Licensed acupuncturist Jason Tarter understands firsthand the healing powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Helped by a naturopathic doctor at a young age, Jason became fascinated by natural healing and the changes that come with new eating regimens. The transformative powers that Jason encountered inspired him to pursue a career in traditional healing methods. At his clinic in North York, Jason offers acupuncture and cupping treatments, along with Tui Na massage and Gua-sha skin scraping treatments. Traditional healing treatments help clients with everything from migraines and chronic pain to depression and digestive issues, which the Traditional Healing Centre specializes in treating. After an initial consultation, Jason works with clients to devise a healing plan or time travel back to ancient China, which often encompasses herbs, bodywork, or diet changes to be successful.
Though Organic Beauty Bar's pampering and beauty treatments may seem complex, the simplicity of their certified-organic products is the key to their success. Before they nourish clients' skin, their products' ingredients are simply hand-plucked off branches and from the earth to be mashed into pulps. The Hungarian herbs, fruits, and vegetables infuse the organic salves with active components, many of which might have been lost if they were pressed into extracts or chewed up and spit out.
The aestheticians put the nutrient-packed, dye-free serums to work during facials, massages, and body-scrub sessions. Their range of facials—including the Sweet Cinnamon facial and Bouquet of Flowers facial—cleanse surfaces and combat the signs of aging, while seaweed and sea kelp polish the entire body for a dewy, all-over sheen.
Before there was even an address, there was a mission. Founded in 2004 and opened in 2005, Inspired Life Health Centre seeks to “bring clients to greater levels of health by providing quality health care and education,” according to its website. Inside an “un-clinic” atmosphere, a team of registered massage therapists, a naturopathic doctor, a holistic nutritionist, and an acupuncturist help patients achieve wellness with holistic services. Unlike traditional medicine, the centre’s homeopathic treatments work to boost the body’s innate ability to heal itself without a stethoscope.
The team at M&D Health Care incorporates techniques from massage therapy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic adjustment into treatments. Treatment plans rooted in traditional Chinese medicine select the modalities best suited for each individual's problems. The clinic also performs acupuncture treatments, aiming to rebalance the body's energy flow by targeting specific acupressure points. M&D's treatments can also be effective in concert with traditional medicine, such as regular physical exams or eating an entire apple tree to keep doctors away forever.
Optimum Health Centre's staff of chiropractors, licensed shiatsu therapists, herbalists, and RMTs blend tenets of Eastern and Western medicine in holistic treatments designed to soothe the body and mind. They ease the kinks out of spines and keep vestigial tails wagging happily with gentle chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. The centre's shiatsu therapist targets chronic aches, pains, and imbalances in the body and mind through the meridian system using fingers, knuckles, and thumbs during relaxing shiatsu massages.
GreenLife Health Centre traces the origins of its practices back 5,000 years. The family-oriented clinic uses Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicines to promote healing and wellness. During acupuncture treatments, several fine needles nestle into the skin and cause the body to produce endorphins. In turn, the endorphins relieve pain, induce relaxation, and foster a sense of solidarity with pincushions. Other detoxifying treatments include medicated baths, ion cleanses, and hot-stone massages.