Osteopath

What is Osteopath? Osteopath is a natural health care therapy and treatment, additional to other medical practices. It is favorable for almost everyone and could contribute to the treatment and assessment of a variety of conditions. Osteopaths mainly work through the musculoskeletal system, mostly on muscles and joints, using holistic medicine techniques and patient centred…

Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a non-surgical treatment to relieve and cure musculoskeletal injuries. It is a highly credible and natural medical treatment option offered to all human beings to improve quality of life. The primary focus of physiotherapy is the restoration of function. Physiotherapists assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment…

Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy Massage is a holistic therapy best known for its soothing effect on both body and mind, boasting profound benefits to one’s health. Blood flow is improved and increased by the direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement, where the stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels to…

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient oriental medical practice used to treat illness and give pain relief. It involves the insertion of fine needles at precise sites (acupuncture points) on the body. Developed over 2500 years ago, acupuncture has stood the test of time. Today, acupuncture is a licensed and regulated healthcare profession in…

Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy? Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a new technology that uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. Extra-corporeal means outside the body and refers to the fact that the…

Deep Tissue Massage/Tui Na

What is Tui Na Tuina literally translates as push and grasp and is a Chinese therapeutic massage or deep tissue massage; closely related to acupuncture in its use of the meridian system, Tuina is primarily focused on the meridians and points where Qi gathers and can be easily manipulated. It is thought that the Tuina…

Reflexology

What is Reflexology? The ancient Chinese practice of reflexology is a manual therapy focusing on the feet. Therapists believe that through millions of nerve endings, different areas of your feet and hands correspond to other parts of your body, and that massaging them stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system to heal itself. Benefits of Reflexology If…

Custom Foot Orthotics

What is Custom Foot Orthotics? Foot Orthotics are custom-made supports (shoe inserts/insoles) for the foot that can be worn with any shoes – men’s or women’s, dress shoes or fitness shoes along with the more popular casual shoes. Orthotics are lightweight and thin; most wearers find that they do not even notice their orthotics as…

Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy? Cupping Therapy is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Sometimes, while the suction is active, the cup is…

Scraping Therapy / Gua Sha

Background of Scraping Therapy Scraping Therapy (GUA SHA) is an ancient healing technique that origins from China thousands years ago. “Gua” means to scrape or rub. “Sha” is a reddish, elevated patch of skin. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument, such as a ceramic…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Background of Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems still widely practiced today. It is a unique and independent medical system which originated in China and developed through the centuries, imbued with the spirit of Chinese civilization and culture. For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has…

Ultrasound Therapy

Introducing Ultrasound therapy Ultrasound therapy is most often employed in sports medicine to stimulate cell growth and accelerate the healing process. It’s even useful for helping along fractured bones. Therapeutic Ultrasound has a frequency range of 0.75–3 MHz, at a frequency of 1 MHz is absorbed primarily by tissues at a depth of 3–5cm and is therefore…