Healing Hands On Site at Carp Ridge Natural Health Centre:
Reflexology, Reiki & Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy
Clinic tel: 613-839-1198
Reiki: A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reflexology: The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as: A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
At the Carp Ridge Natural Health Clinic both Reiki and Reflexology treatments are available by appointment with Lise Lillian. Lise is a gentle, caring practitioner with decades of healing experience. She is a certified Reiki practitioner and a registered reflexologist.
Registered Massage Therapy (RMT): The Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario defines massage therapy as: A regulated health profession in Ontario that should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:
Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the Government of Ontario;
Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;
Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours;
Successfully completed examinations from and have been “registered” by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;
Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and a Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
Only members of the College are permitted to use the title, Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. All members of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.
The services of a RMT are covered by most extended healthcare plans.
Registered Massage Therapy is available at the Carp Ridge Natural Health Clinic by appointment with Gwen Rowbottom.
Gwen graduated from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 1994. She is also a member of the Ontario Massage Therapy Association. She is trained in therapies from light to deep pressure depending on what is indicated and your preference. She has post graduate training in lymphatic drainage, shoulder treatment and rehabilitation, athletic therapy, craniosacral therapy, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ treatment and rehabilitation), facial bone mobilizations, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, chair massage and fibromyalgia.
Gwen specializes in computer-related injuries; head, neck, face and jaw pain; conditions caused by inflammation and edema.
“I will work with what your goals and expectations are for your treatments and together we can work towards your better health,” says Gwen.
For nearly 30 years, osteopathic physician and researcher, John. E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system — the craniosacral system — to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefi t from better overall health and resistance to disease.
CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of yourself. It helps alleviate a range of illnesses, pain & dysfunction including:
- migraines & headaches;
- chronic neck & back pain;
- motor-coordination impairments;
- stress & tension related problems;
- infantile disorders;
- traumatic brain & spinal cord injuries;
- chronic fatigue;
- central nervous system disorders;
- emotional diffi culties;
- temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ);
- learning disabilities;
- post-traumatic stress disorder;
- orthopedic problems; and
- many other conditions.
Cindy Fleming has several health and wellness specialties. She is also the main testing technician at the clinic, performing the following diagnostics: metabolic analysis, biotron testing and regulation thermography, as well nutritional and food sensitivity assessments.
Cindy can be booked for nutrition & dietary counselling, Reiki, CranioSacral, cleansing regimes, Ayurvedic coaching, relaxation massage, and Journey Work.
Her passion for cooking is well known! Anyone who has ever eaten one of her carefully crafted meals has had a taste of her amazing talent. She serves up delicious organic meals for our Carp Ridge retreats, Forest Preschool participants, and at our frequent staff lunches.
Come see Cindy to experience her magical touch, with a Relaxation Massage or CranioSacral.