Registered Massage Therapy

We promote and prioritize specific treatment modalities by identifying  areas of focus through physical history, personal preference and evidence based techniques that engage the individual in a deep healing process.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Masage is an advanced form of massage that can really benefit chronic pain sufferers. Deep Tissue Massage is used to improve chronic muscular tension using slow strokes, direct compression, trigger point techniques or friction on a focused problem area. Often the movements are directed across the grain of the muscles (cross-fibre) using the fingers, thumbs, or elbows. This is applied with greater pressure and at deeper layers of the muscle than Swedish massage, hence the name Deep Tissue Massage.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a form of massage typically used before, during, and after athletic events.

The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.

Sports massage maintains the body in generally better condition.

Myofascial Release

"Myofascial Release (MFR) is a style of manual therapy engagement that typically uses slow, still, prolonged stretching to facilitate change in the patient. Whether having its primary effects on fascia, as historically believed, or on skin, muscle, other tissues, or the nervous system in general, it is realistically a more complex direct and indirect interrelationship of overlapping systems. The goal of MFR is most often to reduce the feeling of tightness and to lessen pain, allowing for more freedom of movement and improvement in functional abilities."
Walt Fritz PT

Pregnancy Massage / Pre- and Post-Natal Massage

Pregnancy Massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.

The mother's body is properly positioned and supported during the massage, using a specifically designed pregnancy pillow . Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother.

It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.

Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization 

Swedish Massage

Relaxation Massage

Most common conditions treated by Registered Massage Therapists

Sports Injuries
Anxiety and Depression
Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Circulatory Problems
Cerebral Palsy
Digestive/Lower Bowel Problems
Dislocations
Headache/ Migraine
Edema (Inflammation)
Fibromyalgia
Fractures
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Post-Injury Rehabilitation
Inflammatory Conditions
Kyphosis and Scoliosis
Low Back Pain
Tendonitis
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Spasm
Neuritis/Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)
Parkinson’s Disease

Whiplash
Sciatica
Muscle Tension and Spasm
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Pregnancy and Labour Support
Respiratory Problems
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Strains and Sprains
Stress and Stress Related Conditions
Insomnia
Arthritis and Bursitis
Stroke

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