health professionals

Dave Maybee, RMT
2369 Agricola St.
Halifax, NS

October 10, 2008

Dear Colleague,

My name is David Maybee and I am a new addition to the extensive community of traditional and holistic health practitioners in Halifax. I am a recent graduate of Northumberland Massage College and also a practicing auricular acupuncturist. In addition to completing my studies in Swedish Massage Therapy, I have been training in German auricular medicine over these past 3 years with Vital Principle Institute ( I am also training as a seminar instructor with VPI.
I am contacting you to introduce myself as a new practitioner in your community, and also to briefly introduce the exciting, relatively new therapy and diagnostic tool I use in my practice. Auricular acupuncture was developed by a medical doctor in France, Dr. Paul Nogier. Using the ear’s extensive map of the brain (representing the homunculus as discovered by Dr. Wilder Penfield) the practitioner can target, very specifically, points in the physical and emotional body of the patient. These reflex areas act as a doorway to sending new messages to the brain using neural plasticity. These new messages received by the brain can bring immediate relieve and even reverse afflictions such as chronic pain and addictions, mental disturbances and hormonal imbalances to name a few. With a few treatments, this intervention can result in an ongoing state of health and repair.
The ear itself is but half of why auricular medicine is so powerful. The Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) is a change in the pulse responding to a subtle stimulation of the neurovascular system triggered by information entering the electromagnetic field of the patient. This use of the pulse is a powerful diagnostic tool, possibly the most objective and accurate one known. The VAS is now used by thousands of health professionals in Europe. Using the VAS not only detects active reflex areas in the ear but also can be used to prioritize them from the most important focus (blockage to healing) to the most superficial symptom. Since this tool detects subtle changes in the body’s autonomic nervous system, it can also be utilized to detect substance intolerances, heavy metal toxicities and vitamin deficiencies.
In my practice I offer a unique combination of treatments: auricular medicine with massage therapy, either together in one session or the two modalities separately.
To introduce people to my practice, and in particular the auricular medicine form of treatment, I am offering a free introductory demonstration and information session from 5:30-6:30pm on November 14 at On The Mend Alternative Therapies, 1494 Carlton St.
As I am just starting my practice in Halifax, I am looking to increase my client base. I am open to referrals and would appreciate your consideration of patients whom you feel may benefit from the services I provide. I would like to offer you a complimentary treatment of your choice as well as $15 off the first treatment for any of your patients. If you are interested in more information please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you very much for your continuous dedication to the health of our community. I’m honoured to join you in this effort.

Yours truly,

David Maybee RMT

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Introducing Dave Maybee RMT!

Dave Maybee RMT is a graduate of Northumberland Massage College and is now a registered massage therapist. He has also been studying and practicing ear acupuncture for over 3 years and is now training to teach acupuncture seminars in Halifax and, as he is fluent in the Spanish language, internationally.
Massage therapy has a vast range of therapeutic effects, helpful in treating conditions such as; traumatic injuries, chronic pain and stress related disorders. Dave can also incorporate manual lymph drainage, myofascial, and deep tissue techniques, and will design a treatment that is right for you.
Dave also specializes in the effective healing of auricular acupuncture. Not only can this treatment provide quick relief of chronic pain, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, tendonitis and other conditions, it also can detect and treat imbalances in the body which act as blockages to healing. These imbalances are often completely undetectable by modern technology or the well-trained hands of any therapist, yet are preventing the body from being able to respond to therapy and return to health.

Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body, such as:

Migraines and headaches
Chronic back pain
Urinary tract infections
Irritable bowel
Hormonal imbalances

Dave’s goal with every patient is to form the most effective treatment plan by combining the soothing and therapeutic effects of massage with the subtle and deep accuracy of ear acupuncture to best suit your needs.

The ear holds a map of the body, consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield in the 1940's. This same brain map is also projected onto different areas of the body, the ear being the most detailed and precise projection. The map on the ear is in the form of an upside down foetus, with all of the fine details of every part of the emotional, energetic and physical body represented. The ear has the highest density of acupuncture points of the body.

The map that is projected onto the ear opens the door to regaining and retaining health. It allows us to not only treat a wide range of symptoms, but also to remove long-standing blockages from our physical and emotional bodies which often perpetuate those symptoms. This system is much different than the well-known NADA protocol, which is used readily by social workers and hospitals for trauma and addictions. Auriculomedicine proves to be more extensive and concise in its diagnosis and treatment protocols.

A little history on auricular medicine:
In the 1950s, Dr. Paul Nogier noticed that a local healer was treating sciatica by burning a small area of the ear. This discovery prompted him to investigate the relationship between locations on the ear and human anatomy. Through experimentation, Nogier realized there was a map of an inverted foetus on the surface of the ear, the anatomic regions of which corresponding to specific zones of the body. Nogier demonstrated that pain in any part of the body could be relieved by either needling, burning, massaging or electrically stimulating the region of the ear that corresponded with the anatomical area of the pain. Nogier called this process auriculotherapy.

For more information on this exciting new therapy or to check for the next seminar dates in Halifax and around the country you can go to