Treatments are done fully clothed on a mat and table, please wear a t-shirt and tights/stretchy pants or shorts.
An online intake form will be emailed to you upon booking. Please fill it out prior to arrival. In the event you need to cancel your appointment, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required.
Ajna's Treatment Space
390 Dupont Street, Suite 203
Taxes are included, Visa, MasterCard and cash are accepted.
Receipts with a Holistic License number will be provided.
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT®) is a corrective movement system developed by David Weinstock. NKT® is a specific assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement and coordination dysfunctions at their root in the motor control centre in the cerebellum (MCC). To effectively cope with pain and injury we rely on compensations. This enables us to continue functioning although less efficiently. Often these compensations remain unchallenged after the original tissue has healed. How each of us compensate to the same injury might differ according to our unique histories. NKT® uses muscle testing in a specific order to expose and effectively treat these individualized compensations. Customized activation exercises are given to effectively reprogram the motor control system.
NKT® has been used to treat TMJ dysfunctions, scoliosis, whiplash, sprained ankles, restricted range of motion, repetitive strain injuries, and a myriad of other musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR®) is a product of the original thought and investigations of orthopedic surgeon Dr. José Palomar. P-DTR® is a sophisticated system based on neurology, biomechanics, neurophysiology and anatomy. It works directly with the Central Nervous System (CNS) and is at the cutting edge of our current understanding of applied neurology.
This work recognizes that proprioception (sensations for pain, stretch, pressure, hot, cold, vibration, etc.), and the way the body processes the information from these receptors, is paramount in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body. Motor function is not just determined by the motor system, but rather is modified by the inputs of these receptors.
Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, involved receptors can be located and normal function can be quickly restored. Most physical therapy and other therapeutic modalities deal with the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that much of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software”.
P-DTR® deals with the various sensory receptors (proprioceptors) of the body and the way they affect and modify our movement patterns. These receptors all send information to the brain for processing and the brain takes this feedback into account when making decisions regarding our movement. If this information is incorrect, as is often the case, the brain is making decisions based on inaccurate information. Pain and dysfunction frequently result. P-DTR® uses neural challenges specific to the involved receptors and muscle tests combined with proper stimulation of the deep tendon reflex to make immediate and lasting advances toward restored function. The P-DTR® evaluation and treatment process is fast, non-invasive, and permanent. While a given set of symptoms can have many layers of software problems that need to be resolved, once a given channel of sensory information flowing to brain has been corrected, it will remain functional unless a new trauma occurs.
P-DTR® can be used to treat many kinds of dysfunctions including acute and chronic pain, digestive dysfunctions, organ issues, cognition, multi-tasking, range of motion and musculoskeletal dysfunctions, or to to increase athletic performance.
Anatomy in Motion (AiM) was created by Gary Ward and is the product of his observation experimentation and investigations over many years. AiM uses a combination of movements, collectively known as the Flow Motion Model™ to optimize the eccentric recoil efficiency of fascial tissue to improve movement quality and decrease pain. As tendons stretch and muscles eccentrically load, energy is stored and returned to the body via concentric contraction. Often this efficiency has been hampered over time by old injuries or repetitive movements. Regardless of the area in the body that has been affected by pain or strain, AiM looks to restore myofascial efficiency throughout the system by assessing how each joint in the body moves in relation to one another during the different phases of gait (walking). Given that small changes can make dramatic differences in the whole body, all joints are investigated in a 3D integrated way. By using full body stretches to help stimulate unconscious body awareness (proprioception), joints become available to access positions that have been forgotten over time.
Thai Massage is an ancient technique founded by Jivaka Komarbhacca, an Ayurvedic doctor and the Buddha’s physician. Influenced by Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga and various Southeast Asian healing traditions, it has traditionally been practiced fully clothed on a mat for the last 2,500 years. Thai Massage uses muscle compression, joint mobilization, flowing movements, stretches and acupressure pressure points along the major ‘sen’ lines. This restores balance to the whole system, often resulting in a profound rest, leaving the body energized and rejuvenated.
Benefits of Thai massage include: stress reduction, relaxation, body awareness, increased circulation, emotional balance, centres mind and body.