Select services can only be booked with specially trained therapists. These therapists are listed under the description.
Therapeutic Massage is a treatment based massage. It includes initial tests and assessments of musculoskeletal structures before developing a treatment plan fitted to your needs. Specific techniques are used to treat muscular, skeletal and fascial imbalances. Stretching, strengthening, intrinsic and extrinsic techniques may be used in addition to massage in order to lengthen or stabilize musculature to provide joints with a full range of motion.
This massage has the purpose of relaxation and stress reduction. To achieve this, Swedish massage techniques are performed to flush tissues and increase oxygen flow in the blood. The stimulation of the skin and nervous system reduce the emotional and physical stress you may be experiencing.
Therapists who perform Rib Mobilization have been trained in the anatomy and kinesiology of the ribcage. They have specialized training in the specific dysfunctions of ribs and how to access and safely treat them.
Rib dysfunctions can present as shoulder, neck and back pain, pain breathing, numbness or tingling into arms or hands, etc.
- Miranda Elias
Also known as the temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. It's involved in many repetitive activities throughout our days, such as chewing, talking and often teeth clenching, grinding, or leaning on your jaw. Dysfunction in the TMJ can arise from any of these in overuse or through trauma, dental problems, stomach sleeping, and many others.
Your therapist can help relieve the headaches and pain that may be present from TMJ dysfunction. Some of this treatment is performed to the outer structures while part is treated intra-orally as some muscles are only accessible from inside the mouth. Gloves are worn for hygienic reasons during the intra-oral portion.
Your therapist may perform treatment of the TMJ during a normally scheduled massage or, if your dysfunction is more severe, they may recommend you book specific TMJ appointments closer together in order to return the TMJ to a healthy state.
Lymphatic Massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage treatment performed by a therapist to stimulate the circulation of lymph around the body. This helps to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from a sluggish lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage can also aid in the prevention of swelling after injury or surgery. It is also thought to provide a major boost to your immune system.
You could benefit if you experience swollen legs or arms due to fluid retention, swelling of a limb: pre or post-surgery, post-mastectomy or post cancer treatment, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, recurrent infections such as colds, flu, tonsillitis & sinus infections.
- Heidi Giesbrecht
Cupping is an effective treatment to release fascia and muscle tension and help move blood, interstitial fluids and lymph and treat scar tissue. It can be done by moving the cups, leaving them in one spot for a period of time (as shown above), or placing the cups and taking the client through passive or active range of motion. There are also different types of cups that can be used.
Cup marks are a result of Cupping Therapy which can be a little tender and vary in colour depending on dysfunction but they go away in typically one hour to 10 days.
- Miranda Elias
- Tim Wiebe
- Heidi Giesbrecht
- Nathan Froese
- Celina Wall