Swedish massage aims to rehabilitate injuries sustained in sports activities and motor vehicle accidents as well as in cases of repetitive strain or chronic postural problems. Manual techniques including effleurage, (broad sweeping strokes) acupressure, lymphatic drainage, and deep muscle stripping or kneading are employed to improve circulation and enhance drainage to the injured tissues. Swedish massage serves to relax the patient, decreasing heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure while increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation. Gentle breathing and global relaxation techniques may also be used to enhance the treatment and help provide a total sense of well being. Individualized home stretches and exercises are often given so that each patient can help to maintain the changes gained during the treatment session.

"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain" Massage Therapy Act, 1991

All our massage therapists are registered with the Nova Scotia Massage Therapy Association and have completed all the requirements of a 2200 hour program to become qualified in their field of expertise. Each therapist is also trained in First Aid and CPR for any emergency situation.

Our Naturopathic Doctor, Scott Woodworth, N.D., specializes in treatment of the immune system and related disorders. He uses minimal supplementation and dietary changes to develop treatment protocols which are clearly explained during the sessions. Naturopathy strives to find the cause of each imbalance and proceeds to treat this cause.

Naturopathic Treatment Specialties Offered at the Kingpsort Osteopathic Clinic include:

Autoimmune Disease Management and Treatment

  • Crohn's, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rheumatoid and OsteoArthritis
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Grave’s, Hashimoto’s Disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lupus, Scleroderma, SLE
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Skin Disorders

Complementary Cancer Support and Treatments

  • Chemotherapy, Radiation Side effect management
  • Complementary therapies for Immune and Anticancer support
  • Quality of life support
  • Complementary Cancer Prevention

Digestive Disorders and Dysfunction

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Chronic Constipation, Diarrhea
  • Candidiasis and Dysbiosis
  • Chronic Reflux, Heartburn, GERD's Disease, Hiatal Hernias

Stress, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders
  • Adrenal related Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Attention Deficit and Cognitive Disorders

Paediatric Health Disorders

  • Chronic Immune Disorders (Tonsils, Ear Infections, Strep Throat)
  • Asthma, Eczema Seasonal Allergies
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Digestive Disorders (Reflux, Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea)
  • Failure to Thrive Issues

General Health and Wellness

  • Women's Health Issues (Hormone Imbalances, Menopausal Symptoms, PMS, Fertility)
  • Men's Health Issues (Prostate Health, ED, Fertility)
  • Diabetes Management
  • Health Prevention and Promotion