Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Cupping Therapy
An ancient method of healing that uses individually packaged, sterilized, disposable needles. These extremely thin needles are positioned on specific acupoints to balance the flow of vital energy, Qi, in the body.
Many extended health insurances cover acupuncture and acupuncture is now regulated in the province of Ontario.
Acupuncture Therapists often use other methods to complement needle treatment. These may include Moxibustion, a heat treatment using a dried herb called "mugwort".
Acupuncture is an effective therapy for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Headaches, migraines
- Chronic Fatigue
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- And many other chronic conditions
The word shiatsu literally translates as “finger pressure". Our therapists are trained in meridian style shiatsu, a form that is deeply rooted in the art of Eastern therapeutic medical practices.
Gentle, but firm pressure is applied to specific acupressure points on the body. Stimulating these points helps to re-balance a person’s energy (“Ki” in Japanese).
Shiatsu treatments have been used to give relief for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Poor digestion
- Many other chronic conditions
Tuina is a form of Chinese body massage that uses a rhythmic, rocking motion along acupressure points and meridian lines.
It is very useful in treating soft tissue injuries, blood circulation issues, rheumatic pain, fatigue and any symptoms caused by stress or emotional strain.
Chinese Herbs have proven to be extremely successful in treating a variety of conditions ranging from dermato- logical conditions or gastrointestinal problems to managing the side effects of chemotherapy.
Ask for further information as to which therapist specialized in this service.
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Facial Rejuvenation / Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural skin rejuvenation technique that
stimulates the body's healing energies and increases circulation to reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improve skin colour and texture. Not only can it revitalize aging skin but is also good for acne, puffiness and reduction of bags and dark circles under the eyes. It can help your eyes to look brighter, will leave your skin rosier and clearer and your essence lighter.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
With a light touch, the cranial sacral practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the cranial sacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the cranial sacral system.
The body is seen as an integrated whole, each part affecting the other physically, mentally and spiritually.
The structure and the function of the body parts are interrelated.
The body has its own mechanisms to self-regulate, self-heal and self-maintain.
This may be facilitated by an osteopathic practitioner. Osteopathy is a gentle hands on therapy that works with techniques such as joint mobilizations, sustained touch, muscle energy (contract/relax), cranial sacral and visceral.
Treatments are beneficial for:
- Shoulder, neck and low back pain
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Headaches and migraines
- Osteoarthritis, joint pain
- Menstrual and menopausal concerns
- Respiratory conditions
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Neuropathies due to nerve entrapment (thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, sciatica)
- Pre and post – natal health