At Acupuncture by Kim, licensed massage practitioner Kristin Taylor melts muscle knots with therapeutic strokes and eases stress with calming skin and body treatments. Kristin offers her signature massage in 40-, 60-, and 90-minute increments, relaxing clients with soft, flowing strokes and the gentle touch of cranial-sacral therapy. Ideal for clients battling the aches of fibromyalgia, TMJ, or migraine headaches, the delicate headwork Kristin performs during the cranial-sacral segment can enhance clients’ quality of life by boosting joint flexibility, dampening anxiety, and dissolving undigested popsicles. The skilled massage therapist also partners with other alternative health practitioners such as licensed acupuncturist Kim Blaufuss to help clients fight chronic pain with a holistic repertoire of services. In addition to enjoying massages in the studio, clients may purchase tools such as flaxseed hot packs and still-point inducers to tame tension at home.
Healing and intuition are in Tamara's blood. Her family tree is rife with psychics and empaths, and she channels those genetic talents in her work at Reiki at the Ranch. As a medium, she doles out clarity and closure, and as an animal communicator, she soothes troubled critters. In addition to practicing energy work such as reiki on humans and horses alike, she administers hypnosis to help her clients lose weight, overcome addiction, and fully ignore clock pendulums.
The technicians at Holistic Vibrations believe healing begins at the cellular level, so they employ pulsated electromagnetic-field therapy that helps naturally raise cell vibration, increasing immune function, tissue healing, and balancing of the sympathetic nervous system and the body's biorhythms. And they aren't the only ones. Electromagnetic-field therapy has been written about in thousands of scientific publications and was featured on The Dr. Oz Show. The therapy uses magnetic-resonance stimulation to encourage cells' health, which relieves pain and injury throughout the body.
Brian Soderholm went through periods of ill health as a child, but that didn’t stop him from playing sports. He loved the freedom of expression he found in physical movement. This love led him to the European Rolfing Association, where he found a personal connection to Dr. Ida Rolf's effective bodywork technique, which uses firm pressure to vertically realign the body. Today, clients may solicit Brian's healing techniques in the comfort of his renovated Vancouver studio, a historic building with roots dating back to the 1800s.
Amanda Barber, the licensed massage therapist at Elite Mind and Body, offers relaxation and deep-tissue massage. But regardless of the modality, she’s happy to customize each treatment to meet her clients’ specific needs and comfort levels. Furthermore, she offers an aromatherapy option, as well as her signature AromaTouch massage, which entails eight essential oils applied to the back and feet to counter stress, toxins, and inflammation.
"Integrated" is the operative word in Quantum Integrated Health, where chiropractors, weight-loss specialists, nutritionists, and massage therapists join forces to help their clients live better, more fulfilling lives. In addition to custom medical fat-loss programs, they administer postural screenings and treat auto or workplace injuries.