At Evergreen Skin Care & Salt Therapy, everyday elements such as sodium and oxygen become powerful instruments of rejuvenation. Visitors can step into a specialized salt room for 45-minute sessions, where a generator reproduces the atmosphere of a salt cave. The microscopic particles in the air help to clear the nasal and bronchial passages for easier breathing, even working to offset allergy and cold symptoms. At the same time, they combat skin concerns such as psoriasis and eczema.
The staff also administers skincare services. Treatments range from microdermabrasion to oxygen facials and blemish-removal treatments. Clients can complement a newly refreshed complexion with one of many alternative-wellness therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, reflexology, or a warm bask beneath far-infrared lights.
Impressions Skin Care Inc.’s veteran team—which includes an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine—unleashes the body’s self-healing powers with facials, massages, and foot reflexology. Drawing on sea plankton-based Bioceane products as well as formulas from Payot and Luzern, facials detox and tone skin, lending skin a youthful glow without taping baby pictures to it. The same products fuel massages that mix multiple modalities to scatter stress to the four winds, and therapists double down on the healing for calming couples sessions. Foot massages, meanwhile, stimulate reflexology-style pressure points to facilitate full-body wellness after a soothing herbal footbath.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), clients breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to help treat anything from the bends to burns. This unique treatment inundates clients' blood, tissue, and swim bladders with life-affirming oxygen, promoting healing and internal repair. Richmond Hyperbaric Health Centre is home to two multi-person hyperbaric chambers where groups of two to six relax together, breathing in this beneficial air. To enhance HBOT's effects, the centre often couples it with other alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and colon hydrotherapy.
Cream-coloured couches in the lobby beckon visitors into Footex Medical Group, a haven for relief and relaxation. Through acupuncture, deep-tissue massage, and chiropractic treatments, its staff alleviates the stress and aches inherent to daily demands and nights spent sleeping under desks. The resident acupuncturist boasts more than a quarter century of experience, and thus conducts swift, effective treatments without pain. The soothing permeates everyday life when customers take home comfort-oriented orthotics, shoes, socks, or pillows after appointments.
The registered acupuncturists at CommuniQi Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic strive to help the body heal itself with holistic treatments ranging from acupuncture and massage to energy healing and reiki. The idea is that once balance is restored, the body can achieve a natural state of health and better fight disease and injury. And though the specialists focus on the needs of each individual, their heart is always in the community: they invite their clients to bring along friends, family, and coworkers.