Self-Care is the New Healthcare 

Self-Care is the New Healthcare 


Self-Care is a loaded term and often is seen as less than or a “soft skill.” It’s not just a bubble bath, or checking out from responsibilities to sooth our burntout selves. It’s checking back in to the responsibility we have to ourselves and our well being.

The hard truth is, we have to be the ones to listen to what we need. We have to be the ones to plan our appointments and care plan. At Vangool Wellness we want to be a key support and advocate for you too, but at the end of the day, we want to empower YOU to know how to regulate and respect what you need. To empower you to take back your power and voice in systems that make us feel like “we don’t know our own body.”

Self-care is a process of reclaiming and remembering our inherent worthiness. You are worth taking the time for, you are worth fighting for, you are worthy. Self-Care is proactive instead of reactive.
Self-Care is saying YES to yourself and listening to the wisdom of your body, the whispers before they’re shouts. It’s being in loving communication with your body and self and it involves learning the tools to regulate our nervous system.

I am on a mission to reclaim and reframe the word self-care. As a recovering workaholic, high achiever, and serial burn-outer. I became keenly curious about how to sustain doing the things I loved at a high level without being in the cycle of burnout. I would cringe at the word self-care because it felt like weakness. Until the science began to reflect what the inner knowing and emotional part of me knew to be true. Self-care is simply tools that help us give ourselves more of what we need, in the moments, weeks, and hours that we can. It’s being aware of our body throughout the day and being more connected to body intelligence, not just mind intelligence. In this way, we regulate our nervous system and are in the stress response less often, and therefore, living in a sustainable way for our mind, body, and spirit.

Self-Care Challenge

  • Say YES to self, listen to the whispers of your body.
  • Create SLOW in your life and settle into trusting what you know to be true.
  • Take more time BEING and less time DOING.
  • Counter the hustle of this season and be radical in your choices to lean into ease. Value doing less, more than you value doing more.
  • Plan ahead, schedule in your self-care time and let it stay in your schedule as a priority, not an ‘extra’ or ‘if I have time’.

As we head into our clinic busy season, we encourage you to plan ahead for your self-care so we can give you the care you need in the time that you need because you’re worth it.

“This step of saying yes to self is saying, I am worth fighting for. I am worth healing for. I am worthy.”- Adrianne Vangool from “The Journey of Self-Care to We-Care”

Want to learn more about self-care and nervous system regulation tools? Copies of The Journey of Self-Care to We-Care are availble at the clinic, McNally Robinson, Turning the Tide, or Amazon.

Plan ahead and book your self-care appointment

As 2023 is coming to an end, think ahead to book the self-care that you need. Physiotherapy, PhysioYoga, Yoga Classes and Massage Therapy available.

What is PhysioYoga?

What is PhysioYoga?


PhysioYoga is a practice that combines the principles of physiotherapy and yoga to help improve physical health and overall well-being. This approach to healthcare has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its holistic approach to healing and its ability to treat a wide range of conditions. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to improve your physical fitness, PhysioYoga can help.

The practice of PhysioYoga is based on the idea that the body is a complex system that requires balance and harmony to function properly. This approach to healthcare focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of physical problems rather than simply treating the symptoms. By combining the principles of physiotherapy and yoga, PhysioYoga practitioners are able to provide a comprehensive approach to healing that addresses both the physical and mental aspects of health.

With its focus on holistic healing and its ability to treat a wide range of conditions, PhysioYoga is quickly becoming one of the most popular approaches to healthcare today. If you are interested in learning more about PhysioYoga and how it can benefit your health, reach out to us at Vangool Wellness.

What is PhysioYoga?

PhysioYoga is a holistic approach to health care that combines the benefits of yoga practice with the principles of physiotherapy. It is a form of rehabilitation that focuses on the mind, breath, body, and spirit to promote balance and healing.

PhysioYoga is suitable for anyone, including those with injuries or chronic pain. It is particularly effective for those recovering from physical injuries, as it helps to improve strength, mobility, endurance, and circulation, while reducing pain and promoting self-awareness.

The practice of PhysioYoga involves a combination of yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation, and mindful movement. It is taught by a certified PhysioYoga teacher or a physiotherapist with additional training in yoga therapy.

PhysioYoga is an integrative approach to health care that takes into account the whole person, including biopsychosocial-spiritual factors. It is especially useful for those with pelvic health issues, as it includes specific core strategies and poses to improve pelvic floor health.

Benefits of PhysioYoga

This unique approach to yoga provides a range of benefits for both the mind and body. Here are some of the benefits of PhysioYoga:

  • Improved balance: PhysioYoga can help improve your balance by strengthening your core muscles and improving your body awareness. This can be particularly beneficial for seniors or individuals with balance issues.
  • Reduction of pain: PhysioYoga can help reduce pain by addressing the root cause of the pain. By combining yoga poses with physiotherapy techniques, PhysioYoga can help improve mobility, endurance, and circulation, which can all contribute to a reduction in pain.
  • Increased self-awareness: PhysioYoga can help increase your self-awareness by encouraging you to focus on your breath and body. This can help you become more mindful of your movements and actions, which can lead to a greater sense of control and empowerment.
  • Holistic approach: PhysioYoga takes a holistic approach to health care, addressing the whole person rather than just the physical symptoms. This approach can be particularly beneficial for individuals with chronic pain or injuries.
  • Improved pelvic floor health: PhysioYoga can help improve pelvic floor health by teaching individuals how to engage and relax their pelvic floor muscles. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with pelvic health issues such as pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, or pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Evidence-informed: PhysioYoga is an evidence-informed practice, meaning that it is based on scientific research and clinical expertise. This ensures that the practice is safe and effective for individuals of all ages and abilities.

PhysioYoga is a unique and effective approach that can provide a range of benefits for both the mind and body. By combining the principles of physiotherapy with yoga practices, PhysioYoga can help patients recover from injuries, reduce pain, and improve their overall health and well-being.

If you’re interested in trying a PhysioYoga class, reach out to us at Vangool Wellness in Saskatoon.