Reflexology in Chinatown

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Wading barefoot through a muddy swamp has no noteworthy health benefits, but Footopia's mud footbaths are a different story. Infused with natural herbs and crystals, they rejuvenate toes and draw toxins from the body. The holistic health facility’s team specializes in these treatments as well as other foot-centric services. During foot reflexology, they apply pressure to specific points on the feet that may correspond with other parts of the body to improve one’s overall well-being. Footopia'a highly trained massage therapists can also ply the whole body with deep tissue kneads that are more effective than rubbing your back against your barn.

88 West Pender Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Canadian AAH Medical Ctr. relies on holistic treatment methods to remedy a number of ailments, including anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, and pain caused by minor or major injuries. At the facility, doctors employ both modern and traditional acupuncture approaches, as well as acupressure techniques. Additionally, they offer massage therapy and maintain a stock of Chinese herbal medicines.

1057 Cambie Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Most Popular Service: Pediatric health

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2005

Parking: Metered street parking

Pro Tip: Fill out the intake [form] prior to arriving at the appointment.

1008 Homer Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Metered street parking

Most popular service: Skin rejuvenation, hair and vein removal

Brands Used: Cutera, Dermapen, Hydrafacial, Botox

Q&A with Dr. Sahar Atapoor, Owner

What are some of your signature services?

Skin rejuvenation, laser spider vein removal, toe nail fungus treatment, laser hair removal and botox and fillers. All the services are done by our doctors.

Do you offer your customers any extra perks?

Yes, complementary coffee and tea, magazines, and brochures of the services.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Getting good results

1038 Hamilton St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

At Broadway Nails Spa, guests relax while skilled aestheticians buff nails and condition skin until they both gleam. During mani-pedis, the staff tops nails with colorful polish after smoothing jagged edges caused by biting nails or scratching lottery tickets too vociferously. Other treatments include eyelash extensions, waxing, and laser hair-removal, as well as permanent makeup application that makes getting ready less time-consuming.

725 E Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Stuart Gross’ passion for holistic healthcare stems from personal experience. After his young son spent many months enduring eczema that had not responded to conventional treatment, Gross took him to a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who was able to clear the symptoms almost overnight. Gross had also been affected by the passing of his father, who died of preventable diabetes and heart disease at the age of 54, as well as the death of his father-in-law, which was a result of the side effects of the drugs he was taking for rheumatoid arthritis. Gross decided to give up his career as an auto mechanic and explore ways in which alternative therapies can heal people. He took a course in nutrition and started working in a health store. Using skills developed during his car-repair days, Gross then trained in various holistic assessment tools and equipment.

Today, Gross uses his knowledge and experience at Yaletown Holistics, where he offers services including oxygen therapy and a variety of homeopathic and nutritional supplements. Gross is also an advanced practitioner in electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), a German-made diagnostic device designed to reveal bodily imbalances and conditions such as food sensitivities and heavy-metal toxicity. Guests also target impurities in a cozy, private infrared sauna, which can be used in conjunction with an iPod or personal yodeler to provide relaxing music.

1238 Homer Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA