Infrared Therapy

- Infrared Heat Sessions -


Infrared light therapy is a revolutionary, non-invasive therapy method that is used to treat a variety of common and complicated conditions. It helps accelerate healing using very short wavelengths of light passed directly through human tissue.  The natural healing properties of light particles used in infrared light therapy also makes it a great treatment choice for many soft tissue and tendon symptoms, such as arthritis.


If you’ve ever used a hot pack to warm up a sore muscle before exercise or a sporting event, then you know that heat can increase blood flow and reduce muscle stiffness. Infrared heat is a form of energy that allows you to heat your body more effectively and penetrate more deeply than other types of heat.

Infrared heat helps with muscular injuries, it gets to the root cause of pain and other issues increasing blood flow to the injured muscle which increases healing. In addition to heating deeper into your muscles, infrared heat also releases nitric oxide. Nitric oxide improves circulation and increases the oxygen and other nutrients coming to help heal the injured area. To treat a specific injury, such as a strained hamstring, with infrared heat a we use an infrared light therapy device and focus specifically on that and the surrounding area.

Pain Relief and Beneficial Side Effects

"Arthritis Today" lists heat therapy as one of the most effective pain relief treatments for stiff joints and inflammation. The deep penetrating warmth of infrared massage stimulates blood flow which can help reduce arthritis pain. As with hands-on massage, infrared massage may also have many healthful side effects. Management of depression and anxiety, improved blood pressure, relaxation,  enhanced immune system, relief from the painful side effects of cancer and healing of sports injuries. 


30 - 60 Minute Sessions Available

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CUPPING THERAPY

- Cupping Therapy -


Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.


- Benefits of Cupping -

- Increase blood circulation

- Improve joint mobility

- Reduce muscle stiffness

- Manage arthritic, acute & chronic pain

- Reduce inflammation, boost immune system

- Improve athletic performance; relieve sports injuries; shorten recovery time.

- Reduce stress, fatigue & anxiety, improves sleep.


3 ways we use the cups...

- Dynamic Cupping - move the cup up and down, in circular or zig-zag motion along the skin.

- Flash Cupping - squeeze and release, repeat.

- Static Cupping - leaving the cup on a problem area for up to 15 minutes to promote blood flow and healing to that area.


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PNF/Isolated & Fascial stretch

Additional Information

  

What is PNF Stretch & Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Fascial Stretch Therapy – FST and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – PNF is a table based assisted stretching modality designed to quickly and effectively help you eliminate pain, restore function, and move and feel better in activities of everyday life, fitness, and sports.


Features & Benefits:

There are almost too many to list but here are a few:

· Pain free

· Increases joint space

· Eliminates trigger points

· Improves range of motion on the first session and becomes cumulative with multiple sessions

· Improves muscle activation and relaxation

· Improved posture and mobility

· Reduced or eliminated pain allows you to finally enjoy quality of life

· Restoration of normal joint space is anti-aging

· Enhanced sports performance

· Addresses repetitive movement/inactivity from things such as sitting for long periods of time (think office work or drivers)


Who is FST for?

People of all ages, shapes and sizes.  Any patient cleared by their physician for stretching and active movement, fitness enthusiasts, athletes of all levels including:

· New Mothers

· Office Workers

· Labourers

· Professional Athletes

· Breast Cancer Survivors

· People with limited or restricted mobility

· Post-surgery recovery

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Reiki therapy

What is Reiki?


Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.


Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.


A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.


What is Reiki used to treat?


Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.


Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.

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