Acupuncture Treatments FAQs

Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of energy through pathways called meridians in the body. This energy flow is restored or stimulated with the insertion of needles along these meridians. These points of acupuncture are considered sites to stimulate the nerves, muscles, and connective tissue with the purpose of releasing your body’s natural painkillers. Isn’t that magic?

That’s why acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort and pain associated with a variety of diseases and conditions.

To maximize your acupuncture treatment at Aches Away Toronto, we suggest that you:

a. Clear your schedule for the day

b. Make sure you are hydrated before your acupuncture appointment

c. Don’t arrive hungry

d. Avoid heavy food or caffeine before acupuncture

e. Wear loose comfortable clothing

f. Avoid strenuous activity after treatment

g. RELAX!

Nothing too hard! Of course, come ready to heal and restore your body for the day with the best acupuncturist in Toronto.

We accept Cash, Debit, Credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), e-transfer and under specific circumstances: cheques.

We don’t take Direct Billing at the moment.

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Not at ALL! Acupuncture needles are so thin that you won’t feel a thing! On the contrary, acupuncture will relieve YOUR pain. Once you get an acupuncture treatment, you are sure to feel relaxed and pain-free.

Counseling FAQs

The first session with our psychotherapist at Aches Away is always unique! It’s a time for you and your therapist to get to know each other.

During the first session, your psychotherapist might ask you things like:

– What are you feeling?
– What brought you to psychotherapy?
– What do you feel is wrong?
– What are your goals with psychotherapy?

Our psychotherapist will also ask questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships, your current living situation, and your career. It will be like meeting a new friend and sharing your story. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and gain confidence in your psychotherapist.

Your initial psychotherapy session will be 75 minutes. The rest will depend on you! We have 50 minute follow-up sessions, but you are welcome to consult with your psychotherapist for the duration of your visit.

NOTE: Take advantage of our free 20 minute consultation before starting your psychotherapy journey!

It’s okay to be nervous about psychotherapy or to have no clue what to talk about during one of your psychotherapy sessions. However, our psychotherapist at Aches Away Toronto wants you to make the most out of your experience.

So we wrote down some tips for you:

– Be okay to talk about things that feel embarrassing, weird, or too personal. We won’t judge!
– Come prepared to share any progress you have experiences outside of psychotherapy. We love to see your growth!
– Work collaboratively with your psychotherapist and be willing to explore new behaviors both within and outside the psychotherapy sessions.
– Be open and honest with your psychotherapist about how you feel during each psychotherapy session, particularly if you don’t think it’s not working for you.
– Ask as many questions as you like. If you don’t understand something your psychotherapist is talking about, or you feel unsure about a particular approach, ask questions.

At Aches Away Toronto, our psychotherapist works as best as possible to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. We want the best for you and we hope this was helpful!

Absolutely! Regardless of the information you choose to share, our psychotherapists will protect your privacy.

If you have specific questions related to confidentiality, feel free to ask your psychotherapist. Our psychotherapist at Aches Away Toronto will be happy to help you understand your rights.

Massage Therapy FAQs

It all depends on what you are looking for! Is your body in pain? ‘No Frills’ Massage. Do you wish to relax? Try ‘All the Frills’ massage. Are your muscles tense? Deep tissue massage. Training hard for a sport? A sports performance massage is for you. Do you suffer from myofascial pain syndrome? Myosfascial release therapy will save you. And if you are expecting a baby, of course we will suggest pregnancy massage therapy. If you are still unsure of what massage therapy best fits your needs, give us a call. We will go over your interests, or any pains you are feeling to best welcome you to Aches Away with the best Toronto massage.

If you are a newcomer to our massage clinic at Aches Away, you should expect to fill out a questionnaire and some health forms. Afterward, your massage therapist will ask you about any medical conditions and expectations you have to best customize your massage therapy session. This is a great time for you to talk about any pain you are experiencing, if you wish to talk or simply hear music during your massage therapy or if you have any questions before starting. We will also walk you through the massage technique and approaches used to best prepare you for your massage. Next, you will be taken to a private room where your massage will take place. Your massage therapist will give you some time to undress and get comfortable to get started. (NOTE: You are not required to fully undress, only to the extent you are comfortable with.) Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either your full body or only specific areas that need attention for the duration of your massage session. Remember to breathe normally and relax! Close your eyes and tune out. We will take care of everything from here. After your massage is over, the massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy. And that’s it! This is for you! So come prepared to share your needs and relax with the best Toronto massage.

It includes what you want! A customized full body massage? Obviously! Massage oils? Got you! Relaxing music? Check! Soothing aromas? Anything to make your massage therapy experience the best and most relaxing Toronto massage of all time. All at no cost to you.

A standard massage therapy at Aches Away Toronto includes time for you to get ready and time for you to communicate with your massage therapist. Every registered massage therapist in our massage clinic offers the appropriate technique with the goal to relax and ease your pain. All of our massage therapists are also knowledgeable about best practices and could answer any questions you might have.

As many times as you like! But to be honest, if you are just looking to relax occasionally, massage therapy every 3-6 weeks may be just right.

However, when treating a specific condition, it is recommended you visit more frequently at first, and then gradually cut back to a maintenance schedule. It may be beneficial to schedule more frequent 60-minute sessions until you reach your goals and put a maintenance schedule in place. We are confident your pain won’t stand a chance at Aches Away with the best Toronto massage, you will heal in no time.

Our best recommendation is to wait after your first massage therapy. After your massage treatment, your massage therapist will have a better understanding of your particular needs and will be able to recommend a personalized frequency of sessions for you.

Naturopathic Therapy FAQs

Your first visit with our naturopath at Aches Away Toronto is just like an interview.

During the first consultation, your naturopath will review your health history and explore your concerns. If it’s okay with you, we will perform a diagnostic exam to reveal any problems that require attention.

Our naturopathic doctor will also ask you detailed questions about your diet and physical activity.

Most importantly, the naturopath will like to hear about your lifestyle, social setting, and support systems. Your home, work environments, and primary relationships will be important considerations for your personalized health plan.

Our goal is to actively listen as you share your story, build trust, and establish a connection with you to create the ultimate naturopathy treatment plan for you.

Based on findings, your naturopathic doctor will work with you during your next appointment to develop a customized treatment plan.

Naturopathy services treat health conditions including heart problems, hormonal imbalance, infertility, menopause, bad digestion, immune system irregularities, stress, sleep disorders, allergies, skin conditions, migraines, chronic illness, and much more!

I think we all have experienced at least one of these problems in our lives. However, even if you are not sick, practicing prevention and maintaining proper health is also one of naturopath’s strengths.

That’s why you need a naturopath in your life! Everyone, regardless of their condition, could benefit from naturopathy. Our naturopaths at Aches Away Toronto might be the key to a life long healthy life.

YES! You heard that right! Compared to traditional medicine, natural medicine offers lower costs for diagnosis and treatment. Some naturopathic treatments are free of charge!

Naturopathic doctors treat the cause of your illness, not the symptoms. Rather than dealing with expensive prescriptions to relieve symptoms, we get rid of the issue at once. We don’t maintain you alive, we heal you, and that eliminates all types of health care costs!

For instance, a naturopathic approach decreases health care costs related to allergic reactions to prescriptions and reduces the need for expensive surgeries. You also stay away from illnesses and fatalities caused by hospital errors. And on top of that, naturopathic solutions offer disease prevention as well.

So again, yes! Our naturopathic medicine gets rid of medical bills and lowers health care costs with long-term solutions and prevention.

​​Yes! Naturopathic medicine is covered by health insurance. However, the amount of coverage for our naturopathic services varies depending on your plan.

Nutrition FAQs

Absolutely, YES! Nutritionists, apart from helping you learn about nutrition, will help you build your confidence, elevate your self-esteem, and improve your lifestyle.
Plus, trying a diet on your own might feel restrictive, boring, and hard to keep up with. Hiring a nutrition expert will keep you accountable, so you don’t lose track. You won’t lose motivation and you will make the process more fun and rewarding too. Hiring one of our nutritionists in Aches Away Toronto will change your life.

A meeting with our best nutritionist at Aches Away Toronto isn’t just about food, it’s about improving your lifestyle entirely!

If it’s your first time, expect to complete a questionnaire or chat about your diet, lifestyle, and health history.

Right after, our nutritionist professional will sit down with you to go over your responses and to make direct recommendations. Your nutritionist can do anything from pointing out your bad habits or just giving you supplement suggestions.

Your nutritionist will then design a personal plan for you to carry out and monitor over time. This will include meal plans, workout plans, supplements, and suggestions of any alternative therapy (such as osteopathy and acupuncture), which may be beneficial to you.

During your future sessions, your nutritionist will monitor your progress. She will change your plan as necessary, and provide you as much motivation and support as you need.

It’s life-changing! Hop on board with Aches Away Toronto today!

Unlike traditional nutritionists, our best nutritionist at Aches Away Toronto won’t just help you eat better. She will help you improve your lifestyle entirely!

As experts in food and nutrition, nutritionists are here to guide you to live a more healthy lifestyle and achieve health-related goals.

You will gain a lot from a nutritionist:

– A new diet and exercise plan
– A lot of support!
– Accountability & motivation to stick to your diet plans
-Access to a network of nutritional groups
– Information sessions about health and nutrition
– More positive energy & self-confidence!

At Aches Away Toronto, you gain a new you!

Not at all! There is no need to get a referral from your doctor to see our nutritionist at Aches Away Toronto. However, your doctor may still refer you to a nutritionist as a form of solution.

Osteopathic Therapy FAQs

They are quite different! First things first. Chiropractors treat your spine only, osteopaths focus on healing your entire body as a means to your health. Chiropractors believe that promoting spinal health will eventually help the whole body. But osteopaths have a different perspective. They focus on the whole body with a holistic approach.

That being said, chiropractors focus on techniques for spinal adjustment while osteopaths use osteopathic techniques to improve the body’s overall healing system. As a result, compared to chiropractic patients, osteopath patients see a positive effect on their entire body.

Both of these alternatives offer their own unique advantages, but when it’s time to choose between the two, it will depend on the type of healing you are in search of.

If you are in search of the best osteopath in Toronto, contact Aches Away Toronto.

Osteopaths can treat just about anything! Osteopathic medicine (a.k.a. osteopathy) can relieve headaches, bad backs, neck pain, arthritic pain, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain, orthopedic problems and so much more.

I think we all have experienced at least one of these problems in our lives. How could we NOT recommend an osteopath for your pain?

It is important to understand that many factors can influence the pace of recovery. A lot depends on where your injury is, how severe it is, and of course your age, diet, and exercise routine.

Osteopaths at Aches Away often see patients who only require one or two osteopathic treatments. We would say, however, that most patients with complications will require four to five treatments in order to regain normal mobility. Some complex cases may require multiple sessions.

Your best bet will come from your osteopath. It’s their goal to offer you as many self-help tools as possible, such as exercises, diet changes, use of heat or cold packs, and so on, so that you can reduce the number of osteopathic treatments needed. They will be the ones to dictate how many sessions you will get.

Not at all! There is no need to get a referral from your doctor to see an osteopath. However, your doctor may still refer you to an osteopath as a form of solution.

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We understand body pain and stress can take the enjoyment out of life. At Aches Away Toronto we are committed to relieving body pain and stress with 360 comfort and care. Our patients gain control of their health and enjoy life with happiness.

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