At Pickering Wellness Centre, Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Deschamps avoids the cracking, twisting, and turning that many people associate with chiropractic adjustments. Instead, he uses the low-force, computerized technology of the ProAdjuster system. Before touching a single key on the corresponding computer, the doctor hosts a one-on-one conversation to determine medical history and individual problems, customizing the following treatment to suit each client?s particular needs. As the patient sits comfortably in an upright position on the ProAdjustor?s seat, which looks like a high-tech massage chair, the system administers targeted, yet gentle adjustments using piezoelectric sensors that gauge the hyper- or hypomobility of spinal vertebrae. Like volleyball after leagues stopped using cacti as balls, the technique is virtually painless, employing equipment similar to devices used by NASA.
Dr. Deschamps promotes healing in conjunction with a [team](http://(http://www.pickeringwellness.ca/index.asp?p=meet_the_team.html) of registered massage therapists, as well as a chiropodist who specializes in treating foot pain with custom-made orthotics.
The team at Bayly St. Chiropractic Centre addresses a wide variety of maladies, led by experienced Doctors of Chiropractic Will Mauch and Robert Sasse. Dr. Sasse utilizes a diversified manual adjusting method, calling upon training from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and more than 25 years of experience.
In addition to chiropractic care, the crew strives to restore patient health with acupuncture services and detoxifying foot baths. An on-staff massage therapist employs specialized training in hot-stone techniques, treatments for whiplash and lower back pain, and infant massage, which is ideal for a colicky baby or an overworked onesies model.
The experienced doctors and registered massage therapists at New Image Health Center operate on the cutting edge of med-spa services. In addition to traditional treatments such as hot-stone massage and aromatherapy, the staff uses advanced techniques, including custom-made orthotics and nonsurgical nose jobs, to promote total-body wellness and confidence. The staff also offers advanced skin treatments such as laser therapy to reduce the appearance of scars, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and blast away pore-clogging spaceships.
Funneling knowledge through the ages, Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine trains students in the practice of the 2,500-year-old Chinese medicine. The faculty teaches a range of essential topics, from meridians and acupoints to Chinese language and medical terminology. Educators also lead hands-on classes, during which students learn how to use tuina massage, acupuncture, and osteopathy to clear pathways for the body’s natural flow of energy and uninvited space ships.
Most Popular Service: Hot stone [and] deep-tissue massage, reflexology
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Rapha Rehab's therapists combine the disciplines of physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage into cohesive treatments for clients. After providing clients with a cup of hot coffee or tea, the staff leads them to private treatments rooms. Here, therapists work to relieve tension and pain through massages, which may use natural and ayurvedic oils to reduce friction between the therapists gliding fingers and the client's skin. The wellness experts also help rehab injuries and treat conditions such as chronic bronchitis, IBS, and multiple sclerosis.
The staffers may have clients take advantage of Rapha Rehab's air-therapy rooms and its recreation area, which boasts a variety of weights and cardiovascular equipment. Plus, they can outfit clients with orthotic shoes, inserts, and even prosthetics.
Years ago, licensed aesthetician "Eleni" Sophia Sarantakos noticed a trend. She was working at a prestigious spa and often saw clients’ skin respond negatively to supposedly beneficial treatments. She began conducting her own research on the ingredients in skincare products and started a search for something better. She found it in Dr. Baumann's skincare products, a German line concocted without parabens, harmful chemical preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, or animal products.
At Skin So Real, aestheticians use those products to purify and rejuvenate skin during Bionome facials. They clear away acne with ingredients such as lavender and chamomile, hydrate dry complexions with rose and sandalwood oils, and use resurfacing fruit extracts to diminish fine lines or hieroglyphs etched into the face. Because the salon’s products are packaged with environmentally responsible materials, they benefit the earth as well as each client’s appearance.