Botanical medicine is the use of therapeutic plants to help treat illness. People have been using plants as medicine for thousands of years. We combine age-old wisdom with modern-day research to provide safe and effective plant-based therapy.
Homeopathic medicine uses very dilute doses of therapeutic substances to stimulate the body to heal. Similarly to how vaccines are small doses of pathogens designed to stimulate an immune response, homeopathic remedies encourage the body to eliminate pathogens, reduce inflammation and heal. This type of medicine is particularly helpful to pregnant women and to children because of its extremely gentle and safe nature.
Clinical nutrition is the branch of naturopathic medicine that focuses on changing the diet in a therapeutic way. This can mean eliminating foods from the diet that you may be sensitive to, or adding in foods that can help treat a specific condition.
Food sensitivities create large amounts of inflammation in the intestines. This inflammation separates the cells of the intestines, creating spaces for those inflammatory mediators to escape and travel throughout the body. This process can cause a number of symptoms including digestive concerns, headaches, chronic sinus infections, skin rashes, joint pain, etc.
As Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine”. A healthy diet can go a long way in preventing many chronic illnesses but the really powerful healthy food choices go far beyond prevention. Specific foods can actually treat current health concerns. For example, daily consumption of almonds and walnuts can lower cholesterol levels, extra virgin olive oil can help to reduce blood pressure, and ground flax seeds can help to balance hormones.
Massage Therapy is the oldest healing scientific art in the world. Records documenting its use take us back over 3000 years to ancient cultures such as the Chinese, East Indians, Egyptians and Persians. Clinically, Massage Therapy is the working of both superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques of applying pressure to aid in the healing process, enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being.
Benefits of Massage
Just about anyone and everyone can benefit from Massage Therapy. It has been proven to positively affect the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to rehabilitate physical injuries and improve health. People with pain or dysfunction arising from musculoskeletal tissues can benefit, as well as a large number of people with systemic disorders effecting circulation, digestion or general well-being.
Throughout all the stages of our lives, Massage Therapy can make a positive difference – whether we are seeking to improve our health and well being or simply maintain it.
Some of the physical benefits of therapeutic massage include
- Relief of pain, stiffness and discomfort
- Increased mobility
- Improved circulation
- Promoting relaxation
- Reducing stress
Some of the psychological benefits of massage include
- Decreasing anxiety
- Enhancing the quality of your sleep
- Enhancing energy
- Reducing fatigue
- Improves concentration
What to Expect at Your Massage
The modality of massage offered is known as the Classic, or Swedish Massage Therapy. Consultation and assessments are included in the treatment time. Clients should expect 60 minutes of therapy, however shorter or longer visits are also available.
Nutraceuticals are isolated nutrients found in foods. These can be helpful because they can be incorporated into your diet more conveniently, and in higher doses, than by eating the foods from which they are sourced. Sometimes your body needs some nutrients in higher doses until balance is restored. Since nutraceuticals are derived from foods, they are often very safe. All neutraceuticals that our clinic uses are NPN Certified and doses recommended within the therapeutic range.
The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as:
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, and these correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, creams or lotions, the feet being the primary area, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Some B vitamins are better absorbed, and more available to the body, when injected. Vitamin B12 injections are very useful for increasing B12 stores quickly so you feel better faster. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include fatigue, weakness, PMS, dizziness, nausea and tingling in the fingers and toes.