Holistic Medicine

 What is Energy Work

Energy work refers to a variety of body-work techniques used more extensively in holistic-types of treatments.  Often people with chronic diseases, low energy, intolerance of deep tissue massage and/or conditions which are not responding to traditional medical approaches find these types of treatment beneficial.

There are several schools of thought and different techniques related to Energy work.  These often consist of very light hands-on techniques or stationary placement of the therapists hands to areas which are in need of re-balancing.

Types of energy work available at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic

At The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic we have 3 types of Energy-work treatments. Each type has similarities in technique and patient experience.  These similarities can sometimes allow the techniques to be interchangeable however some people respond better to one technique than another.

At our clinic each technique is associated with a different profession and depending on your benefit coverage this may make one technique more accessible than another.

Cranial-Sacral Therapy – provided by Juliette Woodruff, Registered Massage Therapist

Reiki Therapy – provided by Dr. Adonis Makris Registered Chiropractor, Reiki Master.

Who benefits from Energy Work?

Energy work may be selected when someone has a frame of reference that is more holistic.  Much like acupuncture, these techniques look to treat the entire body by improving energy flow.
These techniques can be used to help recovery after injury or disease by reducing stress and inducing a general sense of wellbeing.

What can I expect from my treatment?

Your therapist will take a history to determine your primary reasons for seeking treatment.  Treatment may be provided in a typical massage fashion using a sheet to drape the non-treatment areas or in some cases you will be fully clothed.
Treatment should induce a deep sense of relaxation and will often help to improve breathing and reduce pain.  Results are often cumulative with each session producing more substantial changes.

Insurance Coverage

All treatments are provided by registered health practitioners.  Depending on your insurance these treatments will likely be covered under your extended health benefits.