Registered Massage Therapy
All our massage therapists are registered, meaning you can apply to be reimbursed for your treatments through your insurance plan. We accept cash, debit, MasterCard, and Visa. You can book your appointment online by clicking here (opens in a new window).
Sometimes it’s not possible to work through everything in one hour, in those cases it’s best to book longer amounts of time. It’s not unlikely that after your first massage you will feel relief but not full resolution of your problem. You may wish to rebook after your first massage or book multiple appointments in advance.
60 minutes – $80.00 +gst
75 minutes – $95.00 +gst
90 minutes – $115.00 +gst
Gift certificates for 60 minute and 90 minute registered massage therapy are available.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Generally, deep tissue massage focuses on manipulating soft tissue structures with more intensity and focus. Often, but not always, deep tissue massage is accomplished by using broader surfaces such as elbows and knuckles when applying pressure. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as relaxation massage but focuses more on alleviating the tenderness of trigger points with ischemic compression and deep muscle stripping. Because the work done is deeper, it often requires more time to work thoroughly into the tissue, thus concentrating on only a couple parts of the body per treatment is recommended.
Fascia is responsible for providing structure and form to muscles and through its connection to our skeleton, posture and body shape. When healthy, fascia is very pliable, able to stretch without restriction. With trauma, dehydration, and inflammation fascial structures become binding and, resulting in excessive pressure and pain. Myofasical release focuses on stretching and rehydration of fascial tissue through techniques to stretch and unwind bound fascial structures. Myofascial release improves posture, breaks down scar tissue and decreases pain. Myofascial release techniques are safe, can be very relaxing, and, at times, intense.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points refer pain elsewhere while the relief of trigger points can relieve pain both locally and distantly. The most common trigger points elicit head aches feelings in the face, temples, and eyes, while their source is at the base of the skull or neck. Good communication between therapist and client allows for optimal pressure to be applied: just enough that the client can comfortably experience the sensation without grimacing, tensing, or resisting the pressure. Trigger points are an effective and efficient way of addressing head aches but also many other conditions.
Relaxation Massage aims at relaxing the body as a whole. While all massage relies on relaxing tension from tissues, relaxation massage accomplishes this by relaxing the person first and then because the person is relaxed, the person’s muscles become relaxed. Thus inducing muscular relaxation indirectly. Rather than going in deep and working through the most tender areas, relaxation techniques rely on creating an overall mental and physical state of well-being. The utmost priority in relaxation massages is the over-all comfort of the client. A successful relaxation massages relies on the client letting go, giving up, and just being on the table. The techniques used aim to facilitate that end result. Unlike other types of work, relaxation massage has the least reliance on communication, either through an interview or case history or talking while on the table.