Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the Canada.

Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

Why Do People Get Massage Therapy?

People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
  • Stress relief and stress-related conditions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory and respiratory problems
  • Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation

Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body’s stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol.

Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone MassageThis massage uses naturally-formed basalt stones, which are heated to approx. 40°C-50°C. The deep penetration of the heat into the body increases the relaxing effects. Muscle cramps are relieved, and the oxygen flow to cells and the removal of waste materials is enhanced. At the same time, the psyche and the soul are relieved of stress and internal tensions. Well-being is increased and the internal balance is restored. This massage is also ideal for problems with joints, muscle ache, indigestion, and to enhance the lipid and tissue metabolism.