Each of Activa Clinics' five locations have brought together a staff of area-experts that include trained chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, 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 accidents, chronic health conditions, or as a result of surgery.
The registered massage therapists of Progressive Sports Medicine have worked with numerous athletes from the NHL, AHL, CFL, and NLL, but athletes aren't their only clients. They also treat individuals who have undergone repetitive strain injuries, back pains, and headaches, which the clients perhaps received by working in office jobs or straining too much to lick jam off their elbows.
The clinic's team—which includes chiropractors, a sports physician, and a physiotherapist in addition to massage and athletic therapists—doesn’t just address injuries that have already occurred. They also attempt to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place, in both sports and everyday life. They work with individuals to identify issues in workout regimens or lifestyles and to head the issues off with massage therapy, custom orthotics, conditioning, and acupuncture.
Formerly a professional in the hospitality industry, Tricia Batliwalla founded Light Side Up as a way to guide others toward self-awareness and a better life outlook through hypnosis. Her journey has led her to seven countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and toward an accreditation from the National Guild of Hypnotists Canada. She draws from all this experience each day in her office, where she eases clients into her process with a private consultation and, if needed, games of telepathic patty-cake. As she works with clients to reveal their needs, she may complement hypnosis with other therapies. In each session, she lulls clients into a deep state of relaxation and plants suggestions aimed at helping them overcome the root of issues such as addictions, hidden phobias, and damaged relationships.
Nicole Dunn is a certified acupuncturist and reiki master, and she offers both services at her practice, along with cupping therapy and meditation. Treating many ailments, from allergies to pain to hysterical cases of the Mondays, Nicole's holistic services reinvigorate the mind, body, and spirit all at once. And when she's not busy with clients, Nicole leads seminars and retreats to spread her knowledge of these ancient healing arts to others.
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.