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.
Hailing from around the globe, the staff members at Euro Reflections Hair Studio & Spa employ diverse spa and salon savvy to bolster beauty from tip to toe. Seven pastel-hued spa rooms foster serenity, while a designated couples’ room grants pairs privacy as they relax or rehearse for impending tandem beauty pageants. Signature treatments—such as permanent make-up applications or halotherapy—marry modern scientific practices with traditional procedures to create hybrid approaches to bodily betterment.
Light Touch Laser Clinic's experienced, licensed, and certified laser technicians wield FDA- and CSA-approved equipment to improve the natural aesthetics of their patients. Specializing in both advanced skin care and Medical Grade skin care products, Light Touch Laser Clinic offers free consultations performed by an experienced team of professionals. Infrared lights beam over sagging skin, tightening areas by penetrating the deep tissue and stimulating collagen growth. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished under the micropulses of lasers and radio waves, and intense pulsed light and lasers tackle superficial and deeper leg veins. No matter the treatment, clients can take advantage of free consultations to learn more about their procedure and get close enough to the laser technicians to call them Punkin'.
At Elysis, registered massage therapists work to liberate weary bodies from the tyranny of muscle tension. During a 30-minute Swedish massage, a skilled therapist's healing hands not only serve as perfect turkey stencils but also help to ease chronic pain and improve the body's circulation. After a soothing massage, guests can usher their feet into a 30-minute ion cleanse foot spa. Warm salt water saturates weary phalanges, designed to cleanse bodies of clingy toxins and balance off-kilter pH levels. After a detoxifying footbath, patrons may experience a brightening of their complexion, more restful slumber, and an increased likelihood of sprouting wings.
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.
At Moksha Yoga Guelph, the hot yoga series starts with a deceptively simple pose—Savasana, or corpse pose, in which participants lie flat on their backs. The vigorous, toning series accelerates from there, though. Participants work up a sweat in a sequence of standing poses, then a series of floor poses, before circling back to their original passive posture.
The center doesn't focus exclusively on yoga, though—other wellness options abound. In the Ocean float room, for example, visitors float in a pool dense with salt, lit by underwater LED lights and a star-studded cathedral ceiling. The center's steam showers, meanwhile, deep-clean pores and strip away toxins, leaving physiques feeling refreshed.