“The aim of treatment is to find and address the main dysfunction and then give the body time to self-correct.”
— Heather MacCormac
What is Massage Therapy?
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act 1991)
Helps conditions such as:
- Back/Leg/Neck Pain
- Stress Relief
- Insomnia/Whiplash/Post Surgery/Rehab
- Carpal Tunnel/Plantar Fasciitis
Benefits of Massage:
- Relieves muscle tension
- Improves circulation
- Normalizes body functions
- Restructures tissue fibres
- Reduces tone in muscles
- Increase mobility and range of motion
Swedish Massage is the most common form of massage practiced in Canada. Swedish massage techniques involve the therapist using their hands, forearms and elbows to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Techniques vary in depth, rate and rhythm. Heather works together with you to create a treatment that addresses your requirements and comfort level.
Fascia is an uninterrupted 3 dimensional web of tissue that extends from our head to toe – throughout our entire body. Fascia is located both superficially and on deeper levels of the body between the skin and the underlying muscles and bones and connects the muscles, organs and skeletal structures in our body. Fascia is a highly adaptable tissue due to its elastic properties.
Myofascial release work is a direct or indirect manipulation of the body’s connective tissues which allows the tissue fibres to re-organize in a more flexible, functional fashion. This therapy incorporates manual massage techniques to stretch and release bonds between fascia, muscles and bones. The goal of myofascial release work is to release restrictions and restore tissue health – often resulting in increased range of motion and the elimination of pain.
This therapy is typically performed without lotion or oil. The techniques may be static or with movement.
Tracditional Chinese Massage Tuina
Traditional Chinese Massage Therapy Tuina is used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem while boosting the circulatory (blood) and lymphatic systems, reducing tensions, and boosting the body’s immune system.
Chinese Massage improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues, enhances skin tone and increases the elimination (detoxification) of chemical wastes from the body. At the same time it is a wonderful soothing experience.
The basis of Chinese Massage Therapy is to regulate and balance the Yin and Yang body energies – removing the excess and invigorating the deficiency – in order to restore the body’s harmonious state.
This soft tissue massage technique helps to prevent disease and manually treat illness. By palpating, pressing or patting affected body parts pain is effectively released and symptoms alleviated.
|60 mins Massage.||–||$90.00|
|90 mins Massage.||–||$145.00|
Useful info and health tips
During your first visit, clients are required to complete a medical history form. Please arrive a few minutes in advance of your appointment time to do this. The appointment time reserved for you includes a discussion of your health history, assessment, hands on treatment and self care recommendations. Proposed treatment will be discussed along with the benefits, side effects, risks, alternatives to treatment sessions. A verbal and written consent will be obtained.