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 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.
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.