Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, fascia, ligaments) to increase circulation and range of motion/mobility while decreasing stress, pain, and dysfunction. Each treatment is tailored to your body, needs, and goals, whether that is a full body relaxation massage or a targeted treatment for a problem area. A variety of techniques can be used during the treatment, including

  • Myofascial release

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Visceral manipulation

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Prenatal massage

  • Reflexology

Read below for more on each of these techniques!

Lymphatic Drainage

This treatment targets the lymphatic system and movement of lymph fluid through the use of very light, rhythmic movements. This technique can

  • reduce swelling,

  • aid in post-exercise recovery

  • enhance venous return,

  • improve immune system functioning and healing, as well as

  • promote relaxation.

 

Please note: Does not include treatment of lymphedema and other lymphatic system disorders.

Visceral manipulation

A gentle technique targeting the organs (viscera) and their ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. This technique is used to

  • reduce adhesions,

  • improve circulation, and

  • promote healthy organ function.

Craniosacral Therapy

Gentle techniques used around the head and sites along the spinal cord. This treatment works with the connective tissue membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that make up the Central Nervous System. This treatment can benefit

  • headaches,

  • temporomandibular dysfunction (jaw)

  • chronic neck pain,

  • concussions,

  • stress and anxiety.

Click the photo below to learn more about our massage therapy chapter in Canada, the NHPC

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Myofascial Release

The use of slow, sustained pressure to the muscles and connective tissue to increase hydration and circulation as well as to engage the ‘rest and digest’ (parasympathetic) nervous system. This technique aids in

  1. softening the tissues,

  2. reducing pain and congestion, and

  3. increasing range of motion.

Reflexology

The use of pressure applied to areas of the feet. The theory with this treatment is the organs and body systems are connected to specific areas of the feet and can be stimulated through this reflexive pressure. This treatment helps to

  • relieve stress,

  • lower the blood pressure, and

  • boost body system functioning.

Prenatal Massage

Treatment for expecting mothers through all trimesters with body positioning modified to accommodate mum and growing baby. This treatment can help with any physical discomfort during pregnancy while also promoting relaxation.