Therapeutic/Relaxation Massage: Massage Therapy is the assessment and manipulation of muscles, joints and connective tissue with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. People seek out massage therapy for different reasons: pain management, injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, preventative measures, relaxation, or even some very much needed “me time”. Aches, pains, stiffness and limited mobility can be indicative of a larger issue or condition in your body. Working with you to identify your current problem areas and developing a treatment plan suitable for your needs and goals is our main objective.
Craniosacral Therapy: Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on-healing method used by health practitioners such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists worldwide. Treatments are energy-based, much like acupuncture or Reiki, and are therefore gentle yet exact and deeply therapeutic.
Craniosacral therapy addresses imbalances and injury within the craniosacral system and the relationship between this core system and the balance of the body as a whole. This system includes the bones of the head, spine and pelvis and is connected by dural tissue, a continuum of connective tissue. Within this core system is the central nervous system; the brain, cerebral spinal fluid, and spinal cord.
From an energy medicine perspective, this core system is also the location of the central channel of life force energy in the body (prana, chi). All well-being, vitality, and healing is birthed from this channel of energy and all of our anatomy and physiology orients around and is supported by it. Keeping it open and flowing is key.
Cupping Massage: Cupping massage has become increasingly popular, but this form of therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create a vacuum through suction. It can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and provides the benefits of a deep tissue massage.
Cupping massage causes new blood flow into an area, helping to remove stagnation. This can cause bruise like circles — these are not actually bruises, but blood in between skin layers caused by a ruptured vessel. The “circles” do not last longer than a few days. There are many benefits to cupping massage, like stimulating blood flow, breaking up adhesions, increasing range of motion and sedating the autonomic nervous system.
Massage Therapy is one of the most versatile treatment options when it comes to physical and mental health. It can help treat:
And much more. If you have any questions about Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy or Cupping Massage, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
On your first visit, we review and discuss your health history form and perform a physical assessment which allows us to formulate a treatment plan that is safe and effective for your needs. We then explain in detail your treatment plan including how to get undressed (with the exception of Craniosacral therapy –you remain fully clothed) and on the table, what body parts will be treated, communication about pressure and discomfort during the treatment and that you always have the right to stop or modify the treatment at any time. We want to ensure your experience is the most comfortable it can be.
In order to achieve the best treatment outcome, skin to skin contact is best. Prior to you getting onto the treatment table your therapist will explain in detail what clothing to remove and how to position yourself on the table. During your treatment, the area being treated is the only exposed area and is draped in such a way that respects your boundaries. The rest of your body remains covered with sheets and a blanket. If anything discussed prior to your treatment makes you feel uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to talk to your therapist about the best options for you.
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Frequency of treatments depends on a number of different factors such as severity of condition, age, overall general health, etc. The amount of treatments needed will be determined during the first few sessions.
We direct bill to Blue Cross and Great West Life. For all other insurance providers, we issue official receipts for you to claim. See our Insurance Coverage page for more information.
Again, this is hard to determine due to a number of different factors such as severity of condition, length of time you have had the condition, age, general health, etc. Your therapist will work with you to find a treatment plan that will work best.