Ever since elementary school, Yugoslavia native Zdenka Jovic yearned to practice massage therapy for a living. She followed her passion to Canada, where she studied at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. With the opening of Zdenka's Divine Therapeutics in 2008, she transformed her passion for massage and its many benefits into a profession. Her practice focuses on massage techniques such as trigger-point release, deep tissue, and relaxation, which makes the body feel as comfortable as a kitten napping in a baseball glove. Her therapeutic services also include wellness procedures such as lymph-node drainage, rehabilitation therapy, and myofascial-release therapy.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture
Brands Used: Carbo needles
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never saw Traditional Chinese Medicine as a mystical form of medicine. She grew up with an aunt who was a practitioner, and, for Krista, a visit to a TCM practiioner was as normal as going to a family doctor. Now a registered acupuncturist, she uses her own experiences to make TCM an approachable form of treatment for others,
as she helps improve bodies with everything from acupuncture and tui na bodywork to nutritional counseling. While her services can
help clients of all ages and genders, some treatments are particularly suited to help address issues that affect women, such as moxibustion or heat therapy, which can be used to help infertility and menstrual cramps or even encourage breech babies to correct their position.
Canadian Decompression and Pain Centers' healthcare experts work to relieve chronic neck and back pain using multidisciplinary treatments. The center specializes in Neuro-Decompression Therapy, a three-stage process designed to alleviate chronic conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and the uncontrollable urge to imitate a pretzel. The therapy starts with a thorough consultation and exam to check for spinal issues. During the second stage of therapy, clients recline on a spinal decompression table, which gently stretches aching joints between spinal segments as a biofeedback computer montiors the progress. The third stage, for qualifying patients, involves inhaling up to 92 percent pure oxygen during the decompression session to further ease muscle stiffness and potentially boost immune-system function. For those looking for a more incremental treatment, the center also offers a variety of products including mattresses and orthotics for shoes to help relieve back pain.
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.
Dr. Jennifer Heard first started looking to healthy, holistic treatments while caring for an elderly family member and her own three children. Her son's struggle with asthma and allergies prompted her to draw on her pre-med schooling as she searched for the right medications—research that solidified her preference for natural remedies over drugs. Now a registered naturotherapy practitioner with the Board of Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners of North America, Heard helps clients manage their weight, improve their nutrition, and soothe their stress and related ailments. She's also a registered yoga-therapy practitioner, which enables her to the traditional poses to relieve injuries and illnesses and build strength.
At Bruce Street Family Chiropractic, Drs. Adam Brookes and Sharon Goodyear dedicate themselves to preventing spinal complications in addition to treating existing conditions. Their foresight stems from a familiarity with such imaging systems as digital x-rays and an Insight Millennium Subluxation Station, which scans for signs of neurological dysfunction. The doctors also seek to create an informed and involved clientele, fully explaining treatment options and teaching patients how to interpret x-rays themselves. Drs. Brookes and Goodyear enlist a number of adjustment modalities as they manipulate vertebrae, ease pains, and head-off future complications, leaving spines as sturdily aligned as a row of dominos in wet concrete.