Massage Therapy involves
manipulating the tissues of the body with pressure or motion. Target
tissues can include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or
other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of
the gastrointestinal system. Our therapists primarily use Swedish
and Deep Tissue Techniques during the course of a treatment.
Deep Tissue massage is
designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective
tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles
located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is
beneficial for those who experience consistent pain, are involved in
heavy physical activity, or have sustained physical injury.
Swedish massage uses five
styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. This type of massage has
shown to be helpful in improving circulation, inducing relaxation,
reducing pain and joint stiffness, improving function in patients
with osteoarthritis, and reducing the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Peer-reviewed medical research
has also shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief,
reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood
pressure, heart rate, and state anxiety.
In Canada only three provinces
regulate massage therapy, they are British Columbia, Ontario, and
Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to become a Registered Massage
Therapist in these provinces, therapists must have 2200 hours of
training and pass a provincial board exam. Our therapists have 3000
hours of training.
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