Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles, connective tissue. It is especially helpful to those who have chronic muscle tension and stiffness in areas such as, but not limited too the neck and back tightness.
Deep tissue massage is similar to regular massage therapy, but the techniques are slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Myofacial release is a hands on therapy directed at breaking down scar tissue, relaxing the muscle and myofascia and restoring good posture. This technique uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore proper health to the fascial tissue. Benefits include reduction of muscle spasm, improved joint mobility, decreased muscle and fascial tension, improved breathing and reduction in chronic recurring injuries.
What is a Registered Massage Therapist?
A registered massage therapist is an individual who has completed competency-based education at educational institutions by the government of Ontario. Including the following:
Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects.
Completed a minimum of 200 clinical hours. Successfully completed examinations from and have been registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, in accordance with the regulated health professions Act, and the Massage Therapy Act. Maintained their Registration by participating in continuing education and quality assurance programs that assists them in the maintenance of higher professional standards and quality care of their clients.
We ask all new clients to fill out a health history form before their first massage. If you would like to download yours and fill it out ahead of time, you can download it here.
Combined Decongestive Therapy combines Manual Lymph Drainage with compression bandaging. After an MLD® treatment is completed, a series of bandages are applied to the affected area to offer continued compression in order to prepare the affected area for compression garment fitting. Once the treatment plan is completed a fitting for a compression garment, which will be worn daily, will occur.
Swedish massage the most common form of massage practiced. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other techniques focused on superficial layers of muscle using lotion or oil.
Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to the tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other toxins, which reduces pain and stiffness and muscles and joints.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD®) is a gentle massage intended to encourage the natural drainage of lymph fluid to decrease swelling and edema and speed healing
This treatment is most commonly used to treat edema, lymphedema and swelling. It can also treat conditions such as sinusitis, head pressure, consitpation, lower limb swelling due to pregnancy, chronic swelling, blocked milk ducts as well as aches and pains. It can also be utilized to speed healing from burns and surgery while decreaseing scar development
Esalen Deep Tissue Massage is a form of deep bodywork. It is a marriage of connective tissue (fascia) manipulation and muscle fiber massage. The work is generally delivered quite slowly so the clients tissues can adjust to the pressure.
Prenatal massage utilizes a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue massage to help lower anxiety, decrease back and leg pain, improve sleep and decrease levels of the stress hormone. Many women find that it also increases levels of the "feel-good" hormones, decreases the levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress and improves their mood. We utilize body pillows, bolsters and pregnancy pillows to ensure maximal comfort for both mother and baby.