Based on the Chinese philosophy that there are energy pathways in the body carrying vital life force energy (qi), Acupuncture and Acupressure are two modalities used to stimulate blocked qi flow and balance energy in the body's system. This in turn promotes natural healing and improves the overall function of the body thereby preventing disease.
Through various methods of detecting patterns in the body, such as pulse/tongue diagnosis, inquiry, and abdominal palpation, a practitioner of Chinese Medicine can determine what you require during your visit. Other modalities within the scope of practice of Chinese Medicine include cupping, moxibustion, electro acupuncture and nutritional and lifestyle consultation.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and augmenting the physical function of the body. Massage therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are highly trained in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as: migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.
Herbal medicine is the use of whole plants to treat people experiencing a wide range of conditions. It has been practised for centuries, and combined with modern research and techniques, it is increasingly acknowledged as a safe and effective primary or complementary treatment. Herbalists work holistically, meaning they treat the whole person rather than the disease, and work to restore the body’s vitality and ability to heal.
Depending on the plant, various parts are used including the roots, bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Some conditions that can be supported, treated, or managed include: anxiety, depression, IBS, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune disease, arthritis, seasonal allergies, hypertension, and skin conditions. Instead of providing pre-made formulas, herbalists create unique blends tailored to the needs of each individual. Nutritional counselling, supplementation and lifestyle advice may also be provided.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique literally translated as universal life force energy. It is administered by a "laying on of hands" by the practitioner to a fully clothed recipient. Reiki treats the whole being including body, mind and spirit and is a very relaxing and soothing experience. Some people describe a Reiki treatment as a warm glow of energy flowing through their entire body and many are so deeply relaxed that they drift in and out of sleep.Common reasons people seek Reiki treatment are: stress relief, insomnia, headaches, joint pain, menstrual issues, respiratory disorders and many others.
Far infrared radiant heat (FIR) is a beneficial and completely safe form of naturally occurring energy that is emitted from the sun but does not contain any damaging UV rays. Some of the benefits of FIR sauna therapy include an increase in blood and lymph circulation, an increase of the body's metabolic processes, skin/body detoxification through sweating, collagen production, and a reduction of inflammation and edema. It has proved to benefit those experiencing fibromyalgia, arthritis, fatigue, sluggishness, low immune function, and a difficulty losing weight. People report feeling relaxed, cleansed, and energized after a session.