Descriptions of available services
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada 1 and the American Massage Therapy Association 2 show that millions of North Americans use it today.
Massage therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body.
Today massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment. The "Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage" shows that massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
1 Health Canada (2003)Health Policy Research Bulletin. Retrieved May 10, 2005, from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/bulletin/mainstream.html#page6
2 American Massage Therapy Association. (2001). Massage Therapy Consumer Fact Sheet
MODALITIES OFFERED WITH MASSAGE THERAPY
REFLEXOLOGY | REIKI HEALING | INDIE HEAD MASSAGE | YOGA
Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available.
Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or the hands. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which corresponds to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body.
During a foot reflexology session your feet will be cleaned and then dry techniques are used starting with the right foot.
After both feet have been treated lotion will be applied (optional).
Those seeking a holistic approach and relaxation.
Improved quality in sleep
Promotes overall health.
Plus, who doesn't love to have their feet massaged?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen
"life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A Reiki healing session will include hands placed on or above various areas on the front and back of the body. The seven main energy centers (Chakras) that will be assessed, cleansed and balanced.
Those feeling low energy and lacking motivation
Seeking to promote and accelerate the body's own natural ability to heal, restore and repair itself.
Aid in sleep, reduce stress and release negative energy.
During this treatment fascial techniques will be used followed by warm oil poured along the forehead and massaged into scalp, neck and shoulder.
Those seeking to reduce stress, improve tissue health and circulation.
Useful for treating migraines, sinus inflammation and anxiety.
Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness. Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union. Patanjali was a pioneer of classical yoga. He defined yoga as "the cessation of the modification of the mind".
A private yoga session will give you a variety of opportunities. A combination of yoga styles will be used to provide you a session suited for you needs and goals. You will be able to ask questions, receive focused attention and learn new tools to assist in improving your health.
Have you been curious about meditation?
Are you interested in learning tools that will help you manifest the life you desire?
Are you ready to decrease stress, enhanced your mental health, increase emotional regulation and self-control?
The are many benefits you can experience by introducing a daily M•M•M practice into your life including;
* Enhances Self-Awareness
* Lengthens Attention Span
* Generate Kindness & Gratitude
* Help Fight Addictions