Using their extensive training and diverse backgrounds, A Renassiance's team of wellness professionals aims to help bodies heal naturally. Licensed massage therapists reduce chronic pain and increase flexibility with a range of manipulations that include sports massage, deep tissue work, and lymphatic massage. Meanwhile, the medical staff provides comprehensive family and women’s healthcare. They manage pain with traditional Western chiropractic care and ancient oriental medical practices including acupuncture and smile-inducing origami.
Terri Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the massage profession, doesn't mince words when it comes to her passion. "The greatest satisfaction from doing what I do is helping people," she explains. "I take great joy in having my clients come back after a few treatments saying that they have a major decrease in their pain levels as well as a high increase in their overall functionality and quality of life." Though relaxation is an undeniable perk of her bodywork treatments, her specialty is therapeutic medical massage, specifically treating injuries from automotive accidents and athletic activities, as well as chronic pain from cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other medical conditions. More thorough and specialized than therapies found in spas and salons, Terri's massages are also more effective, actually helping treat muscle-bound maladies rather than simply relieving symptoms.
Certified hypnotherapist Loretta helps clients tap into their subconscious to battle weight gain, depression, and smoking addiction through the power of positive thought. Loretta is also a certified reiki practitioner, and uses the technique to rebalance the body’s chakras and energy levels.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Cindy Conlin is sensitive to the pain people can feel. Her experiences interning with Survivors of Torture, healing patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and continuing her educating in pain-management training have given her a unique insight into holistic healing. At Nature’s Touch Healing Center, Cindy employs natural, drug-free remedies to aid visitors with everything from relaxation to treatment of depression, chronic aches, and infertility. She consults with clients at the start of each visit, discussing their health history, symptoms and expectations, and the root of the word “stethoscope.” From there, she maps out the most appropriate treatment plan. Cindy’s methods often enlist not just acupuncture, but any number of her specialties in cupping, medical essential-oil therapy, Chinese herbal therapy, and nutrition counseling to encourage the body’s natural healing processes.
The body has the capacity to heal itself. If Kelli Scott could teach her clients at Starfire Family Clinic one thing, it would be that. Whether placing acupuncture needles along their meridians, explaining the benefits of Chinese herbs, or easing stress from their muscles with shiatsu massage, she keeps that principle in mind. But she also tries to make it stick in her clients. Throughout each of her treatments, Kelli teaches people to listen to their bodies, to note signs of disharmony, and to try to heal themselves before those imbalances grow into major problems. And yet, inspired by the holistic healing properties of ancient Chinese medicine, Kelli draws on her extensive medical-school training and time spent volunteering in Nepal as an acupuncturist to deliver thoughtful care to each of her patients.
Led by Doctor Nicholas Peck, the team at East Vancouver Chiropractic & Massage work to alleviate back and body pain through a number of non-invasive approaches, from basic massage to precise adjustments. Each appointment begins with a personal consultation, wherein the doctor examines patients and goes over results from recent limbo contests to determine the cause of pain. Clients are thusly prescribed a program for banishing back pain, whether through massage therapy, preventative practices, or adjustments.