While reading the list of services, please keep in mind that you don't have to chose a specific technique. During the assessment and later during the massage we will select the most appropriate technique for the issues we find. And when discussing the treatment plan ahead, we will talk about types of services you would most benefit of.
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Generally regarded as the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a wide combination of 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.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
Myofascial Release is an effective hands-on therapy which can directly change and improve health of the fascia. The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break down scar tissue, relax the muscle and myofascia and restore good posture.
Myofascial Release techniques focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body providing lasting and effective relief to the client and patient. Myofascial Release technique is applied directly on the body and uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), is the application of electrical current through the skin for pain control.
The electrodes are attached to the surface of the skin over or near the pain area. Other locations such as over cutaneous nerves, trigger points, or acupuncture points may also be used.
The interferential current (IFC) uses higher concentration or higher frequency (4000 Hz) waveform. This technique enables the electrical current to penetrate deep in tissues, comfortably.
The four electrodes deliver two currents into the tissues. Where the two currents meet, they actually 'interfere' with each other hence the name 'interferential.'
The electrical stimulation of the tissues results in a number of therapeutic physiological effects such as reducing pain by blocking the transmission of the pain signals (pain gate mechanism) or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins, reducing swelling, improving circulation, and muscle relaxation.
Ultrasound treatments are used in the management of soft tissue injuries. Sound energy causes molecular vibration; this mechanical energy turns into heat energy. Ultrasound is generally painless and is applied to the skin through a metal sound head containing a quartz crystal.
Ultrasound therapy uses high-frequency sound waves usually 1 or 3.3 megahertz. The lower frequencies provide deeper penetration of the ultrasound waves. The sound waves cause molecules in the tissues to vibrate, producing heat and mechanical energy.
Joint mobilization is a treatment technique used to manage musculoskeletal dysfunction. Most manipulative and mobilization techniques are performed by physical therapists, and fall under the category of manual therapy.
Thus, mobilizations are used when range of motion or mobility is lacking. Furthermore, gentle oscillations within the available joint play range is a technique used to decrease pain. Manipulations are quick movements that occur beyond the available joint play range. The purpose of manipulations, or joint thrusts, is to increase the available range if it is not full. Secondly, manipulations are done to break adhesions that disrupt joint movement.
The stones have a strong magnetic field due to their composition of calcium and iron and as a result are efficient at restoring the body's natural energy flow (called Qi pronounced 'Chï'). Unobstructed flow of Qi helps to promote a healthy mind and body and an overall feeling of well being.
The stones are cleaned between each client and heated to between 120-150 degrees. The therapist uses traditional Swedish massage strokes and holds the stones with their bare hands. The therapist may also leave heated stones on specific points along your spine, on the face, in the palms of your hands or between the toes. The warmth of the stones will induce a state of deep relaxation as soothing heat flows within the body along the spine, radiating into the shoulders and flowing into the legs, down into the feet.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago.
Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for preventive health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirituality and vibrant health.
Hydrotherapy is the use of heat and cold for therapeutic effects. Hydrotherapy has been used throughout history in the form of healing baths and hot springs, and is still commonly applied in the form of heat and ice packs. The effects of hydrotherapy vary depending on the temperature, how it is applied, and length of application.
The name some times confuses clients, but it is called hydro- because it uses water in any of its aggregate forms - ice, water, steam.
A true sensory experience, combining the benefits of Swedish massage with the power of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
As a treatment approach, Reiki in a non-invasive, intuitive modality which is a wonderful complement to traditional treatments and can help with imbalance that lies within and beyond the physical body. Reiki focuses on the “Qi” (pronounced "Chi") or energy of the person.
During a treatment, one can expect very little, but experience many things, through the balancing and dissolution of blockages. Many people feel cold, tingling, heat or pulsating sensations during a treatment. In various situations acute and even chronic pain can diminish or completely resolve, it is different for every person. Most people fall into a calm, relaxed state of rejuvenation.
Remedial exercise uses a combination of active and passive exercise to restore and improve the client's musculoskeletal health Remedial exercise is an integral part of one's treatment.
Remedial exercise takes three forms: active and passive range of motion, stretching (static and dynamic), and strength (resistance) training.
Normally during a regular massage session I combine Swedish techniques, Deep Tissue techniques, Some Myofascial manipulation, Joint manipulations, Aromatherapy, Hydrotherapy and some Acupressure.
We believe in a more holistic approach to massage therapy and creating customized treatment plans to help clients reach their health and wellness goals.
|Duration||Fee (before HST - rollover for total)|
|30 min||$61.95 + HST = $70.00|
|60 min||$110.62 + HST = $125.00|
|90 min||$150.44 + HST = $170.00|
|120 min||$199.12 + HST = $225.00|
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