Naturopathic medicine, also referred to as naturopathy or alternative medicine, is a distinct profession that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimization of health. The practice of naturopathic medicine involves uncovering the root cause of the issue, followed by assignment of a personalized treatment plan using one or a combination of evidence-based modalities ranging from lifestyle and nutrition counseling to supplementing with herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals, or acupuncture.

What to Expect from your visit with a Naturopath

Your first session will consist of a comprehensive review of your major health concerns, personal and family history, and a relevant physical exam. It is recommended that you bring in a copy of most recent and/or relevant lab tests or scans pertaining to your health concerns. By the end of the visit you will have a plan of action, consisting of health goals, dietary, lifestyle and exercise recommendations, and a personalized herbal/nutrient supplement formulation. The Naturopath may also recommend additional lab testing to help determine the underlying cause of your concerns, or if you have any nutrient deficiencies or hormonal imbalances.

Subsequent sessions are set up to re-assess your health concerns and revise the plan of action in accordance. Change happens in small steps, and so it is important to address any setbacks, and highlight the improvements. This is also the time to bring forth any questions or concerns that may have risen since the last visit.

Laboratory Services

Diagnostic testing is an essential part of accurate diagnosis, monitoring treatment efficacy, and screening for medical risk factors. The Naturopath provides basic in-office testing, as well as specialized panels for a more in-depth analysis health:

  • Adrenal and Thyroid Function analysis

  • Allergy and Food Sensitivity testing

  • Male and Female Hormone panels

  • Environmental Pollutant Assessment

  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool analysis

  • In office tests such as: blood glucose, free fatty acids, rapid strep test, etc.

It is a good idea to bring a copy of your most recent a blood work and medical records to your first appointment with the Naturopath. 

 

Are you are in a crisis, struggling with an on-going issue or seeking to be free of restrictive emotional patterns and responses? If so, we can help you to move from a place of limitation to one of possibility and choice. We support adults and adolescents with cognitive and emotional issues such as:

  • Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Disturbances

  • Codependency, Behavioural Issues, Eating Disorders, low Self-Esteem

  • Trauma and PTSD, Coping Skills, Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Family Conflict, Relationship Issues,

  • Grief and Loss, Spirituality
     

We believe everyone can benefit from working with a therapist; whether you're experiencing pain and suffering or if you could simply use a shift in perspective to gain some clarity around your thoughts and emotions. The therapeutic journey is a path to insight, healing and growth that can help to improve your relationships (firstly to yourself and then others) and lead you to a more fulfilling and joyful life.  Our goal is to guide you to greater self-understanding/compassion and empower you to create your own strategies and solutions towards positive change.

With a background in Trauma-Informed Yoga and Spiritual Psychotherapy, our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities, including:

  • A client-centred, holistic approach

  • Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and Transpersonal approaches

  • Body-oriented psychotherapy, Focusing & somatic processing

  • Guided imagery, Mindfulness, and Inner Child Work

 

We encourage a collaborative and creative process that engages all aspects of the Self so that relief will be experienced on emotional, physical, and spiritual planes. 

In our partnership, we begin by learning about you and gaining an empathic understanding of what factors have contributed to both your current mental/emotional state and the deeper patterns at play. We are committed to supporting you as you explore and dissect these patterns and create a personal action plan towards positive and sustainable choices.

We are happy to offer a free phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit and to help get us started.

 

Pricing per session - $145.00

Zen Shiatsu Therapy

Joan Foley, Z.S.T.

 

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Massage Therapy

 

Traditional Thai Massage

Release your tension with a centuries old deep tissue style technique. Deep presses, meridian line work, back walking (optional) and stretches work in tandem to relieve sore aching muscles, blocked or stagnant energy and increase flexibility. A short assessment is done prior to the service to determine goals, problem areas and pressure preferences to achieve desired results.

 

$80/60  mins               $120/90 mins              $150/120 mins

 

East-West Combo Massage

A Fusion of the benefits of a Traditional Thai massage with Oil massage. Oil is used on the back, neck and shoulders in tandem with Eastern style meridian line work and yoga stretches. Loose comfortable clothing is worn for the duration of the service.

 

$90/60mins                 $130/90mins               $160/ 12 mins

 

Thai Herbal Compress Massage

The combination of Traditional Thai massage with steamy hot aromatic herbal compresses is perfect for your tired or stiff muscles. Herbal benefits promote muscle relaxation, increased circulation, helps to alleviate soreness or pain in muscles,  calm inflammation, can also help with skin ailments. Please advise therapist of any allergies prior to the massage.

 

Additional $30 per massage

 

Siam Royal Body Polish

A wonderful addition to any Thai massage treatment that will leave you feeling like royalty. A customized sugar based scrub is formulated to your sense preference. Let this royal treatment invigorate your senses, promote circulation, slough off dead skin cells resulting in  smooth, soft and supple skin.

 

Additional $35 per massage 

 

Acupuncture has been practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Based on the TCM philosophy, our health can be achieved through the cultivation of harmony within. Health depends on the body’s vital force, or ‘potential’ energy, known as Qi (pronounced 'chi'). Qi travels through series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. It consists of equal and opposite qualities: Yin and Yang. When these become unbalanced, or the smooth flow of Qi is hindered, illness may develop.

By inserting fine needles in the specific points on the meridians, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help restore its natural balance. Although acupuncture is used in practice primarily for pan relief, it is effective in treating people with a wide range of illnesses; including, hormone imbalance, menstrual irregularities and infertility, gastrointestinal discomfort, migraines and more.

Shamanic Health

 

What is Shamanic Health

The Shamanic Health system offers a framework for understanding life and health by honouring the laws of nature. It allows you to reconnect with lost parts of yourself and to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of life, who you are, what you need, and what you want in your life. Individuals are able to create lasting resolutions and deep healing on all levels:

 

  • Physical 

  • Emotional

  • Psychological

  • Social

 

While you receive treatment for your body, emotions and psyche, you are also introduced to a simple system that you can use in your daily life to organize your thoughts, feelings and experiences, and to manage your own health and healing day to day. This simple structure gives you more time and freedom to live an enjoyable life that is free from suffering and full of authentic connection.

 

Shamanic philosophy understands the interconnectedness of our life experiences and our health, recognizing that chronic or ‘undiagnosable’ ailments can often be traced back to their roots when we examine our life experiences and the laws of nature more closely. Once understood, these experiences and the health imbalances they have created over time can be processed and resolved in the present. These experiences can span back as far as our childhood and even our time spent in the womb.

 

In addition to individual healing, this system can be used to heal families, communities, ancestral lines and intergenerational wounds.

 

Some of the services provided include:

 

  • Talk Medicine

  • Cleanses

  • Fitness 

  • Bodywork

  • Life Studies

  • Inner Reflection & Meditation

  • Deep Relaxation 

  • Trauma Releasing

 

This service is highly recommended for those with:

 

  • Chronic Pain

  • Dissociation

  • Depression

  • Weight Gain

  • Lack of Purpose/Joy

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive Trouble

  • Poor Memory

  • Confusion/Lack of Clarity

  • Loneliness

  • Unresolved Grief

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