Jim Aru wasn't always a believer in chiropractic care, but it has had a profound impact on both his professional and personal life. After suffering a lower-back injury while playing football at Queen's University, he agreed to put his skepticism aside and follow a suggestion to see a chiropractor. Aru found a renewed athleticism and freedom from pain after treatment, and decided that he wanted to help other people experience that same healing. While earning his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, he met fellow student Heather Voisin. The two chiropractors are now married, and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle together: Doctor of Chiropractic Aru coaches rugby at a local high school and is on the Cambridge YMCA's board of directors, and Doctor of Chiropractic Voisin has run in multiple marathons. Of course, the duo also receives regular chiropractic care to maintain their overall wellness.
Dr. Aru assists patients with a variety of adjustment techniques at Aru Chiropractic, including the table-based Thompson technique and the traditional Diversified method. He also employs the Gonstead Technique, which uses a heat-sensing instrument to identify subluxation patterns and incoming acorn missiles launched by squirrels. Prior to treatments, patients kick back in a welcoming reception area replete with warm red-and-orange paintings, wood floors, and bright floral arrangements.
Whether given by a massage therapist's hand, an aesthetician's wand, or a makeup artist's brush, each and every gesture at Tamav Salon & Spa aims to bring about renewal and beautification. Rejuvenation begins with Dermalogica skin treatments such as the Age Smart facial—a cocktail of vitamins and hydroxy acids combined with a face massage to loosen tension and release trapped marbles from the pores. Performed by a licensed therapist, hot-stone, Indian head, and Thai stem face massages unravel the body's tension from sore muscles and joints, and IPL laser technology and electrolysis treatments safely uproot patches of troublesome body hair. Before leaving the spa, clients can also swing by the salon for a new haircut or a pampering mani-pedi, or they can visit the in-house lash expert for a new set of eye curtains.
At Within, passionate nutritionist and reflexologist Jennifer Forbes guides patients on a holistic path to health and wellness. After personally experiencing the powers of reflexology to help her heal from second-degree frostbite, Jennifer earned her diploma in the field, and now shares the practice’s benefits of relaxation, stress relief, and enhanced circulation with clients. Her nutritional consultations yield custom plans for diet and lifestyle changes that alleviate fatigue, depression, and cardiovascular irregularities. Toxin-banishing ion cleanses flush the body’s joints, organs, and lymphatic system to revive energy and relieve pain. Patients can also get a muscle-response allergy test and take advantage of ear candling to evict waxy buildup and catchy jingles for sweet potatoes from their heads.
The experienced technicians of Absolute Solitude Spa offer a slate of soothing treatments and experiences within the spa. Massage treatments utilize hot stones, essential oils, or deep-tissue strokes, eradicating stress and tensions. Other services include deep-cleansing facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, and waxing.
At JP'S Hair Salon, five stylists and an aesthetician stand at the ready to transform facades with hair services, customized facials, acrylic nails and mani-pedis, and tanning beds. The salon's transformative treatments don't end there. Professional makeup applications get women glammed up for big events, and waxing services can keep legs from sprouting five o'clock shadows or six o’clock shadow people. Those seeking a more permanent aesthetic upgrade can hunker down for one of resident inkstress Melissa Kay’s tattoos.
Each of Activa Clinics' five locations have brought together a staff of area-experts that include trained chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and kinesiologists. When it comes to wellness, these teams take a distinctly multidisciplinary approach toward health-improvement. After a free consultation, the staff may prescribe any number of treatments that range from chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative physiotherapy to laser therapy and custom-crafted nutrition plans in order to create a treatment plan that is effective for any individual that walks through their door. Activa's crew is particularly adept at helping those who are suffering from pain as a result of work or car-related accidents, chronic health conditions, or as a result of surgery.