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 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 (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.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Most common conditions treated by Registered Massage Therapists
Anxiety and Depression
Back, Neck and Shoulder Tension
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Digestive/Lower Bowel Problems
Kyphosis and Scoliosis
Low Back Pain
Neuritis/Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)
Muscle Tension and Spasm
Pregnancy and Labour Support
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Strains and Sprains
Stress and Stress Related Conditions
Arthritis and Bursitis