Relief from injuries and stress related symptoms such as:
Arthritic Pains, Rheumatism, Asthma, Backache, High Blood Pressure, Car Accident Injuries, Carpel Tunnel, Syndrome, Constipation, Depression, Anxiety, Digestive Disorders, Diabetes. Feeling of Cold, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches and Migraines, Infertility, Sports Injuries, Insomnia, Kidney Stones, Menopause, Muscular Pain, Stiffness or Spasm, Neck Pain, PMS or Menstrual Irregularity, Pregnancy, Sinus, Sciatica, Stroke Recovery, Tension from Fatigue or Stress, Tendonitis, TMJ & Whiplash
Please wear comfortable clothing such as cotton t-shirt, sweat pants, yoga wear or similar, that allows for free movement and stretching.
Oriental Bodywork Techniques
Oriental Bodywork Techniques are used to balance and regulate the body, mind and spirit. Working along the energy channels (meridians) disperses blocked energy throughout the body affecting the nervous system. This promotes deep relaxation stimulating the body’s own natural desire to balance and heal itself of pain, illness and disease.
O.B.T. is a hands on therapy using thumb, finger and palm pressure, as well as feet and knees, along the meridian and acupressure points of the body. This treatment is effective in releasing pain and treating all systems of the body. By integrating stretching and breathing techniques, it will leave you feeling renewed and energized!
Shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure” and gently works on the neurological system – relaxing the nerves, which in turn relaxes all systems of the body, releasing pain, tension and fatigue, providing a deep sense of peace. This promotes the body’s own natural healing ability to release energy blocks, which in turn will boost the immune system.
Can be applied on a massage table or a floor mat, with comfortable loose clothing, or integrated with Oils and Massage, it increases vitality, eases aches, pains, tension and fatigue for a very relaxing therapeutic treatment.
“You’ve given me a gift…I feel nurtured and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“Not only was I completely relaxed after the session, but my sore neck and shoulders felt much better. It wasn’t a “fluff” treatment… this type of Shiatsu therapy not only is relaxing but addresses the aches and pains effectively.
I have to say I’m very impressed with her technique and her professional advice as well.”
“As a very active 60+ year old woman, I’ve had concerns with a nagging and persistent pain in my left hip for a few years. Various diagnosis and subsequent treatments, including painkillers, physiotherapy and chiropractic brought no relief.
X-rays showed no damage, so I was at a loss for getting relief.
After my first Shiatsu treatment from Lara, the pain relief was instant. Subsequent treatments allow me to continue to hike, golf, swim and lead an active lifestyle.
I highly recommend the treatment I have received from Lara and will continue with regular treatments to keep up with my active lifestyle.”
Acupressure is a gentle, yet deep form of bodywork that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin, activating and stimulating the bodies own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. This supportive therapy benefits many ailments and also allows for physical and emotional releases.
“…with doctor’s diagnosis of “tennis elbow” I expected a long recovery period, but after several Acupressure Treatments, I was relieved of the pain, and was able to return to golfing!”
Tension in the facial musculature can result from habitual expressions resulting in ailments such as headaches, tension, TMJ, toothache, earaches and sinus issues. Most of the acu-points in the face travel to other areas of the body; therefore applying pressure to these points is not only extremely relaxing, but also very effective in pain management throughout the entire body. Leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and looking years younger!
“I can’t believe how relaxing this was! My face looks 10 years younger!”
Acupressure Foot Reflexology
Reflexology is a healing modality where stimulation of reflex points located on the feet assist the body in rebalancing, detoxifying, relaxing and de-stressing.
By simply touching the feet using different techniques of applying pressure with the hands, it influences the response of blood, lymph, nerves, fascia and energy throughout the body. A very relaxing but profound modality of healing.
“….it was exquisite! I feel amazing! Thank you!”
Relaxation Massage is a combination of various techniques that flow freely, stimulating circulation and promoting relaxation of the muscles and body systems. Leaves you with a greater ability to deal with every day stresses.
“I have suffered for many years with migraine headaches. I had been on prescription drugs and Demerol shots during the very bad attacks…after the third massage, I could tell the difference…I am migraine free since 2003! Thanks to Lara, my life has changed dramatically and I am forever grateful!”
“You have a very healing touch with your massages’. After more than 70 years of wear and tear, my arthritic joints and weary muscles appreciate the relief you provide. The soothing oils and soft music are very relaxing as well, but what I enjoy the most is the wonderful feeling of total and complete well-being after a session with you. Thank you so much!!”
“For 25 years, I have searched for a massage therapist that can reach those places in my body that I can’t describe. There are many massage therapists out there, but very few who have that special gift. Lara has that quiet intuition that knows what your body, mind and soul needs. I only visit Nanaimo twice a year, and both times I book two appointments with Lara!!”
Nutritional Health Consultation
A natural way to stay healthy or to heal what ails you. Health symptoms are a result of nutritional deficiencies in your body. Nourish the body and it will flourish! Find out where your body may be deficient with an “A,B,C + D” Health System Questionnaire. Let’s get you feeling healthy and vibrant!
D=Direct Aid to the deficient system(s)
Accurate Health AssessmentThe future is now! Eliminate the guesswork and save precious time and money, with a Compass assessment that is 500 times more accurate than you or I guessing, or grabbing the supplements that we think we need.
The *Zyto Compass* is the brain child of Dr. Vaughn Cook, OMP & Naturopath, with 30 years experience in bio-energy technology. The Compass Hand Cradle acts as an interface between a computer analysis and interpretation program, recording your physiological responses to digital stimuli. The same Galvanic Skin Response testing is used in the polygraph lie-detector test.
Your body’s energetic field processes 400 million bits of information per second. The Compass monitors these fluctuations in electrical skin conductivity to determine which nutritional supplements will bring your body into balance, looking past the label to identify which nutrients your body prefers. An audio video simultaneously explains the process.
A recent hospital study showed a 93% correlation between Compass results and the recommendations made by attending physicians. Widely used by health practitioners in the USA and China, it is now available in Canada.
Find out which nutritional supplements will bring your body into balance, looking past the label to identify which nutrients your body prefers. This decision-support technology is easy to use. Allow 45 minutes for initial consultation, and 30 minutes for each follow-up session.
Stress is linked to 85% of all disease.
The best defense is prevention of illness before it starts! Let your body bring you into balance with Oriental Bodywork Therapy and start feeling more energy, concentration, health and vigor.