If you are looking for alternative therapies to improve your health and quality of life, you are not alone. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 70 per cent of Canadians regularly use complementary and alternative health care
Complementary therapies offer a wide choice of safe, effective and high quality treatments. At Creative Paths we provide biofeedback, sound therapy, healing touch and infrared sauna. This unique combination of therapies can benefit anyone experiencing stress and acute or chronic pain as well as those wanting to maintain harmony, balance and a sense of well-being. The people we help often feel neglected by traditional medicine and our treatments have had a proven effect on their physical and emotional well-being.
As well as offering the four integrated therapies, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide and support clients in search of other therapies that will allow them to take a more active role in protecting their long-term health and well-being.
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SCENAR is a revolutionary bio-feedback device that is changing people's lives. This pain reduction technology has been a great addition to our practice and we use it to treat people with acute injuries and chronic conditions. We are fully-trained SCENAR practitioners and we have personally seen and felt the benefits of this miraculous technology.
This hand-held bio-feedback device works by transmitting minute electrical impulses to your central nervous system to stimulate your body to heal itself. The SCENAR helps to reduce pain, accelerates healing, increases blood flow, relaxes muscles and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Another wonderful benefit is cosmetic rejuvenation and scar reduction.
The SCENAR is a non-invasive and safe treatment that is registered with Health Canada and the FDA.
During treatment sessions we gently sweep the SCENAR across bare skin to locate and treat a wide range of problems. The procedure is suitable for both adults and children. While the body's response guides the therapy session, treatments generally run between 30 minutes to an hour.
Find out more about the technology behind SCENAR Healing Touch
Nancy has been using healing touch as part of her nursing practice for many years and it has proven to be a great source of comfort to patients who have seen their pain and anxiety melt away.
Healing Touch is an energy therapy similar to reiki and therapeutic touch and we use it to support physical and emotional health
. Healing touch has been used to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, improve mobility after surgery, lessen the need for pain medication, reduce stress and anxiety and support the emotional well-being of all clients.
This complementary treatment was created by a Registered Nurse in the United States and it is now taught in hospitals and community settings all over the world. Healing touch practitioners use gentle hand motions to stimulate the body's own life force or energy which has the power to heal the body from within.
Our sessions last approximately one hour and include a consultation, active treatment and a time for reflection at the end.
Read more on the revitalizing effects of healing touch Infrared Sauna
Infrared sauna offers similar benefits of a traditional sauna without the hot and uncomfortable heat. It is a safe and well-tested therapy that allows you to sit back and simply allow your body to heal.
Far infrared sauna heats the body directly and penetrates deep into the muscles and joints. With a raised body temperature, blood vessels dilate and blood flow increases to bring more oxygen and pain relief to damaged soft tissue.
The deep heat also stimulates detoxification through sweating, improves skin conditions such as acne and eczema, raises the metabolism which in turn burns more calories, relaxes knotted muscles and shortens recovery times from colds and flu. Infrared saunas provides a safe and gentle radiant heat
with average air temperatures far cooler than a conventional sauna. We have found that this more comfortable air temperature makes it easier to breathe and allows clients to sit for longer and so gain more benefit.
to see the full benefits of infrared saunas Sound Healing
Kathy has undergone extensive training in Himalayan Bowl Sound Healing and it brings her great joy to see its soothing and restorative effects work wonders on clients.
Himalayan singing bowls induce a profound sense of relaxation and they act as great stress relievers for many of our clients in search of inner peace. They assist in clearing away tension, pain and anxiety and restoring harmony, energy and balance. A session with the singing bowls leaves clients feeling calmer and more able to cope with the stresses of everyday life.
We not only hear sound, we feel it and when singing bowls are sounded, they create vibrations which resonate throughout the body. Every part of our body including muscles, nerves, joints and organs are in a constant state of vibration. When areas of the body vibrate at their harmonious frequency we are healthy. If something happens to upset that frequency, balance is destroyed and disease results. The vibrations from the singing bowls synchronize brain waves, and slow down the heart and respiratory rate, creating a therapeutic effect upon mind and body.
A session lasts approximately one hour and starts with a consultation to discuss health issues and treatment goals. During the treatment itself, clients lie fully clothed on a massage table with bowls placed on and around the body. The transformational sound of the singing bowls along with several gongs assists in easing clients into a meditative state and after, clients report feeling more relaxed and a greater sense of well-being.