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Massage Therapy Pickering

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the body (Muscles and Connective Tissue) with the intent to repair and relax the tissue and promote overall good health. Our massage therapy team is here to help you!

massage-therapistsSome of the many objectives of massage therapy include to reduce scar tissue, eliminate trigger points, reduce tension/stress, relax the body and mind, and treat many sport, work, repetitive or posture related injuries. Our experienced Therapists continuously take education courses and learn new techniques in order to further their knowledge and ability and to provide our clients with the most versatile and up-to-date therapy in the industry.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is the use of massage techniques with the intention of treating both the superficial and deeper muscles, connective tissue and fascia. This form of massage is primarily used in clients that experience consistent pain and /or have difficulty dealing with physical or emotional stressors. Follow the post-treatment recommendations of your therapist in order to minimize any post treatment symptoms. The long-term benefits of Deep Tissue Massage are substantial and well documented.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is indicated in cases where clients experience excessive fluid retention, often as a result of surgery, in order to stimulate the Lymphatic System and encourage drainage of the fluid and reduce pain. In our office, Joanne Miethke uses the technique of extremely light and rapid strokes to the surface of the skin to stimulate the Lymphatic System and promote drainage of the excess blood plasma that can accumulate in the body. This form of massage is beneficial for clients with noticeable edema (swelling), and lymphedema found typically in the limbs. Lymphatic Massage also helps to improve and stimulate the immune system of the body. Ask the RMT if this type of massage would benefit you.

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage is the use of Bamboo rods to manipulate the fascial tissue, deeper muscles and connective tissue. The bamboo is heated to aid in relaxing the tissue and improve results in the treatment of scar tissue and trigger points. Inquire with the RMT to see if this type of massage would be beneficial to you.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is the use of manual pressure to specific points of the body in order to release or deactivate trigger points that can cause local pain or refer pain to other areas of the body. What is a trigger point? It is a hyper irritable spot or ‘knot’ in the muscle tissue that is palpable as a nodule in the taut bands of the muscle fibres. Trigger points can be found in any muscle of the body. For example, tension headaches are often a result of the referral from trigger points in the shoulder and neck area. The release of a trigger point can take either one treatment or many, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Regular massage maintenance and self-care at home are recommended in order to reduce the likelihood of developing these trigger points and in treating them once they do form.

Labour Support

Labour Support focuses on providing support to women throughout the duration of pregnancy. Massage is very helpful in dealing with many of the common postural imbalances and aches and pains experienced during pregnancy. It is generally safe to receive massages from inception all the way to the date of delivery. Always let the RMT know that you are expecting and inquire with the RMT to see if this type of massage would be beneficial to you.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a form of massage that combines Yoga-style stretches with deep fascial work. This form of massage is done on the floor, with flexible clothing being worn during the treatment. No lotion is used during this form of massage in order to accomplish the fascial release desired. Those seeking increased flexibility and deep tissue massage would benefit from Thai Massage. Appointments are available at specific times (enquire at the front desk for further details).

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy originated with the discoveries of William Sutherland, an Osteopath, who felt and studied the rhythmic movement of the cranial bones. It was later developed into a gentle non-invasive therapy by John Upledger.

CranioSacral Therapy helps to release restrictions within the CranioSacral System. The CranioSacral System is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and the spinal cord.

CranioSacral Therapy is a safe treatment and beneficial for all ages. It helps to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, improving overall health and well-being.

CranioSacral Therapy works with the natural rhythm and helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains, improves the body’s ability to self heal, and produce positive change. CST can help to maintain a natural resistance to disease and aid in the treatment of many ailments including:

Migraine Headaches, Chronic Back and Neck Pain, Tempormandibular Joint Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Emotional Difficulties, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Concussions, Infantile Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Autism.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an alternative therapy based on the principle that all the systems of the body are mapped out in reflex points on the feet, hands, and ears. Stimulation of the many nerve endings on all these surfaces, helps to open up the natural pathways your body uses to nourish and heal itself. Tender or ‘gritty’ points, indicate congestion in the corresponding area of the body. During a reflexology treatment, a state of deep relaxation is created in the body which interrupts the pattern of stress and brings balance to the body and its systems where there is imbalance.

Graston Technique

The Graston technique uses a stainless-steel metal tool to help break up scar tissue or muscle “knots,” which increases range of motion of joints, helps facilitate and quicken the healing process, increases the strength of muscle fibers and reduces pain. The Graston Technique also helps to reduce facia restrictions beneath the skin.

Cupping

Cupping therapy uses the force of suction to pull blood toward the surface of your skin. The idea is to increase your body’s natural healing response in these areas.

There are 2 different types of cupping that we use here at the clinic, Decompression and Static upping.

  • Decompression cupping: The cuppings are always constantly moving on the body, therefore, you won’t be left with the red shadow circles that’s left behind from static cupping.
  • Static Cupping: Here the cups are left on the body for 3 to 5 minutes to promote more blood flow to the tissue. You will be left with a red shadow on your body which will last somewhere between a week or less depending on the area, the injury to the area and how much tension is in the area.

Massage Therapy Fee Schedule

½ hour
$62.00
45 min.
$83.00
1 hr.
$100.00
75 min.
$123.00
90 min.
$145.00
Reflexology 1hr.
$100.00

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