Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy aims to relax, re-align and re-educate the body’s soft tissue. It can help to calm over stimulated nerves and over worked muscles. It can be used in partnership with chiropractic care, physiotherapy or/and regular exercise to help maintain optimal body function. Almost everyone can benefit from Massage Therapy including athletes, elderly, young, pregnant and sedentary people.

*Please note that people undergoing treatment for active cancer of any kind are, unfortunately, contraindicated for massage therapy without WRITTEN permission from their treating oncologist.

Massage Therapy can help with all kinds of ailments including, but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica and piriformis syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder

Massage Therapy modalities practiced here include:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • Trigger Point Release

There are a few things you should know before coming to Massage Therapy for the first time:

  • Come well hydrated to bring your blood volume up. Massage therapy tends to dehydrate people and your muscles will need blood to heal from the changes we make during massage treatment.
  • Try not to take painkillers before you come. Painkillers inhibit your body’s ability to feel. You need to feel what we’re doing.
  • Be prepared to talk. We need to know what history your body has in order to treat you effectively.
  • Make up smudges. If you like to wear eye make up expect to have to touch it up or remove it before you re-emerge into the world.