At Spa Namaste at Richmond Hill Natural Therapies, the scent of aromatherapy oils wafts through the air in and around tropical plants and fireplaces, all arranged according to the principles of feng shui. This design is intended to create a relaxing and positive environment for clients. As music plays, the team of massage therapists, chiropractors, and naturopathic doctors steps in to help clients feel at ease during services that range from organic facials to acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Massage therapies include lomi hawaiian-temple bodywork, which utilizes long, flowing strokes, and Thai massage, a therapy that combines yoga and Ayurveda. Other treatments include craniosacral therapy, which aims to improve how the central nervous system functions, ensuring that humans don’t try to eat with their ears or hear with their mouths.
At Bayview Village Wellness Centre, the team’s main goal is to both treat present pain and prevent future discomfort through spinal adjustments.
The adjustments release stress from the nerves, balance the body’s structure, and promote muscles that work as harmoniously together as Simon and Garfunkel did before splitting up over a disagreement about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. Bayview’s team reassures patients that the popping sound that can be heard during an adjustment is merely a release of gasses and nothing to be alarmed over.
Though chiropractic care is helpful to all people, it is particularly good for athletes who need help fixing their bodies after an injury. It also can be used to keep bodies properly aligned to prevent injuries.
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.
Anti Aging Clinic's staffers help their clients age gracefully with treatments that scarcely break the skin. They efface wrinkles, brown spots, or spider veins using a spectrum of lasers that come equipped with cooling heads to keep the skin comfortable during treatments. Radio-frequency treatments break down fat tissue without irritating surrounding tissue, and microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of skin to promote a beautiful, more youthful appearance—like Michelangelo’s statue of David in a leather jacket. But before the team administers any of their signature anti-aging skincare or chiropractic services, they conduct a thorough consultation. They even test-treat a patch of skin so that patients can know what to expect before committing to a full treatment.
Certified hypnotherapist Theresa Morris serves as a catalyst for her clients, leading them to positive change through different types of hypnosis. The goals of each session depend on the problems at hand—subjects may want to lose weight, manage chronic pain, or lower their stress levels. Theresa also conducts past-life regression therapy, thereby guiding clients toward resolutions for inner, emotional conflicts.
HypnosisWorks clears out the cognitive icebox with hour-long hypnotherapy sessions that inspire self-directed weight loss. Nationally certified master hypnotherapist Subanan Sathiananthan escorts clients through journeys into the mind that tweak the inner drives, reversing problematic behavioral patterns such as overeating and robbing bakery trucks during multiple sessions that gradually instill techniques the subject can try on his or her own. Contrary to widespread hypnosis myths, shiny pocket watches do not lull subjects into a hypnotic states, but instead the subjects will themselves into hyper-attentive trance in which they heed the soft suggestions of the hypnotherapist. Sessions transpire within the centre's elegant treatment space similar to a doctor's office featuring Victorian design hints, including a relaxing marble fireplace, bamboo hardwood floors, and airy 12-foot ceilings that allow for free-floating thought bubbles.