Body Kneads specializes in wringing unhealthiness from minds and bodies with massage and alternative health therapies, including far-infrared radiant heat, or FIR, sauna therapy. A naturally occurring form of light, far infrared penetrates 2 to 3 inches into the body, where it converts to heat, much like natural sunlight but without the harmful effects of UV radiation or the risk of farmers' tan. Unlike traditional saunas, the FIR sauna directly heats the body from within instead of raising the outer air temperature, resulting in a deeper level of heating. It also can create a more comfortable sauna experience, as the lack of humidity can make breathing easier and maintains a cleaner environment. FIR sauna therapy is believed to have many health benefits, including improved circulation, detoxification through sweating, and conditioning the body for volcano expeditions. Participants may wear whatever they feel most comfortable in, from bathing suits to jodhpurs, and may relax with music or reading material.
The certified acupuncturists at Leamington TCM Center aim to cultivate healthier bodies and more youthful appearances through traditional Chinese techniques and herbs augmented by Western technology. With a complementary combination of technology and tradition, an AcuGraph evaluates energy channels before an acupuncturist guides painless needles in accordance with the results, helping to address a range of ailments, from headaches to digestive difficulties. The skilled staff also performs cosmetic acupuncture, which stimulates collagen in the dermal layer, helping skin get reacquainted with its youthful appearance without the need for harsh chemicals or pacifiers.
Devoted to spreading the word of Chinese traditional medicine and techniques, the Center’s helpful website hosts an herb index, which allows visitors to track down herbs that may be helpful for specific conditions, from Alzheimer’s to cold and flu.
When a guest steps into Refresh Day Spa, the outside world is immediately quieted. Privacy glass in the lobby obscures the actions of passersby, and water features and meditative music lull patrons into a relaxed state. Four treatment rooms encircle the reception area, and inside these rooms massage therapists and aestheticians pamper bodies with naturally derived services. Dermalogica products—which are known to eschew irritants such as alcohol, artificial colours, and tiny tickle monsters—fuel a selection of custom facials, and hot stones and mud build earthy foundations for massages and body wraps. Down the hall, stylists and nail technicians set to work in a salon equipped with massaging pedicure chairs and a plasma-screen television. Laser hair removal reigns as their most popular service, for which the spa may offer a 20 per cent discount off the price of competitors who use the same equipment.
Family Chiropractic Wellness Centre's Doctors of Chiropractic Jennifer Lovely and Sean Whittal met in chiropractic college, and now supplement spinal adjustments with other services such as acupuncture and exercise counseling in a newly constructed facility with comfortable surroundings. Eschewing the methods of quick-fix chiropractics, the thorough doctors advocate regular adjustments enhanced by the emerging wellness model and an arsenal of chiropractic techniques. The team also aims to prevent health issues before they start with such conscientious measures as bone-strengthening nutritional plans and prevention of slipped disks by keeping stray banana peels away from lumbar regions.
Helmed by Doctors of Chiropractic Gracinda Ramos and Adam Pye, a staff consisting of massage therapists, a reflexology therapist, and a reiki practitioner work in unison to holistically bolster overall well-being. Using state-of-the-art equipment such as a thermal scanner to accurately elucidate spinal health and expose vertebrae-dwelling gnomes, chiropractors examine backs before performing gentle adjustments designed to improve dorsal function and decrease pain. In unison with massage, reflexology, and reiki therapies, the centre strives to help heal bodily botherations, as well as prevent future injuries.
Always looking for the best ways to help the well-being of her clients, owner Anne-Marie Rathburn has pursued training in a number of massage modalities including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and lymphatic drainage. Amid the soothing, zenlike decor of potted plants and hardwood accents at East Windsor Massage Therapy Clinic, she leads a team of other registered massage therapists who work to improve joint mobility, release endorphins, and help trapped “ahhs” to escape from bodies with massage therapy that may include heat or ice, jade stone, or organic herbs from Thailand.