Using a wide range of state-of-the-art pulse lasers, the clinic's talented technicians effectively wipe out unwanted hair from the body's jungly regions. Via particular wavelengths and repeated zappings, lasers are able to infiltrate the skin and eliminate fuzz, decreasing the reappearance of hair as follicles shed over a period of weeks and roots get reabsorbed into the body. Unlike argyle socks and babies in a nursery, customers aren't allowed to mix and match treatment areas; all three procedures must be applied to the same skin section.
At Whole Body Nutrition, registered holistic nutritionist Kirsten Janz knows that even the most die-hard health fanatic sometimes gets tired of raw broccoli and asparagus. That's why she develops personalized diets and meal plans based on clients'—and their families'—personal tastes as well as their current health conditions. She allots for such vices as red wine and chocolate by working them into creative recipes so they won't compromise the benefits of more nutritious servings or feel insecure after sitting on the shelf for too long.
In his study of the human body and its pressure points, Rommel Vila logged 2,200 hours of training to earn the title of registered shiatsupractor. During each shiatsu session, he applies precise pressure with his fingers and palms to specific sites on the body, releasing tension and restoring balance to the body and its musculature. Clients keep their clothes on as Rommel works, gauging tension and sensitivity in specific points and identifying larger stress patterns that have developed over time.
Cutting-edge technology and New Age philosophies collide at Canadian MediPain Centre, where treatments are based on groundbreaking medical research, but remain entirely noninvasive. GaitScan technology puts the focus on the feet, capturing 2-D and 3-D representations of pressure distribution to help identify improper alignments impacting other joints throughout the body. Canadian MediPain Centre also has a location based in Calgary.
Abbotsford Imagine Laser offers a variety of low level laser therapy treatments to address ailments that range from stained teeth to drug addictions. Acting much like acupuncture sessions, these therapies can stimulate the release of serotonin to combat depression, suppress appetites to help clients lose weight, reduce nicotine cravings to help them quit smoking, and can help alleviate stress. Infrared light therapy is also used to treat pain, stress, and depression.
Jackie Marshall practices biofeedback and cold-laser therapies to stimulate healing from within. Marshall strives to reduce pain and revive break-dancing careers by using a scalar-wave laser, which aims to reduce inflammation, enhance microcirculation, and stimulate cell regeneration. Used in Europe for more than 30 years, cold-laser therapy may help relieve pain caused by an array of maladies, including arthritis, diabetes, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, and dental inflammation.