Dr. Cassan is a Naturopathic Doctor bringing a fresh perspective to Winnipeg’s natural health community.
With the help of an athletic scholarship, she was able to expand her health and wellness passion to receive her Bachelor of Science from Norwich University. Following graduation she quickly discovered a growing demand for natural and alternative healthcare and found her way to Naturopathic Medicine. The profession offered her an opportunity to turn her lifestyle into a passion and career. Once she completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, she found her way home to Winnipeg.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of illnesses. By inserting extremely fine, sterile needles into specific points, it promotes natural healing by restoring balance to the body. It may be used to manage pain, enhance immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Not only does it stimulate the release of the body’s own natural pain killers, it also influences the release of molecules associated with healing and disease regulation.
Acupuncture aims to provide symptom relief and also evaluate the overall health of an individual to address the root cause of illness. This helps restore vitality, balance and overall health. Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective way to treat a wide variety of health problems including but not limited to;
· Pain management
· Hormonal imbalance
· Digestive issues/ condition
· Balancing energy
What to expect
An acupuncture session may take between 30-45 minutes depending on your individual needs. Results are seen in 4-10 sessions with best results shown with a minimum of 6 treatments. Frequency may vary based on condition and maintenance sessions monthly may also be recommended. If you have any questions or concerns,
Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe and natural way to effectively improve skin tone, elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve complexion. This treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into the face and body. This process increases blood flow to the face, helps to shed dead skin cells and can stimulate your body’s own production of collagen. The needles stimulate the flow of energy (Qi) to the face and body which can help reduce the tension of facial muscles and improve overall health. This process increases oxygenation levels through microcirculation which aids in detoxification and reduces facial puffiness. In addition to the facial benefits, points may also be added to address headaches, anxiety, stress, and mood and many more concerns that may be affecting your skin. When it comes to skin – facial acupuncture can be used to treat dry skin, acne, scarring, rosacea, dark spots and wrinkles.
Treating the Whole Person:
Even though cosmetic acupuncture is used to treat the skin, acupuncture takes a holistic approach to treatment to determine any obstacles to health, including what may be contributing to your skin concern. When you come in, we will do a full intake with health history to determine the most appropriate course of treatment to achieve the best results.
Initial treatment includes a full intake + skin assessment to determine any concerns and health goals. Body acupuncture is paired with the facial points to balance the skin from the inside out and promote collagen production, followed by a Gua Sha, Jade Rolling + Facial Cupping to sculpt facial muscles, increase circulation, drain lymph nodes, reduce puffiness and relax facial tension.
Keep the glow going with this express version of the cosmetic acupuncture facial. Treatment includes skin analysis + check-in to determine any concerns and goals of the treatment. Followed by body and facial acupuncture to balance the skin from the inside out and increase collagen production, Includes jade rolling + gua sha
Treatments are recommended 1-2x/week for a total of 6-12 sessions, depending on lifestyle, age, and goals of treatment. Best results are seen when multiple sessions are booked closely together. If you have extended health care benefits, a portion of your treatments can be claimed through Naturopath. Check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify.
Also known as collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling is an effective, safe, minimally invasive medical grade skin treatment.
This treatment is for anyone with concerns regarding hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring/acne scarring, pore size, photo damage, or anyone looking to improve skin tone and texture.
The treatment works by creating controlled damage in the superficial layers of the skin to initiate the body’s natural healing cascade.
It is a safe technique for darker skin types, where the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is very with other techniques that damage the epidermis. Because the treatment works with the bodies own healing capabilities, it makes an excellent treatment for anyone who desires natural, subtle, gradual changes including men.
The treatment is performed after a topical anesthetic is applied, making the procedure very comfortable. The day of the procedure its is normal to have some redness and feel slightly sunburnt. After 12-48 hours, the skin returns to normal. Microneedling has cumulative benefit with the best results seen after 4-6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Microneedling can be used on its own, or augmented with PRP (platelet rich plasma) for an even more intensive treatment.
Not only is the infrared technology beneficial and safe in itself, the fabric used in our infrared sauna blanker is toxin free, so you can feel good about your daily dose of self care!
Far infrared is a specific wavelength of light that deep penetrates the skin and heats the body up from the inside.
Increased blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
More oxygen and nutrients being delivered to your skin = collagen
Raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside
Recover aches & pains with deep penetrating infrared heat.
Infrared Sauna Blanket $35+