What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of hands on treatment that includes muscle energy techniques and joint manipulation done on the patient by the practitioner. It focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.
What conditions does it treat?
+ Chronic back pain
+ Knee pain
+ Hip pain
+ Shoulder pain
+ Elbow pain
+ Carpal tunnel syndrome
+ Plantar fasciitis
+ Headaches and anxiety (craniosacral therapy)
What is included in the treatment?
Each session includes : Muscle energy techniques, Joint mobilization, Electrical TENS machine and kinesiology taping.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
There are different types of cupping therapies. They vary in the treatment methods and the goals of the practitioner. There are also different kinds of cups used. Usually, practitioners utilize glass cups during therapy. But years ago, cups were more varied. They were made of clay, bamboo, and even animal horns.
Traditional Chinese practitioners often used dry cupping. Arabs, on the other hand, were more inclined to using wet cupping therapy. Knowing the different types will help a person determine which kind of therapy to ask for when seeking treatment. Here are the different types of cupping:
What conditions does it treat?
+ Eliminates any weakness in the body.
+ Cures fever and colds.
+ Treats allergies and asthma.
+ Fights against dermatological diseases (e.g. acne, herpes etc.)
+ Aids in preventing liver diseases.
+ Improves blood circulation.
+ Treats gastrointestinal diseases.
+ Heals rheumatic diseases organically.
+ Helps the nervous system.
In dry cupping, the therapist applies a cup on the skin’s surface with the use of a pump. Here, cups are usually made of plastic, and they are removed through suction. This technique draws the blood and the fluid away from any inflamed areas, bringing them to the skin’s surface. This type of cupping method shouldn’t be done on parts of the skin which have open wounds.
Dry cupping can be done anytime. Usually, the treatment lasts for 10-15 minutes. Some cups can be placed on the skin during the therapy. However, the practitioner needs to keep observing the cups as he is applying them to the skin. Careful observation is needed to avoid blisters on the skin’s surface.
Areas of the body which are inflamed and painful will benefit significantly from dry cupping. This is because it eases congestion, allowing the blood of the body to flow better. Dry cupping can be done every day. A person can even self-administer the cups on his own body, as long as those parts are accessible. Cup tensions can vary from strong, medium or light.
This type of cupping is done using a lot of oil. The therapist applies the oil to the area which needs to be massaged, which is frequently the back. The cup is then placed on the skin with light tension. This differs from other types of cupping therapy because the cup placed on the skin can be moved.
The therapist usually moves the cup around in sliding or circular movements.Moving cupping can also be done anytime, and for however long the person wants. With this type of therapy, the person gets to keep the cup used. He can then bring it along with him for the next therapy sessions.
For this type of cupping, the therapist first makes small scratches on the skin’s surface. To do this, a sterile blade is used. This is also done after a dry cupping session which lasts for about 3-5 minutes. After the scratches have been made, the cups are re-applied to the surface of the skin using suction. The pressure of the suction then extracts the blood which has accumulated. If the practitioner performs this procedure properly, it won’t leave any marks or scars behind.
Wet cupping is best when done on an empty stomach. So if a person is planning to have this kind of treatment, it’s recommended that he doesn’t consume anything before. After the cupping therapy, any strenuous physical activity should also be avoided, at least for the next 24 hours. Showering should also be avoided for the next 24 hours after wet cupping.
Who will be doing my treatment?
Our certified Osteopath, Boris Krimus, will be your practitioner.
Hours of availability.
WED-FRI: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
SUN: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Below are the insurance companies that Boris is currently working with.
02. Chamber of commerce
04. Medavie Blue Cross
05. Benefit Trust
06. Maximum Benefit
07. The Co-Operators
08. Imperial Life
09. National Life
10. Johnson Inc.
11. Nexgen Rx+
13. Industrial Alliance
14. Reliable Life