Registered 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. (CMTO website)
Contemporary Acupuncture is treatment performed by the insertion of single use, sterile, disposable needles. The needles are inserted through the skin, into the underlying muscles and tissues at specific points on the body for the purpose of alleviating pain, relieving pressure on nerves, improving mobility and re-establishing normal function.
Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Massage Therapy during pregnancy can often relieve many of the common side effects during pregnancy, whether you suffer from, backaches, headaches, edema, or other pregnancy related problems. Through all the stages of pregnancy massage therapy addresses various needs using a variety of techniques. One such technique is Swedish Massage which aims to reduce muscle tension, promote circulation of blood and lymphatic flow, as well as promote relaxation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. Research in Australia, Europe and North America has proven its efficacy as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies.
Developed by Emil and Estrid Vodder MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues.
Commonly used post operatively to aid in healing, decreasing pain and promoting healthy recovery patterns for affected tissues.