At the Centre for Ayurveda & Indian Systems of Healing, experienced practitioners integrate East Indian Ayurveda medicine with other forms of holistic healing to nurture patients' overall wellness. Thai yoga massage unites yoga poses and hands-on bodywork to help clients release tension, improve circulation, and morph into their spirit animal. As participants hold guided postures, therapists press their palms and thumbs against the body's energy lines and pressure points. The massage techniques strive to balance each client's innate energies so the body can heal itself and find the courage to stand up to weak showerheads.
GreenLife Health Centre traces the origins of its practices back 5,000 years. The family-oriented clinic uses Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicines to promote healing and wellness. During acupuncture treatments, several fine needles nestle into the skin and cause the body to produce endorphins. In turn, the endorphins relieve pain, induce relaxation, and foster a sense of solidarity with pincushions. Other detoxifying treatments include medicated baths, ion cleanses, and hot-stone massages.
At The Amatsu Way, Susana Solari practices amatsu therapy, an ancient Japanese treatment that believes overall wellness is achieved by re-balancing the entire body while working on soft tissue. During a typical session, clients lie on a table like best-selling rag doll Washcloth Willy as the practitioner employs light pressure, massage kneads, and natural body movements such as gentle folds, lifts, and twists to reach the soft tissue. Once applied, the techniques can yield an array of benefits, including reduced pain, restored balance, and increased circulation. Susana also practices Indian scalp massage.
Heritage's eight-member team of chiropractors, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists collaborate to keep the body healthy. The team's chiropractor won't hesitate to pass a case on to a physiotherapist or auto technician upon diagnosing a mechanical problem in the body. Each specialist has accumulated years of experience in his or her field, including Kazimierz Bablich, who has practiced intensive physical therapy for more than 40 years.
Osteopathy operates under the premise that the body itself "wants" to be healthy. With this philosophy in mind, Dr. Alan Canon plies his 18 years of experience to trigger the body's homeostatic mechanism that heals it from injury and illnesses. His go-to technique for rebalancing the body is craniosacral therapy, which picks up on the body's natural rhythms and helps empty out disharmonious trauma and backpacks filled with broken ukeleles.
At Physio Time Health Clinic, Western medicine blends seamlessly with Eastern holistic practices through services administered by registered massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and chiropodists. As they help their patients rehabilitate, the medical team may also employ acupuncture or neuro foot acupressure, a 400-year-old Chinese technique that aims to stimulate bodily nerve transmissions using 186 pressure points. The medical staff also advocates injury prevention with a range of medical stockings, orthopedic pillows, and shoes such as Asics, New Balance, and Puma, which help clients to continue healthy pursuits such as running or punching bags filled with quinoa.