Whispering Willows co-founder Tracy Bester practices and teaches internal energy medicine as a certified holistic therapist and supply vendor at her tranquil Waterloo location. Spirit-placating services at Whispering Willows include an hour-long reflexology treatment ($50) designed to beat tension demons and negative stressors into submission through pressure applied to reflex points in the hands and feet. Reiki, an energy technique that aims to remove physical and emotional blockages from corporeal forms, helps relieve chronic pain, depression, and crippling bouts of swimmer's ear ($65 for a one-hour treatment). Hypnosis ($120 for 90 minutes) and past-life regression therapy are also available, taking guests down a memory lane paved with images of embarrassing talent show dance routines. Rounding out Tracy’s menu of spiritual desserts is the peanut butter-chocolate triple-blast fudge milkshake equivalent: the 30-minute IonSpa Foot Cleanse ($39.99), which uses the healing power of ionized water and magnetic energy to draw negative hype away from paparazzi-stricken toes.
Elizabeth Perez and the team at Integrated Holistic Wellness work to balance the body not through drugs, surgeries, or balsa-wood shims, but rather with mind and body therapies such as massage, reflexology, and yoga. Reiki sessions draw upon the positive energy of the universe, whereas meditation hones in on the potential of one's own thoughts and energies. The practitioners here also turn to forces such as sound, vibration, and color to promote self-healing and relaxation.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Weight loss; smoking cessation; anxiety
Pro Tip: Come with an specific situation you'd like help with. Keep an open mind and success will be yours.
A team of highly trained homeopaths use alternative therapies to bring bodies to total wellness. Yoga, hypnosis, and reflexology sessions help alleviate aches, and reiki treatments aim to rebalance the chakras. A nutritional analysis helps clients discover the most beneficial supplements and diets for them, such as a plant-based diet or a diet with only foods that are yellow.
Each of Activa Clinics' five locations have brought together a staff of area-experts that include trained chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and kinesiologists. When it comes to wellness, these teams take a distinctly multidisciplinary approach toward health-improvement. After a free consultation, the staff may prescribe any number of treatments that range from chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative physiotherapy to laser therapy and custom-crafted nutrition plans in order to create a treatment plan that is effective for any individual that walks through their door. Activa's crew is particularly adept at helping those who are suffering from pain as a result of accidents, chronic health conditions, or as a result of surgery.
A trained hypnotherapist taps into clients? subconscious to retrain the brain. While patients are in a relaxed state, the hypnotist uses positive suggestions and reinforcement to combat depressed thoughts, manage pain, and fight addictions to smoking or biting strangers? fingernails.