Similar to old pennies, environmental toxins are ubiquitous, harmful if swallowed, and may contain trace amounts of King George VI. Flush lingering monarchs with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an ion foot cleanse at Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre on Barnsley Crescent (a $55 value).
Founded by Cheryl Hiebert, a holistic health care practitioner who has studied holistic therapies for more than 20 years, Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre harnesses the power of energy-based healing. A 30-minute ion foot cleanse places patients' paws into a bath that alternates positive and negative currents through the water. Charged ions storm through pores on the feet via osmosis, taking oppositely charged toxins such as synthetic chemicals and heavy metals prisoner before falling back into the bath. During the treatment, patients listen to soothing music, sip tea, and nibble chocolates as Hiebert explains what changes in the water colour may indicate, such as white foam indicating lymphatic cleansing or orange indicating joint rust. The treatment may relieve myriad ailments linked to bodily toxicity, from chronic headaches to back pain. Sacred Journeys recommends periodic treatments for optimum health; long-term effectiveness depends on the overall health changes patients make as recommended by Hiebert, including diet adjustments and switching to all-natural powdered wigs.
Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre
Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre's Cheryl Hiebert, M.Div. believes all humans have the potential to lead empowered and healthy lives by looking inward. In addition to doling out wellness tips on television, the lifelong holistic coach is certified as a practitioner of a variety of energy-based modalities, including Usui and Karuna reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, and angel therapy. Her clients report to Sacred Journeys for both workshops and one-on-one sessions, seeking the clarity and guidance she has gained working with such spiritual heavyweights as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Jiminy Cricket.
In addition to supporting the lowered stress and well-being of clients, the Centre directs energy toward charitable causes such as Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre, Girls Inc.—an organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women—and Sheba's Haven Rescue, which rescues palliative-care dogs and teaches them to bark meditative mantras.