Wellness

Have pain? Have a chronic health problem? Want to pamper yourself or someone you love? Suffer from anxiety or depression? Find the holistic practitioner most suited to your needs! Under the description of the service, you will find links to the practitioners in our clinic, so find the practitioner that is right for you, and call us today to book your appointment!

 

Acupuncture

Aromatherapy

Bio Energy Healing

Bowen Therapy

Chiropractic

Counseling

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Ear Candling

Homeopathy

Jungian Oriented Therapy

Massage - Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Registered Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage, Thai Yoga Massage

Nutrition

Osteopathy

Psychotherapy

Reflexology 

Reiki

 

Acupuncture

Medical - Acupuncture not only helps to eliminate the symptoms, but also it works towards the restoration of harmony and balance in body, mind and spirit by stimulating nerves.

Norman Allan

 

Aromatherapy

Is a gentle and relaxing massage with Essential Oils. The healing properties of a plant are concentrated in its Essential Oil. For the massage, the Essential Oils are diluted, usually, in almond or grapeseed oil or both. The blend of Essential Oils together with the therapeutic effect of massage help the body to relax and get rid of toxins. The effects of the Essential Oils and the Massage are not only physical but also mental and emotional.

Ayda Moreno

 

Bio Energy Healing

Bio-Energy Healing is an effective, holistic technique for the treatment of physical illness, emotional blocks and mental obstacles. It is based on the understanding that each of us is a complex, interactive energy system.  When you are healthy, life energy (or chi) flows freely through your energy field, providing a sense of self-assurance, stability and a feeling of being in harmony with yourself and the world. However, if you have been experiencing a significant amount of stress or persist in holding on to past emotions the energy within your bio-energetic field will become stagnant or even blocked. 

Bio-Energy Healing provides the means to overcome this crisis. Emotions and unhealthy beliefs from past experiences are cleared out of your energy field. Now, energy can flow smoothly along its proper pathways – and the body heals. The mind, too, returns to a more open and receptive state, allowing higher intelligence to enter and quietly remove the obstacles that were preventing you from enjoying your natural state of health and well-being.

Sabrina Tosi-Creet

 

Bowen Therapy

Bowen is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy. Gentle moves on the muscle stimulate energy flow and balance in the body. The moves relax the muscles and unwind the nerves, allowing messages through, so the body corrects itself, returning nerves and muscles to a healthy, pain-free state.

Bowen offers the best injury rehabilitation and chronic pain management, boosting the patient’s ability to cope with injuries by correcting and optimizing the body’s biomechanics and auto regulatory processes. It works by removing the body’s memory of past injury patterns, which pre-determine the tendency for re-injury. The result: injuries are resolved and strength training and support programs are far more effective and efficient. Adding Bowen therapy during recovery decrease the intensity of an injury, the length of time in recovery and most long-term effects. Usually normal activity resumes after 5 pain free days.

Alexis Touyz

 

Chiropractic

When joints are malaligned they degenerate quickly. Because of this, joints are exquisitely sensitive so you can feel it, when they are out of place. So they may be very painful. All sorts of body systems can be effected when the joints of the spine are malaligned, because the spinal nerves are tucked in right beside them. Serious systemic problems can arise from vertebral malalignment.

There are many types of chiropractic; many different schools and techniques. Dr. Gonstead found that when and where the spine failed, a vertebra failed, it tended to fall backwards of its disc. He said it did this because that's what the anatomy allows, because when you look for that you can see hints of it on Xray, and when you correct the resultant "positeriority", you get the best results. The technique is comfortable, extremely safe, remarkably effective, but hard to learn. There aren't too many practitioners around, but Norman Allan is most partial to this technique and is trained in it.

Norman Allan

 

Counseling

Patty Hayes

 

Cranio Sacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy can also access and release stored tensions in the body, both physical and emotional. A combination of hands-on bodywork with energy medicine, CranioSacral therapy communicates with your life force, working to remove blockages and defense mechanisms, and enabling the body to access its own healing capabilities. Results are profound and long-lasting.

During a treatment, the therapist feels for areas of fascial restriction in the body and performs delicate manipulations to free tension and improve joint and soft tissue mobility. As a result, the pulse of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the nervous system is restored, while circulation and drainage of lymph and sinus fluids is improved.  The easy flow of cerebrospinal fluid reflects the softness of the connective tissues, or fascia, linking all organs, muscles and bones. Disturbances in the flow of fluid are said to reflect tension or injuries in the body, or pressures on the cranial bones.

CranioSacral Therapy effectively treats a range of acute and chronic conditions. It is especially recommended for those who experience:

·a general feeling of unwellness and/or stress

·chronic pain and tension

·depression or grief

·chronic fatique

·headaches, jaw, ear, or eye discomfort

·dizziness or imbalance

·digestive concerns

Katherine Downey

Norman Allan

Wendy Walker


Ear Candling

Is the art of removing ear wax, pressure and congestion from the ears. It is a painless and relaxing procedure. The method incorporates the use of a hollow cone shaped candle comprised mainly of linen, beeswax and some herbal or essential oils.

When the unlit portion of the candle is placed gently at the outer ear canal, the flame at the top of the candle creates a subtle vacuum effect that loosens waxy build-up in the ear, gently drawing it out along with the trapped water, parasites, fungus and other toxins.

It helps to improve hearing and eyesight; clearing and draining of sinuses; reduce earache, headaches and allergies. It also helps improve balance. 

Ear candling is a very safe therapy that can help with problems in the ears, throat and sinuses.

 Ayda Moreno

 

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a gentle system of medicine that focuses on the unique characteristics of the individual. It is based on the philosophy that for true healing to occur all aspects of a person must be addressed; the physical, mental and emotional states. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s own innate ability to heal itself. A well-chosen remedy will act quickly and safely. With professional guidance, Homeopathic remedies are safe to take with other medication, by pregnant or lactating women, and by infants or the elderly.

Alexis Touyz

Ananda More

David Brule

Violeta Nastase

 

Jungian Orineted Therapy - Jungian psychology appreciates an individual as a whole being with both conscious and unconscious parts which contain not yet known or developed possibilities. Individuation is a journey to find who we are born to be.

Mée Hiroki

 

Massage – Unwind, relax, treat pain! With 5 different types of massage, we have a practitioner tailored to fit your needs!

 

Aromatherapy Massage - Is a gentle and relaxing massage with Essential Oils. The healing properties of a plant are concentrated in its Essential Oil. For the massage, the Essential Oils are diluted, usually, in almond or grapeseed oil or both. The blend of Essential Oils together with the therapeutic effect of massage help the body to relax and get rid of toxins.

The effects of the Essential Oils and the Massage are not only physical but also mental and emotional.

Ayda Moreno

 

Indian Head Massage - Gentle Ayurvedic massage techniques are used on the upper back, neck, head and face while the client is seated in the a chair. The massage is deeply calming yet leaves you wonderfully revitalized. It is especially effective for tension and stress, insomnia, headaches and sinus. You are encouraged to relax on a massage table for 15 minutes to fully integrate the treatment.

Katherine Downey

 

Registered Massage Therapy, RMT - This therapy has proven results in relieving stress and pain from injury, overuse and chronic pain disorders. A variety of techniques are used, tailored to your particular ailment or treatment aim. Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession, and as such, is covered by many benefit plans.

Wendy Walker

 

Swedish Massage - While the Aromatherapy Massage is relaxing and gentle, the Swedish massage is a more vigorous and stimulating kind of massage. It uses different types of strokes- the way a massage therapist manipulates the muscles and tissue of the body. Although its emphasis is more on stimulation than relaxation, it can be adjusted to involve relaxation. Swedish massage was developed by Per Henrik, a Swedish physiologist and fencing master who gave the French names to some of the basic movements of the Swedish massage. This kind of massage became popular in the 19th century.

 Ayda Moreno

 

Thai Yoga Massage - Thai Yoga Massage offers yoga-like stretches and twists combined with massage techniques in a rhythmic and soothing flow, helping to still and comfort the mind and enable deep relaxation. Some postures are best received in a seated position but most are experienced while lying fully clothed on a soft and supportive mat.

Sarah Pointer

 

Nutrition

What we eat impacts our energy levels, mental health, digestion and every aspect of our well-being. Most lifestyle ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and hypocholesterolemia are connected to our diet (what we eat) and lifestyle (how we live). A whole-foods diet, lifestyle and supplement plan created to match your health goals and concerns can be the key trigger your body needs to achieve optimal health.  Nutritional programs are designed just for you, based on your favourite foods, lifestyle, allergies, activity level and nutritional needs. The focus will be on a few key shifts in your diet to yield the most amount of benefit, to help reach your goals. 

Not currently available at Riverdale Homeopathy.

 

Osteopathy

No longer offered at Riverdale Homeopathy, please contact Anita Young at Broad View Health 647-668-7177 www.broadviewhealth.ca

 

Psychotherapy

Patty Hayes

Allison Cassidy

 

Reflexology

Is a unique and non-invasive method of massage using the thumbs and fingers on the reflex areas of the feet and/or hands. It is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs and parts of the body. Energy flows through the body along ten designated pathways, known as zones. This is similar to the meridian theory in both Shiatsu and Acupunture. The ten reflexology zones are mirrored on the feet and hands, so that every organ and gland can be located on the feet and hands as it is on the body. The right foot and hand take in the organs on the right half of the body; the left foot and hand encompass the left half. 

Ayda Moreno

Katherine Downey

 

Reiki

Is a non-invasive, gentle, hands-on Energy Healing where the practitioner is a channel for the universal life-force energy The person receiving the healing treatment lies on a massage table, and remains fully clothed throughout the duration of the session. The practitioner then places their hands very gently on specific places on the head and body of the person receiving the treatment, and holds them still for a few minutes. Reiki acts to heal, harmonize and balance the whole self, it cannot be harmful in any way. The potential for healing with Reiki is unlimited, so anything can be treated. Many physical symptoms can be eased very quickly, while others may need lots of Reiki before starting to respond.

During a Reiki session it's recommended to use comfortable and loose clothes, especially clothes that do not constrict the stomach.

Ananda More

Ayda Moreno

Katherine Downey