Our Services

Our services are perfectly tailored to suit your needs.  

 

 PREGNANCY MASSAGE  POSTNATAL MASSAGE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE HOT STONE MASSAGESWEDISH MASSAGE DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE BREAST MASSAGE

 

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PREGNANCY  MASSAGE

 

All our therapists are trained to treat and assess pregnancy and pregnancy related symptoms. Our clinics and rooms are equipped with The Body Cushion System. Clients have the choice to lie face down or side-lying position. With thousands of prenatal treatments performed at our clinics - we are a trusted name in the community. 

 

BENEFITS
  • decrease back pain and discomfort
  • reduce sciatic pain and sacro-iliac joint pain
  • reduce calf cramps and swelling in feet
  • decrease carpal tunnel symptoms and swelling in hands
  • promote a more restful sleep and reduce pregnancy induced insomnia
  • increase relaxation and reduce stress
  • decreasing the anxiety and physical stress while going through fertility treatments
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    Many of our therapists are birth and post-partum doulas and these services are offered separately.

    See Anna demonstrating our pregnancy massage technique and body cushion system in our Youtube video.

     

     


     POSTNATAL MASSAGE

     

    Babies are welcome in our clinic and in the treatment room while breast feeding is getting established. However, we find mothers are most relaxed when they come on their own. We understand the demands of nursing and having a new baby and needing treatment. Mothers are welcome to nurse prior to treatment in our waiting room, on the treatment table and post-treatment. Best to schedule around sleep time! We ask that you come in early to nurse prior if needed. Please bring car seat or a carrier seat for babe to rest in during treatment. 

     

    BENEFITS     
  • address postural concerns associated with breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • relieve muscle tension in neck and shoulders
  • decrease fluid retention
  • promote a more restful sleep
  • decrease anxiety and stress from sleep deprivation
  • reduce general muscle tension and aches
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    Many of our therapists are birth and post-partum doulas and these services are offered separately.

    Please note: We want our treatments to be as relaxing as possible for you and the other clients, so if baby is not settling we will stop treatment. For treatments under the half way time we charge 50% of the treatment, if the time treated is over half we will charge full price, so that our therapists also get compensated for their time.

      

     

     THERAPEUTIC  MASSAGE

     

     

     

    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 stages of conditions.

     

    BENEFITS     
  • reducing or eliminating pain
  • improving joint mobility
  • improving circulation
  • improving immune system functioning
  • increasing lymphatic drainage
  • reducing depression and anxiety
  • reducing tension within muscles
  • increasing body awareness
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    The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

    • post-surgical rehabilitation sports injuries
    • asthma and Emphysema
    • cancer
    • chronic Fatigue syndrome
    • gastrointestinal disorders
    • Fibromyalgia inflammatory conditions: arthritis and bursitis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • palliative care strains and sprains
    • pregnancy and labour support
    • anxiety and depression
    • carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
    • dislocations
    • fractures and edema
    • headaches
    • insomnia
    • muscle tension and spasm  

     

     


    HOT STONE MASSAGE

     

    BENEFITS     
  • improves lymphatic circulation as well as general over-all circulation
  • promotes muscle and tissue relaxation
  • decreases or relieves tension headaches
  • stress reduction
  • decreases sciatic pain
  • decreases joint pain
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    Please understand that there are conditions when Hot Stone Therapy may not be performed:

    • Pregnancy
    • Hypertension
    • Arthritis
    • Kidney Disease
    • Open lesions
    • Diabetes
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Medications: anti-inflammatories, analgesics, etc.
    • Varicose veins
    • Cancer

     

     

    SWEDISH MASSAGE

     

    Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was developed by Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, at the University of Stockholm in 1812. Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic long and flowing strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being. Swedish massage is also one of the less demanding techniques for massage therapists to practice as it usually does not involve deep tissue work.  

     

    5 different strokes in the massage:     
  • long, gliding strokes
  • kneading of individual muscles
  • friction
  • hacking or tapping
  • vibration
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    The therapist generally uses massage oil to facilitate making long, smooth strokes over the body. Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, a technique called “draping”. One part of the body uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy.










     

      

    DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

     

    Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.  

     
    How Does Deep Tissue Massage Help?  

    When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

     

    Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?  

    At certain points during the massage, you may find there is some discomfort and/or pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist if the massage goes outside your comfort range. There may be some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the treatment and will often suggest you increase your water intake to help flush out any potential waste products that may have been released during the massage.

     
    In what instances might Deep Tissue Massage be beneficial?  

    Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as: chronic pain limited mobility recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury) repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome postural problems osteoarthritis pain fibromyalgia muscle tension or spasms.

     

    According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs. Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.











     

    BREAST MASSAGE

     

    Breast tissue has no muscle and is made up of fatty tissue and Lymphnodes. With no muscle to contract and relax on a regular basis breast tissue has no effective way of draining the chemicals that can build up in the fatty tissue of the breast. Breast Massage can help to drain the toxins in to the lymphatic system encouraging nutrients to flow into the breast promoting healthy tissue.  

     

    BENEFITS     
  • reduce fibroids or cysts
  • reduce discomfort from pregnancy, breastfeeding and weaning
  • lessen discomforts associated with breast cancer treatments
  • help relieve post-surgical pain and symptoms
  • relieve pain and discomfort associated with PMS or from bra compression
  • helps to decrease discomfort associated with chemo and radiation therapy
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    IMPORTANT : Consult your doctor before seeking massage therapy while being treated for cancer