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Zero Gravity

NAPRAQUATIC MEDICINE

A unique modality

Fusing the benefits of Hydrotherapy, Aquatic Osteopathy and Naprapathic Medicine

IN THE FIELD OF AQUATIC THERAPY

Jaz is an Osteopathic Practitioner, Doctor of Naprapathy, Aquatic Osteopathy instructor and a pioneer in the field of Aquatic Therapy. Jaz specializes in the treatment of conditions involving the fascia, respiratory, lymphatic and neuromusculoskeletal system.  

  

She is the creator of Zero Gravity | Napraquatic Medicine, an innovative modality that blends the benefits of Hydrotherapy, Aquatic Osteopathy, and Naprapathic Medicine. This discipline takes advantage of buoyancy and uses a variety of 3-dimensional techniques that would be impossible to utilize during a regular "land-based" session. Jaz's sessions assist in the treatment and management of chronic pain, stress, and numerous other conditions

  

Her doctoral thesis "Effects of Aquatic Osteopathy-Naprapathy Therapy on Parkinson Disease" showed positive outcomes, supporting the idea that Napraquatic Medicine has the potential to become the standard for PD care.

BENEFITS

OF ZERO GRAVITY THERAPY

IN A WARM POOL

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Hydrostatic/water pressure reduces swelling and contributes to blood and lymph circulation. In addition, Napraquatic Medicine techniques help increase proprioception, a specific type of body awareness. Our proprioceptors (specialized mechanosensory neurons) are located within muscles, tendons and joints and are responsible for monitoring the position and movement of our body structures. Improving proprioception is beneficial to everyone and crucial for patients working on balance and recovering from musculoskeletal injuries. 

   

Additional benefits of Napraquatic Medicine include:

   

  • Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for digestion, absorption, tissue restoration, etc.

  • Promoting healing, relaxation and tissue restoration. Aquatic Osteopathy is an excellent rehab modality. Sessions are ideal for spinal cord injury patients.

  • Reducing the load on the joints, promoting body awareness, relieving pain, and improving motor skills.

  • Increasing musculoskeletal alignment, efficiency and functionality.

  • Enhancing venous return and lymphatic-blood flow. 

  • Promoting health and wellbeing prior to, during and post pregnancy.

WHO

CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR AQUATIC SESSIONS

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Our aquatic sessions are indicated for most people, from children to seniors, including the healthy and high performance athletes. This restorative practice is most beneficial for those looking for healing, deep relaxation and introspection. At Postureffect, we would highly recommend this therapy if you:

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  • are looking for tissue restoration after a competition or weekend-warrior practice.

  • are looking for healing following surgery, trauma, whiplash or other musculoskeletal lesions or injuries, such as sprains, strains, and in particular, spinal cord injury.

  • have a stressful lifestyle, have unresolved traumas or tend to hold emotions. 

  • suffer shallow breathing or restricted thoracic cage and want to improve breathing functionality.

  • are looking to address and manage conditions affecting the fascia and neuromusculoskeletal systems.

In addition, our aquatic sessions promote healing and wellbeing prior to, during, and post-pregnancy.

HOW

WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR SESSION IN A WARM POOL

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Napraquatic Medicine techniques do not cause pain when applied on healthy tissues. However, pain or discomfort may be experienced when conditions such as muscle "tightness", myofascial adhesions, restricted blood flow (ischemia), nerve compression, injury and other types of lesions are present.

   

Let us know if you are simply looking to have a relaxing & introspective experience.

We can certainly leave the non-relaxing techniques for a following session ;)

 

CONSIDERATIONS

REGARDING YOUR HEALTH

& SAFETY

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As with any other Aquatic Therapy, we encourage you to talk to your family doctor and obtain medical clearance if you are diabetic or if you have cardiopulmonary disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, history of CVA (cerebrovascular accident), epilepsy, incontinence, acute skin conditions, balance disorder or if you are uncertain that Aquatic Therapy is the right choice for your condition.

  

Do NOT book any appointments (if you have already booked one, please call/email to cancel) if you: ​

  

  • have areas of skin lesions or broken skin

  • have symptoms of cold/flu/Covid-19

  • have any contagious diseases

  • have recently had a whiplash injury AND have not yet seen your doctor

FIRST VISIT

A FEW IMPORTANT POINTS

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  • Private poolIt is important to keep your body warm after the session, especially the neck, shoulders and back muscles. Please wear a towel or a bath robe. You may also wear a long sleeved shirt during your session, and for your own comfort, you may wear ear plugs, water shoes, etc.

  • Crystal pool: No entrance fee is required when you are coming to your session. You may bring your belongings to the vicinity of the warm pool. Or, if you prefer, you can buy a token and leave them in a locker. It is important to keep your body warm after the session, please wear a towel or a bath robe. You may also wear a long sleeved shirt during your session, and for your own comfort, you may wear ear plugs, water shoes, etc. The warm pool is at the end of the pool area, close to the sauna, steam room and hot tub. I will meet you in the warm pool.

WHERE

OUR AQUATIC LOCATIONS

  • Crystal pool

  • Private pool

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Our Napraquatic Medicine services are offered at the following locations:

  • Crystal pool, on 2275 Quadra St, Victoria. No entrance fee is required when you are coming to your session. The warm pool is at the end of the pool area, close to the sauna and hot tub. I will meet you in the warm pool.

  • Private Pool in Gordon Head, on 1655 Ash Rd, Gordon Head. Parking at the end of the driveway. Book your session in this beautiful, quiet, private, purpose built facility. For your privacy and comfort, 25 min gaps are allowed between sessions. 

Testimonial

"During my first Aquatic Osteopathy session with Jaz, I became more aware of myself and I felt energy flowing through my body. After the session, my headache was gone and I felt so relaxed.

  

It was like a mechanic adjustment to a rusted body. Now, Aquatic Osteopathy has become part of my regular health-care routine. "

  

 - S. Garza

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Jaz Ibarra

Doctor of Naprapathy

BSc in Osteopathy, BFA, DMT

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