Types of Massage Therapy
Your massage needs may change with your lifestyle. You may prefer firm pressure after an intense workout or a light touch after an overwhelming week. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got several types of massage to choose from.
Therapeutic massage uses medium to firm pressure to release chronic or acute tension held in the body while facilitating detoxification of the tissues. The perfect general massage to reduce pain and stress while promoting muscle tone and mobility.
Relaxation massage uses fluid strokes, with a light to medium touch to gently work out muscles, relieve mild tension, improve circulation and promote a calm mind. Perfect for those who want a relaxing escape or who have high amounts of intensity in their daily lives.
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques as therapeutic massage but with slower movement and deeper pressure on specific pain points. Helpful for contracted areas or injuries, it works by breaking down the adhesions that cause pain, limited movement and inflammation allowing the body to return to it’s normal range of motion.
Sports Massage uses a variety of techniques and pressure levels to target specific muscles used in your favourite activities whether it’s cycling, boxing, running, hiking, or golf. Perfect for both weekends warrior and seasoned athletes who want to maintain optimum fitness mobility levels. We use Biofreeze or Muscle Mend oil to target tight spots and give you a mini sample to use at home.
Prenatal massage provides expecting mothers with personal support and relief from many of the physical symptoms that can arise during pregnancy. Regular massage while pregnant can help relaxation, reduce labour anxiety, relieve stiffness and promote a healthy childbirth. Our practitioners have been trained to have clients “side-lay” as to not further stress the ribcage and back area. ** Please note: Prenatal Massage is to be avoided during the first trimester. Please let our Client Care Specialists know which trimester you’re in when booking.
Let your senses take you on a journey. Enhance any massage treatment with the healing power of aromatherapy and pure essential oils. Choose from our Uplifting, Calming or Grounding blends. Learn more about our True Essence essential oil blends here.
When you want time to connect with your spouse, partner, best friend, mother, sister or anyone in between. Massages are performed on side-by-side tables so that you can relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the company of someone you care about.
Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of “rei” (spiritual) and “ki” (vital energy). The healing method of Reiki is combined with the soothing touch of massage to provide you with both a physical and energetic healing experience.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep tissue massage.
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