1. Standard Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic) Session 45 min $100
Colonics are designed for cleansing the colon of mucoid plaque, parasites, Candida and other impurities, as well as for helping to reshape colon and to tone the colon muscles. During the procedure temperature controlled purified water is gently introduced into the colon through the rectum. Implants of electrolytes and organic chlorophyll, electrolyte drink, and an abdominal massage are included. Colonics are usually followed by sensation of feeling lighter, clean and energized, and sometimes by 1 to 3 lb less on the scale. In 1917 in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Dr. Kellog wrote that out of over forty thousand clients with gastrointestinal disease, he had to use surgery in only twenty. Using bowel cleansing, exercise and diet he was able to help the rest.
Colonics may greatly enhance results of the detox program. Please ask for specific dates when they are available.
2. Coffee Implant additional 1 hr Additional $120
Specially prepared de-acidified organic coffee that assists the liver/gallbladder detox during a colonic session. It became a standard procedure in helping people with cancer. According to dr. Gerson’s case studies, such fast killing cancers as pancreatic, lung, ovarian and children melanoma were reversed with help of coffee enemas. Coffee contains enzymes known as Palmitates that help liver carry away the toxins in bile acid. Palmitates in coffee increase the production of powerful free-radical-quenching enzymes Glutathione S-transferases (GST) by 700 times. These assist your liver to more effectively detoxify your entire body. The caffeine in the coffee stimulates peristaltic activity and dilates the bile ducts allowing toxins to be flushed through the gastro-intestinal tract.
3. Naturopathic Consultation 1 hr $136 30 min $69
If you need additional naturopathic assessment or advice on advanced health conditions, our Dr. Maltais, N.D. with 18 years of experience will be happy to help you. Dr. Maltais is a homeopathic physician and specializes in pain management, nutritional counseling, neural therapy, Bowen technique and skin revision.
4. Bowen Therapy by N.D. 1 hr$140; 30 min $70
This unique technique helps lymph circulation and neuromuscular balancing, and can quickly alleviate common complains such as:
- Low back pain
- Knee pain
- Frozen shoulders
- Hip pain
- Skeletal and muscular problems from lumbar to neck
- Jaw problems
- Digestive complaints
- Sports injuries
- Arthritis pain
- and much more
In its essence, Bowen therapy resets the body to heal itself. Everyone can benefit from this technique, from newborns to elderly.
The Bowen Technique consists of a number of gentle movements over a client’s muscles, bones and connective tissues at the precise location without sliding on the skin, first in their natural direction, and then in the opposite direction. This stimulates nervous system at the exact points requiring attention and makes surrounding fascia more fluid. As a result blood and lymph circulation at the site of injury increases, and healing accelerates. Bowen, the author of the technique compared it with guitar tuning, since the harmonious vibrations, created by this technique, rebalance body and can release blocked emotional energy.
5. Far Infrared Sauna 30-45 minutes $30
The infrared wave’s vibrations are similar with those of water and therefore have capacity to very deep tissue penetration, 0.5-1.5 inches, knocking toxins loose from body fat cells, and releasing them through sweating. This therapy was shown to be effective for heavy metal/medications detoxification, arthritis, many skin conditions, weight loss, injuries, pain relief, and for promoting healing. It also may be helpful for cellulites.
6. Acupuncture 1 hr $100 1 1/2 hrs $135
Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used medical practices in the world. Specific points on the body are stimulated with very fine disposable needles to encourage the body to promote natural healing, improve functioning and restore health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that pain and illness result from imbalances within the body. By needling specific acupuncture points imbalances can be corrected and internal organs influenced. Acupuncture helps balance the movement of energy to restore health and prevent illness gently and without side effects.
The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture is effective in treating:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- High blood pressure
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- High fever
- Nausea and vomiting
- Post-operative pain
- Knee pain
- Gastro spasm
- Facial pain
7. Physiotherapy 1 hr $100; 1 1/2 hrs $135 30 min $65
Physiotherapy is used to help ease pain, restore range of movement and strength, as well as to improve function for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Movement dysfunction may be due to pain, congenital anomalies, disease processes, accident or injury, enforced inactivity, problems secondary to aging, or psychological or social stress. The dysfunction may be manifested in actual or potential impairment related to neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory or cardiovascular systems.
This physiotherapy session commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, and other hands-on therapies.Many people with chronic pain conditions, involving back, neck, shoulder, wrists, hands, knees and feet benefited from this therapy. It also has been found to be beneficial for those with headaches, pulmonary and cardio-vascular conditions, sports/car accident injuries, tendonitis, scar tissue, vertigo/dizziness, and other muscular-skeletal disorders.
For Your Physiotherapy Treatment Please Wear
- For back treatment: loose clothing that separates at the waist.
- For neck / shoulder treatment: tank tops, tee shirts
- For hip / knee treatment: shorts
8. Orto-Bionomy 1 hr $100 1 1/2 hrs $135
It is a gentle, non-invasive, technique with its roots in Osteopathy that has been effectively used in dealing with chronic stress, traumatic events (physical and emotional), and body pain, related to postural and structural imbalances. Ortho-Bionomy means the correct application of the laws of life. Its developer Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, believed that “it is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right, your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better.”
During this session you will be fully dressed. The gentle positioning and subtle compression and distraction techniques release tight muscles around the restricted areas. This results in a deep relaxation and activation of the body’s self-correcting reflexes, which naturally bring the structure back into alignment. Unhealthy tension patterns resolve, while circulation, flexibility and range of motion increase. Additionally, rhythmic movements and isometrics or integrative exercises are used to help re-educate body for pain relief and self-healing, and reinforce the therapeutic effect of the treatment.
Ortho-Bionomy has been used for the following ailments:
- Neck and Back Pain
- TMJ Discomfort
- Frozen Shoulder
- Knee Injuries
- Shock and Trauma Resolution
- Rib Problems
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hiatus hernia
- Pregnancy care
- Post-op care
- Colon problems
- This therapy is so gentle, that can be safely used on babies, for acute pain, as well as in situations when a person is very sensitive to touch, like when one is suffering with fibromyalgia.
9. Clavitherapy 1 hr $100 1 1/2 hrs $135
The technique was discovered in the 1960s by Doctor Ferdynand Barbasiewicz, of Poland, and has been researched and practiced for over forty years in Europe. It is new to Canada, and currently there are only thirteen practitioners, performing the therapy in this country. Clavitherapy is a unique method of detoxification that helps regulate the digestive, vegetative (brain function) and endocrine systems, and is applied in psychological and neurophysiologic rehabilitation. It optimizes metabolism, activates cortisone & stem cells; as well as helps to regulate emotions, excessive nervousness, and elevate mood.
Dr. Barbasiewicz performing Klawiterapia (Clavitherapy)
The treatment is performed with the use of special tools called clavicles, which are placed on the scalp and skin. The therapist holds 14 clavicles in each hand and gently stimulates cranial nerves, central nervous system on the spine and peripheral nervous system. The clavicles do not penetrate the skin, but rather are held in place by the therapist to evoke a response. Acupuncture meridians, as well as reflex therapy elements may also be applied in this treatment. The therapy adjusts personal electrical potentials and helps restore lost conduction of nerve signals in nerve fibers. The lost nerve signals, along with hormonally and chemically changed blood are reasons for susceptibility to ill health.
Clavitherapy promotes healing and well-being, as well as has found to be effective for:
- Headaches, Migraines
- Disturbances of blood circulation to feet & hands
- Paresthesia (an abnormal sensation, as burning, prickling, and numbness)
- Cold limbs
- Low blood pressure
- High blood pressure
- Throat and gland infections
- Sinus problems
- Burning of the feet
- Back & Neck pain
- Sports injuries/trauma, frozen shoulder
- Bipolar extremes and other emotional health issues
- Conditions that result from a stroke
- Some neurologic symptoms (ie. ALS, foot drop, M.S., Parkinson’s) Note: The more serious conditions and the more chronic, the longer the time period will involve.
Contraindications: Pacemaker, susceptibility to thrombosis/embolism or after organ transplantations, recent heart attack. For more info read: www.klawiterapia.com
10. Customized RMT Massage 1 hr $100 1 1/2 hrs $145
In addition to relaxation and relieving muscle tension, this treatment, performed by Registered Massage Therapist focuses on pain relief and deep tissue work. It is customized according to the needs of each individual after initial assessment by the therapist. During the session the therapist uses combination of techniques, including muscle energy technique, N.S.F., relaxation, deep tissue and cranio-sacral massage.
You can choose either relaxation or deep tissue treatment. The deep massage is done to create the conditions for the body’s return to normal health after injury. It is used to treat strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising, any injury with or without pain where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example Repetitive strain injury and Back pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.
11. Laser Therapy (Phototherapy) 1 hr $100 1 1/2 hrs $145
A special laser device is placed on specific areas of the body, including adrenals, thymus, vagus nerve and sacrum. Additionally, a few programs will be used for targeting problem areas. Relax, feel your breathing deepening, as laser is helping bring your hormonal system and entire body to homeostasis. The laser treatment is integrated with various massage therapy modalities.
Laser light can be very helpful for insomnia, pain relief, stress reduction, as well as it is used to improve lymph circulation and enhance immune system. According to published evidence, LT is at least equal to surgical and manual therapies for a range of pathologies including neck pain, tendonitis, tendonosis, and osteoarthritis. It is also used for nerve and other tissue regeneration, soft tissue injuries, scars, chronic pain, especially temporomandibular-related pain, and wound healing.
How laser light works: it donates photons to the cells and stimulates production of ATP (energy of cells), important for growth and regeneration of the cell, pretty much like sun rays stimulate plants to produce energy for growing big and juicy fruit. Laser Light also activates glands to produce hormones, acts positively on adrenals, and clears cellular memory, created as a result of stress and tension in the body. Tension traps energy and prevents its free flow through the body, which leads to rapid aging and disease. Everybody knows about connection between stress and stomach ulcers. Tension and trapped inside energy can also adversely influence liver and pancreas, and other organs. Releasing this tension will improve blood circulation and enhance the healing abilities of the body.
12. RMT Massage and Laser Combo 1 1/2 hrs $145 2 hrs $190
This treatment may be especially beneficial for people with intense back pain, as well as for those who have other type of persistent or severe muscle pain. It targets specific areas of pain and discomfort. Laser helps muscles relax and allows working them deeper.
13. Lymphatic Drainage Massage Upper Body 1 hr $90 Full Body 1 1/2hrs $125
This form of massage encourages elimination of metabolic waste, excess fluid and bacteria through stimulation of lymphatic system. It supports immune system and makes elimination more efficient during cleansing. Lymphatic drainage massage is great for edema (swollen ankles and legs, puffy eyes) and other diseases related to venous insufficiency, promotes healing of scars and injuries, as well as may be helpful for sinusitis, arthritis, acne, other skin conditions, and post-operative healing. Along with colonics, another must of the program!
14. Reiki Energy Work 40 min $60 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Reiki is an effective healing art originally from Japan that is being used in hospitals and other medical care facilities as means to help patients stay calm and relaxed. It is very soothing technique and is done without removing clothes. Practitioner places his/her hands gently on various positions of the body and uses the same energy points as acupuncture. Reiki works by removing blockages of energy and tension, allowing blood and increased energy to flow more freely to the areas requiring healing. The many beneficial effects that can be achieved during a Reiki session include: pain relief, strengthening of immune system, relaxation, improved sleep, calming of restless thoughts, as well as feelings of peace, joy and well being. Reiki benefits the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels of the body.
The one hour treatment includes a mini introductory session of transcendental meditation – the useful tool that you will be able to take home and use to help your mind to not wander during meditation.
15. Shantis/Schrantanis Energy Work 1 h $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Shantisis similar to Reiki in the sense that it channels universal energy, but it is practiced in a totally different way. The practitioner touches the client only minimally. Her hands flow over all the body, focusing on both the physical and ethereal bodies. Shantis brings an inner awareness which enables the client to identify various negative life memories. Understanding and acceptance of these events and the circumstances surrounding them finally brings forgiveness towards oneself and the others involved.
16. Emotional Balancing 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Emotional Balancing is about sharing tools to take home with you. It is a learning session using emotional freedom techniques, visualization, focusing, and relaxation techniques. The therapist uses specific points in the body meridian system, tapping and breathing techniques, and specially designed tools on the cranial nerves and head/brain which assists in overcoming psychological distress and cleansing, as well as balances the energetic channels. When we use emotional balancing we break the patterns and start removing the harmful habits. The session is a combination of acupressure points; energy points, energy work and integrative techniques including Emotional Freedom Techniques. Emotional Freedom Techniques is the most influential and widely known Energy Psychology method in the world based on acupressure points. Let’s boost your energetic emotional level and feel stronger, more powerful and resistant to negative thinking and feeling.
17. Acupressure 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Acupressure is a body treatment that accesses and releases blocked or congested energy centers in the body, located along energy pathways called Meridians – the same pathways that are used in Acupuncture. When these centers are blocked, a person may experience a lot of physical and emotional discomfort and pain. Through the use of gentle, yet firm finger pressure on specific points and body-focusing techniques, Acupressure helps release physical and emotional tension, promoting a profound depth of relaxation.
Acupressure is accomplished with the client lying (supine) on the back and the therapist slides her hands underneath the client to push up and into the points within each client’s comfort level, allowing a general release of the tension in the muscles, as well as in the mind, and increased energy flow. Specific points are held for 1 minute – 3 minutes. Long-held emotions may also surface and dissipate. Sessions are held in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment.
*For your acupressure session, please wear soft, comfortable clothing (no belts preferred).
Acupressure has been effectively used by people with the following health conditions and symptoms:
- Tension and fatigue
- Stress-related headaches and migraines
- Poor blood circulation
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Back and shoulder pain
- Eye strain
- Sinus pain
- Hormonal imbalances, including PMS and menstrual problems
- Nerve and muscle disorders
- Shoulder, neck, leg and lower back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle spasms
- Joint stiffness
- Teeth grinding
- Electrolyte Imbalances
- Emotional trauma
18. Swedish Massage 1 hr $90 1 1/2 $125
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation. It is particularly loved by people who enjoy a deeper massage that is also profoundly relaxing.
19. Remedial/Sports Massage 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
This deep tisuue massage is focused on pain relief work
20. Hot Stone Massage 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Hot stone therapy relieves muscle aches and pain, helps anxiety fade away and aids your mind to relax at the deepest level. Basalt stones are sanitized in water, cooled to a comfortable temperature and placed along the spine to help melt away tension. While these layout stones are delivering concentrated centers of heat, the therapist is massaging the client with oiled, heated stones along the muscles of the legs, arms, and torso areas.The heat from the stones relaxes muscles, increases the blood flow to the area being worked on, which allows reaching deeper tissues effortlessly.
21. Huna Massage 1h $90 1 1/2 $125
Huna originates from Hawaii and is a beautiful and unique technique, using forearms, hands and elbows to flow. The flow is created by a special footwork that is described as a dance around the table. This dance with a variation of speed and pressure creates a rhythmical wave-like movement under and over the body allowing it to open and heal. The inner rhythm within the body allows people’s bodies to come back into balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For the full experience, book one hour and a half.
22. Thai Massage 1 hr $90 1 1/2 $125
Thai massageworks with the body’s energy lines. Energy points are pressed or general pressure is applied. There is a lot of stretching involved and many exercises might well be described as “applied Hatha Yoga” or “applied physical Yoga”. What makes Thai massage a truly amazing technique and an art is the combination of all the beautiful postures that are used. Thai massage is performed fully dressed, which some people prefer.
23. Shiatsu 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
In 1953 Marilyn Monroe became very ill while in Tokyo, Japan. She failed to respond to Western Medical treatment. She received Shiatsu sessions every day for a week and had a remarkable recovery. Shiatsu was subsequently brought to North America due to its remarkable results. Shiatsu is a non-invasive physical therapy that stimulates the body’s own healing powers. It is carried out in prone, supine and lateral or side position with the client dressed in comfortable clothes. The Shiatsu practitioner presses down on the areas of tension and holds each point for 3-5 seconds. He/she also uses stretching techniques to encourage full range of motion, and by opening the flow of energy many symptoms of imbalance are corrected (including pain, & feeling tired and unwell). Neuromuscular Shiatsu uses circular motions to ease the tension in sore or aching muscles, interrupting the pain cycle and facilitating free flow of energy and blood circulation. Most people find Shiatsu to be a deeply relaxing treatment and after the session find they have more vitality and energy.
Shiatsu helps improve function of muscles and joints and calm nervous system, as well ashas been found to be effective in relief of many acute and chronic conditions including:
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Poor digestion and constipation
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Anxiety and stress
- Repetitive strain injuries, whiplash and sports injuries
24. Reflexology 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Reflexology is a focused pressure technique that is directed at the feet, hands and ears. It is based on the principle that there are reflexes on hands and feet which correspond to all parts, glands and organs of the body.By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain. It improves immune function, by stimulating the lymphatic system. It cleanses the body of toxins, takes down swelling in the feet, ankles and legs, stimulates the production of endorphins. One feels an elevated mood and increased energy after the session. Reflexology is a tremendously relaxing holistic treatment which can help to improve circulation, soothes tired feet, and encourages the body to work naturally to restore its balance.
25. Body Reflexology Combination 1 hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
During this combination full-body treatment, which includes elements of Shiatsu and Reflexology, the client may choose to remain fully dressed. Firm palm and finger pressure is used to re-vitalize the body. This powerful treatment combination may be helpful for the symptoms such as:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Neck and shoulder pain
26. Customized Combo Massage 1 hr $90 1 1/2 $125
If you would like to combine abdominal massage with Swedish, hot stone with reflexology, or… you are welcome to enjoy it. Anything that works for you, works for us…
Body Scrubs and Wraps
Scrubs and wraps are considered by many to be essential treatments during a cleansing program. As the skin is the largest organ of elimination in the body, it also needs special attention in order to help move toxins out of the body.
27. Salt Glow Body Scrub followed by massage 1 1/2 hrs $110
During our Salt Glow treatment, we use natural ingredients to gently massage and exfoliate the skin over most of your body. This will remove any accumulated dead skin cells and toxins on the surface, and promote further detoxification as circulation is increased. When you shower off, your skin will be tingling and feel silky smooth. Besides leaving you feeling just plain wonderful, Salt Glow will enhance the results you will achieve from your cleanse.
28. Kelp Body Wrap followed by massage 1 1/2 hrs $110
Seaweeds have a long history of being used in skincare and body wraps due to the wonderful results that they give. Kelp has a high vitamin and mineral content, anti-oxidants and regenerating nutrients as well as trace elements that are hard to find elsewhere, so when it is applied, it nourishes the skin and, indeed, the entire body, as these nutrients are absorbed. At the same time, it is a powerful detoxifier, drawing impurities from the body. Kelp is also known for toning the skin. During our Kelp Body Wrap, a kelp poultice will be smoothed over most of your body, and then you will be wrapped in warmth to help penetrate the nutrients and draw out the toxins at the same time. After showering you will receive a 30 min Swedish massage to help enhance the cleansing and healing process.
Caution: Please note that seaweeds are known to be particularly stimulating to the kidney system and the thyroid. Anyone with kidney, or kidney system issues, or anyone taking thyroid medications is advised to request our Herbal Body Wrap instead in order to avoid over-stimulation of already sensitive systems.
29. Aloe Vera Body Wrap followed by massage 1 1/2 hrs $110
This body wrap is especially helpful for dehydrated skin as it will help to nourish and revitalize your skin. Your body is treated with an all natural aloe vera gel mask and wrapped while you enjoy a relaxing scalp massage. A 45-min massage is included in your session in order to enhance the cleansing and healing process.
30. Herbal Body Wrap followed by massage 1 1/2 hrs $110
Herbal poultices and body wraps have just as long a history of use as do seaweeds. In fact, herbal wraps have been used for treating wounds, bruises, sore muscles, sprains, and various skin conditions for centuries, as well as for detoxification and beauty treatments. As you relax in the warmth of thermal blankets, your skin will be soothed and nourished, muscles will be eased, and toxins will be drawn from your body - an all over enhancement to your cleansing experience. After showering you will receive a 30 min Swedish massage to help enhance the cleansing and healing process.
31. Fresh Start Natural Back Treatment 1hr $90 1 1/2 hrs $125
Backs are often forgotten when it comes to being part of our cleansing routine - a quick rinse off in the shower perhaps, or if we're really lucky we have a long-handled brush we use to give a couple of swipes back and forth. Our Fresh Start Back Treatment is designed to thoroughly cleanse your back using the same fresh, natural ingredients that we use in our facials.
Warm herbal compresses will gently steam open the pores and help loosen dead surface skin cells that will then be removed with exfoliation. Swedish massage follows and then either a kelp or whole foods mask will be applied to continue the cleansing. As the treatment progresses, circulation throughout your back is increased and the detoxification process is enhanced. At the same time, you will feel relaxed and refreshed.
32. Fresh Start Natural Facial 1 hr $90
Our Fresh Start Natural Facial is designed along the principles of holistic health. The skin is the largest organ of elimination in the body, and our facial treatment will help in the detoxification process.
Using fresh, natural ingredients, your treatment will be designed to meet your specific skin care needs. Your skin will be cleansed and moisturized, and warm steam towels will be used throughout the treatment to enhance the cleansing, nurturing and healing process Your natural facial treatment also includes customized exfoliation and mask, as well as face, neck, scalp, arm and hand massage (Swedish massage technique).
33. Acupressure Facial (Non-Surgical Face Lift) 1 hr $90
Some of the most important factors of facial beauty are healthy nutrition, facial exercise, decreased facial tension in the entire head, neck and shoulder area, as well as proper hydration. Facial tension may be caused by our reaction to headache, eyestrain, sinus issues, sore throat, as well as stressful life situations. As a result we form habitual expressions that show to the world how we feel inside.
Acupressure facial helps correct the internal imbalances that create the face’s wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, dark circles, or “bags” under the eyes. It encourages lymph drainage and enhances the skin’s ability to “breathe.” It stimulates the skin’s own ability for collagen production, softening the skin and smoothing wrinkles, and promotes normal secretion from the sweat and oil glands. It also regulates and stimulates internal organ system function and promotes muscle contraction.
Our Acupressure Facial focuses on face, head, neck and shoulders, in addition to its beautifying effects, may alleviate chronic neck pain and headache.
34. Hot Stone Hand Care Treatment 1hr $75
This spa treatment includes a soothing soak, salt glow or sugar scrub exfoliation, choice of organic Aloe Vera Rose or Australian ivory clay masque, relaxing arm and hand massage with hot stones, and all natural moisturizing hand lotion. Nails are files and buffed and skin is exfoliated and hydrated. All products uses are hand-made and contain only natural and whenever possible, organic ingredients.
35. Foot Health Treatment 1 hr $75
This treatment consists of applications of thermal sand, customized exfoliation, and poultices or herbal applications, followed by a relaxing foot massage/reflexology using customized essential oil blends. All products used are hand-made and contain only natural, and whenever possible organic ingredients. This treatment may be beneficial for relieving pain and conditions due to:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Dry skin
- Plantar warts
- Poor circulation
- Foot eczema
- Plantar warts
36. Head, Hair and Scalp Treatment 45 min $50
Besides being just utterly relaxing, our HH&S treatment is another important way to enhance cleansing of the body. All too often the scalp and hair are forgotten, when we think about moving toxins out of the body, yet as we know if we have ever experienced dandruff, dead skin cells accumulate in this area frequently. The head is also an area of the body where many of us hold a great deal of tension in the muscles. In this session, as your head, neck and shoulders are being massaged to help relieve the tension in these muscles, a treatment of oil and herbal infusions designed to loosen and remove deposits on the scalp is applied. This oil also helps to remove sticky buildup on the hair while it conditions and strengthens the hair, and moisturizes the scalp.
37. Private Yoga Classes 1hr $90
Learn to adapt poses for your body type, injury or illness. During your private lesson the instructor will be able to see areas that need improvement and will include specific postures and breathing exercises tailored to your individual needs. The benefits of learning yoga one on one is that you can progress further learn more quickly and move at your own pace. Use this experience to learn how to incorporate yoga at home and for your own personal growth.
38. B12 Shot by N.D. $35
A must to try for vegans! Often tremendously increases energy. Consult with N.D., whether you have symptoms of this important vitamin deficiency.
BENEFITS AND INDICATIONS FOR VITAMIN B12
- Vitamin B12 is a key element for preserving a balance in the human body. In combination with other B-group vitamins, vitamin B12 ensures the smooth functioning of vital life processes of the human body. It is important for maintaining a healthy nervous system and DNA production. Vitamin B12 helps to regulate the formation of red blood cells in the body. B12 is important in maintaining and increasing energy levels in the human body.
- If you suffer from bursitis, B12 is a key vitamin to hasten recovery. Talk with Dr. Maltais if you have this condition. People who have vegan and raw food diets often will have a deficiency and will need to consider taking it. Also, people who suffer from reflux or heartburn very likely are not absorbing B12.
- Vitamin B12 helps to curb atherosclerosis and counter heart diseases and thrombosis. The synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a compound involved in immune function and mood, depends on the association of folate and vitamin B12.
- Studies indicate that absorption of Vitamin B12 decreases with an increase in age. Hence, an increased intake of vitamin B12 is extremely useful for adults above fifty. The recommended form of intake is via injection, since elderly people absorb this form better than food forms of vitamin B12. B12 aids in the cognitive function and heals neurological impairment within this group.
- B12 could be obtained from animal food sources (dairy and meat). No reliable plant sources have found to contain this vitamin in usable by humans form. Vitamin B12 can be taken in the form of supplements sublingually (good) or via injections (best) and is highly beneficial in various forms.
- Dr. Maltais uses methylcobalamin for Fresh Start clientele. Through this method, vitamin B12 can directly penetrate the bloodstream and yield numerous benefits. Methylcobalamin, the coenzyme form of vitamin B12 is the active form, which means that no metabolic steps are required for its ingestion and it can be used it in its normal form.
Note: This Service can be performed after a Naturopathic consultation with Dr. Maltais only.
39. Vitamin B Complex Shot by N.D. $ 45
Vitamin B consists a group of eight water soluble vitamins that co-exist in certain food items. The eight subtypes of vitamin B are vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12(riboflavin). In medical terms, nutritional supplements containing all these eight subtypes are called vitamin B complex or simply B complex.
The role of vitamin B is crucial for the normal functioning of the body. To mention a few, it is responsible for promoting cell growth, cell division, skin health, immune system, nervous system and also in controlling the bodily metabolic processes. Hence, it is obvious that prolonged deficiency of vitamin B leads to certain health complications. Considering this, supplements are formulated in the form of vitamin B complex tablets and injections in order to combat the risks of vitamin deficiency. Let's discuss in brief about vitamin B complex injection and its dosage, benefits and side effects.
Vitamin B Complex Injections
Vitamin B complex injections seem to be more effective in providing vitamin B to the body than other modes of administration (tablets, capsules and gels). The body enzymes and acids may alter the molecular structure of the vitamins once they are ingested. The injections are administered parenterally (not through digestive tract), mostly through intramuscularly or intravenously. They are more expensive than other B complex forms.
Vitamin B Complex Injection Benefits
Vitamin B complex injections aid in quick and maximum absorption of the vitamins by the body cells and tissues. Vitamin B complex injections are beneficial for people who have problems in taking oral vitamin supplements. There are numerous vitamin B complex benefits including: dermatitis, psoriasis, increased fatigue, neuritis, difficulty in assimilation, stomatitis, anemia, intoxication, fever, severe burn, pregnancy, increased metabolism, impaired digestive tract, prolonged diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, alcoholism, burnout conditions, exhaustion, excessive stress, adrenal exhaustion, and various other B vitamin deficiency.
Vitamin B injections are mostly used by athletes, children, vegetarians and adults over the age of 50.
Note: This Service can be performed after a Naturopathic consultation with Dr. Maltais only.