KITCHENER-WATERLOO
Laser Acupuncture
For Pain & Injury




LASER-MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS

FOR PAIN, INJURY, HEALING & STRESS




MASSAGE-LASER TREATMENT RATE INCREASE

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST/2017:


60 minutes = $90 (including HST)

45 minutes = $80 (including HST)

30 minutes = $70 (including HST)





Introducing Lazer Dave, Your Laser Expert For Pain

As an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), Dave Hanemaayer specializes in laser acupuncture (a.k.a. low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation, cold laser) as a technique in his massage therapy sessions to treat tissue pain, injury, stress and promote a generalized "super healing" response.

Lazer Dave and his RJ Laser devices.


ACUPUNCTURE WITHOUT THE "PUNCTURE"



No needles pierce the skin as in traditional acupuncture. This is acupuncture without "the puncture". Only gentle low-intensity laser light is applied to the tissues to reduce inflammation, promote tissue regeneration, and reduce pain.



ONTARIO'S LASER THERAPY EXPERT



Serving the laser therapy acupuncture for pain and injury needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Ayr, Milton, Woodstock and surrounding areas.






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How Does Laser Acupuncture Reduce Pain?

It is theorized that the main reason for the reduction in pain from laser is due to the anti-inflammatory effect as increased circulation reduces pressure on nerves. In addition, elevated levels of endorphins (morphine like substances naturally produced by the body) reduce the sensation of pain.


LASER APPLIED TO TISSUE



Benefits Of Laser Acupuncture

There are 7 main benefits of using laser acupuncture in your massage treatments with Dave at his home based clinic, 101 Lydia Street, in Kitchener, Ontario:


  • EFFECTIVE - Laser promotes a strong healing response in tissue by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue regeneration. By Dave's estimation, laser acupuncture can provoke a healing response 2-6 TIMES STRONGER than the ability of your body to heal itself. This is advantageous when you need an injury or pain syndrome to get better but can't stop working. There are over 3,000 studies that prove the efficacy of laser for many different types of soft tissue pain and injury.

  • PAIN-FREE TREATMENT – Although treatments are based on theories of modern medical acupuncture, no needles are used to pierce the skin. Only gentle, low intensity laser light is applied over the tissue. Many find treatment so relaxing due to endorphin release they are tempted to fall asleep.

  • SAFE - Any contraindications to treatment, risks or potential side effects are discussed individually with each patient to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser acupuncture is non-toxic and non-invasive.

  • REDUCES PAIN & IMPROVES MOOD - Most patients report a significant reduction in pain after massage treatments using laser. In addition, massage treatments utilizing laser acupuncture often improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that can be connected with physical pain.

  • REDUCED DEPENDENCY ON PAIN MEDICATION - Most pharmaceuticals options for pain only temporarily reduce symptoms and do not address underlying causes. In addition, many pharmaceuticals come with a host of undesirable side effects and can even damage your internal organs with prolonged use. Though laser can reduce your dependency on such medications, consultation with a physician is ALWAYS recommended before making any changes in this regard.

  • COMBINES WELL WITH HANDS-ON MASSAGE TECHNIQUES - Laser acupuncture usually makes deep tissue massage techniques like myofascial release or soft tissue release less uncomfortable. Also, laser typically reduces inflammation quickly - this tends to lessen post massage soreness the day after deep tissue treatment. Lastly, many report they need less massage sessions overall in managing their pain syndromes when laser acupuncture is used in their massage sessions.

  • TEAM APPROACH - Laser acupuncture is a perfect adjunct to other therapies you may already be receiving. If you are pleased with your current chiropractor, physiotherapist, naturopath, osteopath, etc. then Dave will encourage you to keep up those treatments. If you need further assistance outside his services, Dave can refer you to the appropriate health care professional at Target Therapeutics.



LASER-MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS

FOR PAIN, INJURY, HEALING & STRESS



MASSAGE-LASER TREATMENT RATE INCREASE

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST/2017:


60 minutes = $90 (including HST)

45 minutes = $80 (including HST)

30 minutes = $70 (including HST)







What Conditions Can Laser Acupuncture Treat?



Some conditions treatable with laser acupuncture include:


  • Low back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, foot pain
  • Ankle, hand, knee, elbow pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Disc degeneration
  • ITB syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis, bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger points (muscle knots)
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Concussion
  • Ligament, muscle, tendon, nerve injury
  • Fractures
  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Wound healing
  • Scar tissue
  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Muscle tightness
  • Golfer's elbow, tennis elbow
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Gout
  • Whiplash
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Black berry thumb
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Post surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Post workout soreness
  • and more...


Dave’s Approach To Reducing Pain Using Laser Acupuncture...




Dave believes the answer to reducing pain when you are looking for a natural and healthy solution involves two-stages. First, relieve the symptoms of pain while also promoting a healing response through laser acupuncture and any other techniques Dave utilizes in a massage treatment. Secondly, identify the underlying cause of your pain. If your condition has already been diagnosed - Dave can work along with other treatment plans you already may be pursuing to augment your results (such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, etc.). The wonderful thing about laser acupuncture is that it is non-invasive and can augment almost any other therapy you may already be pursuing.



What To Expect On Your First Treatment Utilizing Laser Acupuncture...



When you come for your first massage treatment utilizing laser acupuncture for pain and healing with Dave Hanemaayer RMT at his home based clinic, 101 Lydia Street, in Kitchener, Dave will complete a health history assessment and thorough investigation of your acute or chronic pain. Part of this clinical assessment will likely include rating your pain on a scale of 1-10.

Next, Dave will explain the proposed massage treatment to you, and offer you an opportunity to ask any remaining questions. Dave will then request that you get comfortable by lying down on a massage table while listening to relaxing music. Most patients find a massage treatment utilizing laser acupuncture relaxing and non-invasive.



What to Expect After Your Massage Treatment Utilizing Laser Acupuncture For Pain...


After treatment, you will be asked to re-assess your pain levels, range of motion, etc. In addition, different strategies, stretches, and/or strengthening exercises may be discussed to enhance the results of your treatment plan. Underlying causes and changes may be addressed so that the chances of the original trauma/injury from re-occurring will be minimized. If your case is especially challenging, Dave may also suggest co-treatment with Kevin Kelly, Physiotherapist, at Target Therapeutics (only 3 blocks from his clinic).



How Effective Is Laser Acupuncture For Reducing Pain ?



Treatment can not be guaranteed as every individual responds a little differently. However, laser acupuncture for pain and healing is effective for many people. There are over 3,000+ scientific studies proving the effectiveness of laser therapy for multitudes of soft tissue pain and injury. Effectiveness rates of 90% are often reported for soft tissue injury.

Most patients do report a reduction in pain after a massage treatment utilizing laser acupuncture. In cases of acute pain, this may occur at the end of the first or second treatment. In chronic pain cases, this may take 2-3+ treatments until notable results are experienced. Results are not guaranteed.



How Much Does Massage Therapy Utilizing Laser Acupuncture Treatment Cost ?



60-minutes $90*, 45-minutes $80*, 30-minutes $70*.

* Appointment fee includes intake/consultation, treatment, taxes and administration (notes, payment and rescheduling).



Can You Charge Laser Acupuncture As Massage Therapy ?



In addition to hands-on work during his massage therapy sessions, Dave incorporates laser acupuncture techniques as well. As a result, these treatments are billed as massage therapy and qualify for workplace insurance coverage.





LASER-MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS

FOR PAIN, INJURY, HEALING & STRESS



MASSAGE-LASER TREATMENT RATE INCREASE

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST/2017:


60 minutes = $90 (including HST)

45 minutes = $80 (including HST)

30 minutes = $70 (including HST)





ONTARIO'S LASER THERAPY EXPERT



Serving the laser therapy acupuncture for pain and injury needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Ayr, Milton, Woodstock and surrounding areas.








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Dave Hanemaayer, RMT, CAMA

101 Lydia Street, Kitchener ON,

N2H 1V6

davermt@rogers.com 519-573-1699

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