CANINE SERVICES

Massage/Bodywork + Laser 60 min.

PRICE  $95

Laser therapy is a light-based treatment that applies controlled, low-intensity light to damaged or dysfunctional mucles, tendons, joints, bones and the spine.

It can also treat osteoarthritis, back pain and skin conditions.  If this is the first appointment allocated 75-105 minutes at the same fee.

Massage/Bodywork 60 min.

PRICE $85

60 Minute session includes assessment, massage + body work +/- energetic support …based on animals needs. If this is the first appointment allocate 75-90 minutes at the same fee.

Laser Therapy 45 min.

PRICE $75

Laser therapy is a specific form of light-based therapeutic treatment that applies controlled applications of low-intensity light to damaged/dysfunctional muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones, or can treat osteoarthritis and back pain. If this is the first appointment allocate 60 minutes at the same fee.

Laser Therapy 30 min.

PRICE $50

Laser therapy is a specific form of light-based therapeutic treatment that applies controlled applications of low-intensity light to damaged/dysfunctional muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones, or can treat osteoarthritis and back pain. If this is the first appointment allocate 45 minutes at the same fee.

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Senior Care

Senior Care for pets is an area very close to my heart as I have had the honour of living with and caring for many senior dogs.

Aging pets are far more prone to joint stiffness, muscle injury, osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy and circulation issues. However, using a combination of different therapies, there’s a lot you can do to revitalize your old friend and make him or her much more comfortable, and happier, in their golden years.

Many owners don’t realize they can improve their pet’s quality of life beyond commonplace pharmaceutical treatments. The truth is there are many therapies that are much more beneficial for your dog than standard pharmaceuticals; therapies that can extend and improve your pet’s life.

My goal with Senior Care is to give your pet the best quality of life available to them. The look of appreciation on the face of a dog who has been relieved of pain and discomfort is the ultimate reward of treatment.

Senior Care is used in conjunction with other therapies, creating a session tailored to the specific needs of each unique pet at a one-service cost per session.

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a light-based treatment that applies controlled, low-intensity light to damaged or dysfunctional muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones and is great for treating osteoarthritis and back pain. If you want to do further research, the technical term for laser therapy is photobiomodulation or PBM therapy.

Both painless and non-invasive, laser therapy is very safe and enhances the natural healing process. It’s not heat therapy but instead works on a deep cellular level to create a chain reaction of chemical and physical healing.

Different handpieces achieve different results — HEALWell offers specific probes for pain, inflammation, deep trigger points and acupuncture.

The benefits:
• Resolves chronic and acute inflammation
• Alleviates acute or chronic pain
• Promotes wound healing and tissue repair and regeneration
• Reduces edema
• Enhances the immune response to disease

One thing that makes this laser unique is its “speckle effect” which allows the light beam to diffuse deep within tissue layers, magnifying its healing effects. By using various wavelengths I can tailor the treatment to the tissue we’re targeting.

Laser is perfect for animal athletes, seniors or companion animals and will improve their quality of their life.

Laser is used in conjunction with bodywork, laser and other adjunct services creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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Laser Acupressure

Like acupuncture, acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Laser acupressure has the effect of acupuncture but without the “ouch” of a needle. As a human neurofunctional acupuncture practitioner who is also designated as a small animal acupressure practitioner, I apply my knowledge and understanding of the meridians and acupoints to provide a care plan that is specific to your animal.

Acupressure stimulates specific pools of energy called “acupoints,” which are located along superficial pathways just beneath your pet’s skin. Acupressure influences the flow of “qi” (life-force energy) by stimulating points with light touch.

Aging, injury, surgery, genetic predisposition, poor diet and lack of exercise all contribute to lower energy and systems not functioning optimally. Acupressure is like taking your foot off the garden hose.

By using acupressure points we can re-establish the flow of qi, blood, lymph and nutrients, creating an optimal environment for healing to occur.

When the physical and energetic body is flowing harmoniously the pet’s physical and mental state is in better balance, promoting good health and a sense of well-being.

Acupressure is used in conjunction with massage/bodywork and other adjunct services, creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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Massage and Manual Therapies

Something as simple as a long day of playing can cause soreness and stiffness in a dog’s joints and muscles, and that can lead to the premature onset of degenerative conditions.

Address these issues with canine massage, a holistic therapy that complements veterinary care while treating common musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis, back pain and other soft-tissue conditions. Massage is also used preventively to improve mobility, therapeutically as part of a sports/fitness program or post-operatively to assist in your pet’s recovery.

A number of techniques are incorporated including scar and adhesion breakdown, remedial sports bodywork, myofascial release and passive range-of-motion stretching. Lymphatic flow is increased as is circulation, ensuring a healthy supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients reach the brain, muscles and joints and keep your doggy’s skin and coat healthy.

Another bonus is the release of endorphins, which decreases anxiety, promotes relaxation and alleviates pain.

Massage and bodywork are used in conjunction with other adjunct services, creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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Canine Adjustment Using Activator Tool

We all know that the brain and spine are in constant communication. So, you can see how a breakdown of this communication results in pain, stiffness, aching trigger points, decreased range of motion and even experience mental duress.

Canine adjustment restores proper communication between the brain and spine, releasing soft tissues and allowing the body to reset the joint.

The Animal Neuro-Myofascial Release Technique uses a tool called an activator (your chiro may have used one on you) to encourage motion/release in the soft tissues around the spine and joints. This creates greater ease of motion and the treated area will realign itself. The therapy is neither frightening nor alarming for your animal. This is not a chiropractic adjustment, meaning there is no subluxation or “bone cracking.”

Activator Tool is used in conjunction with bodywork, laser and other adjunct services creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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    Active Stretch/Fascial Release

    Human or animal, stretching is the foundation of health maintenance. Whether your pet has had an injury, suffers from arthritis or is just getting old, when muscles become tight the joint’s range of motion decreases.

    Controlled and appropriate stretching promotes flexibility and comfort during physical activity and decreases the risk of injury or pain. Stretching at the end of a massage releases adhesions and acts like lotion for skin, fur, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and even organs.

    Keep in mind that while the affected area is recovering your pet will have put excessive stress and strain on many other muscle groups to compensate. Therefore, it’s not just the injured area but the whole body that can benefit from a controlled stretch.

    Scar Tissue/Gua Sha Scraping

    Gua sha massage comes from Chinese medicine. The name means “scrape sand” since tools are used to gently scrape the skin, moving blood and metabolic waste along, removing toxins and making way for nutrients.

    The method releases adhesions and scar tissue that have created blockages along the fascia (connective tissue) and meridians (paths through which energy flows). Those blockages prevent healing and lead to musculoskeletal injury or reinjury.

    Gua sha also works well on trigger points — you know, those hyperirritable areas in muscle tissue that you can feel as hard, painful nodules.

    Passive stretching, fascial release and scar tissue breakdown is used in conjunction with massage/bodywork and other adjunct services, creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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    Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy

    PEMF therapy is all about stimulating and exercising the body’s cells. Your dog lies on a mat and a very soft vibration is administered which helps to resolve cellular dysfunction and support cellular wellness. It is relaxing.

    The vibrations send magnetic energy waves into the body which work with the dog’s natural magnetic field to improve healing. A pulsing magnetic field “exercises” cells bringing them back to an electrical balance while increasing nutrient circulation and oxygen flow.

    This therapy is safe for almost all people and pets (excluding in pregnancy, with implanted electronic devices or when there’s active bleeding).

    PEMF is not a medical device and does not treat or cure any diseases; it is meant to help refuel cells so they can work effectively.

    What can be helped:
    • Wound/tissue healing
    • Chronic pain
    • Inflammation
    • Bone and joint health
    • Supports the nervous system
    • Supports healthy lung and other organ function
    • Relaxes muscles

    Microcurrent/Microvibration

    Nikola Tesla once said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

    This idea can be applied to both Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy and Microcurrent/Microvibration. The difference between the two is the latter
    works remotely, meaning the device doesn’t need to make physical contact with your pet to revitalize cellular health, it just needs to be nearby.

    The Microcurrent/Microvibration device is designed to bring cell “voltage” back into the healthy range. It’s customized to your pet’s unique frequency and attunes itself to work at the exact frequency required to repair specific cells.

    The idea is that disease originates from energetic cellular dysfunction. Cells that are in resonance with like cells are healthy cells, allowing the body to heal itself.

    PEMF and microcurrent & microvibration therapy is used in conjunction with massage/bodywork and other adjunct services, creating a custom session tailored to the specific needs of your pet.

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    Craniosacral Therapy

    Headaches, neck pain, chronic pain, ear infections, jaw pain, joint stiffness, spinal cord injuries and coordination impairments — there’s a long list of ailments that can be helped with Craniosacral Therapy.

    I work with the bones of the skull and pelvis to address the rhythmic fluid system at the core of our bodies — the cerebrospinal fluid, spinal canal, brain and spinal cord.

    In humans and animals there’s an optimal circulation which depends on constant spinal fluid mobility in the spinal canal. When the membranes and lubricating liquids can’t glide freely pain and symptoms appear.

    Craniosacral is an extremely gentle intuitive therapy that restores perception and signaling to the craniosacral rhythm, allowing the body to re-establish an unobstructed flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Motion is lotion for the entire body!

    Craniosacral Therapy is used in conjunction with any of the other services offered, creating a session tailored to the specific needs of each unique dog at a one-service cost per session.

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    Foundational Homeopathy

    Homeopathy has experienced a surge in popularity as an alternative care method that goes beyond the limitations of conventional medicine. Based on the concept that “like cures like,” natural substances are used to stimulate the whole body’s natural healing processes, relieving symptoms, restoring balance and curing illness.

    Key benefits of homeopathy for pets:
    • Cooperation with the body’s natural immune system
    • Effective for both prevention and treatment of conditions
    • Addresses a wide variety of conditions

    Veterinarians with post-graduate training in homeopathy should be consulted for acute conditions. Foundational homeopathy is for simple situations and can only be discussed in anecdotal terms. This service is not intended to diagnose or treat any pet. A DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) trained in homeopathy should be consulted for full homeopathic services.

    Homeopathy is used in conjunction with massage/bodywork therapy and other services offered, creating a session tailored to the specific needs of each unique pet at a one-service cost per session.

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    Sheila Trecartin, Animal Communicator & Medium.  She considers it an honour to be a communication bridge between pets and their caregivers.  Oliver is in her bi-monthly distance healing group.  Oliver is calmer and more accepting of himself and world around him after the healing group sessions.  She helped our dogs cross over and has helped us navigate tenuous situations by sharing our dogs thoughts/feelings. She is an earth angel.

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    Dr. Debbie Boyd, DVM/TCM, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Homotoxicology. She has treated Oliver with PRP and Stem Cell therapy to his osteoarthritic elbows. She is truly a wise and kind healer.

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    Janice Olynich, Certified Prosthetist. Janice works regularly with veterinary surgeons from the major rehabilitation and referral centres in and around Toronto, and as well with the University of Guelph Small Animal Clinic.  She has fitted Oliver my pup with 2 different leg braces.  Her skills set is very unique and an expert in her industry.

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    Dr. David Feldman, Human and Expert Animal Chiropractor. He keeps Oliver’s spine in line and pain free.  Due to his broken right leg his pelvis misaligns easily.  He is part of our pain management team.  Oliver eagerly anticipates, accepts, and appreciates his sessions (the kisses for David at the end say it all).  Jack blissed out.

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    Bonnie Pomeroy has an esoteric connection to the metaphysical universe. Her multifaceted affiliation with the high heavens allows her to channel from the cosmos, plant and animal kingdoms, using sacred geometry, crystals and oracle cards (that is not a complete list of her resources).  Her advanced knowledge with crystals and grids allows for a continuous flow of healing energy during her attunements.  Her messages from the universe are illuminating to your inner state and what it needs to hear. She has worked on me and my pets allowing us to find a more grounded peaceful state of being.

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    Hellen Alatzakis, CCMT. Dogs have always gravitated to me, with strangers’ dogs allowing me to touch them in a way that was more than petting. I work mostly with convalescing dogs (recovering from surgery or injury), aging dogs, anxious dogs, and dogs whose owners like their dog to be in optimal shape through maintenance massage. I practice Canine Massage Therapy in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Areas of York and Durham regions.

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    Services are not a substitute for veterinary care; rather complimentary care.