Blackstone Saunas is honored to work with many experts in the health and research fields to promote and emphasize the importance of incorporating infrared sauna use into your health regime. From MDs to Naturopaths, Nurses to Massage Therapists, Research Scientists to Yogis, all our health professionals agree that regular use of an infrared sauna is a key element in a healthy lifestyle.
Registered Massage Therapist
My name is Alicia Goldney and I am a Registered Massage Therapist. I was trained at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, B.C. I began my practice 4 years ago and now work in Parksville where I treat a number of common conditions such as: Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain Syndromes; repetitive use injuries such as Tennis/Golf Elbow and Carpal Tunnel; postural dysfunction; and athletic injuries. The modalities that I typically use are Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish.
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John Yim, N.D.
Toxicity is one of the greatest threats to mankind. Since the 1940’s, 100’s of thousands of chemicals have been introduced into our environment. Some can act as hormone disruptors, immune disruptors, cancer inducers, or neurotoxins. This has led an explosion in allergies, autoimmune conditions, behaviour and mood disorders, neurological conditions, infertility, and cancers.
Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhD
I have spent the past seven years researching and using infrared saunas. My most recent book,
Need for Heat: A Complete Guide to Far Infrared Saunas
chronicles my journey with infrared saunas from their origins in pre-Greco Roman Society, to current scientific research documenting their significance in improving heart health, cancer patients, and more.
Need for Heat: A Complete Guide to Far-Infrared Saunas
Your search for improving your health is saying something to you today. The Need for Heat is the only researched and current guide to far-infrared saunas ever written. Take the journey with Dr. Black through the history of saunas, including a simple description of the science behind far-infrared technology, exploration into various health benefits you’ll experience with consistent use of an infrared sauna, what to look for when purchasing, and how to properly use your infrared sauna. Using an infrared sauna offers you a healthier, more peaceful method of healing your body. Some of the benefits you will experience with consistent infrared sauna use are: softer and clearer skin; reduced muscle and joint soreness; faster healing of cuts, bruises, and acne; increased weight loss; deeper, more relaxing sleep; reduced stress and more.
Dr. Black holds: a BSc in Biology/Geology; ED in Secondary Education, and minor in Dance; an MA in Technology; and a PhD in Science Education/Physics. She worked extensively with adult students, adolescents, and children for over 25 years in sports, classrooms, and university settings. Dr. Black served as a university professor for over 17 years with a major emphasis in Physics and Science Education. Dr. Black is an active sports enthusiast, participating in downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking, gymnastics, tennis, kayaking, backpacking, and hiking. Her most recent sporting adventures have been in golf and curling. Dr. Black has an active personal yoga and meditation practice focusing on managing her own chronic illnesses. She is the author of three books, numerous academic research papers and conference presentations, and is a co-owner in Blackstone Saunas and primary owner of Ravenrock Publishing, Inc. Dr. Black is a Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500 hour), and Reiki Practitioner with a solid knowledge of science, the human body, and spirit.