massage

 

  • is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of pain and physical dysfunction

  • the massage therapist’s “tools” are those that improve cellular nutrition, increase the removal of waste products, increase circulation to the nerves, simulate the activity of the muscle pump, increase the glandular activity of the skin, loosen and stretch muscle fibres, connective tissue and the tissue around joints, stimulate the digestive process and soothe or stimulate the nervous system

  • massage therapy is the therapeutic relationship in which the RMT assists the client to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment their physical function or relieve their pain

  • benefits of massage can include an overall sense of well-being, a decrease in pain, an increase in ranges of motions and activity levels, a more effective circulatory, lymph, digestive and nervous system and improved healing rates

  • recommended for muscle spasm or strain, joint sprain or degeneration, arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, whiplash, headaches, TMJ syndrome, sinus problems, bronchitis, asthma, low back pain, sciatica, knee or foot pain, stress- related conditions, insomnia, neurological conditions, diabetes, lymphatic congestion, breast health, scar mobility, recovery from surgery/medical treatments and end of life care

reiki

 

  • is an ancient healing method originating in Tibet, rediscovered and brought to the West in the 1930’s by a Japanese physician

  • seen as holistic in practice – affects physical/emotional/mental/spiritual self

  • incorporates a light, resting touch over major joints, organs and vital centers

  • can be integrated with swedish or lymphatic massage or palliative care massage

  • suitable for a wide range of health concerns

  • benefits can include relaxation, inner peace, enhanced sleep function, pain decrease, improved physical function, overall physical well-being, improved immune function, increased healing rates and mental/spiritual equilibrium

  • recommended for acute and chronic pain, fibromyalgia, stress-related conditions, sinus headaches, stubborn muscular trigger points, wellbeing, stress-related conditions, acute and chronic pain, fibromyalgia and end of life care

craniosacral

 

  • takes its governing principles from osteopathy

  • sees the body as a unit; anything that happens in one part of the body has the    potential to impact every other part of the body

  • works within the paradigm that the body is a self-correcting mechanism-when given the opportunity, the body will heal itself

  • incorporates a light touch to avoid alerting the body's muscular defenses

  • complements the use of swedish or lymphatic massage or reiki

  • suitable for a wide range of health concerns including end of life care

  • benefits can include deep relaxation, pain decrease, improved physical function

  • recommended for acute or chronic concussion symptoms, TMJ syndrome, whiplash, post-operative support, migraine or sinus headaches, facial congestion, connective tissue problems, postural issues and end of life care

treatments and services 

 

fee schedule

 

30 minutes     $62

45 minutes     $74

60 minutes     $94

75 minutes     $113

90 minutes     $130 

*HST included 

 

Cash, debit, cheque, Visa and MC are accepted. Massage Therapy is included on many extended healthcare plans and employee benefit packages. You may be able to reclaim some or all of the cost of your treatment with the receipt. An MD prescription for massage therapy is often needed in advance of your treatment. Be sure to check your policy in order to effectively manage your options for healthcare.

 

cancellations/missed appointments

 

A full day’s notice is required for appointment cancellation or rescheduling in order to avoid the late cancellation fee. Missed appointments are billed and charged as such.

lympatic drainage massage

 

  • the lymph system’s primary function is to collect, drain and balance the body’s extracellular fluid; secondary function is to issue an immune response on its own

  • the lymphatic system works slowly but once stimulated by lymphatic massage, continues to collect, drain and destroy the body’s toxins for 2 days!

  • incorporates light, repetitive strokes in order to move the lymph fluid

  • heavier techniques compress the narrow lymph vessels and stop the flow

  • can be used locally and effectively with massage, breast massage and reiki

  • can be its own full body treatment

  • benefits include lymph system cleansing, immune system boost, reduction of the body’s toxic load (cellular/chemical) faster healing and less pain from injuries and hormonal related swelling

  • recommended for internal detoxification, breast pain and swelling, PMS, lymph node removal, sinus infection, inflammation from muscle strains/joint sprains/fracture/peripheral nerve injury, motor vehicle accident recovery, varicose veins, “tired, heavy” legs, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and end of life care

end of life care
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  • in the 60's and 70's, Dame Cicely Saunders of England and Dr Balfour Mount of Canada conceived of and developed the modern hospice movement and palliative care programs respectively

  • end of Life care is a term now used in Canada

  • term shows intention to offer caring services to people nearing death

  • can incorporate palliative care massage, craniosacral, reiki, therapeutic touch, hydrotherapy, essential oils and guided meditation techniques

  • care plan is client determined, directed and is flexible to change arising in the moment

  • benefits can include maintenance or enhancement of personal quality of life markers

  • recommended to support people in the nearing end of life changes and transitions

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