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Services Offered

Live Blood Analysis

Live Blood Cell Analysis involves the examination of a fresh drop of living blood under a high-power video-microscope that has a closed-circuit video system which projects the microscopic image onto a computer screen for simultaneous viewing by both the technician and the client.

Live cell analysis is an excellent means of viewing by microscope the red blood cells, various types of white blood cells, platelets, and blood plasma, just as they function in the body. Live blood analysis is a screening test, using phase contrast, and bright field microscopy for the purpose of observing various conditions of your blood. The test itself is quite simple. A drop of blood is taken from your finger and placed on a microscope slide for viewing. The image from the slide is transmitted to a computer monitor so you can observe along, with what the blood cells are revealing.  The drop of blood is magnified and to the trained examiner many accurate observations can be made. The presence of: (yeast, fungus, parasites, bacteria) active somewhere in the body, damaged cells, cholesterol crystals, and uric acid crystals are easily identified. The size and shape of the red blood cells indicate nutritional deficiencies, digestive problems, absorption problems, and the damaging effects of free radicals. Organ malfunction is also evident in the live blood cell analysis.  It allows the direct inspection and interpretation of over fifty possible features of the bloodstream, red blood cells, and white blood cells.

 

Holistic Health Counseling

The term “holistic” is defined as “emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.” If one part is neglected, the whole cannot exist. A true holistic perspective on life brings together both nutrition and other essential forms of nourishment, including honest and open relationships, a meaningful spiritual practice, a career that inspires you, and physical activity that you enjoy. These parts are called Primary Food. As a Holistic Health Counselor, we will work with you to help you find balance in both Primary Foods and the foods you eat on a daily basis. We function as a personal support system to assist you in making the changes necessary for the life you desire.

 

Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive and holistic approach to improving health and treating illness in patients of all ages. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies and natural substances. 

Naturopathic treatments can complement conventional medical treatments or be used effectively on their own. The aim of the naturopathic doctor is always to support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Naturopathic medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention, and using natural substances and treatments, naturopathic doctors support and stimulate the body's ability to restore, establish, and maintain health.

The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness, rather than merely treat and suppress symptoms.

 

Registered Massage Therapy

Soothes the nervous system by increasing the relaxation response.

Increases the blood flow and lymph fluid to aid with circulation, elimination (of toxins) and immunity.

Helps tired or injured muscles recuperate by mechanically ridding the muscle of lactic acid (waste).

Increased circulation brings much needed nutrients for repair.

Helps to prevent fluid accumulation that can lead to swollen tissue and joints.

Decreases muscle tension and discomfort.

Decreases muscle spasms.

Increases the length of shortened muscles.

Decreases trigger point intensity and referrals (headaches)

Increases flexibility and range of motion of muscles.

Maintains joint health.

Aids in scar tissue removal from surgeries, sprains and traumatic injuries.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture. 

Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed. 

 

Shiatsu Japanese Massage

A great service that relieves tension and soreness throughout the body, knots in back & shoulders, increases circulation, strengthens the immune system, and is used as a preventative measure in maintaining a healthy body!  Read about more benefits here.

Shiatsu is a traditional form of Japanese healing that stimulates the body’s natural ability to re-balance and relieve itself of tension. Direct pressure using the hands, fingers and arms are applied to specific points along the body to encourage the flow of circulation and energy. Tight muscles are manipulated and stretched in order to alleviate tension and melt away stress.

With all the same great benefits as a traditional massage, without the oils and remaining clothed, Shiatsu is always enjoyed by everyone! Sessions are adapted to the unique needs of each client. Deep or gentle pressure preferences are met to make each experience truly your own.

 

Bowen Therapy

A great therapy for people who experience pain and discomfort in the body related to injuries, whiplash and chronic conditions. This simple therapy has had life-changing improvement on client's health conditions in as little as 1-5 sessions.

Bowen Therapy is an easy and effective Neuro-muscular re-patterning working through the nervous system. A gentle rolling motion over muscles and tendons stimulates the body's innate intelligence to heal itself. These movements assist the body to relax, reset and balance the autonomic nervous system resulting in immediate and lasting improvement of all the body's systems and organs.

Reiki & Energetic Healing

Healing comes from within. When your mind and spirit are at peace, your body will be at ease. A variety of methods are used, based on your personal needs, including reiki, auric sweeping & cleansing, colour therapy, sound therapy, guided meditations & visualizations and healing circles. A session to start with if you are feeling ‘stuck’ and ‘unbalanced’ in life. A calming way to find stillness in persistent emotional blocks and concerns.

Acupressure

Working along the body’s meridian system, direct finger pressure is applied and held on specific pressure points. This helps to release ‘armoring’ or chronic tension and balance the ‘Qi’ or energy. An excellent way to relieve stress and emotion-related concerns. Try the Acupressure Facial, where specific acu-points on the face, head and neck are held in sequence as your body and mind escape into relaxation. Ideal relief from sinus pressure and headaches.

Reflexology

Is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas which correspond to every gland and organ of the body.  Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

Infra Red Sauna Benefits

Skin rejuvenation.  Sauna use slowly restores elimination through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and a major eliminative channel.  In most people, it is inactive, congested and toxic.  Sun exposure, use of synthetic clothing, bathing in chlorinated water and exposure to hundreds of chemicals damage the skin. Excessive sympathetic nervous system activity and emotions such as fear, anger and guilt cause blood to be withdrawn from the skin, contributing to inactivity of the skin.

Enhanced sweating.  Sweating in a sauna is a by-product of applying heat to the body.  The sweating process gently and safely helps eliminate all heavy metals and toxic chemicals.  Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver.   Sweating increases dramatically in most people after several months of daily sauna use. Sweating during exercise is not nearly as effective for detoxification because exercise activates the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic nervous activity inhibits toxin elimination.

Exercise benefits.  Saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less expenditure of energy.  These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues.  Repeated sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries.  Saunas are most helpful for cardiovascular rehabilitation, arthritis, allergies, skin conditions and chemical sensitivity.

Decongesting the internal organs.  Heating the body powerfully shunts blood toward the skin to dissipate heat.  This decongests the internal organs and greatly stimulates circulation.  Sinuses, joints and many other tissues benefit greatly.

Fever therapy (hyperthermia) for infections.  Raising body temperature powerfully assists the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.  Many people have a low body temperature and, for this reason, cannot get rid of chronic infections.  Common sites of infections are the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat and intestines.

Tumors, radiation poisoning and mutated cells.  Hyperthermia also helps kill other types of abnormal cells.  Tumors, for example, tolerate heat poorly.  Raising body temperature hastens their death. Though not a conventional method, hyperthermia is a well-researched therapy for cancer.  Heat also disables or kills cells mutated by radiation or damaged by other toxins.

Athletic Performance Athletes, body builders, weight lifters, and those who work out heavily all benefit from infrared therapy. Using an infrared cabin before and after exercise to warm their muscles, they can prevent injuries and promote relaxation through decreased lactic acid levels.

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