Every aspect of my business relates to improving the health and
well being of both people and the planet.
to Complementary Health with Joyce Shanks. This
website is about the work that I do. It is the source of information on my private holistic practice and
business. In a private clinic in Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec (DDO) I
offer Reflexology, Reiki
& CranioSacral Therapy. We are located in the west island of the
city of Montreal only 15 minutes from the Decarie Express or Highway 15.
Treatments are by appointment only in a naturally lit and soothing
2008 has been a year of growth and development for Complementary Health. In January,
in my endeavour to build alliances and relationships with other local
practitioners and earth friendly businesses I launched a
The West Island Complementary Alliance.
Also new this year I began selling Joyce's Klean
Kanteens™. In December of 2007 I produced the first of my monthly
newsletters called Complementing Your
Health. In the newsletter I explore information on healing and
different modalities, links and information to current environmental
issues, a monthly feature called Your Natural Pharmacy as well as
special offers and promotions. Below you will find a brief intro to all
the areas of my business, by clicking on their titles you can be
directed to that area of the site for additional information.
The Montreal Weekend To End Breast Cancer
August for the past four years I have participated in Montreal's Weekend
To End Breast Cancer. The first year my daughter was not quite 3 years
old, yet she was one of my biggest supporters, and absolutely my prime
motivator. I am scrambling now at the eleventh hour to raise my donation
quota for the walk. The first eight months of 2008 have flown by.
Launching the network, adding a new modality to the clinic and the Klean
Kanteens has been incredibly rewarding, but truly fulfilling when it
comes to my time. I am having a HUGE Raffle on Monday, August 19th,
if you are able to support
me in this great cause, please sponsor me directly
dollar donated to my walk before Monday evening August 19th, I will
enter your name into a draw for hundreds of dollars of Gift Certificates
that have been donated to me by Montreal and area restaurants and
Prizes are from Scarolies, Akaiwa Sushi, Carmine's
Tuscany Grill, Sirene De La Mer, Dejeuner Inc., OGGIs, Nettoyeur Nova,
McKibbins Irish Pub, Cafe Terrasse Il Cortile, and Marlowe's.
Please take a few moments and visit MY PAGE and make a donation to this
great cause. Thank you in advance!
The West Island
Complementary Health Alliance
West Island Complementary Health Alliance is made up of individual business
and entrepreneurs working towards the same goal; helping people achieve
balance in their lives for their health and the environment. It is the
belief of the Alliance that you can not separate the health of the planet
from that of the people. Learning about each other's areas of expertise,
networking together and building their individual enterprises and
disseminating information to the community through seminars, workshops and
events are the main focuses of the group.
Reflexology is a natural, holistic, drug free, and side effect
free approach to relaxing and healing the body, mind and spirit. Our
feet, hands, and even our ears are micro systems of ourselves, they
contain points or REFLECTIONS of our entire being. By stimulating and
applying pressure on these points, the body is encouraged to return to
its natural state of balance. Much more information
universe is an amazing place,
we are all part of it. Everyone
and everything in it
is connected through energy. The connections
are not visible to most of us by the naked eye, but they are felt by
Reiki is an energy medicine. It's purpose is to aid
in healing, detoxifying & balancing by sharing the love and light of the
universal life force.
May this year I went back to school. I had researched and learnt a lot
about CranioSacral Therapy. What was left was to learn how to put it
into practice first hand. There was no question in my mind that the
school to study with was to be the Upledger Institute. Founded by Dr.
John Upledger in 1985, the father of CranioSacral Therapy, they have
taught CST to more than 50,000 people world including Physicians,
Oesteopaths, Doctors of Chinese Medicine, and others both within and
outside of the health care profession. FAQs please visit them
A healthy choice for you and the planet!
original stainless steel, and now while supplies last, in colour.
Fundraising opportunities are available for groups and
organizations looking for earth friendly ways to help themselves and the
These stainless steel bottles are
responsibly manufactured, lightweight, practical, 100% reusable
and recyclable. Our back to school
Complementing Your Health
In December 2007 I launched the first issue of my monthly newsletter,
Complementing Your Health.
It truly is a labour of love. Throughout the month I collect and compile
concepts and ideas to put together into a thematic newsletter. All past
issues of the newsletter are available through my newsletter archive. To
join use the safe subscribe in the box below, you may safely unsubscribe
I truly feel blessed to do the work that I do, but what fulfills me more
than anything is my family. I have an amazing husband and a precious
daughter who is almost 6. They support me in all that I do, but
the truth be told, I do it all for them and the future that the children
of this world will inherit. For more about me please feel free to follow