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.
A relaxation massage is a rather straightforward session using classic Swedish massage techniques. The massage therapist will use light to medium pressure, depending on the client’s preference, and the intent of the session is to help the client relax, and reducing stress.
Administered by All therapists ( techniques may vary)
Therapeutic massage includes techniques such as Myofascial Release, Craniosacral therapy, Cupping, Trigger point therapy etc. there is a lot of different sorts of techniques out there and our therapists are trained in many of these. After assessment we provide what we think is best suited for each individual case.
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, is a neurologically based, active, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body. . RAPID can help with Migraines, TMJ Disfunction, 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.
What is treatment like?
Every session is a combination of examination and treatment. The RAPID provider uses his/her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves.. Any painful and hypersensitive areas are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Please bring or wear loose-fitting clothes (sweats, yoga pants, t-shirt) to your session. RAPID sessions may be uncomfortable during the movement phase of treatment, this happens as the neurological system is being stimulated to restore normal function.
Why choose RAPID?
Many clients choose RAPID because of its rapid response to treatment. This can help active individuals return to their activities quickly. It can also be helpful in figuring out why a certain pain may not be resolving through the use of additional assessment and treatment. Treatments do not require the patient to be undressed (simply in loose comfortable clothing). RAPID is ideal for both acute and chronic conditions.
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.
Administered by: Elizabeth McMullen, Trish Wiebe and Pascale Gleisberg
Therapists use their hands to feel for restriction in the tissue and then they use specially designed instruments to help loosen and mobilize that area. IASTM uses specifically designed tools to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Some of the common conditions that can be treated with IASTM include: migraines, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel and a vast majority of other muscle tension and/or scaring.
Every session is a combination of regular massage therapy and targeting areas where the specifically designed tools would be beneficial. Target areas are usually those in which the muscle tissue or fascia is thickened or restricted. When utilizing the tool for the targeted area it usually will be 3-5 minutes for each area it is being used on. Tools are heated up so they stay warm throughout the treatment.
Works on the bases of using heated stones to penetrate the tissues at a deeper level and alter the physiological state of those tissues. The heat works to soften and melt the tissues while the manual pressure of the therapist permits the breaking up of adhesion’s and fibrous scar tissue. This technique can also be employed as a relaxation tool.
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).
Cupping is a therapy in which Glass, Silicon or Plastic cups are suctioned onto specific muscles or tendons through negative pressure. The pulling force of the suction places a specific stretch on the muscle, and when massaged with a cup, elongates the muscle and breaks down adhesions in the tissue. Cupping stimulates the lymphatic system and increases blood flow to the muscles and skin. This increase in circulation allows for a faster elimination of pain-causing substances and as a result, pain is reduced.
Cupping is beneficial for the treatment of pain syndromes, injuries, tension, and for boosting the immune system.
Administered by: Kathryn Bonner
What to expect?
A regular therapeutic massage enhanced by a blend of essential oils (created by Kathryn) that works best for your condition. This is a topical benefit that will be placed on the arm rest for therapeutic inhalation.
*Essential oil rollers available for purchase for certain conditions such as: migraines, allergies, common cold symptoms, stress, sore muscles…
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.
Administered by: Trish Wiebe and Pascale Gleisberg
The Craniosacral system is made up of the bones of the skull and sacrum (the base of the spine), and the membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. Through traumas, stresses, and illnesses, the joints become stuck and the membranes become restricted and tough. Craniosacral therapy works with a light, gentle pressure to normalize the motions of the joints and elasticity of the membranes. Craniosacral therapy can assist with headaches, concussions, traumatic injuries and chronic illnesses.
Administered by: Pascale Gleisberg and Trish Wiebe
A manual therapy that incorporates gentle massage techniques applied to the organs located in the abdominal and pelvic areas, helps restore proper motility and functioning of the colon and other organs. Visceral Release Therapy can assist with abdominal pain, constipation, cramps, indigestion, pelvic floor muscles dysfunction, chronic low back, neck and shoulder pain, breathing restrictions and bad posture.
Administered by: Trish Wiebe
The Bowen Technique is a gentle form of bodywork in which a series of precisely placed thumb and finger motions are done over tendons, muscles or nerves, sending messages deep into the body, retrieving memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of well-being. Bowen Therapy addresses not only the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves, and internal organs. It can assist recovery from many conditions from traumatic injury to chronic illness, depending on each individual’s capacity to heal.
Administered by: Pascale Gleisberg and Trish Wiebe
Consists of gentle, rhythmic massaging of the skin to stimulate the lymph nodes to open and drain. The rhythmic massage also encourages an increase of the natural circulation of the lymph through the body. The lymph system depends on peristalsis and the movement of skeletal muscles to squeeze fluid through lymph ducts and vessels.