Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our website. Whether you're seeking an adjunctive therapy to your existing condition or you're already in good health and just looking for some relief from life's hectic pace, we are here to serve a variety of health needs. From assessments to treatments to self-care recommendations we can help you to achieve your health goals. If relieving stress, decreasing pain, increasing energy and stamina, or improving flexibility are some of the goals you'd like to achieve, then continue reading on to learn more. We offer both western and eastern holistic therapies including Japanese Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Foot/Ear Reflexology, Bowen Therapy and more.
Please review the list of services further and contact me to schedule an appointment or if further information is required.
Your health is your wealth! "Allow me the opportunity to provide a helping hand in your journey!" ~Steve Vetricek, RPN, DNM
Traditional Japanese Shiatsu
was created by the late Grandmaster Tokujiro Namikoshi (1905-2000) in Japan, early in the 20th century. By 1940, Grandmaster Tokujiro opened the Japan Shiatsu College in Tokyo, in an effort to teach his style and method to others. However, after World-War II, U.S. General Douglas McArthur directed the Japanese Health Ministry during post-war reconstruction (at the time allied forces controlled many aspects of Japanese life). There were more than 300 unregulated therapies in Japan, and McArthur ordered all to be researched to document which ones had scientific proof of merit and which did not. Read more. Links: Shiatsu Diffusion Society (SDS)
is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "Qi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines on the body known as meridians. These meridians have been "mapped out" for thousands of years in China. Essentially, these meridians are "rivers of energy" where the Qi flows along your body and is associated with each one of your vital internal organs. According to TCM theory, Qi forms at conception and is maintained throughout our life by the intake of food, water and air. An imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins. Read more
Links:Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners(EBNMP)
The word Qi is pronounced "chee" (or chi) which means the life force or vital-energy that flows through all living things in our universe. Gong means -to work with. Qi-gong is an ancient Chinese self-care health system that is inexpensive, easy to learn and provides health benefits. Regular practice will help to reduce stress, increase your well-being, mental clarity and energy levels.
If you live in the GTA and would like to learn Qi-Gong, please contact Master Teresa at the Seventh Happiness School of Qi-Gong in Thornhill, Ontario for training and workshops. If however, you live in New York state, contact me direct for information on scheduling a Qi healing treatment with Angela Yan, a 4th Generational Qi Gong Da Shi (Master) and descendant of a very powerful shaolin qi-gong style called Jing Gong Zu Lai Gong. Read more
is a natural healing art. Reflexology relieves stress, increases circulation, opens the flow in blocked nerves and helps to promote the natural functioning and healing of the body. Read more.
|Floor/Table Shiatsu ||$90 - 70 minutes||(Full Body) || $55 - 40 minutes
(head, neck, back and arms only)
| $45 - 25 minutes|
Ask about rates for: Acupuncture, Reflexology and Medical Qi-Gong.
The many health benefits of my services include:
• Relieves stress and anxiety
• Helps to relax your muscles
• Reduces pain
• Balances your nervous system and endocrine
• Promotes lymphatic drainage
• Increases blood and lymph flow
• Combats insomnia to give you a better quality
sleep and therefore faster healing time
• Increases energy and athletic performance
• Improves functioning of the internal organs
(Liver, GallBladder, Kidneys, Pancreas, Spleen, Stomach and Intestines)
Many individuals have insurance coverage. Check with your insurance company to find out more about your coverage.
| - Blood Pressure Check |
- Heart and respiratory rate
| - Physical Assessment|
- Discussion about suggested treatment
our brochure on Tradtional Japanese Shiatsu
: Information about treatable conditions and rates.
What happens to your body when your under stress?
It is impossible to remove all stress from our everyday lives. Any stimulus that produces a stress response is called a stressor. A stressor may be almost any disturbance—heat or cold, environmental poisons, toxins given off by bacteria, heavy bleeding from a wound or surgery, or a strong emotional reaction. Stressors may be pleasant or unpleasant, and they vary among people and even within the same person at different times. Read more