Osteopathy is a patient-centered approach to health, guided by principles relating to the patient as a whole.
The body is a self-regulating, functional unit in which function and structure are inter-related, and healthy tissues require proper circulation of all body fluids.
Skilled palpation and a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics guide the osteopath to assess and restore balance within and between all the systems of the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.
In health, the body seeks to maintain a balance within and between these systems.
The osteopath uses a wide array of manual approaches to reduce and resolve strains, stress and dysfunction in all areas of the body.
The goal is to remove restrictions to vascular, neural and biomechanical mechanisms and ultimately support the natural healing mechanism by promoting autoregulation.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart.
Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Prenatal massage relaxes tension, improves circulation and mobility, and is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
We use a special massage table for pregnant women that is safe for both mom and baby with cut outs that allows room for expanding bellies and an adjustable sling that cradles and supports the belly without placing tension on the ligaments.
Massage therapy for babies right from birth to age 2.
Massaging an infant can reduce crying and fussiness, help her sleep more peacefully, and alleviate common issues like constipation and colic. Some say it even boosts a baby's ability to fight off germs. Other common treatable conditions include:
Massage therapy for kids ages 2-15.
Studies have also shown that children’s massage can reduce anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Decreasing stress, in turn, can aid in improving sleeping habits.
Massage is extremely beneficial for kids with Autism, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, as well as competitive athletes, and kids involved in recreational sports.
Younger children often have a shorter attention span, so a 30-minute session would be more than appropriate.
As children approach teen age years, 30 or 45-minute sessions could be appropriate depending on the requests of the client.
Hot Stone Massage is often paired with Swedish Massage.
Stones are heated and used with oils to soothe, warm, and massage your muscles.
This allows your body to relax and release tension and stress.
Two's company, especially when it comes to a couples massage. This treatment for two offers double the benefits and double the relaxation!
The Couples Massage is performed in one room by two Registered Massage Therapists using Swedish massage techniques.
Please call to book this treatment so we can ensure there are 2 RMTs available.
Aromatherapy is massage therapy with essential oils added to the massage oil or lotion. Essential oils are thought to affect the limbic system (part of the brain that affects the nervous system) or be absorbed through the skin where they produce different properties - some calm while others energize.
Some common blends are:
Lavender, chamomile and geranium - helps insomnia
Bergamot, lime and tangerine - energizing, uplifting
Pine, eucalpytus, tea tree - decongesting
Lime, lavender and spearmint - soothing
A therapeutic cupping treatment involves placing cups, usually made of glass or silicone, on the skin and creating a vacuum. The vacuum causes the tissue to be drawn up into the cup which increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, and is thought to stimulate healing. It is similar to the way deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue and reduce pain.