Joshua Webster attended the College of International Holistic Studies, where he studied acupuncture’s many different forms, including variants for the hands, ears, and cosmetic purposes. He showcases his skill set during communal acupuncture sessions inside The Healing Roots’ minimalist, wood-floored space. In addition to treating patients and scaring off parade balloons with his needles, he offers other alternative health therapies as well, including yoga, hot-stone massage, cupping, and herbal medicine.
For the past decade, Tina Barnes has made healing others her primary concern. As the owner and acupuncturist behind PossAbility Acupuncture, a wellness center tucked within Core Concept Health & Fitness, she accomplishes this mission with a number of treatments that bridge the distance between Eastern and Western healing philosophies.
Tina targets aches, pains, and smoking addictions with her acupuncture treatments. She’s also an expert in the ancient Chinese technique of cupping, which stimulates stagnant blood and jump-starts the 9-volt batteries located on either side of the rib cage. Her non-surgical facelift and microsystem massage have something in common—both depend on acupressure techniques to revitalize the skin and body.
Most Popular Service: Registered Massage Therapy
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete required paperwork.
Steven Foley began his journey to becoming a massage therapist as a martial artist. As he practiced karate and tai chi, he developed a keen sense of body awareness. This body awareness led him to seek out ways in which he could gently balance tensions and pains within himself. Massage turned out to be the answer, and he eventually realized that he wanted to share its benefits with others. So, he founded Foley's Massage Therapy. Here, he relieves his clients' soreness and pain from injuries with trigger-point therapy, and battles tension by using his martial arts skills against the monkeys that cling to clients' backs.
Maya Jobanputra and the acupuncturists and holistic healers at Vyana Wellness Naturopathic Centre realign energy meridians and heal bodily ailments in accordance with ancient Chinese techniques and modern scientific education. Maya’s uncanny awareness of the body’s needs stems from her formal training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Certifications in Bowen therapy and yoga instruction have further tuned Maya into the body’s natural balances and imbalances caused by illness, depression, or attempting to rollerblade across the kitchen counter. To augment these therapies and help patients stave off unhealthy stressors, Vyana’s counsellors listen to concerns and dole out helpful advice.
The staff of nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at Ruby Nails pampers clients with an array of relaxing beauty treatments. In addition to manicures and pedicures featuring chip-resistant Shellac polishes or acrylic and gel nails, staffers also perform 60-minute massages enhanced with optional acupuncture treatments.
The team at MVA Pain Clinic includes chiropractors, registered massage therapists, and a medical consultant who assists with especially tricky cases. These practitioners come from diverse backgrounds, including schools in California, Illinois, and China, and have treated patients ranging from athletes to injured workers to arthritic koalas. Together, they work to conquer aches with a varied arsenal of techniques, such as traditional Chinese acupuncture, massage, and high-tech decompression and laser therapies.