Dr. Alan Migdalewicz’s chiropractic expertise and Dr. Debbie Nicholson’s alternative medicine skills join forces at A & L Chiropractic Center. The duo aims to improve wellness in infants to seniors using chiropractic adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and reiki energy work. Other alternative therapies include the use of crystals to change one’s aura, meditation for stress relief, and sessions with the on-staff mime for some low-key giggles.
For years, chronic pain plagued Mark Rogers. He?d tried everything?visits to the chiropractor, traditional bodywork, even back surgery. But it wasn?t until he stumbled upon Bowen therapy that he finally found relief. Originating in Australia, Bowenwork shares few characteristics with other forms of bodywork. Instead of subjecting the body to forceful realignment, the methodology incites self-healing with gentle, precise movements aimed at the muscles, tendons, and nerves. During a typical session, the Bowen practitioner will deliver these moves in a series of patterns, stepping out between each series to allow the brain and body time to process the effects. Within an hour, some clients will feel a reprieve from afflictions ranging from back pain to asthma and depression. Mark also specializes in post-concussion symptoms and issues with infertility. According to Mark, the majority of clients notice a change for the better within three to five sessions.
The licensed massage therapists at The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage refer to themselves as "Massage Lifestyle Coaches" because they believe that massage should be an important part of everyone's path to health and wellness. Clients are encouraged to spend time unwinding in the post-treatment relaxation area, sipping tea and reflecting after getting a massage or energy healing service. The myofascial release massage helps improve range of motion, the clinical massage helps improve circulation of the blood and lymph, while Reiki healing sessions help balance life force energy throughout the body. With friendly therapists determined to help clients find relief from chronic pain and stress, The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage is a place to begin or continue a healing journey.
A certified practitioner of reflexology and hypnotherapy, Michelle R. Chesney heals both bodies and minds. During reflexology sessions, she massages hands and feet to stimulate the body?s internal healing mechanisms. This process not only helps regulate energy flow and circulation, it also delivers the benefits of a full body massage without requiring the guest to disrobe or even remove their chain mail. Hypnotherapy sessions, meanwhile put clients into a state of deep relaxation, a process that can help them to overcome bad habits such as smoking or overeating.
Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
Soft strains of music mingle with the aromas of essential oils at Regeneration Centre of Beauty and Health. There, a staff of beauty and wellness specialists performs hair- and bodycare services with a wide range of traditional elixirs as well as organic products and supplements. Through massage treatments, the therapists aim to restore energy, well-being, and a sense of peace akin to frolicking in a field of marshmallows. They also perform therapeutic services such as reflexology, acupressure, and moxibustion—a traditional chinese remedy that promotes circulation through the burning of mugwort over affected areas. The team performs haircuts and styling services with Schwarzkopf organic products, and improves strands’ lustre with botanical hair and scalp therapy. Detoxification supplements and herbs are also available for purchase.