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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your Questions Answered

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DO WE DIRECT BILL?

Yes! We direct bill for Alberta Blue Cross, SunLife, Provider Connect (Green Shield, SSQ), Canada Life, Manulife Financial, Desjardins, and Medavie (Canada Wide Blue Cross), and others; just ask if your insurance provider is not listed.

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HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE TYPICALLY NEEDED?

This is a difficult question to answer as everyone is different. Some conditions can be fully resolved, while others may require ongoing care with maintenance treatments. In general, 3-5 treatments about a week apart are needed to get a handle on the chief complaint. Once the patient is happy with the progress made, we will typically begin to space the treatment frequency out towards a maintenance routine. Maintenance treatments are typically every 4, 5, or 6 weeks. However, some people will decide to come weekly or biweekly, and others will opt to come only as needed with no set routine. We will work together to create a plan that works for your body, schedule, and wallet. 

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WHAT IS COLD PLUNGE THERAPY & WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?

Otherwise known as ice-baths, or cold water immersion, cold plunge therapy is a recovery process involving the submersion of the body into cold water (4-10 degrees Celsius). 

Cold plunge therapy:

  •  promotes peripheral vasoconstriction sending blood to the core  &  brain

  • reduces inflammation & muscle soreness

  • promotes weight loss & increases metabolism

  • boosts immune system

  • activates cold shock proteins which enhances protein synthesis

  • reduces free radicals

  • releases dopamine, epinephrine, & norepinephrine for 2-6 hours post immersion

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WHAT IS INFRARED SAUNA & WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?

Infrared saunas emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed directly by the surface of the skin. Traditional saunas differ in that they heat the body by conduction & convection through heating the air within the sauna.

Infrared sauna:

  • normalizes blood pressure

  • reduces chronic pain  & inflammation

  • reduces cholesterol levels

  • detoxifies the body

  • promotes weight loss & increases metabolism

  • promotes circulation

  • improves sleep

  • boosts the immune system

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WHAT DOES ONE TYPICALLY DO DURING AN INFRARED SAUAN AND COLD PLUNGE SESSION?

A well known neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, recommends contrast therapy as a powerful tool for enhancing overall health and well-being. He suggests alternating between cold exposure for about 3-5 minutes and heat exposure for 15-20 minutes for several rounds to stimulate various physiological responses in the body, leading to a range of benefits.  Other people will opt to stay in the cold plunge for up to 10 minutes then finish in the sauna. Feel free to spend your time in the room as you wish! 

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WHAT IS BIOFEEDBACK THERAPY AND HOW CAN I BOOK IT?

Biofeedback testing measures the electrical resistance at various points on the body to assess key body functions. The appointment is painless and renders instant computerized results. To find more information or to book, visit Natasha's website with the link below. 

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WHAT IS OUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

You will be charged for the full treatment price for no shows and cancellations made 24 hours or less before your appointment. 

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