Looking for a broader set of techniques during treatment focusing on muscle health and recovery? Unlike spa massage which is mainly for relaxation purposes, our therapist Hasina uses medical massage and trigger point therapy which focuses on a medical need or condition in addition to relaxation and stress relief. Massage therapy uses manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments) and joints to enhance your health and well-being.
Safe during all trimesters, prenatal massage focuses on areas of discomfort during pregnancy. Treatments are focused on improving circulation, alleviating pressure on the joints, reducing swelling in the legs and relieving lower back pain. A pregnancy table will be used for your comfort, suitable for lying face-down.
For ages 2-24 months, a 15mins infant massage helps to improve sleep patterns, soothe colic, promote relaxation and efficient circulation. Junior massages are suited for children 3-12yrs of age for 30mins.
Hot Stone Massage
Helps with tension, eases muscle stiffness, also increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through massaging with, and placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
Reiki & Massage
Your massage session will include level one Reiki to your treatment. Reiki is a form of spiritual therapy using "universal life energy" channeled through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit.
An ancient form of alternative medicine where special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Considered a deep tissue therapy, it is beneficial to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, and general well-being.
Paraffin Wax Treatment
A heat therapy option aimed to invigorate, refresh and relieve soreness and pain from inflammatory conditions. Both hands OR feet will be treated in a session, finished with a brief massage to the local area.
Relieve stress and increase circulation for muscles of the head and cervical spine. Promote hair growth, prevent migraines and headaches, and encourage deep sleep. Specialty oils are specifically used for the health of the hair and scalp.
Some conditions treated by massage therapy:
Reduction of pain and increase functioning in: Carpal tunnel, sciatica, sickle cell anemia, tension headaches, tendon & muscle tears, sore/overused muscles, varicose veins
Help treat and manage symptoms or complications of: Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, hypertension, reduces risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and autoimmune diseases
Other psychological, emotional, and physical benefits: Improved mood, lowers stress levels, improved sleep patterns, enhances immune system, improves athletic performance and enhances recovery
Information on pain:
One in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain, children are not spared and the prevalence increases with age (Moulin, Clark et al. 2002; Schopflocher, lovey et al. 2010)
Uncontrolled pain compromises immune function, promotes tumor growth and compromises healing with increased morbidity and mortality following surgery (Liebeskind 1991)
President of the Canadian Pain Society, Dr. Mary Lynch, says pain is misunderstood and undertreated, and can be a lifelong struggle
Two thirds of Canadians living with chronic pain report their pain is moderate (52%) to severe (14%), and 50% have lived with chronic pain for over ten years (Schopflocher et al., 2011)