Body Work

Body Focusing Journeying

Body Focusing Journeying: Body Focusing Journeying is body-centred and person-centred approach to healing, that allows the client total control of the pace and the direction of their healing journey. Based on the knowledge that our body holds our stories, our life experience, these stories may be from first hand experience or they may be from our families and ancestor’s experiences.

Through honouring and witnessing, the practitioner serves as the client’s guide, thereby aiding in the individual’s journey of self-discovery. Gifts are discovered. Ruminative thoughts disappear, sleep is restored, anxiety ceases and peace returns.

“As a compassionate observer/witness, my role is to propel the inner shift of the individual, while serving as a beacon within the present moment” -Ms. Tonya

*Beneficial for all forms of trauma, life transitions and for those individuals that find “talk-therapy” ineffective.

60 min – $89

For specific questions, Email:

Tonya McLaughlin – tonya@tidalelements.ca

Or call: 250.306.WAVE(9283)


Reflexology

Communication with the body through the feet. A thorough working over of the reflex points of the feet which connect to all areas of our bodies. Reflexology may help with all kinds of body pain, digestive issues, sinus congestion, and also helps the body to detox. Deeply relaxing, healing and educational all at the same time. The session finishes with a luxurious foot massage with lotion.

60min – $80

For specific questions, Email:

Zabrina Barteaux – zabrina@tidalelements.ca

Janet Hummel – janet@tidalelements.ca

Or call: 250.306.WAVE(9283)


Shiatsu

Shiatsu Therapy is a non-invasive physical therapy that aims to support, balance and harmonize the clients system, improve circulation of blood and lymph flow and enhance flexibility. Due to the effect on the autonomic nervous system shiatsu treatments help to relieve stress and pain, as well as improve muscle, organ and joint function.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork in which the practitioner uses applied pressure and release techniques. Treatments are traditionally provided on a futon on the floor. The client is fully clothed, and carefully measured pressure is applied along the meridian lines of the body with hands, thumbs or elbows; supported by gentle stretches.

Shiatsu massage helps remove blockages by realigning meridian points, which balances the qi to ease the body and mind. Through balancing vital energy, healing occurs in the body. The nervous and immune systems are brought to homeostasis through the stimulation of the meridians, as well as restoring the circulatory system, improving blood flow throughout the body.

Like Acupuncture, Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Oriental medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi throughout the body. The theory behind Shiatsu is that our bodies are made up of energy and when this energy gets blocked it can cause pain, dis’ease’ and suffering. The body has twelve meridians, named according to its corresponding organ: lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, heart governor, triple heater, gall bladder and liver. The functions of these organs have a broader definition in Eastern medicine which deepens our understanding of these energetic pathways in the body, recognizing that most diseases arise from core blockage along these meridians.

30min – $45
60 minute – $80
90 minute – $100

For specific questions, Email one of our Shiatsu Therapists:

Agnes Hombach – agnes@tidalelements.ca

Blaire Morrone – blaire@tidalelements.ca

Blaire also integrates Acutonics tuning forks into her Shiatsu sessions to access an even deeper level of the tissues, tendons, nerves and muscles using healing frequencies to relax and dissolve any blocks or stagnation of energy in the meridians. The combination of Acutonics Sound and Energy Healing with Shiatsu is an incredible way to achieve deep blissful relaxation, promoting the body’s natural well-being. Blaire also offers Table Shiatsu, practiced on a massage table rather than on a futon on the floor.

Or call: 250.306.WAVE(9283)


Thai Massage

Thai Massage (also known as Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Massage or Nuad Boran) is an ancient healing massage system developed in Thailand. It combines broad and targeted acupressure techniques with assisted yoga stretching and passive movements. The massage focuses on the manipulation of energy lines called Sen. Opening and cleansing these energetic pathways allows currents to flow freely throughout the system and vitalize the body. It was developed by incorporating Ayurveda, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Buddhist healing techniques and Thai Shamanism into one system. In this eclectic blend of bodywork, you’ll find the benefits of massage, yoga and acupressure synchronously woven into one. It is a holistic healing art that promotes physical and mental well-being.

Thai Massage is practiced on a padded mat on the floor. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client while the body is massaged, compressed, stretched and moved to relieve tension systemically. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows and body leverage in a dance of bodywork, facilitating therapeutic manipulations of physical tissues and structure. It is a unique and enjoyable form of bodywork that has been developed with deep body awareness.

Thai massage is great for relieving stress and tension, promoting joint health, relieving tight muscles and tendons, enhancing flexibility, toning the internal organs, and balancing energy. Thai Massage Therapy is beneficial in the treatment of pain and dysfunction, helping to mobilize soft tissue to address chronic pain and disability. Thai Massage can also help lengthen muscles prone to shortening due to physical stresses, and increase the range of motion in the back, neck, shoulders, legs, hips and throughout. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation and a greater sense of ease in body and mind.

30 min – $45
60 min – $80
90 min – $115
120 min – $150

For specific questions, Email:

Christopher Wallace – christopher@tidalelements.ca

Or call: 250.306.WAVE(9283)


Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy utilizes the practices and teachings of Yoga to facilitate healing and self-empowerment. Yoga Therapists aide in addressing any number of concerns, using a holistic model. This can include physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues. In accordance with one’s needs and interests, specific personal care techniques are taught and prescribed. These include the adaptation and application of yoga postures, physical exercises, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation, and contemplation. This is done to help individuals manage their conditions and alleviate symptoms, whilst empowering them to find greater health and well-being.

Yoga Therapy provides a safe space in which to voice your concerns to the therapist. The therapist then works with you to find yoga techniques to work through whatever is indicated as a therapeutic focus. There is also a model of yogic diagnosis that takes into consideration your personal energetic constitution, and whatever may be of benefit in helping you find balance.

30 min – $45
60 min – $80
90 min – $115
120 min – $150

For specific questions, Email:

Christopher Wallace – christopher@tidalelements.ca

Or call: 250.306.WAVE(9283)