Quit Smoking Laser
Therapy Program

Hello People of Ottawa!

My name is Dave Hanemaayer, RMT, CAMA. In my old Kitchener-Waterloo locale, I am known as "Lazer Dave". I'm a Certified Laser Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) that specializes in using laser therapy. 

Lazer Dave's Laser Quit Smoking Program has a a 90% Success Rate!

closed my Kitchener Clinic early this summer in order to move with my family to the Ottawa area! A work opportunity for my wife, family in Ottawa and the beautiful natural wonders of this area are the main reasons for the move.

It is with much excitement I am announcing that I am opening a CLINIC IN KANATA at the end of this summer! In the meantime, I will be busy setting up my clinic and enjoying the summer by exploring the Ottawa area with my family!

I will soon be offering the people of the Ottawa area 10+ years of specialized laser and massage therapy experience

Using laser, I treat various concerns including pain, inflammation, arthritis, neck/low back issues, injuries, stress, quitting smoking (90% success rate) and other addictions including alcohol, marijuana, sugar and more.

I believe I am one of the most experienced laser professionals in Canada. I'm proud to be soon serving the citizens of our Nation's Capital!

Checking out Hogs Back Falls in Ottawa with my family.

Over the years, I have documented 1,000s of treatment plans using laser successfully in my practice for the conditions listed above.

It is also worth mentioning I am one of the few therapists in Canada using RJ Lasers from Germany. RJ Lasers have 30+ years experience making highly specialized laser technology.

Lastly, I will be accepting appointments for September soon!

If you have any questions regarding my services, please feel free to email me at dave@maayertherapy.com or call me at 613-854-6969.

Sincerely, Dave Hanemaayer, RMT, CAMA

aka "Lazer Dave".


My new website www.MaayerTherapy.com will be launched over the summer...bookmark it now if your interested in my services!

Introducing Lazer Dave,
Laser Quit Smoking Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer offers laser therapy (a.k.a. low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy, laser acupuncture, cold laser therapy) to quit smoking. This service is offered separate from his massage therapy practice.

Lazer Dave and his RJ Laser devices.


Kanata-Ottawa Massage & Laser Therapy Expert

Serving the massage and laser therapy needs of Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin and surrounding areas.



Laser therapy to quit smoking and vaping is a painless and safe treatment for reducing nicotine cravings.

Gentle laser light is applied to acupuncture points (without the use of acupuncture needles) - to aid in the process of helping you to stop smoking for good.

Lazer Dave has a
using laser to help
people quit smoking


How The Kanata-Ottawa Laser Quit Smoking or Vaping Program Works...

Quitting smoking or vaping nicotine begins with a strong desire for change.

Add laser therapy plus a few simple ground rules then, enjoy a permanent smoke-free lifestyle with:

  • Minimal cravings
  • Low risk of weight gain
  • No pharmaceuticals
  • Results just after one treatment

Regardless of how often you smoke or how long you have been smoking, the scientific approach used by Dave can help you quit for good.

Lazer Dave has a
using laser to help
people quit smoking

About Nicotine Addiction...

Smoking addiction has been said to parallel that of cocaine and heroin. The psychological dependency is even harder to overcome due to the availability of tobacco and its lethal, addictive drug, nicotine. Over the past two decades, stop smoking programs have come and gone, with little impact on the addiction. Most of these programs, including nicorette gum, the "patch" and medications show a success rate of only 30-35%. Moreover, the patch and gum are nicotine based - common sense dictates that you should not use the addictive substance to overcome the addiction!

Dave’s Approach To Helping You Quit Smoking or Vaping Using Laser Therapy...

Most important is your desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people overcome nicotine addiction using laser therapy:

Use laser therapy in combination with auricular (ear) therapy points in order to break the physiological addiction to nicotine.

Second, address the psychological dependance to develop an addiction-free lifestyle. Easy to follow ground rules will help you break the habit of smoking and establish new behaviour patterns that support a permanent smoke free life.

Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Quit Smoking or Vaping...

There are numerous benefits of using laser therapy to quit smoking with Dave Hanemaayer:

  • REDUCED Withdrawal Symptoms - laser treatments reduce nicotine cravings, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation and other common symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal.
  • Painless – though the treatments are based on theories of acupuncture, no needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over tissues.
  • Safe - Any serious contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed beforehand with each patient to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options (like acupuncture needles), laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive.
  • Limited Risk Of Weight Gain - Your laser treatment includes using appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for food as a substitute for cigarettes.
  • Reduces stress - laser therapy usually improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels. Most leave their treatment with a general sense of well being.
  • No Pharmaceuticals - since no pharmaceuticals are used, nasty side effects like nightmares, insomnia, agitation, and anxiety are limited. These side effects are often associated with stop smoking methods like "Zyban" and "The Patch", among others.
  • Motivation – because your nicotine cravings are diminished, patients often discover they have more motivation to make other positive lifestyle changes (healthier diet, more exercise, etc.).

  • Instant Results After Just One Treatment - Most patients experience a large degree of relief from their withdrawal symptoms after just one treatment.
  • EFFECTIVENESS RATE - Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach, which has an 70-80% success rate.

What Happens Before My First Laser Treatment To Quit Smoking or Vaping?...

After you have reserved your initial appointment utilizing Dave's online scheduling system, Dave will email you a list of consultation questions within a week. Your answers will help Dave to individualize your treatments and increase the chances of you quitting smoking for good. All answers are kept confidential.

After reviewing your answers, Dave will shortly thereafter email you back custom designed suggestions along with "Lazer Dave's Guide To Helping You Quit Smoking". It is important that you follow to the best of your ability these suggestions in order to optimize the results of the laser treatments.

What To Expect On Your First Laser Treatment To Quit Smoking or Vaping...

When you come for your first laser to stop smoking treatment with Dave Hanemaayer at his clinic (69 Beamish Crescent, Kanata), you will relax by lying down on a comfortable massage table while listening to relaxing music. Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Up 10-12 individual laser diodes will be simultaneously applied to various "acutherapy" points on the wrist, arm, feet and lower leg. Ear and face points are stimulated individually. You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation through your body. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body should begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which promote a pleasant sense of relaxation.

Lazer Dave has a
using laser to help
people quit smoking

What to Expect After Your First Laser Therapy Treatment To Quit Smoking or Vaping...

After your first Kanata-Ottawa laser therapy treatment for quitting or stopping the habit of smoking you will likely feel relaxed, calm, and best of all your desire for nicotine will likely have diminished. In addition to treating you with laser, Dave will also review behavioral modification practices to increase your chances of quitting smoking for good.

While a small percentage of patients do require a second or more treatments, most are satisfied with one treatment. The Laser Quit Smoking Program includes a second "booster" treatment (Day Time Program available for 2 weeks from initial treatment, VIP Program 4 weeks).

How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Smoking Cessation ?

Despite what some skeptics say, there are 3 scientific studies/reports that support the efficacy of laser therapy for smoking cessation. However, individual people do respond differently to laser therapy treatment so results cannot be guaranteed.

Dave uses the LAZER DAVE ADVANATAGE approach which has an 80% success rate. This is significantly higher than other traditional methods like the patch, gum and medications which have an effectiveness rate of approximately 30-35%.

Is Laser Therapy Safe ?

Any potential contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed during the email consultation process to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options (such as needle acupuncture), laser therapy is non-toxic, drug-free and non-invasive.

"I can't believe how EASY
it was to QUIT SMOKING

K.S. from Kitchener

Are There Any Side Effects ?

Serious side effects are very uncommon. Usually, patients report that they continue to feel relaxed and slept more than normal following treatment. Most are surprised at the ease in which they are often able to quit smoking with laser therapy.

How Does Laser Therapy Help Me Stop Smoking or Vaping ?

Based on auricular therapy, low intensity laser is applied to specific ear points in order to stimulate the pleasure centres of the brain and release neurotransmitters such as dopimine, serotonin, and endorphins - which help to break the addiction cycle to nicotine.

The end goal is to drastically reduce nicotine cravings, giving you an edge over all other options to quit smoking for good.

Is Laser Therapy Painful ?

No. Most patients describe the treatment as extremely relaxing and pleasant. Some people feel no sensations, while others feel light pressure, tingling or a "heaviness" in their limbs.

Will I Gain Weight ?

Your treatment includes the stimulation of appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for food as a substitute for cigarettes.

How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need ?

People utilizing Dave's Kanata-Ottawa Stop Smoking Laser Therapy Program receive the initial treatment plus an optional "booster" treatment (usable within 2 weeks of your initial appointment). Thereafter, a small number of people require additional treatments in order to stay quit.

How Much Do Treatments Cost ?

The entire Kitchener-Waterloo Stop Smoking Laser Program costs $275 (including HST). This entitles patients to an initial treatment plus an optional "booster" treatment (useable within 2 weeks of the initial appointment).

Individual treatment duration is typically 45 minutes.

Please note: a $50 deposit is required towards the total cost of the program. After you register for the program, Dave will request you to make this deposit by email via PayPal or electronic funds transfer. The deposit policy is 100% NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Why A $50 Deposit ?

Lazer Dave is often asked: "why do you require a $50 deposit for your laser therapy programs?".

The short answer is that Lazer Dave is interested in only treating clients who are committed to quitting their addiction(s). A $50 deposit demonstrates commitment.

In addition, Lazer Dave's deposit policy helps to preserve his high success rates and goodwill he has built up over the years offering this specialized service.

Can You Charge Laser To Stop Smoking As Massage Therapy ?

Dave DOES NOT bill laser to stop smoking treatments as massage therapy for the purposes of insurance coverage. These treatments are offered separate and individual from Dave's massage therapy practice.

However, some workplace insurance plans do provide quitting smoking coverage - you may be able to claim your treatment as such. Even if you have to pay out-of-pocket, the cost savings from quitting will add up quickly, not to mention improve your health and increase the chances considerably of living longer.

Is Laser Stop Smoking Or Vaping Covered By Insurance ?

Some insurance companies may cover the cost of Laser Stop Smoking services. You should contact your insurance company directly to inquire.

Alternatively, some people claim the treatment fee under their health care spending account.

Even if you end up paying out of pocket, depending on how much you are smoking you should recover the cost associated with the treatment quickly provided you do quit as cigarettes are expensive.

In addition, by quitting smoking you will likely than not live longer which is well worth the costs associated with the Laser Stop Smoking Program.


  • Laser Dave's Guide To Quitting Smoking
  • Custom designed suggestions and strategies
  • Initial laser treatment
  • One follow-up treatment if needed

When Is The Best Time To Book ?

When you want to quit. There is never a "perfect" time to quit as it is easy to come up with excuses to put off your desire to quit. Nicotine addiction is serious and for most, laser is the best way to quit and STAY QUIT. However with this being said, Dave will evaluate and assess your individual situation based on a detailed email consultation after signing up for the Kitchener-Waterloo Laser Stop Smoking Therapy Program.

Lazer Dave has a
using laser to help
people quit smoking

Kanata-Ottawa Massage & Laser Therapy Expert

Serving the massage and laser therapy needs of Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin and surrounding areas.

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