All in one wellness facility in Times Square Plaza, the team of aestheticans, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and foot specialists at Four Seasons Natural Wellness Centre unite to help clients achieve better health and positive body-wide well-being. Four private massage rooms and a foot-massage room provide respite for weary muscles and overworked feet, and waxing services silken skin from legs to eyebrows. Beauty techs luxuriate complexions with nourishing facials, and a team skilled in orthotics craft custom orthopaedic shoes that prevent patrons from walking incorrectly or doing the macarena wrong. To supplement a healthy lifestyle, Natural Wellness Centre also supplies a large assortment of Forever Living cleansers, cosmetics, and vitamins alongside unique items such as aloe toothpaste and sea cucumbers plucked from underwater delis.
In the early 2000s, Doctor of Chiropractic Guy Bahar of The Posture Clinic began to notice a disturbing trend in the postures of his patients. Heads started to jut forward, upper backs hunched over, and chests caved inward. Dr. Bahar theorized that motions associated with a technology-heavy lifestyle—including slumping in front of computer screens, hunching over to read handheld devices, and lugging around heavy pieces of particle accelerators—was steadily causing the public to develop poor postural habits over time. As a chiropractor, he believed that these habits were interfering with the nervous system in general and the spine in particular, inhibiting healthy nerve function and causing chronic pain or fatigue as a result. His signature posture-correcting regimen can correct these conditions with a number of different treatment modalities, each of which promotes neuromuscular health and encourages patients to maintain a towering posture.
Initial assessments can begin with a battery of imaging scans, which can use thermography, x-rays, or surface EMG scans to gain invaluable insight into the body's structure and function. From there, Dr. Bahar and his staff of therapists can treat patients' particular conditions with muscle-relaxing massages, acupuncture sessions, and chiropractic micro-adjustments that completely avoid twisting the head or the neck.
Five years after graduating from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Haydene Lee opened Bayview North Family Chiropractic. As the name suggests, the practice favors chiropractic services for the entire family?including treatments for ear infections, pregnancy-related woes, and posture correction?but it's not restricted to them.
That's because Dr. Lee has brought aboard a diverse staff of health professionals that includes fellow CMCC alums and Doctors of Chiropractic Robert Grzeskowiak and Lee Bagola. Their knack for treating athletic injuries is made easier by chiropractic tools such as the torque-release technique and COREscore reports that can scan the nervous system for potential problems.
To round out the holistic approach, the clinic offers services from Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Janis Li, massage therapists Tenille Hallman and Deanna Tucker, and therapist Lesley Raubvogel.
At Eternal Beauty n Beyond, certified medical aesthetician Kerri Le works with one goal in mind: to create personalized skin solutions for every client. After evaluating a client’s needs and skin concerns, she designs a customized skincare plan by employing the techniques she learned at Canadian Beauty College and using state-of-the-art, FDA-approved medical aesthetic treatments. These treatments may include chemical peels, microdermabrasions, or Dermalogica facials. The latter use zone-by-zone face mapping to deliver exactly what skin needs right at that moment, such as a tattoo of a lion selling Dermalogica products.
The staffers at RelaxZone Wellness Centre set their healing sights on stress, which modern medicine has linked to many serious illnesses. The relaxation begins in the reception area, where natural light from the windows pours over cushy armchairs. Within the centre's newly renovated and tranquil treatment rooms, staffers perform services ranging from acupuncture to traditional Hawaiian lomilomi massages—which release areas of stagnated tension and too-tight leis. They also promote better health and stimulate natural physical processes via colon hydrotherapy and an infrared sauna.
Since first realizing the importance of touch to people's wellbeing, Jessica Pinto Ghuman has come to master a broad set of aesthetic and relaxation services. With ideas and techniques she's gleaned from her own spa visits, Jessica plies her clients' bodies with a variety of massage modalities, from Swedish and hot stone to aromatherapy. Indian scalp massages incorporate slow infusions of oils and spices, while luxurious mani-pedis revive nails left jagged by excessive scratch-and-sniff habits.