The instructors and practitioners at TendingShen devote themselves to spreading the word of acupuncture from its roots in Eastern Asia to Western shores. They believe that five-element acupuncture—a descendant of traditional Japanese and Korean styles—makes a versatile complement to Western medicine, augmenting treatments that address ailments metabolically with holistic methods designed to stimulate the body’s own natural healing.
At Bodhi Yoga and Wellness Centre, a team of certified and experienced instructors lead several daily classes designed for toning and strengthening yogis of all skill levels. Focus on proper breathing and alignment with Hatha and flow yoga classes, or give ligaments, bones, and joints some extra attention with yin yoga, the gentle, retiring wallflower to muscle-minded yang yoga’s brawny athlete. During the infrared hot yoga class, the room gradually heats up from aspiring contortionists' body heat, improving flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, and banishing toxins and lurking phantoms from the body. Call ahead to schedule your classes.
CrossFit Niagara's certified staff of hard-bodied muscle moulders whittles weakness away from flimsy physiques, leaving a toned and taut exterior. Each visit gifts fledgling fitness buffs a one-hour class as well as time in the weight room and open gym, allowing for a fully customized, self-paced workout for all ages and strength levels. CrossFit Niagara utilizes programs built around movements that are natural to humans such as squatting, lifting, and neighbour wrestling. The group exercise classes create a community of support, camaraderie, and accountability. By varying workout routines, body-sculpting instructors keep exercise fresh and invigorating, eschewing monotonous sessions of boulder pushing and Stonehenge remodelling.
The New You's owner and health coach Mary Ellen Graham combines the techniques of hot-stone and fitness massages in 60- and 90-minute treatments. For about 10 minutes, a fitness machine vibrates away muscle stiffness and aims to boost metabolism, phase out cellulite, and increase muscle elasticity. Next, hands apply hot stones to specific body coordinates, allowing radiant heat to seep into muscles like hot sauce into cheesecakes, easing aches and aiming to improve circulation. Heat expands blood vessels, assuages nerves, and may ease symptoms of insomnia and arthritis. Therapists may recalibrate body vibes using additional modalities such as reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, and tuning forks.
Make It Happen offers a cornucopia of classes to whip bodies into shape with the kettlebell's unique whole-body conditioning. Kettlebell incorporates cardio, strength training, and flexibility to achieve faster and more noticeable results than traditional fitness regimens. Trainer Jennifer Hintenberger, a certified world kettlebell fitness instructor, molds bodies in these one-hour boot camps, which focus on core work and can be adapted for all body types, fitness levels, and chakra colours. Make It Happen cultivates a welcoming and encouraging environment, so even tone-deaf trainees can achieve muscle-building magic with the low-impact, melodious kettlebells.
Dr. Marco Bouchard can skillfully adjust a single patient’s spine, whether they are two days or ninety-two years old. With a background in pediatrics, he modifies his chiropractic methods to suit a child’s frame at his practice, Healthy Beginnings Chiropractic.
His method of choice is the pragmatic Gonstead technique, which favors analyzing spines with mechanical engineering principles, rather than by knocking on them and waiting for an answer. In accordance with the technique, Dr. Bouchard’s exams incorporate the Nervoscope, which charts how heat is distributed along the spine, as well as x-rays and manual assessments. For alternative health treatments, patients can visit the practice’s naturopathic doctor or the massage therapist, whose Swedish kneads improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and minimize stress.