Highgate Sports Clinic owner Dennis Drummond didn't start his career in sports rehabilitation, but that gives him a wide arsenal of western and holistic treatments with which to treat his patients. His team of doctors draw on every method available to them, from acupuncture and holistic life advice to chiropractic treatments. Services focus on prevention with natural health supplements and live-blood analysis, but they also tackle more complicated issues, such as disease, back pain, and athletic injuries.
Highgate's clients can take advantage of the manifold benefits of acupuncture, and Dr. Ranjit S. Sandhu can supplement their treatments with a wide array of chiropractic techniques such as the Gonstead, the activator method, and extremity adjusting. Dr. Sandhu and the rest of the staff also use advanced technologies to precisely analyze misalignments and energy maps throughout the body.
Massage therapy and nail care meet ultrasonic and laser treatments at Spa at the Madison, a boutique spa where trained aestheticians help guests feel their best. Facial Zone treatments, designed to annihilate blemishes and soothe lips, are plucked from an à la carte menu so patrons can assemble their own packages, and St. Tropez custom spray tans bronze bodies naturally in about an hour. For the Y-chromosome set, specially designed facials, waxing, and nail care as well as the placement of cucumber slices on moustaches prep gentlemen for special events.
Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care Services, aiding skilled estheticians combat stubborn skin conditions during custom facials. They aim to diminish fine lines, mop up excess oil, and send acne fleeing from faces.
Inside WonderPoint Wellness Centre’s eight treatment rooms—two with double beds—a team of licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists alleviate symptoms such as allergies and chronic pain with treatments that promote natural healing. The glow of himalayan crystal salt lamps purifies the air as a male or female massage therapist performs the tuina technique, a form of massage therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the body. Needles take the place of hands during acupuncture treatments, where acupressure points are stimulated to unblock energy paths. Literally meaning “to scrape away fever,” the practice of gua sha stimulates the immune system as a staff member scrapes lubricated skin with a piece of jade. Consultations allow practitioners to recommend the most beneficial treatments based on clients’ needs or penchants for wearing bubble wrap.
Apex Chiropractic fuses the ancient Chinese healing of acupuncture with a full slate of modern lasers, body sculpting, and pain management techniques. Chiropractors offer both traditional adjustments and no-crack impulse adjustments that restore balance through super-fast, focused pressure. Shock-wave and LiteCure laser therapies help stimulate recovery and reduce inflammation, and massage therapy and naturopathic therapy offer a drug-free path toward pain management and healing.
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Clinic, where treatments are based on groundbreaking medical research, but remain entirely noninvasive. GaitScan technology puts the focus on the feet, capturing 2-D and 3-D representations of pressure distribution to help identify improper alignments impacting other joints throughout the body. Canadian MediPain Clinic also has a location based in Calgary.