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Sunlight spills across rows of crisp white curtains, each knotted halfway up the fabric. These partial dividers fill Tuina’s studio, which skips the private rooms in favor of an open floor plan lined with massage beds and cushioned mats. It is on these surfaces that trained therapists use the techniques of tuina, the ancient form of manual manipulation, to release stress, soothe aches, and improve circulation. Aside from designing custom massages and singing an alternate version of the Gilligan's Island theme song with the client's name in there somewhere, Tuina’s staff personalizes each treatment regimen by mixing in acupuncture sessions, cupping, gua sha, and moxa.
2146 Queen Street East
Toronto,
ON
CA
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa’s mix of classic spa treatments can also help beautify faces, slim bodies, remove hair, and paint "Do Not Chew" signs on finger- and toenails.
70 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto,
ON
CA
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.
2351 Kennedy Road
Toronto,
ON
CA
Established: 2011 Reservations/Appointments: Required Handicap Accessible: No Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Most popular service: Ayurvedic Reflexology Brands Used: Banyan Botanicals and New Direction organic essential oils Pro Tip: Dress comfortably, as things can get very oily. Q&A with the Ayurvedic Massage Therapist Do you offer your customers any extra perks? Complimentary fresh reverse-osmosis water with lemon, tea, and treats afterward. After hair treatments, [we give you] your customized hair oil for at-home treatments in between spa treatments. What?s your favorite part about your job? It's very meditative, as we use music and silence to put the client totally at ease. We move to the rhythm of the music, moving the blocked energy out of the bodies of our clients. The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease? The rooms are listed on the website, but we offer comfortable couches in our waiting room, candles, a fireplace, heated towels to warm cold feet, and cold towels to cool hot heads.
1637 Victoria Park Avenue
Toronto,
ON
CA
Established: 2010 Reservations/Appointments: Required Handicap Accessible: Yes Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Pro Tip: Enter our parking lot directly from Belfield Road and enter Unit 102. Matt Sanchez, one of two clinic directors at Aim2walk, brings a degree in physiotherapy and years of experience to his patients. His partner, Jesse Lown, on the other hand, specializes in alternative medicines such as acupuncture and tui na massage, both of which he studied and practiced in China. They decided to combine their skills to help patients manage pain and overcome neurological issues with a blend of Eastern and Western medical know-how. Patients come to them with all sorts of issues, from brain and spinal cord injuries to cerebral palsy and Parkinson's; the staff approach all conditions with the simple mantra that progress is always possible. In fact, Matt says that his favourite type of patient to treat is "any client that came to us in pain and leaves without pain and with a huge smile ? This happens a lot."
170 Brockport Road, Unit 102
Toronto,
ON
CA
When husband-and-wife team Ian and Tavia graduated from the Living Earth School of Natural Therapies, they decided to focus on shiatsu massage for one simple reason: they'd experienced its effectiveness firsthand. Since the therapy had helped them in many ways—from decreasing pain to providing a calmer and more positive outlook on life—the duo set out to share those benefits with others. During shiatsu sessions, Tavia and Ian apply gentle, focused pressure using hands, elbows, and knees. By targeting specific anatomical points, the technique helps release stress, dissolving the tension, aches, and imbalances that come from hours of deskwork, long commutes, and weekend hang-gliding classes. Ian further fosters wellness during Hatha yoga classes, during which he guides students through ancient poses designed to strengthen and support the body.
277 Humbercrest Blvd
Toronto,
Ontario
CA
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