Types of Massage Treatments

Massage Treatment types available

All massage treatments are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist. Insurance receipts are available to be printed or emailed directly to you.

Please note, all massage sessions include pre & post consultation, home care recommendations & disrobing in the allotted treatment time.

 

*We do not offer WCB massage appointments anymore with direct billing*

 

  • Relaxation Massage

Administered by: Samantha Anderson, Tasha Smith, Jennie Baginski, and Billy-Lee McIntyre

A relaxation massage utilizes traditional Swedish massage techniques, applying light to medium pressure as per the client’s preference. The main objective is to induce relaxation and alleviate stress. Through gentle, flowing strokes, the massage therapist aims to soothe the body and mind, fostering a sense of tranquility. This approach targets muscle tension, enhances circulation, and promotes deep relaxation. Overall, a relaxation massage offers a rejuvenating experience, promoting overall well-being and stress reduction.

  • Therapeutic Massage

Administered by All therapists ( techniques may vary)

Therapeutic massage encompasses various techniques, including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, and more. Our therapists are trained in these modalities to offer tailored sessions based on individual needs. Following an assessment, we select the most suitable techniques for each case. Whether it’s easing muscle tension, enhancing mobility, or alleviating pain, our aim is to provide personalized care. With a diverse range of techniques, we strive to optimize the therapeutic benefits of massage for our clients’ well-being.

  • RAPID Neurofascial Reset (NFR)

Administered by: Pascale Gleisberg, Trish Wiebe and Samantha Anderson

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset is an active therapeutic technique grounded in neurology, focusing on the central nervous system’s role in relieving tension and restrictions in the body. This approach can effectively address a wide range of issues, including migraines, TMJ dysfunction, neck pain, bursitis, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, back pain, shin splints, knee injuries, sciatica, whiplash, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golfers elbow, shoulder pain, and bunions. By targeting the central nervous system, RAPID NeuroFascial Reset aims to alleviate pain and improve mobility, providing relief for various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

What is treatment like?

Each session of RAPID NeuroFascial Reset involves a thorough examination and treatment process. The RAPID provider assesses the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves using their hands. Painful and hypersensitive areas are then targeted through a combination of precisely directed tension and specific patient movements.

Clients are advised to wear loose-fitting clothes such as sweats, yoga pants, or a t-shirt to their session. It’s important to note that RAPID sessions may involve discomfort during the movement phase of treatment. This discomfort occurs as the neurological system is stimulated to restore normal function. Despite any temporary discomfort, the goal of RAPID NeuroFascial Reset is to promote healing and improve overall function.

Why choose RAPID?
RAPID is a popular choice among clients due to its swift response to treatment. This rapid efficacy enables active individuals to return to their activities promptly. Moreover, RAPID can be invaluable in uncovering the underlying reasons why certain pains persist despite previous treatments, as it incorporates thorough assessment and targeted treatment techniques. Furthermore, RAPID sessions do not necessitate patients to undress; they can simply wear loose, comfortable clothing. This accessibility and versatility make RAPID suitable for addressing both acute and chronic conditions, offering relief and promoting recovery across various health scenarios.

Old Injuries no More…

Though many painful conditions appear to have an insidious onset, very often they are a by-product of an old -possibly minor injury where, due to unforeseen factors, full healing was restricted. Biopsies on these areas have shown the tissue to contain concentrations of “chronic artifacts of inflammation”, these once healing cells are now known to be highly sensitizing to the nervous system often causing pain and dysfunction.

By utilizing RAPID treatment, we can desensitize the nervous system, reduce pain and increase movement.

 

  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

Administered by:  Trish Wiebe, Tasha Smith and Pascale Gleisberg

Therapists utilize their hands to detect tissue restrictions and employ specially designed instruments to address them effectively. Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) involves the use of these tools to loosen and mobilize areas of scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. This technique is beneficial for various conditions, including migraines, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other muscle tension or scarring-related issues. By applying controlled pressure with these instruments, therapists can target specific areas more precisely, aiding in the breakdown of adhesions and promoting tissue healing and flexibility

What  is IASTM treatment like?

Each session comprises a blend of traditional massage therapy techniques and focused attention on areas that would benefit from the use of specially designed tools. These target areas typically involve muscle tissue or fascia that is thickened or restricted. When employing the tools for targeted areas, the therapist usually dedicates 3-5 minutes to each area being treated. To optimize the effectiveness of the treatment, the tools are heated to ensure they remain warm throughout the session. This combination of manual therapy and instrument-assisted techniques allows for a comprehensive approach to addressing tissue restrictions and promoting healing and mobility.

  • Hot Stone Massage

ONLY OFFERED FROM OCTOBER – MAY

Administered by: Pascale Gleisberg

The use of heated stones in massage therapy is based on the principle of penetrating tissues at a deeper level to induce physiological changes. The heat from the stones serves to soften and melt the tissues, facilitating relaxation and promoting increased circulation. Additionally, the manual pressure applied by the therapist allows for the breaking up of adhesions and fibrous scar tissue, aiding in the release of tension and restoration of mobility. This technique can be employed not only for therapeutic purposes but also as a relaxation tool, offering clients a deeply soothing and rejuvenating experience.

What is a treatment like?

The client lays on the table the same way as for a massage, we administer oil as a barrier for the stones to glide on. The stones are in a roaster with water at a high temperature. this is soothing heat and we are carefully trained not to burn anyone ( the heat is never dangerous).

 

 

  • Myofascial Cupping

 Administered by: Pascale Gleisberg, Tasha Smith, Samantha Anderson, Billy-Lee McIntyre and Trish Wiebe 

Cupping therapy involves the application of glass, silicon, or plastic cups to specific muscles or tendons using negative pressure, creating a suction effect. This suction exerts a stretching force on the targeted muscle, and when combined with massage, helps elongate the muscle and break down tissue adhesions. Cupping also stimulates the lymphatic system and enhances blood flow to the muscles and skin. This increased circulation promotes the faster elimination of pain-causing substances, ultimately reducing pain.

Cupping therapy is advantageous for treating pain syndromes, injuries, tension, and for boosting the immune system. By addressing muscle tension and promoting improved circulation, cupping can offer relief from various discomforts while supporting overall well-being.

 

 

  • Pre / Postnatal Massage

All Therapists are certified in pregnancy massage

This treatment helps soothe all the discomforts associated with the changes you will undergo during pregnancy and the stresses placed on a mother’s body after childbirth. Cushioning is customized so you can lay face down safely and comfortably during your pregnancy or after you give birth and are nursing. Perfectly pampering for new moms and moms to be! Using a variety of techniques to help during and after the birth of a child is very beneficial to the mother. By utilizing relaxation and reflexology can make the labor process much more enjoyable and decrease overall pain and discomfort.

 

                                        

           

  •       Cranial Sacral Therapy

  Administered by: Trish Wiebe and Pascale Gleisberg

The Craniosacral system comprises the bones of the skull and sacrum, along with the surrounding membranes and fluid that envelop the brain and spinal cord. Traumas, stresses, and illnesses can lead to joint restrictions and toughening of the membranes within this system. Craniosacral therapy employs a gentle, light pressure to help normalize joint motions and enhance the elasticity of the membranes.

This therapy can be beneficial for various conditions, including headaches, concussions, traumatic injuries, and chronic illnesses. By addressing imbalances and restrictions within the Craniosacral system, Craniosacral therapy aims to promote overall well-being and alleviate symptoms associated with a range of health issues.

 

  •  Visceral Release Therapy

Administered by: Billy-Lee McIntyre, Pascale Gleisberg and Trish Wiebe

Visceral Release Therapy is a manual therapy that involves gentle massage techniques applied to the organs situated in the abdominal and pelvic regions. This therapy aims to restore proper motility and functioning of the colon and other organs within the visceral system.

By addressing restrictions and imbalances in the visceral organs, Visceral Release Therapy can help alleviate various symptoms and conditions, including abdominal pain, constipation, cramps, indigestion, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, chronic low back, neck, and shoulder pain, breathing restrictions, and poor posture.

Through the gentle manipulation of the visceral organs, this therapy promotes improved organ mobility and enhances the overall functioning of the visceral system. By restoring balance and harmony within the body, Visceral Release Therapy supports optimal health and well-being.

  • Bowen Therapy

Administered by: Trish Wiebe

The Bowen Technique is a gentle form of bodywork that involves a series of precisely placed thumb and finger movements performed over tendons, muscles, or nerves. These movements send messages deep into the body, triggering a memory of a preferred, relaxed, and balanced state of well-being.

Bowen Therapy doesn’t just focus on the musculoskeletal framework; it also addresses the fascia, nerves, and internal organs. By stimulating these various systems, Bowen Therapy can assist in the recovery process from a wide range of conditions, from traumatic injuries to chronic illnesses. However, the effectiveness of Bowen Therapy can vary depending on each individual’s unique capacity to heal. Overall, this gentle and holistic approach aims to support the body’s innate ability to heal and restore balance.

 

  • Lymph Drainage

Administered by: Billy-Lee McIntyre, Pascale Gleisberg and Trish Wiebe

Lymphatic drainage massage involves a gentle, rhythmic massaging of the skin to stimulate the lymph nodes, encouraging them to open and drain. This rhythmic massage also promotes the natural circulation of lymph throughout the body. The lymphatic system relies on peristalsis and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel fluid through lymph ducts and vessels.

By gently stimulating the lymph nodes and encouraging the flow of lymphatic fluid, lymphatic drainage massage supports the body’s natural detoxification process. It can help reduce swelling, alleviate congestion, and boost immune function by enhancing the removal of toxins and waste products from the body. Additionally, this massage technique can promote relaxation and overall well-being.

 

 

Massage Hours

Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday Closed

Chiropractic Hours

Wednesday 9:00 a.m - 11:45 a.m
Friday 9:00 a.m - 10:45 a.m

Acupuncture Hours

Wednesday 9 a.m - 11:00 a.m
Friday 9:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m