Massage Therapy

massage therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints.  Therapeutic massage is an important component of your health maintenance.  It helps to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasm, improve circulation, help with lymphatic drainage, detoxify, and increase your body awareness.  Book your appointment with Mandy and Andrea, our Registered Massage Therapists.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage Therapy is the most commonly used modality in massage therapy, and generally consists of hands-on techniques and joint mobilizations.  It is versatile and can be used for full body relaxation, as well as to treat more specific and painful musculoskeletal conditions.  It has a positive effect on circulation and can help relieve swelling due to chronic conditions or injury.

Pregnancy Massage

Pre/Post-Natal Massage focuses on areas of the body that are most sensitive to pregnancy associated aches and pains.  It is safe and comforting, and helps reduce swelling in the limbs and feet, relieve back pain, generalized aches and pain, stress, and much more.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is used to eliminate pain caused by muscle knots, also known as trigger points.  It is one of the most widely researched and proven methods in massage therapy.  It effectively treats soreness in the upper back muscles, and also indicated for conditions like teeth grinding, calf spasms and tension headaches.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Lymphatic drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of soft tissue.  It aims to balance and decrease muscle tone, correct body posture and release muscles from chronic pain.  Deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure is more intense and focused as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension.  Please note, different rates apply to deep tissue massage.