Sunny Foot Spa's adept aestheticians seek to alleviate physiological and emotional ailments through an array of holistic spa treatments incorporating Western and Eastern health practices. Depending on the client's health concerns or aesthetic desires, therapists and aestheticians perform massages, acupuncture, and facials as well as body-slimming therapies, mani-pedis, and waxing. Black leather chairs swaddle guests before they walk by potted bamboo plants and Eastern-themed paintings through a yellow-walled hallway into private treatment rooms, which keep them safe from outside stressors such as feral rugby teams.
Formerly a professional in the hospitality industry, Tricia Batliwalla founded Light Side Up as a way to guide others toward self-awareness and a better life outlook through hypnosis. Her journey has led her to seven countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and toward an accreditation from the National Guild of Hypnotists Canada. She draws from all this experience each day in her office, where she eases clients into her process with a private consultation and, if needed, games of telepathic patty-cake. As she works with clients to reveal their needs, she may complement hypnosis with other therapies. In each session, she lulls clients into a deep state of relaxation and plants suggestions aimed at helping them overcome the root of issues such as addictions, hidden phobias, and damaged relationships.
Located in University Plaza, Hamilton Natural Health Center stimulates weary skeletons and the meat-suits enfolding them with treatments that range from acute injury therapy to preventive and maintenance care. Under the care of certified acupuncturist and active release technician Dr. Martine Croy, patients may receive an initial acupuncture or chiropractic examination and hands-on treatment for mobilizing joints in order to restore normal function. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Croy uses natural treatment techniques to assist patients in harnessing their own natural healing tigers, which guide the way towards optimum health and prey. Her research can be found in the Journal of Chiropractic Education, alongside several articles on why patients should not take their brother-in-law up on his offer of lawn-dart home acupuncture.