Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to help manage a health condition, enhance wellness, prevent physical dysfunction and optimize health. The effects of stress, physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through massage therapy.
Wellness Massage – is a relaxation focused massage, typically a full body massage. At the clinic, the use of essential oils for an aromatherapy wellness massage as well as hot stones, are included at no extra cost.
Therapeutic Massage – the goal of therapeutic massage is to reduce or eliminate aches and pains, tightness, restricted mobility and muscular imbalances due to specific musculoskeletal impairments. A variety of techniques are used, which may include deep tissue, myofascial, joint mobilization, stretch therapy, lymphatic drainage, hydrotherapy and PIR (post isometric relaxation). Although typically sought after for targeted muscles and muscle groups, it can also have a relaxation component to it.
Thai Yoga Massage – traditional Thai massage is conducted on a firm mat. The therapist uses thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to massage and position the client in “yoga-like” positions. The client is fully clothed during the massage. Thai massage induces a meditative relaxation state, increases range of motion and flexibility and eases aches and pains. At the clinic, the massage can be done on a mat or on the massage table.
Mini-facial + Massage – A mini-facial consists of cleansing, exfoliating, toning, massaging and moisturizing the face and neck area. While a hydrating mask is applied to the client’s face, the therapist may massage the arms, hands, legs, feet, neck, shoulders and scalp, depending on the client’s preference. Please note that pimple and blackhead extractions are not included.
On your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a health history form which I will review with you in the privacy of the treatment room. The initial appointment may involve an assessment, palpation and testing which will guide me in tailoring your treatment plan. I will describe to you my proposed treatment plan and ask for your consent to proceed. Before starting the massage, I will leave the room so that you may undress and cover yourself with the sheet and blanket on the massage table. You may remove as little of your clothing as you are comfortable with. During the massage, only the body part that is being treated will be uncovered. If you booked Thai Yoga Massage, you will be instructed to wear comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and track pants, as the massage will be conducted with you fully clothed.
No it is not. I am an aromatherapist as well as an RMT and I typically incorporate essential oils in my treatments. I do have an air filter in the room which I run before and after every appointment, but I cannot guarantee that there will be no lingering scents in the room.
Yes, I can direct bill most major insurance companies. Please inquire ahead of time if I can direct bill your insurance provider.
They are not. Please add an additional 13% for HST.
Street parking is available directly in front of the clinic.
Cash and e-transfer payments are preferred, but I also accept payments via credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express).
Absolutely! Pregnancy affects your body in a lot of ways. Massage therapy can help you reduce stress, reduce swelling, relieve pain on weight-bearing joints and improve mood.
I do not need a doctor’s referral to give you a massage. However, some insurance companies do require one in order to be covered by your extended health care benefits. When in doubt, please check with your insurance provider before booking a massage.
You will be required to fill-out a Covid pre-screening form that will be e-mailed to you before your appointment. Upon arriving at the clinic, your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to sanitize your hands. I sanitize the treatment room before and after every client. Every client is also provided with freshly laundered sheets and a blanket.
No you don’t. Massage therapy is a health service and I do not discriminate against unvaccinated clients who need a treatment.