At Pickering Wellness Centre, Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Deschamps avoids the cracking, twisting, and turning that many people associate with chiropractic adjustments. Instead, he uses the low-force, computerized technology of the ProAdjuster system. Before touching a single key on the corresponding computer, the doctor hosts a one-on-one conversation to determine medical history and individual problems, customizing the following treatment to suit each client?s particular needs. As the patient sits comfortably in an upright position on the ProAdjustor?s seat, which looks like a high-tech massage chair, the system administers targeted, yet gentle adjustments using piezoelectric sensors that gauge the hyper- or hypomobility of spinal vertebrae. Like volleyball after leagues stopped using cacti as balls, the technique is virtually painless, employing equipment similar to devices used by NASA.
Dr. Deschamps promotes healing in conjunction with a [team](http://(http://www.pickeringwellness.ca/index.asp?p=meet_the_team.html) of registered massage therapists, as well as a chiropodist who specializes in treating foot pain with custom-made orthotics.
The team at Bayly St. Chiropractic Centre addresses a wide variety of maladies, led by experienced Doctors of Chiropractic Will Mauch and Robert Sasse. Dr. Sasse utilizes a diversified manual adjusting method, calling upon training from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and more than 25 years of experience.
In addition to chiropractic care, the crew strives to restore patient health with acupuncture services and detoxifying foot baths. An on-staff massage therapist employs specialized training in hot-stone techniques, treatments for whiplash and lower back pain, and infant massage, which is ideal for a colicky baby or an overworked onesies model.
Working from her own massage-therapy room in Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, registered massage therapist Jennifer McCann treats her patients with tension-releasing massage therapy. Jennifer helps patients overcome sports injuries or just de-stress after long weeks using her broad repertoire of techniques, which includes the gentle Swedish massage.
Founded by a group of doctors, Health Medica and its team of medical professionals embark on a mission to bolster inner and outer health using both natural healing methods and noninvasive modern technologies. The health experts regularly swap business cards and favourite lollipop flavours at international trade shows, keeping abreast of the latest pain-free medical care and computerized equipment for procedures such as spinal decompression. To complement medical treatments, the med-spa staff massages away stress and boosts clients' self-esteem with skincare treatments such as chemical peels.
Health Medica also helps their patients make long-term lifestyle changes. In addition to laser weight-loss procedures, the health gurus provide nutritional counselling and choreograph high-energy cheerleading cheers to recommend take-home products.
Feel Good Natural Health Store supplies a bevy of organic groceries, vitamins, and supplements to help the health-conscious maintain the soundest of minds and bodies. Nourishment spans organic breads, meats, and dairy products, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free options. A large organic egg ($5.69/doz.) can turn a packet of gluten-free pastry flour ($8.49/700 g) into baklava or a top hat for bare pie filling, and hungry muscles yowling for a protein bath get all the strength-building supply they need from a scoop of double-chocolate-flavoured vegan protein ($18.99/280 g), sourced from peas, brown rice, cranberries, and hemp. Help the sun help you with a dose of vitamin D ($4.99/90 1,000 IU tablets), or for sufferers of seasonal allergies, try the metred sprays of Sinus Buster ($26.99/20 ml), which harness the power of capsicum and eucalyptus oil to cleanse head cavities of loitering pollens and tax-season dander.
The Spaaaganza event at The Tranquil Garden, a 6,200-square-foot day spa and wellness community, is an opportunity to sample the centre’s cornucopia of beauty and holistic treatments without a yearly membership. Each event offers 10–14 different 20-minute services, and past Spaaaganzas have included such stress-vanquishing resources as express manicures, facials, foot reflexology, Indian head massage, and acupuncture. Based on the spa-goer's treatment choice, each session has the potential to whisk away tension, pain, and bouts of sleep growling. Additional 20-minute treatments beyond the one included can be purchased at the event for $20 each.