Chiropractors specialize in assessing, diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, and joints). At Alinio our treatment plans are personalized and individual to each patient, depending on their history, presentation, needs, and preferences. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and precise movements that assist with reducing pain and restoring correct motion, function, and innervation to all systems of the body. Chiropractic is evidenced-based, safe, natural, and effective care.
Massage therapy is a hands-on therapeutic technique that optimizes health through treatment of the muscles and fascia. It influences the nervous system and aids in flushing the fluid systems. Treatment benefits people of all ages and can enhance your overall emotional and physical well-being.
THERAPEUTIC HOT STONE MASSAGE THERAPY
Pairing hot stone massage with therapeutic techniques allows for greater depth of treatment while reducing pain and muscle tightness. As the stone manually works through the muscle tissue, the heat increases blood circulation, reduces the sensation of pain and softens the muscle tissue, making it more malleable. This extends the duration of the beneficial effects of the treatment while reducing the soreness that can result from a deeper treatment. Therapeutic hot stone massage is beneficial for injury rehabilitation, chronic muscle tightness, chronic muscle pain, adhered connective tissues and relaxation in general.
Cupping Massage is a therapy in which cups are used through suction to lift and decompress tissue, promoting blood flow and stimulation to the lymphatic. This stimulation not only works to deliver a deep tissue massage, but it also helps with blood flow, inflammation, and pain. Cupping is excellent at increasing joint mobility, waking up the lymphatic system, thus helping to drain excess fluids and toxins, stimulating the nervous system, pulling fresh blood flow to stagnant muscles, and even loosens adhesions in muscle and myofascial tissue.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic system which brings balance to the body by improving circulation, boosting energy and relieving pain. It can treat all types of pain and dysfunction including stress, anxiety & depression, allergies, insomnia, headaches, arthritis & joint pain, digestive issues, as well as gynecopathy & fertility. Acupuncture is also a very effective way to enhance mental function and bolster the body’s natural immunity. Acupuncture uses the placement of fine needles at specific locations of the body to stimulate circulation. The needles used are made of surgical steel and are hygienic as they are one-use only.
POSTURAL REHABILITATION - 30 MINS
Whether you sit at a computer, stand at a cash register, swing a hammer, or chase small children all day, your body is very efficient at finding short cuts and compensations for the ways we move – or don’t move. Not all these adaptations are helpful to us in the long term – and some can end up causing discomfort and, ultimately, changes in our overall health. These one-on-one sessions will explore how the movements and positions that we repeat day after day, can create lines of tension, loss of function and lack of mobility over time. By examining your specific physical needs and daily routines and assessing your current physical structure, we can help you to consciously rehabilitate these postural adaptations. In the process you will recover increased ranges of movement, decrease the pain of chronic strain, and experience the many benefits of a well aligned structure.
THINKING BODY - 60 MINS
In these hour-long, one-on-one sessions, you will learn to pay attention to long-standing physical habits that are specific to your body. Through an exploration of your personal anatomy, balance and proprioception we will find a baseline to understand how these habits have formed the body you live in today. From this baseline we will create a routine for you to continue at home that empowers you to access your own self-regulating abilities – your Thinking Body. The exercises are simple and effective but also surprisingly challenging at times.
*Sessions can be offered in French or English