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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is soft tissue manipulation of the body. It is one of the oldest recognized forms of healing. It involves a variety of techniques to help prevent, develop, maintain, or rehabilitate physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented form of treatment that can help with many health conditions stemming from muscular dysfunction, overuse injuries, and many chronic pain syndromes. Traditional Swedish Massage Therapy usually involves lotions or oils on the skin with a variety of kneading and stroking techniques.
Provided by: Stacey Ayres, RMT, Sandra Fripps, RMT, and Stacey Lee Shaw, RMT


This is an inclusive form of natural medicine that searches for the underlying cause of the symptoms. It uses natural remedies, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, aspects of oriental medicine, manual therapy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture to utilize the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Provided by: Dr. Danielle Marchildon B.SC, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor


Osteopathy is an advanced form of manual therapy discovered by Andrew Taylor Still in 1874. It is based in anatomy and structure and involves precise palpation. It looks at the entire person as one functioning unit and tries to determine where the cause of pain or dysfunction is in the body. It aims to improve position, mobility and function of the tissues that are most limited. It holds the belief that the body has the ability to heal itself but sometimes needs to be "unblocked" to start the healing process.
Provided by: Peter Foster, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Stacey Ayres, RMT, Osteopath in training; Incorporates aspects of Osteopathy into her practice


This alternative form of medicine involves the insertion and manipulation of needles into the body. Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine focus on removing areas of stagnation and bringing balance to the body. Acupuncture can help with many conditions and is especially effective in cases of pain and nausea.
Provided by: Dr. Danielle Marchildon B.Sc, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy involves very subtle manipulation on the cranial bones. It is based on the evidence that William Garner Sutherland discovered in the 1900's that the bones of the skull are not completely fused. They, in fact, allow for slight, but palpable motion which facilitates the cranial rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid. If these cranial bones are not moving normally, which could be due to head injury or a membranous restriction, it can impede on the circulation, and membranous function which surround and facilitate the brain and spinal cord.

Some of the many things Craniosacral therapy can help with include:
  • Headaches and migraines
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Sinus problems
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Learning disabilities
  • Infantile disorders
  • The body's ability to heal

With Craniosacral Therapy, the therapist attempts to normalize the function and mobility of the cranial bones and those of the pelvis. Restoring this relationship has a profound effect on the entire body as all neural innervation stems between the head and sacrum. The therapy itself is very gentle and relaxing, often patients find themselves dozing off during treatments.
Provided by: Stacey Ayres, RMT

Visceral Manipulation

Derived from osteopathy, the therapist manually manipulates the organs or viscera to restore normal health and function to the tissues. This helps in cases of scar tissue and adhesions resulting from surgery, disease, physical or emotional trauma. The organs can sometimes refer pain to other areas. The health of the entire body is dependent on the function and health of the organs.
Provided by: Stacey Ayres, RMT

hot stone massage

Hot Stone massage uses heated, soft rocks specially positioned over the body in conjunction with massage using the hot stones. The heat is able to penetrate deep into the muscles; a truly relaxing experience.
Provided by: Provided by: Stacey Lee Shaw RMT

Nutritional Counselling

Nutritional Counselling is based on assessment and recommendations of the individual person's needs. It involves balancing the body's systems so the body has the opportunity to heal itself. The Nutritionist guides healthy eating choices until they become healthy habits. The Nutritionist is also skilled to address issues that may be stemming from toxins or a PH imbalance within the body.
Provided by: Kathy Shackleton, RNCP, RHN -Nutritionist

Reiki Therapy

Originating in Tibet over 2000 years ago, revealed again in the late 19th century to Dr. Usui, this is a natural healing system that accesses "Universal Life Force" or "Chi". It can be beneficial in alleviating stress and chronic pain. Reiki is also effective in balancing the energy centres or chakras. It is a gentle and nurturing experience. A session lasts one hour and the client remains fully clothed. A very light touch is used.
Provided by: Stacey Lee Shaw, RMT

Bowen Therapy

Is a system of moves that challenge soft tissue, releases congestion and stimulates energy flow, it relieves pain and inflammation and has an effect on the bodies innate ability to heal itself. Bowen therapy relieves the body's reactive patterns to injury, pain and misalignment through a series of relaxing and gently moves on specific points on the body. The movements are composed of a challenge to a body of muscle, tendon or nerve. The release of the tension vibrates through the surrounding nerves. One of the most unique aspects of Bowen therapy is the "pauses" between the sets of Bowen moves. The "pauses " enables the body time to respond. . The treatment can be performed through clothing making it easy for people in severe pain. The gentleness of the treatment allows for a deep sense of relaxation which acts on the body's autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at a cellular level. Through this resetting of the autonomic nervous system, and while in a profound state of relaxation, the body is freed to find its own natural balance.
Provided by: Stacey Lee Shaw, RMT

Infrared Sauna

This sauna uses far-infrared radiant heat (FIR). It is a form of light not visible to the human eye that can be felt as heat. Unlike conventional saunas that need to heat the air, the infrared heat warms the body directly though direct light conversion. This allows for the heat to penetrate into the body quicker and have greater therapeutic effects. The heat increases circulation to promote oxygen and nutrients in the blood to nourish damaged tissues. The skin is an organ that the body is able to eliminate toxins from. Improving blood flow and eliminating toxins can help with many different health conditions including weight loss, muscle tension, chronic pain conditions, and skin conditions. It also helps to boost the immune system and provides a deep sense of relaxation.


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