Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Deep tissue massage therapy involves the application of firm pressure and strokes to penetrate layers of muscle and fascia. This is a perfect massage for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains or are seeking to rehabilitate an injury. Deep tissue treatments have proven to be very helpful in alleviating conditions such as aching shoulders, upper back pain, lower back pain, leg muscle cramps and tightness, neck stiffness and Sciatica.
Sports Massage Therapy
Although similar to deep tissue massage therapy, sports massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia of those who regularly exercise. A sports massage is designed to correct problems that arise from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and is of great benefit to athletes before and after your workout. It can aid in the recovery and prevention of injury and may even enhance performance.
Couple’s Massage Therapy
A couple’s massage given massage therapy in the same room at the same time by two different massage therapists. It is a very popular and relaxing experience where you can enjoy the intimacy of sharing a wonderful rejuvenating massage treatment with your significant other, relative or friend.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot stone massage therapy is beneficial for the body in a variety of ways. The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue, promoting increased joint mobility and flexibility, as well as relief from chronic pain. The improved circulation that results from a hot stone massage can also help to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.
Pre-Natal or Pregnancy Massage Therapy
Prenatal or pregnancy massage therapy is designed to relieve the varied and usual discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as stiff neck, leg cramps, backaches and edema (swelling). A pregnancy massage is given in a semi-reclined position with plenty of pillow used for your support and comfort. It is a safe and rejuvenating treatment for women in their second and third trimesters.
Scalp Massage Therapy
Scalp massage therapy involves the manipulation of the muscles of the head. Warm oil is massaged throughout the scalp to relax tight muscles in the scalp and temple regions. A scalp massage can be very effective in reducing stress, reducing headaches and migraines and boosting blood flow, which in some cases, can strengthen hair follicles which could result in faster hair growth and the slowing of hair loss.
Aromatherapy massage is a healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts, or essential oils, to promote health and well-being. Essential oils are aromatic liquids that are extracted from certain plants. They have healing properties that can be used to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatherapy massage is a type of massage that uses essential oils to stimulate, balance, or relax mental responses. It can also aid in circulatory, muscular, and respiratory functions. If you’re looking for a way to improve your physical and emotional health, make an appointment for aromatherapy massage at our North York location today!
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic drainage therapy is a form of therapeutic massage that uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of the lymph system and reduce toxins in your body. Lymphatic drainage therapy can provide many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing water retention, improving skin texture, boosting weight loss, and overall detoxification of the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for centuries and is still used today to address various patterns of disharmony in the body. Tui Na massage is one such form of TCM that uses the same principles as acupuncture, but instead of needles, the massage therapist uses their hands. Working along meridians (energy channels) throughout the body, the Tui Na practitioner taps into these energy points, using stretches, pressure points, and joint rotations, to balance the body’s vital energy. Some benefits of a Tui Na chinese massage include boosting blood circulation, reducing neck and back pain, treating depression, promoting healthy lactation, treating osteoarthritis, easing carpal tunnel syndrome, treating musculoskeletal disorders, benefiting foot issues from diabetes and improving quality of life in cancer patients.
Osteopathy, is a physical therapy which is performed on an individual to help diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of health problems. There is a specific focus on the joints, muscles and spine. Osteopathy is also known as manual treatment, as it’s carried out with the hands and uses a variety of techniques to alleviate pain, prevent injury and reduce discomfort from chronic illness. It is similar but different from physiotherapy in that an osteopath works from the perspective that the body is a whole, all the body’s systems are interconnected and it has a self-healing mechanism. Physiotherapists tend to focus on the problem area and administer treatment to that specific area. Physiotherapy is more aligned with traditional Western medicine. Osteopathy has many benefits including but not limited to eliminating the underlying cause of pain, reducing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, increasing range of motion in the joints, treating spinal problems, relieving tension in the body and migraine headaches, helping the body adapt to hormonal changes in pregnancy, increasing circulation, reducing blood pressure and helping the body heal itself.
Podiatry or Chiropody involves the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions of the feet, ankles and lower leg. A podiatrist will review the patient’s medical and injury history, footwear, occupation and lifestyle in assessing and diagnosing the health of the patient’s feet. Management of foot problems will vary, but may include a variety of physical therapies, the use of instruments and tools, the application of ointments, the prescription of custom-made orthotics (shoe inserts) and compression socks or stockings . Podiatrists can also Podiatrists also provide health education for self-care and the prevention of foot problems, especially to athletes, diabetics, elderly and disabled people. Podiatry can provide pain relief and substantial benefits to those with foot injuries, shin splints, athletes foot, aching feet, cracked heels, heel spurs, thick and ingrown toenails, blisters, corns, calluses, fungal problems and plantar warts.
Physiotherapy treatment focuses on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. A physiotherapist will assess the patient’s injury, discomfort, movement and flexibility through a physical exam and evaluation and a review of their medical medical history to arrive at a clinical diagnosis and determine the most appropriate short and long-term care plan. Such a plan could include hot and cold therapy treatments, hydrotherapy techniques, electronic muscle stimulation, traction, massage and specialized exercises. The benefits of physiotherapy are extensive and include relief from chronic and acute pain as a result of traumatic and cumulative stress injuries, accelerated recovery from surgery, improvement in physical vitality and well-being in work and play, reduction in stress and improved mental cognition.
Acupuncture therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions including chronic pain, digestive and sleep disorders, stress, infertility, addiction, Sciatica, numbness or swelling, chronic fatigue, back pain, headaches and migraines and Bell’s Palsy. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body and provides discomfort relief, relaxation and overall improved health. Acupuncture therapy can focus on a specific body part or body region including your face.