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Massage Therapy

Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) specialize in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. Our massage therapy services include:

  • Registered massage therapy
  • Lymphatic massage therapy
  • Hot stone massage therapy
  • Prenatal massage therapy
  • Thai hot stem massage
  • MediCupping massage

There are wonderful benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from an RMT. Whether your goal is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscular tension, or find relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

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Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions.

Registered massage therapy can prove beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy-related conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan and can help:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve immune system functioning
  • Increase lymphatic drainage
  • Reduce depression and anxiety
  • Reduce tension within muscles
  • Increase body awareness

The real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.

Pregnancy and labour support

Are you aware that there is a simple way to help to alleviate stress and labour pain, and improve your soon-to-be-born baby’s health while also reducing the risk of complications? Studies support what more and more women are discovering about massage therapy during pregnancy – it has been shown to:

  • improve maternal mood
  • decrease depression and anxiety
  • decrease pain
  • decrease stress hormones in pregnant women (including those suffering from depression)
  • decrease obstetrical complications, and improve neonatal health and development.

In addition, the overall benefit of improved mood to maternal and neonatal health has the potential to positively impact the health of individual mothers and children.

There is also evidence that massage therapy through the labour and birthing process helps to:

  • decrease pain in all three stages of labour (latent, active, and transition)
  • reduce anxiety in the latent stage
  • reduce stress during labour
  • increase the quality of your experience of childbirth

These immediate effects of massage therapy may affect other longer-term effects such as decreased length of labour, shorter hospital stay, less touch sensitivity and fewer instances of postpartum depression.

Your newborn baby benefits too: studies conclude that preterm (premature) infants receiving massage gain more weight and leave the hospital sooner. Massage therapy may also improve sleep patterns and behaviour in infants.

Common concerns about pregnancy massage

You and your baby’s well-being come first. Massage Therapists are professionally trained to work with you to develop an effective and safe massage therapy treatment plan during your pregnancy that will complement the care you are receiving from your doctor, chiropractor, and other healthcare providers. Specially-designed massages tables, ergonomic cushions and supports are used to ensure your safety and comfort during your massage therapy treatment. Massage Therapists are also prepared to address the subtle needs of expectant mothers like you, including the potential need for frequent restroom breaks and the use of unscented massage oil so as to not aggravate a sensitive sense of smell. Good communication with your therapist will result in the most beneficial and rewarding pregnancy-massage therapy for you and your baby.

Benefits of infant massage for babies

  • Can relieve gastro-intestinal discomfort
  • Daily massage can speed myelination of the brain and nervous system.
  • Can relieve stress
  • Stimulates growth
  • Encourages development
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Enhances baby’s well-being
  • Invites baby to live in the world
  • Fun

Benefits of infant massage for parents and other caretakers

  • Increases confidence
  • Promotes understanding of baby’s cues
  • Promotes bonding
  • Promotes communication with baby
  • Promotes awareness of baby’s needs
  • Helpful in Post Partum Depression
  • Provides parents of babies with special needs a skill that can make a difference for their baby
  • Fun

Thai hot stem massage

This treatment is relaxing and therapeutic at the same time! It includes a combination of techniques taken from Thai Yoga massage, Lomi Lomi, acupressure, shiatsu, lymphatic drainage, and energetic trainings. The stems are made of unbleached natural cotton and contain a number of organically-grown herbs, such as camphor, tamarind, sweet flag, mountain ebony leaves, somboil, jeang leaves, and eucalyptus. This massage not only improves the circulation, but is detoxifying, relives pain, and is anti-inflammatory. It also improves the energy flow which is responsible for mental and physical health. This treatment is great for anyone trying to detoxify, decrease fascial restrictions, reduce stress, and relieve muscular tightness or pain.

MediCupping therapy

MediCupping therapy uses a machine with glass or plastic cups to create a light suction on the body surface, gently lifting the tissue layers. This produces a sedating effect on the nervous system and allows water absorption and renewed blood flow to dehydrated and undernourished tissue. As this happens, old waste and congestion is eliminated. It also helps pull inflammation and toxins from the body tissue, making it easier for the lymphatic system and skin to eliminate them. Furthermore, it can help to release deep scars and adhesions, fibrous tissue, or fascia that has retained memory from the incident or injury quickly and comfortably.

Vacuum therapies work nicely with the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. These techniques are used safely on children, adults, and elderly persons.

This therapy is great for pain reduction, scar reduction, releasing tight muscles and fascia, lymphatic drainage, detoxification, relaxation and cellulite reduction.

We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments for all services. To book an appointment, please call us at 905.829.0724.

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