Looking to find balance and restore your health? Acupuncture is the perfect modality to help your body find harmony among today’s hectic demands. With the insertion of acupuncture needles at certain points, the body and nerves become stimulated, resulting in increased motor function, improved emotions, increased circulation and much more. Acupuncture works through stimulating the energy flow through the whole body with the end goal of finding Qi, one’s vital life force. Come in for an acupuncture treatment and feel you energy run free!
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal technique that harnesses your body’s self-healing capabilities and natural bodily functions by stimulating specific points. Acupuncture promotes the flow of energy along meridians throughout the body, releasing “Qi” and balancing both yin and yang. When all these forces are balanced, the body is healthy. However, when these channels are blocked and out of balance, pain, lack of function or illness may occur. Through stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can restore proper function and act as a form of preventative medicine for a healthier, happier future.
Need some flow in your life? Does your never ending “to do list” leave you feeling stressed, tired and yearning for some sweet relief? With the ultimate goal of enhancing circulation and reducing tension – cupping may be your saving grace! Through reducing stagnation, promoting blood flow and the release of toxins, Cupping can alleviate fatigue, decrease stress, pain and much more. Release that trapped energy and help your body reach it’s maximum potential, try Cupping today!
Cupping is a treatment whereby an object creates suction to the surface of a patient’s skin. The process ascends the blood to the superficial layer of the skin, which then promotes more blood flow to the deeper areas. Parts of the body that darken the most after treatment are in most need of additional attention. Indicative of more issues that a patient is dealing with, depth and darkness of the marks can emphasize certain meridians, giving us insight into a patient’s constitution.
Allow your body to heal and relax through a series of massage techniques to heal your body from the outside in! Are you a runner, pregnant, stressed, have a specific pain or dealing with a specific ailment? Let us know so we can personalize your treatment and have you leaving feeling your best!
Need a lift, but want something 100% natural? Cosmetic acupuncture is a healthy and safe way to return life and youth to your facial health! This preventative therapy involves the insertion of fine needles into facial tissues to increase circulation and to stimulate collagen production in the face. Let the Zen & Tonic team help you look and feel younger through the decreased appearance of wrinkles, reduced facial tension and whole body stress!
As we age and due to the stressors of every day life, our production of collagen decreases and tension in the face increases. The face thus becomes malnourished, with the appearance of fine lines and less tone. Through stimulating the face with well-placed acupuncture needles we are able to increase circulation, improve nutrition to these tissues, relieve tension and over a number of treatments, reduce wrinkles.
Have that one spot you just can’t relax or free yourself of that chronic pain? At Zen & Tonic we employ Gua sha to dissipate stagnant energy, reduce chronic pain and dissolve tension. Using a uniquely designed tool, the skin and muscles are rejuvenating through scrapping blood flow in, and inflammation out. Come in for a treatment and let us help you live pain free!
Gua sha is a massaging technique using a hand-held tool to promote circulation through rubbing and “scrapping” the skin. The goal of this therapy is to increase your Qi and blood flow, thus promoting healing, reduced pain, inflammation and boost immunity. The tool used is most often made of metal, buffalo horn or jade. The specific strokes and pressure employed encourage the reduction of tension and results in increased mobility and blood flow in order to relax muscles.
Nervous about needles, but still want to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture? At Zen & Tonic we have an alternative and equally effective treatment: Acupressure! Acupressure focuses on hand techniques, to stimulate points similar to acupuncture and provide you with whole body benefits.
Often used with Acupressure, Tuina is a therapeutic massage technique used to restore harmony within the body. Using pinching and pulling techniques of the skin and muscles, it works with the body’s energy levels at a deeper level to encourage energy flow and promotion of health.
Through the use of hand techniques and rhythmic movements along energy channels, Tuina and Acupressure stimulate and encourage blood flow. Through stimulating specific points and channels to support whole body balance and healing, Tuina and Acupressure are perfect preventative therapies to support your health today and for the days to come.
Holistic Nutrition is the pursuit of harmony within all aspects of your diet, lifestyle and overall health. We will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of what a wholesome diet consists, personalized list of nutrients your body needs, harmful foods to avoid, and any toxins or environmental hazards that may be plaguing your life. Together we’ll fuel your body with the exact nutrients it needs in order to maintain balance, giving you a greater sense of well-being. With Holistic Nutrition, you can nourish your needs, remove stressors and feed your body the right way. In the wise words of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine”.
Each individual has unique nutritional requirements that must be met in order to optimize their body’s health. Through Holistic Nutrition, Zen & Tonic teaches and guides you in the art of fueling your body, identifying the right macro and micro nutrients. Our goal is to help you feel energized, balanced, and to support you in finding true health, now and in the future.
Are you ready to commit to health and living free of pain and discomfort? With herbal medicine we get to know your full story and really explore the root causes of your condition. Rather than treating symptoms and masking your problems, we provide you with the tools necessary to live your future in harmony. Our goal is to harness you body’s strengths and innate healing capabilities to restore the body to a state of equilibrium. To achieve optimum health, not only are herbal medicines used, but lifestyle and dietary changes are also imperative.
Herbal medicine is the use of medicinal herbs and botanicals for their therapeutic and healing qualities. It’s the oldest and most widely used form of medicine in the world due to its accessibility and effectiveness. Herbs work alongside the body to encourage optimal health and support the body’s innate healing capabilities, preventing and treating diseases. At Zen & Tonic, we mainly employ herbs in the form of teas, tinctures, essential oils and topical ointments, which work together to heal the body, mind and soul.
Animals were born to be wild, living in nature and eating foods from natural sources. Today, pets are inundated with environmental toxins, and fed food full of chemicals and fillers – ingredients that would not be part of a natural diet. Take the natural approach to your pet’s nourishment, supplementation and healing by harnessing the powers of holistic nutrition and herbs.
Since animals were created to live in nature, they respond exceptionally well to herbs and nutrients found in their natural habitat. By feeding pets the appropriate food and supplementing their diet with the correct herbs, it is possible to treat many ailments affecting your pet, from skin disorders, to emotional problems, and digestive disorders.
At Zen & Tonic, we believe that everything you put in or on your body affects your health. That’s why we use only the purest ingredients, like organic herbs, unrefined oils and personalized formulas. All teas, tinctures, salves, creams and other natural products are made with love, made in-house and made in consideration of the health of your whole body. Come in and find out how we can improve your well-being!
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Each product has its own purpose, whether supporting the immune system, rejuvenating tired muscles, encouraging faster healing, or helping you kick that pesky cold. Every single product supports your body’s innate healing capabilities and your journey to complete health.
We’re not your typical clinic, at Zen & Tonic we combine modalities from East to West to address you root cause, not merely the symptoms, bringing harmony back into your health. Take the journey with us to find your healthiest future!
Welcome! The first step of your journey starts with a hot cup of seasonal tea, completion of an intake form, and a description of any specific health concerns you'd like to address.
This is the most important step in understanding your full health story. Here we pinpoint the root cause of your issue, not just the symptoms. With an in-depth analysis of your current and past health history. The more you share, the more we can help.
If you have yet to choose your preferred modality, we'll guide you through one suitable to your case, always recommending what will best benefit your specific concerns.
Your treatment begins and continuously evolves in order to suit your needs and progress. Treatment can include, though is not limited to, a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina, and cupping.
Maintenance of good health is a lifelong commitment to balance and moderation. Together at Zen & Tonic, we create personalized strategies to restore health to your body, mind, and soul.
James AppletonProfessional Race Athlete
After years of struggling with an old injury that often became aggravated during racing and top-intensity training, Zen & Tonic was not only able to identify a possible cause where many others had been at a loss, they also expertly applied their knowledge to create a temporary “stay” that instantly took pressure away from the area and allowed me to race worry-free. I can’t thank Zen & Tonic enough, nor recommend them any more highly.
April is so compassionate and thorough in her treatments. She really took the time to listen and try to understand the full picture of my health. I loved how she always sent me a follow up email with homework and checked in regularly to see how I was feeling. April’s extensive knowledge and her personal approach make her an amazing Holistic Nutritionist!
After years of digestive problems, Zen & Tonic restored the balance within weeks. So I kept coming back for any other complaint I had! I love how he listens carefully and always checks in during the week after the treatment so see how I’m feeling. Going to Zen & Tonic makes me feel supported and cared for. I would highly recommend it!
Conor StiefDisk Jockey
After years of being on my feet working, everything finally caught up to me and I began having lower back pain that would not go away. I came to Zen & Tonic for relief and he recommended I try acupuncture and…….. within the first 2 sessions I could feel my body beginning to heal and I immediately had less pain in my lower back and could perform longer and more effectively. Zen & Tonic is where its at!
Zen & Tonic’s Repair Salve was an incredible aid to me while recovering from a broken leg and ankle. Not only did it help fight swelling and encourage healing, it also soothed my irritated post-cast skin and smelled great, too. I can’t recommend it enough!
Jesse BruceFounder of One Academy
I saw Zen & Tonic after a nagging foot injury that left me unable to run and I was amazed how much better it felt even after just one treatment. It wasn’t long after that I was back doing what I love again. I’ve been a believer ever since! Zen & Tonic offers a professional service and a truly relaxing experience. I always leave feeling rejuvenated and feeling like a million bucks!
I am so happy I found Zen & Tonic! As a chiropractor, being able to create unique therapeutic salves enhances my patient’s therapy experience. April creates custom blends of essential oils and healing herbs to accelerate the recovery of my patients. From anti-inflammatory to wound-healing, she has created custom salves for all of my needs. I am able to customize the scent, thickness, and collaborate to create unique therapeutic blends.
I highly recommend working with Zen & Tonic to create your unique therapy products.”
As a marathoner and a triathlete, I’ve spent many years looking for the right type of treatment to keep me injury free. After seeing many types of specialists, I decided to try Zen & Tonic and it was a game changer. Their holistic approach to treatment has kept me healthy and active. The Zen & Tonic method is not a band-aid solution, but a long-term commitment to my overall wellness. I can’t recommend them enough!
Marie Claude-BouchardTeacher and athlete
I had pain in my shoulder for years due to a pinched nerve. I saw a lot of different therapist that told me they couldn’t do anything for me and tried different things that didn’t work, but Zen & Tonic was able to fix my shoulder. For the first time in years I was finally able to train without pain. Zen & Tonic genuinely care about you and your well-being. They want you to totally heal and be able to do what you enjoy doing. I recommend this service to everyone.
I had the pleasure to get treatments from Zen & Tonic a couple of times in my athletic career and it’s always been a great experience! Zen & Tonic has a different approach than all the other specialists and this is exactly what I’m looking for when I get my body treated. Not only do they provide awesome treatments with good results, but they also take time to explain how your body is reacting and give helpful and easy-to-apply recommendations on what to do next!
Personalized Herbal Tea
Our hand-blended teas cater to your specific health needs, each herb carefully selected to benefit both your healing journey and your wellbeing. Herbs used are organic and hand-selected to ensure the finest quality. From insomnia to fertility, there’s an herbal tea to help!
We offer personalized blends of in-house herbal tinctures to remedy your body and help it heal and restore itself. Tinctures are alcohol based herbal remedies that support your body natural system to encourage strengthening and healing.
Castor Oil Hot Pack
Castor oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and like its history in medicine, its healing properties are seemingly endless. From improving digestion, detoxifying organs, relieving pain and inflammation, to breaking down scar tissue, the list goes on. Combining heat, relaxation, and rejuvenation, the Castor Oil hot pack is a natural healer you’ll love!
Infused Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil is the perfect remedy for tired, restless and overworked muscles. Infused with a myriad of herbs, it further helps the body to relax and heal. Magnesium is also easily absorbed through the skin and thus can increase Mg levels in the body, reduce migraines and stress, and soothe skin irritations.
Herbal Bath Salts
Baths are the perfect way to unwind and destress after a long day. Combining mineral-rich salts, organic herbs, and essential oils, these herbal bath salts will encourage relaxation of the body, mind, and soul. Love particular herbs or essential oils in your bath? Ask for a custom batch.
Zen & Tonic offers a variety of salves made from a slew of organic oils and herbs. These salves alleviate a wide variety of ailments, including bruises, sprains, sore muscles, skin conditions, chest congestion and more.
Injury, Prevention & Recovery Tools
Throughout your healing journey, additional recovery tools may be beneficial to your specific case. From supporting injured ligaments, soothing sore muscles, or encouraging blood flood, check in-house for the current list of offered products.
Sleep is your best medicine, but what if you can’t sleep? Let us help with our NEW Hush Blanket! Fall asleep, stay asleep and feel refreshed every morning!
The Hush Blanket will provide you with a constant, comforting hug whenever it’s needed, after all it’s Canada’s best weighted blanket to reduce stress and fall asleep faster.
3 sizes available, 2 colours and both standard or cooling options available.
AIR RELAX RECOVERY SYSTEM:
Work hard, play hard, recover hard. Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors, being active and pushing our body! This also means that we need to provide our body with more TLC as recovery is just as important as training and nutrition.
The Air Relax system supports:
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