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Indian Head Massage ~ Rejuvenating Face Massage

Ayurvedic Foot Massage ~ IonCleanse® Detox FootBath

Reiki ~ Chair Massage ~ Reflexology ~ Axiatonal Alignment

Energetic Facelift and Vision Correction

 

What is Indian Head Massage?

Massage is the oldest form of medicine known to humans and has been practiced for thousands of years.  The art of Indian Head Massage originated from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine.  This Sanskrit word can be translated as the "science of life" or "knowledge of life".  The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit and the promotion of long life.

Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage,  is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms which are important energy centers within the body.   It is very relaxing and has a balancing effect on the recipient as it helps them to release stress and tension creating a sense of peace and well being.  Because this form of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position it can be done anywhere and at any time, making easily available just about anywhere.

What are some of the benefits of Indian Head Massage?

  •  General Relaxation
  •  Improved blood circulation increasing oxygen supply to the brain
  •  Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit
  •  Can create a more balanced state of being, and balancing of the Chakras
  •  Relaxes taut and uncomfortable muscles, eases stiffness, breaks down knots and nodules in muscle tissues
  •  Stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins
  •  Increased joint mobility
  •  Improved lymphatic drainage which helps in the removal of waste products and toxins helping the immune system
  • Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improve skin condition
  • Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; very enjoyable and triggers the release of "feel good" chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation of          contentment and happiness.
  •  Promotion of hair growth
  • Helps to dissipate mental tiredness, stress, depression resulting in greater mental alertness and concentration and clearer thinking.

Can also help relieve the following conditions: 

Eyestrain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinusitis congestion,
insomnia, and disturbed sleep

 

The following conditions cannot be treated or must be treated with care:

  • Any recent head or neck injury, including whiplash and concussion     
  • Severe bruising in the areas to be treated
  • Epilepsy
  • Recent hemorrhage          
  • High or low blood pressure         
  • Migraine.  You should be aware that treatment may result in an attack    
  • A history of thrombosis or embolism          
  • Diabetes unless under control         
  • Infectious skin disorders         
  • Scalp infections           
  • Cuts and abrasions in the treatment areas  
  • Recent operation        
  • Chronic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis        
  • High temperature, illness and fever
  • Any infectious disease
  • Intoxication
  • Aneurosa 
  • Food poisoning
  • Cancer or any other serious medical condition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Frailty
  • Chronic FatigueSpondelites or Spondelosis

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What is Rejuvenating Face Massage?

Rejuvenating Face Massage draws on the wisdom of many different healing systems such as Ayurvedic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, and Reflexology.  It is performed without the use of creams, oils or any other product.  Rejuvenating Face Massage is meant to help relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit while being very beneficial for the face.  Skin tone can be improved and facial lines reduced.  This massage refines pores, helps to normalize oil production and makes the skin smoother.  A reduction of dark lines under the eyes may also be achieved.  Your face has a fresh, relaxed, more youthful and well rested look

The Chinese discovered that by pressing certain acupressure points on the face, there was a greater flow of blood and oxygen to the facial area.   Facial Massage promotes a release of tension, a softening of lines, and toning and tightening of sagging skin, as well as other health-related benefits.  This unique massage is not a "Facial" but rather a massage-oriented treatment for the face.  It is different from other facial massage methods

Rejuvenating Facial Massage is a wonderful way to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit , while  promoting a more youthful and well-rested look!   Have a face massage on a regular basis to help regain and maintain a more youthful look.  Or, treat yourself periodically as a quick pick me up or face-lift for a special occasion.  Rejuvenating Face Massage is like an instant face lift with a wonderful boost to your self-esteem and self-confidence! 

What are some of the benefits of a Rejuvenating Face Massage?

Improves blood circulation and increases oxygen supply to the areas massaged
Enhances nutrient supply to skin cells
Calms, revitalizes, and uplifts the body and spirit
Allows a more balanced state of being, and balances the Chakras
Reduces muscle tension, resulting in a younger and more relaxed appearance
Stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins and waste products
Reduces wrinkles and expression lines (i.e. crows feet)
Improves lymphatic drainage,  helping the immune system
Reduces puffiness and under-eye discoloration
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation
Triggers the release of “feel good” chemicals called endorphins
Tightens facial contours, increases the skins elasticity and improves skin tone
Refines pores, helps to normalize oil production and makes the skin softer and smoother
Helps dissipate mental, tiredness, stress, and depression for greater mental alertness and clarity
Creates brighter and more alert eyes
Improving the general condition of the skin and giving it a healthy glow
Tones and stimulates the internal organs, boosts the immune system and balances the hormones
Can relieve headaches, anxiety and banish fatigue
Can help Prevention of wrinkles and age spots
Promotes general relaxation

Can also help relieve the following conditions:
Eyestrain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinus congestion, insomnia, disturbed sleep


The following conditions cannot be treated:

    *      Any recent injury to the areas to be massaged
    *      Severe bruising in the areas to be treated
    *      Contagious skin disorders in the areas to be massaged (i.e. herpes, cold sores,
            eye infections such as conjunctivitis, etc…)
    *      High temperature or fever, as an increase in the blood flow could increase the severity
    *      Sunburned skin
    *      Tendency to bruise easily
    *      Tooth or gum disorders
    *      Cuts and abrasions in the treatment areas
    *      Recent operation
    *      Intoxication is not conducive to a positive experience
    *      Aneurosa
    *      Food poisoning
    *      Cancer or any other serious medical condition while undergoing treatment
    *      Recent Botox treatments (consult your specialist as to when it would be safe
            to proceed with a face massage)
    *     Joint injury or pain in the shoulders, arms, hands, legs and ankles

Special conditions where caution is required:

    *      thread veins
    *      pimples, warts and cysts
    *      Spondelites or Spondelosis in the neck
    *      Psoriasis

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What is Ayurvedic Foot Massage?

The art of Ayurvedic Foot Massage, or Padabhyanga, has its roots in Ayurveda and includes a combination of various massage and Reflexology techniques, Kasa bowl work and Marma Therapy.

Caring for the feet in the Ayurvedic form of foot massage is beneficial to the entire body. An Ayurvedic Foot Massage relaxes the nervous system, balances energy, relieves pain, and increases blood and lymph circulation.   It also helps with the detoxification of the body and will also help to bring about an improvement in physical and emotional ailments.

Massaging the feet is akin to massaging the entire body, according to Ayurveda and Reflexology. The use of oils with a Kasa bowl, small metal bowl, will encourage detoxification and balancing.  Various oils can be used such as Ghee (clarified butter), coconut oil, sesame oil, or olive oil.  Marma points will be worked on specifically to also bring about detoxification, relaxation and healing.

What are some of the benefits of a Ayurvedic Foot Massage?


Physical Benefits

General relaxation
Helps detoxify internal organs, releases and eliminates stored wastes and toxins
Helps restore doshic balance
Relaxes tired feet and legs
Improves joint mobility in lower limbs
Improves condition of ligaments and muscles of the lower limbs
Increases strength and stamina of lower limbs
Helps maintain eyesight and hearing
Helps prevent sciatica
Improves circulation in the feet and legs
Gives pain relief

Mental Benefits

Helps release stored negative emotions
Calms the mind and body, eases fatigue
Induces sound sleep
Removes energy blockages and increases/rebalances energy (prana /life force energy) flow
Helps to dissipate mental tiredness, stress, anxiety and depression resulting in greater mental Alertness, concentration, and clearer thinking
Restores & Rebalances the body's natural energy, creating a more balanced state of being
Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; very enjoyable and triggers the release of “feel good” chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation


The following conditions cannot be treated:
1. Thrombosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, ulceration
2. Edema
3. Epilepsy
4. Any infectious disease    
5. High or low blood pressure (unless under control with medication)
6. Migraine, you should be aware that treatment may result in an attack
7. Inflammation or muscle injury
8. Diabetes (unless under control)
9. Infectious skin disorders such as athlete’s foot, plantar warts
10. Severe bruising, aches, strains, sprains or pain in the areas to be treated
11. Cuts and abrasions in the treatment areas
12. Recent operation
13. Bone fracture
14. High temperature, illness and fever
15. Varicose veins
16. Intoxication
17. Cardiovascular conditions
18. Osteoporosis
19. Pregnancy    
20. Painful corns, gout, warts, in-grown toe nails, undiagnosed lumps or bumps
21. Cancer or any other serious medical condition while undergoing treatment

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What is Reiki?

Reiki means "Universal Life Energy."  REI means Universal (spiritual wisdom) and has come to be accepted as the understanding of a deeper knowledge of spiritual consciousness that comes from the connection to God/Divine through the higher self.  KI means Life Energy (a.k.a. chi) and is known as the vital life force or universal life force that is present in all living things and emanates outward from the inner being

Reiki has developed as a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.  It also promotes healing.  Reiki is for everyone; it cannot cause any harm since it is a very gentle healing force.  Reiki adjusts to meet your needs so you will always receive the amount that is just right for you. 

This healing art was re-discovered in the early 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui.  There must be an exchange of energy when Reiki is given.  This can be in the form of time given back, money or a gift , but an exchange must be present
 

What are some of the benefits of Reiki?

  • Reiki supports the body's ability to heal itself naturally and at an accelerated rate
  • There is a re-energizing and integration of the body and soul.  This can re-establish a connection to many areas of your life
  • Reiki promotes well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual
  • Reiki loosens up any blocked energy
  • Reiki cleanses the body of toxins, thereby encouraging healing

 

The following conditions cannot be treated:

Reiki is for everyone!   It is a very gentle healing force that cannot cause harm in any way.

Reiki does not cure any specific problem, but works on the entire self to promote balance and an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.  Reiki encourages your own innate ability to maintain a sense of balance and harmony.

    
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The Canadian Reiki Association   

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What is an IonCleanse® Detox Foot Bath?

Disease, surgeries, and many medical procedures leave the body weak and toxic.  Heavy metals, particularly oxidized fats, unassimilated proteins, cholesterol deposits, uric acid, plaque, lactic acid, and the vast array of chemicals that pervade our water, air and food, attach themselves in ionized form to joints, organs, arteries, nerves and tissues, disrupting their function and creating an environment for disease, allergies and immune system breakdowns. When used properly, the IonCleanse® provides a comfortable and relaxing way to rid the body of toxins without any reported side effects

How does the IonCleanse® work?

IonCleanse® is a painless and efficient way to dissolve toxic accumulations, no matter where they are located in your body. The IonCleanse® unit generates a  programmable mix of positive and negative Ions (charged atoms).  These attach themselves to oppositely charged toxic particles and draw them out of the body through pores in the feet or hands. The result, over several sessions, is a remarkable release of many different toxic materials, a growing feeling of well-being, and a significant increase in overall energy.

Ion producing technology has been around for several decades, but the secret to its successful use in body detoxification is the alternating production of positive and negative Ions in the same treatment. This important discovery now makes it possible to work with everyone regardless of the electrical nature of the charges they hold in their body.

IonCleanse® works on an ion exchange principle. The ionizing unit, submerged in water, splits the water molecules, H2O, into Positive H+ (Hydrogen) ions and negative OH- (Hydroxyl) ions. These OH- ions bind with acidic  tissue waste and the H+ ions work on blood gasses. This procedure works by osmosis, with particles moving from the area of higher concentration to the lower concentration.

What are some of the benefits of an IonCleanse® footbath?

  • Detoxification of entire body
  • Heavy metal toxicity reduced
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced disease and injury recovery time
  • Increased oxygen in the body
  • Pain relief - not due to subluxation
  • bring pH into a more neutral range
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Headache relief
  • Immune system booster
  • Relief of arthritis and gout
  • Allergy relief
  • Candida reduction
  • Acne reduction
  • Asthma relief 
  • Quick elimination of lactic acid
  • Slow the aging process
  • and many more…

Please note:  We make no claims that the IonCleanse® Detox footbath will cure you of any illness

Who should NOT have an IonCleanse® Detox Footbath?

You should not used the IonCleanse® if you:

  • A wearer of a pacemaker or any other battery operated or electrical implant
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Any person who is on heartbeat regulating medication
  • Any person who has had an organ transplant or part of their colon removed
  • Any person who is taking a medication, the absence of which would mentally or physically incapacitate them, e.g., psychotic episodes, seizures, etc.
  • Any person who has Type 1 diabetes
  • Open wounds on area to be bathed
  • have suffered a stroke
  • are on Coumidin
  • have a serious liver disease
  • are reluctant or overly skeptical

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands, feet and ears that correspond to every gland, organ and part of the body.  Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, removes gritty salt deposits on the soles, and helps promote the natural functioning of your body.  There are no contra-indications.  Reflexoloxy provides some measure of benefit to all.  

It is essential to drink plenty of water during the 24 hours following a treatment.  This will allow for the speedy removal of toxins from the system reducing or eliminating some of the possible reactions.

What are some of the benefits of Reflexology?

  • Improved circulation to the feet and legs
  • Improved digestion  
  • Promotion of relaxation and tension release
  • Improved lymphatic and cardiovascular circulation, drainage and elimination
  • Maintenance or re-establishment of balance in the body
  • Some possible reactions to a Reflexology treatment
  • Release of pain - relaxation of nerves and muscle tension
  • Runny nose or excess mucus - detoxification of sinuses
  • Perspiration - release of excess fluids or detoxification through the skin
  • Eyes watering - cleansing of lachrymal glands
  • Gas release - improved stomach and bowel function
  • Tiredness - body switches into parasympathetic mode (rest and digest)
  • Nausea and headache - cleansing of toxins
  • Temporary rash - release of toxins through the skin
  • Greatly energized - system running cleaner

Reflexology is regulated by strict governing bodies.  Learn more about Reflexology at Reflexology Association of Canada and Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario

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What is Chair Massage?

Chair Massage is also known as Relaxation or Seated Massage.  It began in 1983 in the U.S. and has gradually  grown in popularity since that time. 

What makes Chair Massage special is that it is performed while you are fully clothed, without any creams or oils.  You are in a forward seated position in a comfortable, specially designed chair. 

Chair Massage is especially useful for tension and stress relief so most of the work is done on your back, shoulder and neck areas.  Chair Massage,  received on a regular basis, is a good way to prevent problems due to tension buildup, such as chronic back and neck pain, and headaches.  For this reason, chair massage is ideal for the work place, and can save companies money and lost productivity by preventing or lessening medical claims and sick leave and strengthening employee satisfaction. 

What are some of the benefits of Chair Massage?

  • Reduction of stress and tension                       
  • Relief of pain due to stress and tension
  • Improved flexibility                                         
  • Improved digestion
  • Relaxation
  • Portability.  Chair Massage can be performed anywhere including the workplace and you are not required to disrobe
  • Choice of treatment length

Chair Massage is not recommended in the following circumstances:

If you are suffering from severe painor if you have had a recent injury, you should consult your Physician, Chiropractor or Massage Therapist

If you have a painful skin condition such as burns or bruises in the neck, back and shoulder areas


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What is Axiatonal Alignment?

Axiatonal Alignment is a simple yet powerful healing modality that works along the meridian lines of the body.  It is done in three parts: the first part clears the meridians or Axiatonal Lines of blocked energy allowing for the free flow of chi (ki or prana) energy.  The second part of the treatment balances the right and left sides of the body and brain and the third part of the treatment reconnects you to the Christ Consciousness grid.  A treatment can be repeated no more than once a month, if necessary, since it takes the body this period of time to process the information it receives during the treatment.  A treatment lasts 30 minutes.  
 

What are some of the benefits of an Axiatonal Alignment?

Deep relaxation and a sense of well being on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Deeper meditation for those who meditate.
To powerfully boost the effects of other therapies such as Reiki, massage and Reflexology.
To balance, centre and focus the individual.
To help resolve issues through vivid dreams and memory flashbacks.
Immediate releases during or directly following a treatment .
To help to eliminate old thought patterns and behaviors from our lives and help us find new ones that
are more appropriate for us at this time.

The following conditions cannot be treated:

Axiatonal Alignment is for everyone!   It is a very gentle healing force that cannot cause harm in any way.

Axiatonal Alignment does not cure any specific problem, but works on the entire self to promote balance and an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.  Axiatonal Alignment encourages your own innate ability to maintain a sense of balance and harmony.

 

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What is Energetic Facelift and Vision Correction Technique?

The Access Consciousness™ Energetic Facelift and Vision Correction Technique is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the face and eyes, reverse the appearance of aging and create similar effects throughout the body.  It uses multiple energetic frequencies to heal the body and skin, improve discoloration, scar tissue and texture of the skin, as well as adding a luminous glow.  It can also release traumas, activate cellular memory and release the layers of judgments.
 
This process includes over 32 different energies that you run through your hands on the neck, face and eyes of the recipient. They flow through the entire body, creating a relaxing, rejuvenating space that permeates your body on a cellular level. You will see noticeable results after just one session, and continued sessions create a change that will amaze you!
 
The Access Facelift is a very different process than anything else out there on the market.  This process is totally natural and non-invasive.  There are no chemicals, creams, needles, facial exercises, drugs, lasers or positive self-talk. The results that people are experiencing can be profound and lasting.

What are some of the benefits of an Energetic Facelift and Vision Correction Treatment?

A lessening of lines, wrinkles
Improved eye-sight
Firmness and toning of facial muscles and overall skin
Healing of and reversal of the scarring process
Healthier skin and overall appearance
Possibilities for your life showing up better than you may have ever imagined!

The following conditions cannot be treated:

There are no contra-indications for this treatment.

 

 

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