THERAPEUTIC DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage focuses on the tissues under the superficial layer. It includes specific work and a range of techniques to rehabilitate prevent injuries and enhance performance.
Rehabilitation massage utilizes a combination of myofascial therapy, stretching techniques, structural integration and home exercise. Treatment is focused on reducing chronic pain, adhesions and scar tissue an in order to achieve a quick return to optimum muscle function and performance.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (MFR)
Fascia is a dense woven and very strong tissue that surrounds all our muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels and organs. A very affective and gentle sustained pressure is applied to the soft tissue to eliminate pain and restore mobility by stretching of the fascia.
EFFECTIVE PRENATAL & POSTNATAL MASSAGE THERAPIES
A massage specifically designed for women during and after child birth. Massage can be very helpful with the changes, discomforts and stress the body endures during and after pregnancy.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
A very gentle and slow massage technique used to drain lymphatic fluid from areas of congestion and swelling. Increases circulation and promotes the elimination of waste. Very useful in acute injuries or post surgery.
Craniosacral Therapy is a technique based on evaluating and enhancing the function of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY
Low level laser therapy technology utilizes super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. This process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms including pain. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing. The technology is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, Arthritis and sports injuries.
Advantages of Laser Therapy
- Non – invasive
- Non – toxic
- Easily applied
- Highly effective
- No adverse effects
What Conditions Can Be Treated:
- Soft Tissue Injuries, such as, strains, sprains, dislocations, fractures, whiplash, bursitis, tendinitis, trigger points, ligament and tendon tears, ect.
- Myofascial Restrictions
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Arthritic Conditions such as osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Disc Herniation
- Repetitive Strain Injuries, such as, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tennis Elbow, ect.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Treatments are typically thirty minutes to one hour in duration depending on the condition(s) being treated. It can be conbined with traditional massage therapy as well.
Low Level Laser Therapy is currently being used all around the world by physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and other specialists to treat pain and injuries in the body.
It has been clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation, promote faster healing within the body, and improve mobility.
MASSAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
As the mental health epidemic continues to grow throughout the country, people are turning to and seeking positive outcomes from total mind and body approaches such as massage therapy. Through the power of touch, massage has evolved into an additional treatment option for various mental health conditions by reducing cortisol and adrenaline, as well as increasing serotonin and dopamine to reduce anxiety, depression, PTSD and other such mental health ailments.
Medical Acupuncture is a research-based therapy that is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote the body’s natural healing response. It is a precise technique in which acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomically-defined neurofunctional sites and stimulated manually or with an electric current for the therapeutic purposes of modulating pain and other dysfunctions. This process stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals (endorphins & seretonin) in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals can change the experience of pain and will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
Medical Acupuncture is a safe, effective and often painless therapy. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include: pain relief, improved blood flow, inflammation reduction, stress reduction, improved range of motion, improved nerve conduction and improved organ function.
Medical Acupuncture is effective and commonly used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions including:
- Stress & Anxiety
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Sprains & Strains
Dawn Oehring and Christopher Hollick RMT both hold certification from McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
Paediatric massage is a complementary and alternative treatment that uses massage therapy to intend and promote health and wellness for infants, children and adolescents.
CUPPING THERAPY MASSAGE
Massage cupping is a modified version of “cupping therapy,” which has been used extensively in Chinese medicine for several thousand years.
Kinesiology (kinesio) tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton adhesive tape that is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. A sport-specific vigorous massage that includes stretching, friction, and a range of motion techniques.
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)
A deep soft tissue/movement based massage technique that treats many conditions associated with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.