We are now introducing alternative treatments as part of our services.
Alternative medicine consists of a wide range of health care practices, products, and therapies based on traditional medicinal practices of a particular culture.
A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.
Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. (Definition by Reflexology Assoc. of Canada)
Healing Touch (Reiki)
The gentle art of Reiki draws on universal light energy to benefit individuals of any age and in any state of health. It nurtures and supports good health and balance of the mind body, and emotions.
It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing that transfer universal energy (Reiki) in the form of ki through the palms and allows for self healing and establishing a state of equilibrium.
In sanatan/Hindu and tantric/yogic traditions and other belief systems chakras are energy points or knots in the body.
Chakras are part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as such are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels.
This technique works on the seven primary energy centers with a healing touch and aligns the meridians of the body releasing energy blocks, and promoting a pleasant state of being.
Different cultures have developed traditions of crystal healing over time, including the Hopi Native Americans of Arizona and Hawaiian islanders, who still use it today.
The practice involves selecting specific colors of stones and placing them on parts of the body.
Stones are placed at the feet or held in the hands.
Practitioners sometimes use crystal wands, which are placed near the receiver's body.
Colour selection and placement of stones are done according to concepts of grounding, chakras or energy grids.
Gua Sha Massage
Gua sha meaning "scraping sha-bruises" is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising.
It is also known as Dermal Friction.
Massaging with this technique is very effective when dealing with areas of muscular pain and tension because it alleviates blood stagnation.
Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
In China, the bamboo represents eternal youth, strength, prosperity and peace.
This massage technique involves the use of hollow bamboo canes that are warm or at room temperature.
Hands are used to work over the muscles and the cane is used to focus on knots. With this exotic technique, muscles relax to a deeper level.
Kinesiology is the exploration of human movement and integrates three
disciplines: musculoskeletal anatomy (form), neuromuscular physiology (function)
During a kinesiology session the therapist will apply a gentle, light finger massage to various pressure points across the clients body, in order to relax and soothe affected muscles, tissues and joints.
This technique has been effective in helping individuals who experience chronic injuries such as sports related strains; debilitating diseases such as Fibromyalgia; and even repetitive stress injuries such as neck, shoulder and back work-related pain.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues.
This technique uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow
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Cranial Release Technique
Cranial Release Technique (CRT) is a natural, hands-on approach to releasing the body’s inborn capacity to heal and regenerate itself.
CRT can be applied in only minutes, yet it has profound effects on overall health and well-being.
CRT works to restore proper function to the nervous system and proper balance to body structure. Thus, it has positive effects on conditions ranging from aches and pains to overall health and wellness.
This technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience.
It seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.
Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). It helps treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Japanese Zen Facial Massage
This technique tones and tightens the skin and facial muscles and involves lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
The use of aromatherapy oils promotes emotional cleansing. This massage promotes skin lift and facial rejuvenation.
Indian Head, Hand, and Foot Massage with Ayurvedic Oils
Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional medicine of India.
It includes a belief that health can be influenced by use of traditional herbs, and by achieving energetic balance.
This massage works the upper three chakras: vishuddha, ajna, and sahasrara, and can be used for physical harmony, for healing, for vitality, and for relaxation.
Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
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