Therapists Shannon Burnett and Danielle Hughes each discovered the benefits of holistic health care while seeking treatment for issues in their own lives. Unresponsive to medications, Shannon's young son's behavioral issues left her exasperated until she discovered Bowen therapy. Impressed by the calming results this acupressure technique had on her son, she began getting treatments herself, and soon decided to share the therapy with others. Fellow practitioner Danielle Hughes, born with a congenital hip dysplasia, also sought relief from medications and physical therapy to no avail. Her discovery of Reiki made an enormous difference in her life, and like Shannon, she sought to share the benefits with the world. Together, the certified therapists perform a wide range of whole-body services at their Cambridge studio. Through alternative therapies such as axiatonal alignment, Indian head massage, and reiki, practitioners seek to rejigger energy pathways to keep systems flowing smoothly and chi from engaging in illegal spirit-road races, and remedies such as massage and craniosacral therapy take a hands-on approach to easing bodily tension. For spiritual health, Bach Flower Remedies work to balance emotional states and banish irrational fears with selections from 37 homeopathically prepared flower essences. Let It Heal Cambridge also periodically educates clients with workshops on topics such as meditation, aromatherapy, and spiritual development, helping each person retain balance at home without buying a human-size kickstand.
Joshua Webster attended the College of International Holistic Studies, where he studied acupuncture’s many different forms, including variants for the hands, ears, and cosmetic purposes. He showcases his skill set during communal acupuncture sessions inside The Healing Roots’ minimalist, wood-floored space. In addition to treating patients and scaring off parade balloons with his needles, he offers other alternative health therapies as well, including yoga, hot-stone massage, cupping, and herbal medicine.
For the past decade, Tina Barnes has made healing others her primary concern. As the owner and acupuncturist behind PossAbility Acupuncture, a wellness center tucked within Core Concept Health & Fitness, she accomplishes this mission with a number of treatments that bridge the distance between Eastern and Western healing philosophies.
Tina targets aches, pains, and smoking addictions with her acupuncture treatments. She’s also an expert in the ancient Chinese technique of cupping, which stimulates stagnant blood and jump-starts the 9-volt batteries located on either side of the rib cage. Her non-surgical facelift and microsystem massage have something in common—both depend on acupressure techniques to revitalize the skin and body.
Maya Jobanputra and the acupuncturists and holistic healers at Vyana Wellness Naturopathic Centre realign energy meridians and heal bodily ailments in accordance with ancient Chinese techniques and modern scientific education. Maya’s uncanny awareness of the body’s needs stems from her formal training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Certifications in Bowen therapy and yoga instruction have further tuned Maya into the body’s natural balances and imbalances caused by illness, depression, or attempting to rollerblade across the kitchen counter. To augment these therapies and help patients stave off unhealthy stressors, Vyana’s counsellors listen to concerns and dole out helpful advice.
The staff of nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at Ruby Nails pampers clients with an array of relaxing beauty treatments. In addition to manicures and pedicures featuring chip-resistant Shellac polishes or acrylic and gel nails, staffers also perform 60-minute massages enhanced with optional acupuncture treatments.
Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions combines the unique approaches of various healthcare professionals, including a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, a naturopathic doctor, a Jedi knight, and several registered massage therapists. Patients come in for personalized services ranging from chiropractic adjustments to hot-stone massages to holistic nutrition consultations. The sleek wellness centre is festooned with Asian-inspired decor such as Buddha statues and bamboo shoots planted in pebbles.