A full-service, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility, Viva Wellness & Rehab houses doctors and therapists from a range of disciplines together under one roof. In the recently renovated facility, chiropractors, and physiotherapists practice alongside licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists, and podiatrists. The practitioners boast extensive training: massage therapists have completed 24- to 36-month programs at CMTO-accredited schools, and chiropractors and physiotherapists have been in practice for more than 10 years. Viva also outfits clients with health-related products, including supplements, TENS units, and custom-made orthotics, which slip perfectly into sneakers and snorkeling fins.
Amid Stratique Hair Salon & Spa's marigold walls, stylists chop locks after weaving in golden highlights, and aestheticians pamper faces with aromatic Yon-ka skincare products, which use essential oils, plant extracts, and marine-based ingredients to heal skin. Private treatment rooms await laser hair-removal clients and those who opt to contour bodies with VelaShape fat-reduction devices. No matter what services patrons opt for, they can take advantage of free consultations to learn more about their treatment and get a recommendation for a good book.
A chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist—three different specialists with the same mission: to help alleviate patients' pain without drugs or surgery. For the past 10 years at Yonge Finch Chiropractic & Health Centre, these specialists have plied their healing trade on their own or worked in tandem with each other to tackle problems ranging from back pain and headaches to digestive issues. The team also fosters deeper relaxation with meditation and stress-relief programs.
Concerned by the array of contaminants present in today's environment—processed foods, air pollution, secondhand smoke—the practitioners at Hue Spa & Clinic proclaim detoxification to be the most important process you can undertake to ensure your physical health. In that spirit, they perform a focused selection of detoxifying treatments, including deep-tissue massages that filter excess lymph out of muscles the way grizzled old prospectors filter non-prospecting-related comments out of their Twitter feeds. Facials target pore-based impurities, using naturally derived Les Aromes products to not only eliminate blockages but also to dissipate signs of age with active ingredients, such as restorative mimosa flower and antioxidant-rich artichoke extract.
Selwyn Chin of Active Health Solutions cracks chiropractic cases with manual adjustments through the Diversified technique, and instrument-aided adjustment through the Activator method. He reforms bodies alongside a team of experts, including a physiotherapy specialist and a doctor of naturopathy certified in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Active Health Solutions' massage therapists cover a spectrum of modalities with their healing hands. One therapist specializes in tui na, a modality designed to balance bodily energy using principles of traditional Chinese medicine.
In his office, Doctor of Chiropractic Chin cultivates a tranquil environment conducive to healing. The spacious reception area is marked by clean lines, leather chairs, and an orchid whose jumbled petals serve as a warning to straying vertebrae.:
At Bayview North Medical, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physiotherapists attack pain with several therapeutic treatment modalities and products. Thousands of years of history inform acupuncture treatments, which can help ease chronic migraines and low back pain. Other treatments, such as aquamassage, border on futuristic, with clients climbing into private relaxation pods to receive pressured pulses from a series of water jets.
To address the aches associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and injuries from falls and car accidents, physical therapy and physiotherapy can be used in tandem. The former involves strengthening weak muscles with equipment such as free weights, resistance bands, and treadmills, and the latter may incorporate mobility-enhancing ultrasound technology, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and holistic massage therapies such as myofascial release and bear hugs from docile grizzlies.