What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic focuses on your
body's central command centre - your brain and spinal cord. As long as your nervous system can communicate effectively
with every part of your body, your body will function at 100%. You will experience health and then your body will be
able to do what it is programmed and designed to do - run you perfectly, which means your body can heal and work perfectly,
all the time (pretty cool isn't it)?
If there is an interference in that communication from your brain to your body,
then your body will not do what it is programmed and designed to do, it will do its own thing. That is one reason we
see problems even early in life like colic, problems nursing or ear infections to name a few. Just think what happens
if your brain isn't in charge and communicating properly for years? We love to see patients sooner in life, but understand
that wherever your health and age are, you deserve to have the best health possible, and that can be attained.
Some people think that wellness is getting up every morning feeling good and
experiencing little or no pain. I think that wellness is so much more than merely feeling good. Being well is
when your body is functioning at 100%. Everything is working, every organ, every cell, and every nerve is firing - you
are alive and your body is working exactly like it should. How does that sound for your health and what you expect from
yourself? Sounds great to me, and realize that we are just getting started, that is what we expect from everyone and
will help you get there!
Our office is full of patients of all ages and all conditions. The one
common point throughout our office is the amazing stories of recovery and healing. I've watched adults improve and heal
from fibromyalgia, IBS and migraines; children recover from asthma, growing pains and wetting their beds; as well as babies
stop suffering from colic, ear infections, reflux and problems nursing all through chiropractic care. So how is this
possible? Well let me frst tell you about your health.
Your health is based on 4 principles:
1. Your body is a self-healing organism.
It is designed to heal itself! Did you know that? For example, you get a brand new liver every
month. All the cells in your liver die and are replaced with brand new cells every 24 days! Amazing! Every
four months all of your red blood cells are wiped out and your body creates a completely new set. Incredible!
You get a completely new stomach lining every 5 days. Your taste buds are replaced
every 11 days.
At night when you go home and take off your clothes before bed, thousands of dead
skin cells float to the floor and then you vacuum yourself up the next morning! Did you know that 98% of the dust in
your house is YOU?
The reason I am telling you this is to emphasize that your body is in a constant
state of change and repair. In order to do this, your body follows a very exact program. So I need to know if
your body is following that program. If it is not then you need to realize that your body is not doing what it is programmed
and designed to do. And that is absolutely not OK. Think about this for a moment: your body is not doing
what it is supposed to be doing. Why is that?
2. Your Nervous System is the "thing"
than runs this program. It is like a computer central command centre that runs you. As long as
your nervous system is able to communicate effectively with every organ, tissue, cell, nook and cranny of you, you should
have the very best health you have ever had in your life. We call this normal.
3. If something interferes with the function
and communication of your nervous system so that it is not able to control your body the way it should, your
body will not be able to do what it is designed and programmed to do - it will do its own thing ... and this is where your
problems may come from.
4. My job as a Chiropractor is to simply restore
law and order! I'm the new sheriff in town! I want your body to function the way it was designed
and programmed to work ... and I want you to be healthy for a lifetime.
That's it. It's simple.
"If you don't take care of your
body, where are you going to live?" - unknown
Anne Vivash and Susanne Jakubowski, Certified Reflexogists
Ontario College of Reflexology
Reflexology is an ancient form of healing that has been around for thousands of
years. By working on specific reflex areas on the feet, a response is triggered that reaches the entire body and causes
it to relax. When the body relaxes it is able to access the vast healing abilities it already possesses and get on with
the job it was designed to do; that is, healing itself.
Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance".
Vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology aims to bring the body
back into balance or homeostasis. ($50/one hour session)
Reflexology Certificate Courses
Anne Vivash, Certified Reflexology Teacher
This course focuses on the basic understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies
to the practical session methodology of foot reflexology. Courses are held on a regular basis and upon completion, students
will receive Level 1 Foot Reflexology certification from the Ontario College of Reflexology.
The total course fee of $975 includes 35 in-class hours of theory (anatomy and
physiology), practical instruction, required textbook, mid-term practical assessment, written and practical exams. In
addition, students are required to complete approximately 35 hours of independent study and the practicum of 70 session records.
Classes are limited to 4 students to allow for individual
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai style bodywork and massage may be the most significant advance in physical medicine and healing for pain and
physical disabilities. This ancient practice combines shiatsu, yoga and acupressure to provide therapeutic as well as
health benefits. ($80/one hour session)
Massage, Susanne Jakubowski/Anne Vivash
This ancient art is available everywhere in Thailand. It is a preventative treatment that promotes
general health and well-being. Works the energy lines and pressure points of the foot to harmonize the flow of energy
around the body ($50/one hour session)
Indian Head Massage
Includes a massage of the head, neck, shoulders, chest and face. Combats hair loss and decreases
stress. This treatment is done lying down for a totally relaxing experience. ($50/45 minute session)
The Ultimate Relaxation
Enjoy a totally relaxing combination of foot reflexology and Indian head massage.
Whilst one therapist works on the feet, the other will concentrate on the head, neck and shoulders using essential aromatherapy
oils. ($100/45 minute session)
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are"
- Jason Crandell