Jayme Tisi is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.ac) and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). She has been practicing therapeutic massage as an RMT since 2008 when she graduated from Sutherland- Chan School of Massage Therapy. During these 9 years Jayme has used her vast knowledge, experience and technique to successfully treat many conditions including lumbago, rotator cuff strains, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tension related headaches, whiplash related pain, muscular imbalances and various nerve compression syndromes (sciatica, carpal tunnel, and thoracic outlet syndrome). She believes that the first step to healing the body is relaxation to the nervous system which she effectively uses as the foundation to restore the health, comfort and mobility of her clients.
Depending on what is the best course of treatment Jayme then employs a unique combination of techniques and therapies including swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point, cranial-sacral, strain/counter-strain and acupuncture. Within her practice she works with clients to identify and change their habits that contribute to their discomfort and postural imbalances as well as recommending and demonstrating exercises they can do at home to help the healing process. In this way the client takes an active role in their recovery enabling them to reap the maximum benefits from her treatments in a shorter time.
It has been over the past few years that Jayme expanded her scope of practice to include acupuncture. She decided to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the practice of Acupuncture after she had been suffering herself from debilitating sciatic pain and found immense relief from acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture treatment within the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to harmonize the flow of the Qi (life force) and blood that run along pathways in the human body called meridians. With this equilibrium and proper flow the body’s self-healing functions are greatly improved, largely because the blockages that cause pain, illness and disease have been removed.
Acupuncture has been proven to have positive effects on the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems as well as improve sleep and assist in the overall health and wellness of the people who receive it.
What to expect when coming in for acupuncture treatment:
After filling out a detailed health history, a series of questions will be asked to gather further information of what may be the contributing to the clients’ complaints. To get a clear picture of what disharmony is occurring I will also use tongue and pulse diagnosis. I will examine the tongue’s shape, colour and coating. The pulse will then be carefully read in order to gain more information. Based on all the information gathered I will insert fine sterile needles into the precise acupuncture points that will be helpful to you. The typical retention time for the needles is approximately 20 minutes. Most clients experience minimal to no pain during their treatments and report a great sense of relaxation. After the needles are removed some suggestions for self-care will be offered and a treatment plan will be discussed.