We will remain open during the lockdown as healthcare providers are considered essential and we have all of the sanitation and prevention measures already in place.

We will prioritize those clients who have injuries or chronic pain/conditions.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient art/science that is currently used in over 90 different countries around the world and provides improved health to about 2 billion people. It is the 2nd largest medical system in the world today. TCM is a non-invasive healing modality that facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal itself by restoring harmony and balance to the entire individua... Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient art/science that is currently used in over 90 different countries around the world and provides improved health to about 2 billion people. It is the 2nd largest medical system in the world today.

TCM is a non-invasive healing modality that facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal itself by restoring harmony and balance to the entire individual. This time-tested professional medicine treats and assesses each person as a unique individual, therefore, treating the cause of the disease instead of just the symptoms.

Some Chronic Health Problems That TCM Treats Effectively:
Asthma
Premenstrual Syndrome/Painful Periods
Acne/Rosacea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anxiety/Depression
Migraines/Headaches
Insomnia
Allergic rhinitis/Sinusitis
Eczema
Acid Regurgitation/Reflux
Psoriasis

The conditions listed above are just some examples of those to which Chinese Medicine offers substantial clinical benefits for patients who have been unresponsive to other forms of treatment. The TCM treatment of these diseases very rarely has side-effects, and is often curative, not palliative, as it aims to eliminate the pathology of the disease instead of controlling or suppressing the symptoms. In most chronic diseases, modern medicine can at best, only offer temporary symptomatic relief using various medications. Unfortunately, modern treatments also offer possible side-effects, either repeated or long-term.

**What Happens at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment?**

1. Information Seeking
Rob will gather information about your medical health history and family health history. In addition, he will record any medications currently taken, and any current symptoms by inquiring about your energy levels, sleep patterns, appetite, thirst, sweating, chills or fever, and any complaints of body pains, bowel habits, urine, and menstruation.
2. Assessment
Listening and Smelling: Rob will listen to the sound of your breathing, voice, and the quality of cough. He will also observe any breath odour.
Touching: Rob will perform a palpation of the body to discover body temperature, body moisture, pain, and strategic acupuncture points.
Tongue Diagnosis: Rob will make observations of your tongue by examining the colour, coating, and shape. He will also observe your face, eyes, etc.
Pulse Diagnosis: Rob will take your pulse. This is an important aspect of diagnosing illness, and in some cases, can indicate a problem or weakness before symptoms occur. Each wrist has three positions along the radial artery that represent each organ of the body. There are 28 different pulse characteristics pertaining to position, depth, rate, width, strength, quality, and rhythm.
3. Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Diagnosis combines a detailed analysis of signs and symptoms with the unique system of pulse and tongue assessment to develop a detailed picture of the course and process of disease. Based on this, Rob will provide a TCM diagnosis on the imbalance in the body using the theories of yin and yang and the five elements.
A detailed explanation of the diagnosis will be given to you on how to remove what is excessive and/or replenish what is deficient in the body. Rob’s preferred method of treatment is herbal medicine. You will be prescribed an individual herbal tea (typically), using combinations of 10-15 ingredients correlated to your pattern of internal disharmony. At home, you will decoct (or cook) these medicinals in water and drink the resulting liquid/medicine twice daily.

The formulas are crafted together to act synergistically, and every ingredient is designed to accomplish a part of the overall process of restoring balance. Upon return visits, the herbal formula is adjusted or modified by Rob as your condition improves.


CranioSacral Therapy

NOTE: This therapy falls under the scope of ‘Massage Therapy’ and hence is recognized and accepted by insurance providers. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Few body structures have more influence on yo... Read More

NOTE: This therapy falls under the scope of ‘Massage Therapy’ and hence is recognized and accepted by insurance providers.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Few body structures have more influence on your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system - the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.

You endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body.

CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch - starting with about the weight of a nickel - practitioners evaluate your internal environment. They then use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find. The connective tissues of the body called 'fascia' are accessed to release the restrictions.

By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.

And because it's so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet, private treatment room where you remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable padded table. Sessions are generally 60 or 90 minutes in length and can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create powerful effects.

What you experience from your session is highly individual. Sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth and gentle pulsing in the areas being treated.

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger. Dr. Upledger served from 1975 - 1983 as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. It was during those years that his team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers were tasked with performing the experiments testing the existence and influence of the craniosacral system. The results of those scientific studies explained the function of the craniosacral system, and its use in evaluating and treating poorly understood malfunctions of the brain and spinal cord. Dr. Upledger went on to develop CranioSacral Therapy and other complementary modalities that are now taught worldwide to healthcare professionals through Upledger Institute International's educational programs.


Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. In Japanese, the word "rei" refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word "ki" refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, includin... Read More

Reiki is a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. In Japanese, the word "rei" refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word "ki" refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called "life force energy," and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. The combination of these two words is what defines reiki as "spiritually guided life-force energy."

To administer Reiki, a practitioner channels life force energy through his or her hands unto another. It's said that the aforementioned spiritual guidance enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the subject's energy field and charges them with positive energy. It raises awareness in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. This causes the negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, confusion, etc.—to loosen its grip, allowing the touch of the Reiki healer to swoop in and clarify the energy pathways. Some practitioners will not actually make contact with the clients body as they prefer to have the same energy flow through them but to have their hands ‘flow’ or move intuitively rather than remain static on the client. The same process is occurring, just from a short distance away.

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