A young boy playfully runs away from his father during a winter getaway in Nova Scotia.

Cape Breton Escapes | Family Winter Getaways in Nova Scotia

No matter the season, arguably one of Cape Breton Island’s most remarkable features is its elite status as an ideal family vacation spot. And while winter is still a few months away, we’re never surprised at how quickly it seems to arrive each year. As such, we’ve already begun taking reservations from those wishing to …

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A woman practices Qi Gong during a wellness retreat amid the shore of Cape Breton Island.

Mind, Body, and Soul | A Wellness Retreat in Nova Scotia

To say the last few months have been stressful certainly seems like an understatement. Current events and the demands of our modern lifestyles can sometimes leave us feeling bogged down and disconnected from our environment. The trapeze act we call life is no easy task, so it’s understandable why so many people are yearning for …

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Infrared Saunas: 7 Tips

Saunas aid in  Detoxification & Cleansing
A sauna is a small room or house with dry or wet heat.  Traditional saunas issue wet heat.  The Sunlighten Infrared Sauna is dry heat)  Its goal is to  imitate the kind of heat you get radiating from the sun.*
Wet or dry sauna,  the heat increases your body  temperature and allows you to sweat out toxins through your skin.  The heat of  saunas help to cleanse us.
Traditional wet  saunas allow your  sweat content level of toxins to be about 3% while infrared saunas allow for  up to 20% of your sweat to be toxins.  […]

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Acupuncture: 8 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Healing Art that comes to us from China, Japan and other Asian countries. Endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and traditionally a preventive medicine, it continues to be used by over one third of the world’s population as a primary form of medicine. Acupuncture works well with other forms of medicine, including Western medicine.
2. How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture balances a person’s life energy, or Qi (pronounces “Chee”). Everything in us – all physical and non-physical (i.e mental, emotional) processes depend on the presence of Qi, and Qi is present in all living […]

Morning Qi Gong

At Cabot Shores, the Healing Arts are interspersed into many of the activities available to our guests. Morning Qi Gong is one of these. Our experience is that when we begin our day with even a short set of contemplative movement, we are more available to the other activities we engage in throughout the day …

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