Massage Therapy

Massage is one of the oldest forms of medical therapy.  References to massage for therapeutic purposes date back to 2000 BC. Massage therapy is an excellent form of preventative health care. Healthy tissue decreases the likelihood of repetitive strain injuries, stress related injuries, and pain from tight, sore muscles. Massage therapy encourages the body’s own healing processes to decrease inflammation, decrease pain, increase circulation, decrease stress and release tension.

Massage therapy is recommended for the treatment of stress reduction, tension headaches, neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, arthritis, sports injuries, and much more.

Chair Massage: Focus is on stress reduction, reducing muscle tension and relaxation. A chair massage is performed over clothes on an ergonomic chair. No lotions or oils are used. Treatments are short 20 minute sessions.

Table Massage: A table massage is a better option for more intensive therapeutic treatments and longer sessions. It provides a deeper level of relaxation and stress relief. It is suited to those who have experienced trauma, injury or illness. It allows for deep tissue, Myofascial release and Trigger Point release techniques.

Hot Stone Massage: Hot Stone Massage is a geothermo hydrotherapy. This means that it’s a therapeutic use of stones that are heated or cooled in water. Hot Stone therapy combines massage with heated stones that are massaged over the body or placed upon problem areas. It’s generally a lighter massage that’s deeply relaxing. Naturally Formed Basalt Stones are used because they are smooth and absorb and retain heat. They have a high mineral content (magnesium, iron, calcium and sodium) and they contain magnetic properties. The stones are sanitized and heated to 120-130 F. Some stones are placed on the body to warm the muscles. Oil is applied to allow the hot stones to glide smoothly. We use grapeseed oil because it doesn't stain, it's hypoallergenic, odourless and contains Vit. F (linoleic acid).