We want to educate you as best we can with regards to your body before you get a massage. Our initial appointment includes a 15 minute assessment performed by your RMT followed with a 60 minute massage. You’ll receive a postural assessment and any orthopaedic or range of motion tests that your therapist deems necessary for treatment. Although you don’t have to book this appointment, we highly encourage everyone that is a first time visitor to utilize this service in order to achieve the best results
We do this in order to create a stable foundation and point of reference in order to achieve the best results for your current and future treatments.
You can benefit from Registered Massage Therapy for many reasons which include experiencing relief from muscular tension and pain, reduce mental and physical stress levels, increase circulation, increase range of motion, increase sleep and increase lymphatic flow. These are just a few examples of what Registered Massage Therapy can do for you.
We believe that you will achieve the best results by booking in for a duration other than a specific type of massage. This is because everyone is different and each individual area of your body has been through different kind of wear, tear and stress. We want to treat your body to a duration while allowing you to personalize your treatment.
Swedish massage and relaxation massage are included in your treatment duration. We believe this is the ultimate way to help you unwind and heal.
Please note: at this time Taylor will only be offering relaxation massage services, but the rest of our team will still be offering deep tissue.
Indie Head Massage
An Indie Head Massage is rooted in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. The massage focuses on the scalp and face, bringing increased blood flow to those areas and increasing lymphatic drainage. This leads to an invigoration of the scalp, reduction of nervous stress, and extreme relaxation.
A head massage is beneficial in treating migraines, sinus headaches, tension headaches, facial pain. It promotes a healthy skin and scalp, and has also been shown to help treat conditions such as psoriasis of the scalp or Bell’s palsy.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which your RMT will put special cups on your body for 20-25 minutes to create suction. You can benefit from cupping by it’s ability to help with fascial restrictions, muscle pain, range of motion restrictions, detoxification, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers.