Registered aromatherapist Julia has followed her passions and immersed herself in the study of aromatherapy, graduating from the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy and taking courses from experts around the world. Her therapeutic aromatherapy soothes stressed-out musculature while her thorough knowledge of essential oils allows her to bring balance to bodies with holistic aromatherapy blends. In addition to massage, Julia can also use her oil expertise to help unblock energy-channelling chakras or clear negative energy from houses or offices.
Czechrose Natural Therapy offers a range of massage modalities to ensure that every tense muscle leaves the spa relaxed. Applying classic massage styles, Czechrose's team of therapists can relieve aching backs with soothing Swedish strokes or calm minds with aromatherapeutic oils and plant essences. A honey massage combines muscle healing with cleansing honey, designed to remove toxins and open energy channels. For a more internal approach, ear waxing treatments place a lit hollow candle into the ear canal and light it to draw out residue, clean the sinus cavity, and remove any pencil erasers from traumatic classroom events during childhood.
Naturopathic physician, Marni Ross, invites clients into her office at Alma Wellness for noninvasive and completely natural treatments for health, vitality, and even beauty. Specializing in acupuncture, Dr. Ross unblocks energy channels and kicks healing and overall wellness into action; her treatments can alleviate a variety of maladies including digestive, urinary, reproductive, and cardiovascular issues. And though internal wellbeing is her calling, the doctor doesn’t disregard the importance of appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture, applied directly to the face, acts as a sort of nonsurgical facelift, both tightening skin and reducing lines, bags, and puffiness.
The staff at Lavar Spa know that colon cleansing is a personal, delicate matter. That’s why they’ve equipped each of their treatment rooms with fully automated cleansing systems. In complete privacy, clients undergo colon hydrotherapy, which flushes waste and toxins from the body with a gentle stream of water. During the procedure, they can watch television, read, or nap. Wafting aromatherapy candles, an airy color scheme, and plush treatment tables whisk away minds more effectively than a mad scientist practiced in sleight of hand. Afterward, most patients report feeling lighter and more relaxed, but hydrotherapy can also mute abdominal pain, headaches, and constipation.
Elaine Choi studied at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, as well as the Traditional Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy in Korea. It was through these experiences that she came to believe that optimal health can be achieved through combined treatment of the mind and body. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, clients can solicit Elaine for Korean meditation techniques, or unblock congested energy channels with one of her signature acupuncture treatments.
The health experts at Vancouver Healthy Living take a holistic approach to wellness, helping patients adopt healthier lifestyles with a customized one-month wellness program. The program focuses on three aspects of lifestyle improvement – stress reduction, nutrition, and exercise – and teaches patients techniques for improving them during group workshops. To help patients in the lifestyle adoption process, the center also offers yoga classes, hypnotherapy, and personal training.