Several doctors headline Life Tree Chiropractic's staff, including Doctor of Chiropractic Karin Zelinkovsky, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Danielle Sinclair, and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Rosalynn Kwok. Together, they take a holistic approach toward wellness and pain relief by offering services such as massage, acupuncture, tui na, and custom orthotics. The staff also supplies pediatric care, including help for bed-wetting, asthma, and ADHD.
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa’s mix of classic spa treatments can also help beautify faces, slim bodies, remove hair, and paint "Do Not Chew" signs on finger- and toenails.
The team at M&D Health Care incorporates techniques from massage therapy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic adjustment into treatments. Treatment plans rooted in traditional Chinese medicine select the modalities best suited for each individual's problems. The clinic also performs acupuncture treatments, aiming to rebalance the body's energy flow by targeting specific acupressure points. M&D's treatments can also be effective in concert with traditional medicine, such as regular physical exams or eating an entire apple tree to keep doctors away forever.
When husband-and-wife team Ian and Tavia graduated from the Living Earth School of Natural Therapies, they decided to focus on shiatsu massage for one simple reason: they'd experienced its effectiveness firsthand. Since the therapy had helped them in many ways—from decreasing pain to providing a calmer and more positive outlook on life—the duo set out to share those benefits with others.
During shiatsu sessions, Tavia and Ian apply gentle, focused pressure using hands, elbows, and knees. By targeting specific anatomical points, the technique helps release stress, dissolving the tension, aches, and imbalances that come from hours of deskwork, long commutes, and weekend hang-gliding classes. Ian further fosters wellness during Hatha yoga classes, during which he guides students through ancient poses designed to strengthen and support the body.
Shiatsu and LaStone therapist of Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre employs two distinct therapy treatments to help clients reduce pain and discomfort. She uses her knuckles, thumbs, palms, knees, and elbows as instruments of relaxation, drawing from shiatsu techniques and Japanese-style acupressure to pinpoint and expunge stress. Alternatively, she uses heated basalt rocks formed from volcanic lava during LaStone therapy, loosening up knotted muscles.
Her experience stems back to the Aveda Institute in Victoria, B.C., where she graduated from in 1998 in esthetics. Since 2000, she has added LaStone therapy to her repertoire, which allows her to stimulated the autonomic nervous system and increase oxygen in the body. Her subsequent interest in shiatsu led her to Shiatsu School of Canada, which enables her to continue her journey of educational growth through her daily practice.
The staff at Lotus Arts and Wellness helps clients with physical healing due to pain and illness, promote spiritual well-being, or simply relax with services that include acupuncture, shiatsu, and reiki. Guests can revitalize skin complexion with facial acupressure massages, featuring a clay mask and mineral exfoliation, or take home retail products such as the clinic's own massage oils and facial moisturizers. The staff work to mend injuries by relaxing muscles and decreasing swelling and are well trained in issues related to muscular-skeletal conditions. Along with physical injuries, massage therapy can also play a part in decreasing anxiety, enhancing sleep quality, and boosting energy. After sessions, therapists discuss personalized massage therapies and create plans to work on problem areas.