Massage Therapy

Frequently asked questions

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of the body. While massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows are used. These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. Massage therapy can be therapeutic or relaxing.
A regular therapeutic course of massage sessions can:
  • Relax tense muscles
  • Assist with lowering your blood pressure
  • Massage stimulates your circulation
  • Lymphatic massage can significantly increase lymphatic drainage
  • Assists with the reduction of edema and/or  pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in lungs)
  • Reduces pain
  • Increase the sense of mental relaxation Revitalizing
  • Can assist with unblocking emotional distress.
  • Helps you get a better rest as it has been shown to aid with regulation of sleeping patterns

Most extended health care covers Registered Massage Therapy. Please check with your provider to see what your benefits include. We provide direct billing for most Insurance Companies.

For general wellness and to receive all the health benefits we suggest you receive a massage treatment once or twice a month. For the treatment of a chronic condition such as migraines, neck aches and backaches, you’ll need to visit us more frequently. Begin twice a week for the first four to six weeks, and then gradually increase the time between sessions as symptoms improve. To help relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia or for those who are in a stressful situation or are leading high stress lives we suggest you visit us for a massage every one or two weeks.

On this first visit a Registered Massage Therapist will:

  • review your health history in details
  • discuss your concerns
  • conduct a thorough assessment
  • perform the first massage treatment
  • discuss and prepare your personalized treatment plan

If you would like to discuss this or any therapeutic treatment please reach out to us.

 

Massage options

Indulge in one of our relaxing, rejuvenating and healing massage therapies. 

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage therapy. Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.

$55

½hour+tax

$65

45Min+tax

$80

1hour+tax

$110

1½hours+tax

Hot stone massage

Heated smooth stones are glided over your body to help melt away any stress or tension in your muscles. This is a wonderful relaxing treatment. It can also be incorporated with a therapeutic massage or you can choose an essential oil to enhance your desired effect.

$90

1hour+tax

Myofascial release

Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves & organs of the body. It involves applying a gentle sustained pressure & is done without the use of oil. It is effective in treating tightness in tissues that restricts range of motion, or areas that have been compromised due to poor posture that has pulled the body out of normal alignment. It helps hydrate the tissue so that things are more pliable & feel less stuck.

This can be incorporated with any massage no additional charge or offered as a half hour session

$55

+TAX

Couples massage

Bring your partner & enjoy a relaxing couples massage in a private room  being offered by registered Massage Therapists

$170

1hour+tax

Therapeutic massage

This treatment addresses any soft tissue problems you may be experiencing. Trigger point therapy as well as repetitive strippings & additional modalities are utilized to help release tension, increase range of motion & decrease pain. If you suffer from headaches, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder or a number of other conditions this treatment can be very helpful.

$55

½Hour+tax

45MIN $65+TAX

1hour $80+tax

½ Hours  $110+tax 

Cupping

Rather than applying pressure to muscles, a local suction is created on the skin to draw the skin, muscles & tissues upward. The benefit of cupping is to enhance circulation, relieve pain, remove heat, address adhesions from scar tissue & to pull out toxins that can linger in the body’s tissues. Cups may be left in pace or with the addition of an oil the cups can be utilized using a gliding massage. Each treatment is unique to your specific needs.

$60

½hour +tax

45min $70+tax

1hour $85+tax

Indian Head Massage

The brain is said to be “the seat of the soul” & is also the centre of our nervous system. This technique manipulates the soft tissues of the face, neck & scalp & helps balance mind, body & spirit. Some of the beneficial effects you can experience are relief from tension headaches, insomnia, stress & can improve clarity.
*This treatment can be done as an individual session or incorporated with any other massage.

$55

½Hour+tax

Treatment Cancellation Policy:

24 hour cancellation notice is required for all treatments. Otherwise, a $25.00 fee will be applied for missed or late cancellations.

New client forms

We encourage all new clients to download and review the intake forms. You can also print them if you wish and fill them out in advance of your first visit.