Doctors Martin Wang and Dongying Xu help clients cope with the effects of bodily maladies both tangible and intangible with the power of ancient Chinese medicinal techniques. Acupuncture, herbal therapy, and therapeutic massage allay symptoms ranging from chronic pain and problems with smoking to psoriasis and arthritis. Should acupuncture’s hair-thin needles leave clients anxious, the doctors bring the full and similar power of acupressure to bear on the body, realigning and manipulating meridians to maximize the body’s ability to heal itself. In addition to their in-office treatments, the pair also store a library's worth of folk remedies on their website, helping readers combat common complaints ranging from seasonal sneezing to turning to stone.
Wellness Within began as a small office with one massage therapist and one massage room. It rapidly grew into an alternative health clinic that includes yoga classes, an organic spa, a college of massage and wellness, and a boutique. Softly lit private treatment rooms host massages and acupuncture, and an infrared sauna helps relieve aches and stress. A sextet of instructors hosts nine classes, such as Mom and Baby yoga, as well as a kids' yoga camp where youth mix quiet time with games and stretching exercises.
Wellness Within’s boutique is located in the lobby, like the least frequently used hotel bathtubs. Bracelets dangle from dishes atop wooden tables, necklaces hang off branches on a tree, and shiny teapots glisten in navy, bright green, orange, and white.
It’s only natural that Brandy Buchanan’s treatment plans draw from a variety of therapeutic methods—she is a registered acupuncturist, experienced spa therapist, yoga instructor, and has a master’s-level diploma in traditional Chinese medicine. She often uses acupuncture and massage in the same session, including a cupping style of massage that uses suction from glass cups pressed against the skin to draw blood into muscles. Methods such as these support her specialization in pain management, a practice she furthers by recommending home exercises to help correct postural imbalances and give self-worth back to neglected free weights.
The Acupuncture Turning Point’s therapeutic team—which includes registered acupuncturists, a fully licensed massage therapist, certified doulas and maternity coach, an occupational health nurse, and a physiotherapist—works collaboratively to facilitate wellness. Performed in both communal and private sessions, acupuncture serves as their primary wellness tactic. The centre rounds out its services with massage and rehabilitative therapies, which help clients by supporting their body's natural healing systems, in addition to specialized care for patients pursuing long-term goals such as increasing fertility or athletic abilities.
Located right next to the University of Alberta, M Hair Salon boasts a staff well-studied in the art of beauty. A host of professional-grade products from brands such as Chi, TIGI, and Moroccanoil aid the skilled stylists as they design smart new looks for men, women, and kids. Hair masks and other therapy treatments ensure that hair leaves the salon looking healthy and shiny and without any concerns weighing on its subconscious, and liquid keratin straightening treatments calm frizzy locks to leave them relaxed all through finals.
At Medicom Pain Clinic, technicians treat a variety of ailments with the aid of lasers, including hair loss, arthritis, and sports injuries. They use lasers on scalps to stimulate hair growth, take aim at joints with laser treatments designed to reduce inflammation, and employ lasers to increase the growth of healthy skin cells, which results in firmer, younger-looking skin. Other treatments range from Theralase laser acupuncture to smoking-cessation treatments, which work to reduce cravings and symptoms of withdrawal.