Experience Gate of Life Wellness and Healing Arts
Restore Balance in Your Life
Have you ever gone on holiday to relax but found yourself even more wound up than when you left home? You’re not alone.
At Cabot Shores, guests can enjoy a variety of options focused on Wellness and the Healing Arts. Morning meditation, Qi Gong, the Barrel Sauna, Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs, Individual & group acupuncture, yoga, outdoor adventures and delicious food with local ingredients, and live music are just some of the ways we can help you unwind and rejuvenate.
The Fall Wellness- Retreat-Nurture Meets Nature and Adventure-- is happening November 25-27th.
Qi Gong & Morning Meditation
Complimentary but must be booked the prior evening
Based on Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong is a series of gentle exercises that aid in the movement of human life energy known as Qi. The aim of these exercises is to limber up the joints, open up the breathing, focus the mind, stimulate circulation, and increase a sense of well-being.
Meditation is an ancient practice for letting go of habitual thinking. In the gaps between thoughts, a sense of awareness develops, allowing for a fuller and richer experience of one’s mind.
During these brief morning sessions, you will be guided through a mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. The sessions are open to beginners as well as more advanced students. A great way to start the day!
We offer complimentary 30-minute Qi Gong and Meditation sessions at 9:30am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in our beautiful Studio Loft upstairs in the Event Space Building. Please reserve your spot with the front desk staff on the prior evening.
Reiki Treatment (Energy Healing)
$95 (60 mins)
$135 (90 mins)
$150 for 2 Treatments - 60 mins each. (Special Promotion)
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
When using Reiki you cleanse the meridians, harmonizing energy levels and promote a smooth flow of reserve energy to the areas under attack, thus restoring the balance. Practising Reiki increases our reserves of energy, thus preventing any possible future outbreak of illness.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki goes to the root of whatever most needs healing at the time of it's application, and the root may lie in any one of those 'bodies'. Reiki stimulates and boosts your Inner Healer.
- Extract from ‘The Ultimate Guide to Reiki’ By: K. Niranjan Kumar Reddy
$35/session for up to 3 guests; $50/session for 4 or more guests
Our beautiful new Barrel Sauna will relax you, helping you to release muscle tension and toxins while also lowering blood pressure and aiding circulation. Breathe in the wonderful cedar scent as you look out toward Church Pond.
Book your 45-minute sauna session at least an hour in advance with our Front Desk staff and they’ll have it ready for you when requested.
$55/evening for 2 guests; $75/evening for 3 or more guests
No matter the weather, our tubs help you relax as you soak in hot water while surrounded by nature's beauty. Watch the stars from your private Japanese cedar soaking tub or your private traditional soft hot tub. Please book you hot tub with Front Desk staff at least 24 hours before your arrival by calling 902-929-2584 or by booking directly online.
Five Element Acupuncture
Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, and heart or spirit. By placing very fine, sterile needles into points in different parts of the body, a person’s Qi, or life-force energy, is stimulated and encouraged to move in its proper fashion, thereby encouraging the healing process.
Conditions that respond well to acupuncture include GI and circulatory disorders, headaches, women’s health issues, allergies, muscle and joint pain, stress-related illnesses, and many others.
Please book your appointment 24 hours in advance with our Front Desk staff.
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"Possibly the most romantic aspect of vacationing on Cape Breton Island is the fact that things move slowly there. You can live in your hotel room for days without missing your laptop. You can take a snowshoeing trip to areas with no cell-phone service and never miss that annoying buzz that comes every five minutes. In Cape Breton it’s all about you, your partner and breathtaking landscapes. Visiting Cape Breton takes relaxation to new levels, which means you have nothing but time to devote to the one you love the most."
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