Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. These points lie on pathways called Meridians through which our blood and vital energy – known as Qi – flow. Illness or pain results from the disregulation in this flow or a blockage along the pathway. Problems in the flow of these Meridians will cause pain and dysfunction and compromise our immune system. Physical trauma or viruses and bacteria can block the flow but so can emotions. The TCM practitioner chooses points along the Meridians involved in the patient’s complaint to help restore communication within and between these pathways.
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.
Massage therapy is proactively used by many people to prevent injury and long term disabilities that may result from having poor posture or muscular imbalances. It can also develop, maintain, rehabilitate, or augment physical function
Our RMTs specialize in Myofacial, Deep Tissue, Pre Natal, Cranial Sacral and Organ Release massage.
We offer a safe and confidential container for those who feel stuck and are seeking help with difficult situations and transitions (inner & outer), who are ready and willing to face and transform their lives, and/or wishing to further their personal development and awareness.
Throughout the journey together, we focus on honouring and integrating the many dimensions present in each person – the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual – in this way being present to each unique individual. Generally we talk, we listen a lot, and ask questions to help you discover the answers within yourself. We share perspectives and offer practices to help you develop skills and grow your own toolkit. Your needs and pace guide the way, and we “hold your hand” until you feel ready to take off on your own again.
We work with individuals, couples, as well as youth and children.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
This therapy can help your over-active nervous system to re-set itself so you can experience greater rest, peace, and wholeness. Instead of constantly running in “fight or flight” mode, you can slow down and relax in a way that supports self-repair and rejuvenation functions like sleep and digestion.
This is particularly helpful to release trauma and recover from the daily stresses of living in our fast-paced world
As your nervous system functions better, you may feel more at ease in every aspect of your life, work, body, and relationships.
NAET Allergy Therapy
NAET stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. It was developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad in 1984.
NAET specializes in eliminating allergies and sensitivities as well as allergy related conditions. Working directly with the body’s immunity by employing NAET and Traditional Chinese Medicine, this technique works to improve defence and healing mechanisms. Due to its gentle approach NAET is very easy to administer on children.
NAET employs a combination of acupressure and or acupuncture, applied kinesiology (muscle testing) as well as an allergen sample to help the body rid itself of allergies and sensitivities. There is also a treatment specific alteration in diet for the period of 25 hours following each treatment.
It is our strong belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to have a positive birth experience. This is something that each woman and family can have when the conditions are right. The support of a doula can be the pivotal piece in making the difference between a positive birth experience and a negative one.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is the perfect compliment to acupuncture. Acupuncture involves treatment on the surface or ‘yang’ aspect of the body whereas herbs are taken into the body to have a direct effect on the internal or ‘yin’ aspect. Custom prescriptions are typically composed for each individual according to their constitution and illness. These prescriptions are usually comprised of a standard classical formula modified for the individual. The herbs are chosen according to TCM principles and work together synergistically to address the patient’s pattern of disharmony. Herbal medicines can be used to help fight an acute or chronic illness or to strengthen the body in order to prevent illness. Prescriptions can be filled in the form of raw herbs, powders, capsules or pills to suit the lifestyle of the patient.
Registered Holistic Nutrition
Holistic Nutrition is an alternative form of health care that addresses imbalances of the body using diet, nutritional supplements, herbs, and other natural therapeutics. Symptoms that relate to nutritional deficiency are addressed with specific foods intended to replace what is missing in the person’s diet. There are many signs of nutritional deficiency that show up when the diet is refined or overly processed. Supplements are used in addition to a diet that provides a rich supply of nutrients to correct those underlying deficiencies. Over time the body is restored to balance once deficiencies have been addressed.