Acupuncture

Acupuncture - initial visit
$150
90min
This ancient therapy which offers pain relief while leading the body into the depths of relaxation. Only there can it reap the benefits of the fluid euphoric movements that characterize this massage. This form of massage uses relaxing rhythmical strokes to reduce muscular tension and stress.
Acupuncture with Massage
$86
45min
$100
60min
$123
75min
$135
90min
Acupuncture- Follow up
$76
45min
$90
60min
Conditions Treated Acupuncture has numerous applications, some of which include: Addictions- (alcohol, smoking, eating, drugs) Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy Anxiety Allergies and sinus issues Back, neck, knee, and/or facial pain Abnormal blood pressure Depression Dysentery Frozen shoulder Migraines and headaches Hemorrhoids Induction of Labour Infertility Menstrual problems Morning sickness Pain relief Rheumatoid arthritis Skin conditions Sleep disorders Sprains and strains Toothache Weight gain Weight loss
Cosmetic Acupuncture - follow up
$150
45min
Cosmetic Acupuncture Consultation
$0.00
20min
Find out if you are a candidate for Cosmetic Acupuncture. A chance to ask questions and to address any concerns. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cosmetic Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions: 1. HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED? A course of treatment is 10 treatments twice per week for five weeks. Follow-up main- tenance treatments may be done once per month or once every season depending on the reaction of the patient. 2. HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT? Each treatment is 45-60 Min. The initial consultation typically is 30 minutes. 3. WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TREATMENT? Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are extremely relaxing. Small fine needles are gently inserted into the face and body and are left in for 35 minutes as the patient relaxes in a comfortable room with relaxing music to relieve the stress that is so prominent in our daily lives. Cosmetic acupuncture not only consists of facial rejuvenation but also overall rejuvenation. If a patient has other complaints such as digestive problems, acute or chronic pain, stress, insomnia, fatigue etc.., these symptoms will be ad- dressed in the session and specific points chosen accordingly. The wrinkles disappear and your health improves at the same time! 4. DOES COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE HURT? The answer is no. The needles used in cosmetic acupuncture are extremely thin and are inserted into the skin superficially. The most patients feel are very slight pinching in sensitive area's such as the upper lip and under the eyes but it shouldn't be uncom- fortable. 5. ARE THE NEEDLES STERILE? Definitely! Needles are only used one time and disposed of in sterile sealed containers after every treatment. 6. HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST? Typically, results last from 3 to 5 years after a course of 10 treatments. Each patient will be different, but usually each patient will need maintenance treatments once per month or once per season. Cosmetic Acupuncture diminishes the fine lines already ex- isting on the skin and aids with healthy looking skin. 7. WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE COST? Yes! Most extended health insurance plans will partially cover the cost of Cosmetic Acupuncture. Simply submit your receipts to your individual insurance company and they will reimburse you. 8. HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE? Typically, best results are seen in patients before the age of 55. The best age range is between 20 to 55 years old. Even younger youthful skin will benefit from cosmetic acupuncture to help age gracefully. 9. HOW DO I KNOW THE PRACTITIONER IS QUALIFIED TO DO COSMETIC ACU- PUNCTURE? Make sure that the acupuncturist/TCM Doctor is a registered acupuncturist and certi- fied in specialized Cosmetic Acupuncture. 10. IS EVERYONE A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE? No. If a patient has the following disorders, they will not be treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture: -Haemophiliacs -Pacemakers -High Blood Pressure -Diabetes -Severe Migraines -Former plastic surgery -Pregnant Women 11. WHAT IF I'VE HAD BOTOX? Cosmetic Acupuncture actually is recommended for patients who have previously had botox injections in the face. It is said that Cosmetic Acupuncture keeps the botox ef- fective for a longer period of time and most people find they only need to upkeep the botox every 8 to 12 months rather than every 3 to 6 months!
Cosmetic Acupuncture Initial Visit
$250
90min
Cosmetic Acupuncture is the only healthy option for cosmetic improvements currently available to women and men. Though the procedure is not well known or publicized in Canada, it has been used for centuries in China by Emperors and the wealthy. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a relatively non-invasive procedure that brings about some amazing results that are more than just skin deep. Cosmetic Acupuncture is also the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves your health. The obvious benefits include having softer, firmer skin; reduction of deeper wrinkles; possible elimination of finer wrinkles; and improvement in jowl lines. Although not visually as dramatic as a surgical procedure, Cosmetic Acupuncture actually has a much more dramatic overall effect as I have seen a number of very healthy “side effects” occur. Besides the obvious visual changes, patients have reported improved digestion, better quality sleep, reduction of hot flashes, elimination of mild depression and anxiety, improved energy, and overall sense of well-being. So patients leave not only looking younger buy feeling younger and healthier. I think that it is fair to say that this is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves the health of the patient and that is why I am so passionate about what I do! From a Western medicine standpoint, Cosmetic Acupuncture works because the needling causes micro-traumas in the skin to which the body can respond by increasing blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing. The needling, which is done at the level of the dermis, also may stimulate neurotransmitter production. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, Qi and Blood are being brought to the face, Qi is being lifted, and the body’s energetic systems are being put into balance. This is why the wonderful side effects occur. The procedure is very low risk because the needling is so superficial; occasionally bruising occurs. Besides the needling part of the procedure, I will talk with you about skin care, nutrition, and supplements that help you get and maintain the best results possible. The procedure is ten treatments that are scheduled twice a week for five weeks. Typically, results last from 3 to 5 years.
Cupping and Gua Sha
$57
30min
Acupuncturists use a full range of Chinese Medicine techniques when treating patients. Cupping and Gua Sha are two such additional techniques. These techniques are most often used for patients with pain, often of the neck, shoulders and back, as well as for patients with herniated disks, disk degeneration, and arthritis as well as for those with asthma, colds, or even insomnia. Cupping is like receiving a very deep focused massage as it improves circulation. The Acupuncturist will place either a glass or plastic cup on the skin. The cup will stick to the skin from suction that is generated with either heat or a hand held pump. The cup will not hurt, but a small amount of suction will be felt. The cup will stay on the skin for a few minutes, or the practitioner may move or slide the cup around. Often the cups will leave a mark on the skin that is not painful, but is evidence of the effectiveness of the procedure. Cupping when used in conjunction with acupuncture and massage may accelerate the rate of healing (resulting in fewer treatments) and often provides immediate relief when there is pain. Like cupping, Gua Sha improves circulation. For the procedure the Acupuncturist will use a smooth blunt tool to gently, but ?rmly scrape the skin to release underlying stagnation which is causing pain. Gua Sha is most commonly used for neck, back and shoulder pain. Like cupping, Gua Sha will leave a mark on the skin, evidence of the effectiveness of the procedure.
Moxibustion
$57
30min
Moxibustion is the use of the herb with the common name Mugwort also called Ai Ye in Chinese. Moxibustion, called Moxa for short is used for the treatment of some forms of pain including arthritis, and when there is deficiency or weakness of the constitution as when a patient gets sick often or has chronic low energy or constant cold hands and feet. The moxa herb comes in several forms such as cigar shaped, or in small cones. It is lit and held over an acupuncture point or area of pain to warm the area. Some forms of moxa have a distinct smell when burned. The healing properties of moxa come from the heat generated as well as the effect of the herb on blood circulation and on the immune system. Moxa can be used by the acupuncturist in the clinic, and with proper instruction, by the patient at home.

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu Massage (Barefoot massage)
$67
30min
$86
45min
$100
60min
$123
75min
$135
90min
Ashiatsu means foot pressure in Japanese. Barefoot massage also has many other names depending on its country of origin. A fusion of several traditional forms of barefoot massage adapted to North American standards has been created and continues to evolve. Ashiatsu has only recently become recognized in Canada as an RMT modality. Ashiatsu is a type of massage therapy in which the practitioner balances themselves using parallel bars mounted above the table.

BIO MAT

Bio Mat
$45
45min
$60
60min
Feel rejuvenated, renewed and restored in both body and mind with an Amethyst crystal Bio Mat Treatment! The Bio Mat was developed by a highly skilled group of scientists and engineers from a concept NASA discovered as to how to generate infra-red rays with the discovery of mineral oxides. The far infra-red rays revitalize the biological function of your cells to increase blood circulation, promote perspiration, relieve neuralgia, backaches, arthritis, and eliminate toxins! The amethyst crystal comes from Korea and is known for its power to detoxify the body. Your bio mat treatment sends in far infrared rays which penetrate 6 inches into the body with deep heat raising your body temperature, and inducing an artificial fever. Your immune system is strengthened as it combats the fever and eliminates toxins and waste. Your overall health and resistance to disease is increased. You receive an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles. Amethyst is a healing crystal that functions favorably in clearing certain types of blockages and in aligning the chakras. By transforming energies on all levels, Amethyst also has the ability to balance and stabilize energies located within certain areas. It has been found to heal and align so many ailments that it has come to be known as a power crystal with prolific healing. Its powers can be characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional. Amethyst has the ability to transform lower energies into higher and acts as a healer at all levels of mind, body and spirit. The healing powers of Amethyst date back to the ancient Greeks. They believed that Amethyst protected them from the toxic affects of alcohol, because they were able to use it without health problems as long as they had Amethyst. Bio Mat treatments increase blood circulation and strengthen the cardiovascular system. Skin is greatly improved. After just a few minutes on the bio mat clearing deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, it leaves your skin glowing and immaculately clean. Your skins own natural nutrients are brought to the surface for repair and youthful appearance. The bio mat treatments burn calories and help to control weight. As you relax in the gentle heat, your body is actually hard at work, pumping blood and burning calories. You can burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes with one infra-red bio mat session! So you lose weight, not just water. Improve your immune system while resting on a bio mat. Combined with the elimination of toxins and waste produced by the heat, your body’s immune system is improved along with your overall health and resistance to disease. Stress and fatigue is reduced as you receive a massage effect. What kind of toxins are removed with the bio mat? Rid your body of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol, along with other impurities. The bio-mat helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles so they recover faster.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine (Initial Consultation)
$100
60min
As a Certified Herbalist, Ashley will conduct a through health history addressing symptoms, conditions, current medications, supplements, herbs and over all health goals and achievements. With the information gathered, Ashley will create a individual treatment plan. Each plan will differ depending on each individuals needs. May include: Herbal remedies such as; tea, tincture, topical ointment Nutritional recommendations Lifestyle recommendations Supplemental recommendations ( $100 + cost of herbs) Phone consultations are available
Herbal Medicine (Follow up)
$50
30min
During follow-up consultations, Ashley will help build your knowledge of holistic health and nutrition by gradually layering and building on your current plan, adding new recommendations that will help improve your health and lifestyle goals. + additional costs *Must have completed a Initial consultation* Phone consultations are available
Herbal Medicine for kids
$60
60min
Ages 12-under Including a thorough consultation, one on one or with parent/guardian Plan may include: Herbal remedies such as; tea, tincture, topical ointment Nutritional recommendations Lifestyle recommendations Supplemental recommendations ( + cost of herbs) Phone consultations are available
Herbal Medicine with Holistic Nutrition
$175
60min
Ashley will conduct a thorough health history addressing symptoms, conditions, current medications, supplements, herbs and over all health goals and achievements. With the information gathered, Ashley will create a individual plan including a seven day meal plan including recipes, supplement & lifestyle recommendations as well as a personalized herbal formula/formulas. Herbal formulas may include: teas, tincture, capsules, topical ointment, syrups (+ cost of herbs) Phone consultations are available

Holistic Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition (Initial intake)
$175
60min
Initial Assessment As a Holistic Nutritionist, Ashley will conduct a thorough health history addressing symptoms, conditions, current medications, supplements, herbs and over all health goals and achievements. With the information gathered, Ashley will create a individual plan including a seven day meal plan, supplement & life recommendations. Session Two (Via phone) Your personalized plan is emailed to you, one week after your initial consultation. This plan is explained in-depth and reviewed together leaving you with the tools necessary to make realistic changes and improvements in your health. (30 minute – complimentary)
Holistic Nutrition Follow up
$50
30min
During follow-up consultations, Ashley will help build your knowledge of holistic health and nutrition by gradually layering and building on your current plan, adding new recommendations that will help improve your health and lifestyle goals. + additional costs Phone consultations are available
Holistic Nutrition with Herbal Medicine
$175
60min
Combined with Herbal Medicine Ashley will conduct a thorough health history addressing symptoms, conditions, current medications, supplements, herbs and over all health goals and achievements. With the information gathered, Ashley will create a individual plan including a seven day meal plan including recipes, supplement & lifestyle recommendations as well as a personalized herbal formula/formulas. Herbal formulas may include: teas, tincture, capsules, topical ointment, syrups (+ cost of herbs) Phone consultations are available
Private Cooking Class
$250
180min
You will be taken through a three-hour specialized cooking lesson in the comforts of your own home. Whether you want to learn how to manoeuvre around the kitchen better, how to cook for weight loss or eat based on your dietary restriction (vegan, vegatarian, gluten & dairy-free) Ashley can design a menu that is right for you. *Does not include groceries, which average about $75-$100 depending on the menu.

Massage

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
$67
30min
$86
45min
$100
60min
$123
75min
$135
90min
Adding sports massage to your workout routine can improve your performance. As the training and playing hours pile up, so do the aches and pains. These little aches and pains can turn into nagging or even more serious injuries. After a strenuous workout or race, sports massage will hasten your recovery and alleviate pain.
Massage Therapy with Acupuncture and/or Cupping
$100
60min
$123
75min
$135
90min
Therapeutic Massage
$57
30min
$76
45min
$90
60min
$113
75min
$125
90min
$150
105min
$170
120min
This ancient therapy which offers pain relief while leading the body into the depths of relaxation. Only there can it reap the benefits of the fluid euphoric movements that characterize this massage. This form of massage uses relaxing rhythmical strokes to reduce muscular tension and stress.