At Spinal Decompression Centre and C.A.R.E. Chiropractic & Acupuncture, experienced teams of doctors, physiotherapists, and registered massage therapists unite to realign spines and combat muscle and joint ailments. Healing regimens kick off with a full spine exam, during which doctors study the spine's topography to chart a treatment route. Doctors can then counsel patients with therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes, such as giving up recreational boulder rolling, to ameliorate pain.
While massage therapist and reiki master Sherri Smith bears certifications in a broad range of techniques, her singular goal is to heal her clients holistically. Her repertoire of alternative treatments includes yoga, reiki classes, and Ayurvedic massages that balance the body’s energy centers. A raindrop technique of the Lakota Indians involves applying organic essences to the soles and spine to heal muscular issues and recharge any accidentally swallowed batteries. Through these treatments, Sherri can help her clients realign their bodies, spirits, and minds without unnatural chemicals or fashionable gimmicks.
Heaven Scent is a blend of an alternative-medicine clinic, the Canadian Institute of Alternative Medicine, a full-service spa, and a new-age store providing supplies to both licensed holistic-health professionals and health-conscious customers. Its founder, Christine Richards, established Heaven Scent because she wanted to open a place where the local community could go for all its alternative-medicine needs, eliminating the need for people to fly to China every time they sneezed.
With the belief that pharmaceutical medicine isn’t the only path to vitality and fitness, Heaven Scent’s holistic health experts practice more than 50 alternative-medicine treatments that bolster the body without invasive procedures. Chinese acupuncture and zen stone massages facilitate the body’s natural healing processes, and nutritional counselling equips clients with the know-how to fuel their bio-motors with healthy foods instead of deep-fried candy canes. Powerful magnets, aromatics, detoxes, and reiki massages aid staff members in levelling out their clients’ internal systems.
The second word in Essence Naturopathic Organic Medical Spa refers to the naturopathic doctor who helms the spa’s licensed staff. A holistic practice that informs many of the spa’s treatments, naturopathy is based on the idea that the body can best heal itself with proper food and exercise, rather than with medicines that merely treat each ailment’s symptoms. This is not to say that the spa’s services are not medically informed; the doctor oversees a wide range of herbal-medicine, weight-loss, nutrition, and infertility treatments designed to aid and stimulate the body’s own healing powers. The rest of the staff—comprised of a spa therapist, a laser technician, a makeup artist, and an anthropomorphic terrycloth robe with a penchant for bear hugs—supplements the doctor’s treatments with more traditional spa services, such as organic peels, hot-stone massages, facials, and body wraps.
Doctors of Chiropractic Laina Shulman and Jamie Neely both experienced the beneficial effects of chiropractic care well before they started their own practice. As children, Dr. Shulman was diagnosed with double major scoliosis and debilitating headaches, and Dr. Neely suffered from asthma, nasal polyps, hernias, and appendicitis. After many trips to doctors’ offices, both turned to chiropractors to alleviate their symptoms. The results they experienced left such an impact that they wanted to share their transformations with others.
Now at the helm of Pure-Health, the husband-and-wife team helps patients attain total health through chiropractic care and personalized weight-loss plans. They realign spines through chiropractic adjustments and melt away stress plaguing soft tissue using massage techniques instead of giant magnifying glasses placed under the sun.
The staff at London Laser Health Care Centre, alleviates pain for patients while administering assistance with smoking cessation, weight loss, and nutritional counseling. Its low-level laser therapies treat a number of topical conditions, including toenail fungus. The centre's workshops and informative programs also draw upon methods such as meditation and hypnotherapy to treat addictions and reach health goals, whether they involve quitting smoking or becoming Voltron's left shin. The staff's holistic approach to patient care extends to technologically driven treatments such as its touted low-level laser treatments. Ionic footbaths and far-infrared saunas are also designed to detoxify bodies, purifying them enough to make real lifestyle changes.