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Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. (Mayo Clinic Staff)

Holistic Programs

A wellness approach that addresses the body, mind and spirit or the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual aspects of an individual.  The essence of who you are — the core self. The body, mind and spirit are not independent of one another. They are intertwined. What affects one affects the others. A philosophy that focuses on only one aspect is an incomplete approach. (Holistichelp.net)

Massage

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. (Wikipedia.org)

Personal Trainers

A personal trainer is an individual certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. (Wikipedia.org)

Reiki

Is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. (Wikipedia.org)

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient.  (Chiropractic.on.ca)

Homeopath

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. (britishhomeopathic.org)

Meditation

A practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Meditation may be used with the aim of reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being. (Wikipedia.org)

Physiotherapy

One of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education. (Wikipedia.org)

Spas

Popular spa treatments include body scrubs, body wraps, salt glows, facials, massages; Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, Thai, reflexology, sports massage, aromatherapy massage & some facilities provide sauna, steam bath, hot tubs, manicures & pedicures.

Dietitians

A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient’s nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. (Wikipedia.org)

IET

Integrative therapy is a term which is most commonly used to refer to integrative psychotherapy, in which several different therapeutic techniques are used to address a patient’s psychological issues. This term may also reference integrative approaches to physical therapy, bodywork, and medicine. Practitioners who offer integrative therapy have a broad field of knowledge to draw upon, which usually requires extensive training. (Wisegeek.com)

Naturopath

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine, lifestyle counselling and health promotion and disease prevention. (www.cand.ca)

Pilates

An exercise regimen that is typically performed on a floor mat or with the use of specialized apparatus and aims to improve flexibility and stability by strengthening the muscles and especially the torso-stabilizing muscles of the abdomen and lower back. (merriam-webster.com)

Wellness Speakers

Cover a wide range of topics including aging, cancer, heart, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity, domestic violence, hospice, integrative health, mental health, substance abuse, nutrition, exercise, life balance, stress & lifestyle choices that affect health & wellness.

Foot Care Specialist

Foot care involves all aspects of preventative and corrective care of the foot and ankle.
Foot problems can arise from wearing ill-fitting shoes, from general wear and tear, as a result of injury, or as a complication of disease. People with diabetes mellitus or circulatory diseases are 20 times more likely to have foot problems than the general public. (thefreedictionary.com)

Kinesiologist

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological dynamic principles and mechanisms of movement. Applications of kinesiology to human health (i.e., human kinesiology) include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise. (wikipedia.org)

Osteopathy

Traditional Osteopathy, as presented by the Canadian College of Osteopathy, is defined as:
“A natural medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.”

Piyo

Is a hybrid, athletic workout, which combines the mind/body practices of yoga and Pilates, as well as the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement. A hyper version of yoga, but with the benefits of deep breathing, balance, stretching, strengthening and relaxation. sideofsneakers.com

Yoga

Is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.  The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.