Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Traditionally massage is a method of manipulating the soft tissues within the body to produce improved blood flow, reduce tension and better and improve function.
There are different forms of massage therapy starting from relaxation or a Swedish massage, deep tissue to hot stone and visceral manipulation as well as cranio-fascial work.


Relaxation Massage uses even strokes throughout the body with relatively even pressure. This can help improve blood flow overall but there is very little therapeutic treatment done during this process. Such massage designed for people who have a lot of tension and just need to relax and be able to sleep better and/ or for specific purpose to just reduce tension and stress.
Therapeutic massage is generally used to provide treatment to specific body parts and areas where there is muscle dysfunction or some degree of joint loss of movement. It also helps supplement blood flow to the soft tissues, promotes healing in an injured area and improvement of function. Such massage may be performed independently or in conjunction with chiropractic or physical therapy treatment.
A wide range of therapeutic techniques including cupping are employed over the soft tissues that are manipulated and moved in a manner not only to allow better healing, improve blood flow and restoration of function; but also to allow for the tissue to relax after treatment. Therapeutic treatment while not designed to make an individual sore can produce in a little bit of soreness and tiredness or fatigue after the treatment. It is recommended to hydrate well and to be able to take sufficient rest and perform the stretches that your Massage Therapist shows you after the treatment is performed.

Hot stone massage

Hot stone massage is the use of warm stones placed on the spine and various body parts. This can be done in conjunction of essential oils as needed. Your therapist may choose to move the stones with some degree of varying pressure over the various body areas. This treatment can be very relaxing at the same time therapeutic in a way that it will allow for promoting lymphatic drainage and improving the blood flow over the body parts treated. When the stones are placed over the spinal area it also allows for stimulation to those joints and to allows blood flow into the nerve endings and stimulation of the nervous tissue.

Osteopathic massage

Osteopathic massage techniques are also used in massage and to help manipulate the visceral tissue such as your organs in the abdomen and even to treat bony areas within the body. This form of treatment is extremely specialized and requires extended skill set. Such treatment is useful after a bad motor vehicle accident or long-standing aches and pains and chronic history of pain. This can be combined with specific exercises to help promote healing in the body. Again it is important to consult your medical doctor/physiotherapist before starting exercises.

Prenatal Massage Therapy

Our trained Massage Therapist Maria can help ease your aches and pains pre delivery with using relaxation techniques to help circulation and relieve pain during your pregnancy.  

Prenatal Massage therapy is typically done during your second trimester and sometimes third trimester.
Benefits include promoting relaxation, better overall blood circulation and reduction of aches and pains which are part of a typical pregnancy. Secondary benefits include better lymphatic circulation which is beneficial to keep swelling in the limbs better managed.
Duration of this treatment usually lasts 60 minutes with exceptions to extend duration of session are based upon the Massage Therapist’s discretion and your unique situation.
It is recommended you wear loose and comfortable clothing for your appointment and you may be asked to undress to a certain point to allow the therapist to employ her therapeutic techniques for you.
Your appointment will consist of filling out a health history form and a basic COVID-19 related questionnaire.
You will need a physician’s letter to help your insurance cover the cost of this treatment.

Post Natal Massage

As the name suggests, this massage treatment is done after pregnancy once baby(ies) arrive. The body during pregnancy has undergone significant changes and having a series of post natal massages will help heal the various soft tissues-muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, even improve the circulation in-between the body’s fascial layers and kick start your body’s ability to tone up after giving birth. Lymphatic circulation also is promoted and will also allow for better feel good hormones such as endorphins, serotonins and oxytocin to be released. Post natal massages are very common in the eastern culture both for mom and baby(ies) as it improves overall health and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothing for your 60 or 90 minute appointment. Your appointment will consist of filling out a health history form and a basic COVID-19 related questionnaire. You may need a physician’s letter to help your insurance cover the cost of this treatment.

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