REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage treatments are performed with high grade fractionated coconut oil combined with a blend of pure essential oils, or unscented if you prefer.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Used to release tight muscles and deep seated aches and/or pain. Techniques are designed to realign poor posture and restore proper range of motion. It is common to feel a little sore after this kind of massage, however in the next day or two you will feel significant changes in your body with increased flexibility and reduced pain.
Designed to enhance your athletic performance and assist in post event fatigue and pain. We cater sport specific treatments to your individual needs based on your goals and/or weaknesses. Techniques involve deep tissue massage, trigger point release, fascial stretching, and slow assisted stretching. Massage Therapy works extremely well alongside other therapies (physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, osteopathy and acupuncture) to help you recover from injuries.
Used to relieve stress, improve sleep, and reduce pain/tension in muscles and joints. Massage is performed in the side-lying position with a special pregnancy pillow. If you are interested in having a Doula present for physical and emotional support during your labour, please contact Monica to arrange a free consultation.
GENTLE RELAXATION MASSAGE
Uses slow rhythmic techniques to gently guide your nervous system into a deeply restful state, allowing you to feel nourished, calm, and relaxed. This massage is ideal for people experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, or fatigue, or who are having difficulty sleeping.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Used to reduce swelling and inflammation, increase circulation, and flush out harmful toxins in the body. Aromatherapy essential oils can be added to improve mood disorders, enhance quality of sleep, heal skin disorders, reduce fluid retention, and boost the immune system.
This combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat on the floor. Constant body contact is maintained between therapist and client while the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
Hot Stone Massage
Warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body and the heat from the stones helps muscles relax, allowing the therapist to manipulate deeper tissues more effectively during this massage.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Fascial Stretch Therapy combines innovative passive, active, and assisted mobility and stretching movement patterns that can be used to remove restrictions that can be the barriers to good posture and mobility. Client remains fully clothed on the table and no oil is used.
Shiatsu is a Japanese manual pressure therapy. During a treatment, the client remains fully clothed and oils are not used. Deep, relaxing manual pressure is applied to specific pressure points on the body using thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows and knees. The acupressure points are located on energy pathways, called meridians.
The aim is to relax and balance the nervous system and improve one's health by stimulating the body's natural healing powers. Shiatsu benefits a wide range of health concerns and is especially effective in relieving stress, muscular stiffness, anxiety and fatigue.