Ajna incorporates elements from NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)®, Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)®, Anatomy in Motion (AiM), Thai massage, Somatic Work and other disciplines in her sessions. Treatments include a combination of manual muscle testing, sensory receptor activations, movement and gait assessments, Thai massage stretches and integration work to restore an optimal balance back to the system.
All treatments are done fully clothed on a mat and table, please wear a mask, 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. For the safety of all, treatments will be cancelled for anyone that displays Covid-19 symptoms. If you have been exposed to someone that has contracted Covid-19, or have symptoms please cancel your appointment as soon as possible.
Ajna's Treatment Spaces
390 Dupont Street, Suite 201 and 531 Queen St West
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.
Visit the official website to learn more about NKT® here
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 increase athletic performance.
Visit the official website to learn more about P-DTR® here
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.
Visit the official website to learn more about AiM here
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.
Somatic work is directed towards educating our body and awakening our ability to consciously shape how we respond to ourselves and others. Most often when something happens to us, we form a reaction and this stays with us. We then form ways or behaviours to avoid similar situations in our lives as we do not want to experience the same discomfort or pain. Without us realizing it, these reactions of fear, anxiety, panic, and anger control how we interact in life and limit us in many ways.
Somatic work teaches us to become aware of our reactions and to use them to overcome negative patterns of behaviour, thus creating an opportunity for growth. This work allows us to awaken an awareness in how we are functioning, allowing us to consciously shape how we interact with oneself, others and the world. In this process, the constraints we have embodied can be witnessed, opening the door to move beyond our current limitations.
The Zazen Scalar generator in our treatment space creates a healing environment, a scalar field, that allows our bodies to truly rest. It does so by changing the frequency of the environment to 7.83Hz. This frequency is congruent to our biology, allowing our systems easily adapt and correcting any brain or body imbalances. The 7.83Hz is only beneficial through a zero point electromagnetic field (scalar energy field). Zazen Scalar generators provide this field by using the tried and tested Mobius Coil. The scalar energy emitted gives out a zero-point energy field of unlimited potential, which neutralizes chaotic incoming signals from the environment and allows our cells to utilise their own innate wisdom for self-healing.
Some of the benefits include:
- Supports the immune system
- Strengthens resilience to EMF impact
- Harmonises the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
- Helps with depression & anxiety
- Eliminates and nullifies the effects of man-made frequencies in the human body
- Improvements seen in children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Helps to mitigate age-related diseases
- Increased energy
- Helps bring the body back to its natural frequency
Read more about the scientific benefits of Zazen Scalar technology here
Watch a short introduction video on the Zazen Scalar generator here