Treatments

Registered Massage Therapy

The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain (Massage Therapy Act, 1991). Massage Therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. It is a widely accepted and effective treatment for reducing stress, decreasing muscle pain and stiffness, and for aiding in rehabilitation and postural realignment.

Massage therapists use a variety of techniques that, along with prescribed client self care, help to facilitate improved health and well being.

PRE-NATAL and PERI-NATAL Massage are an important part of every woman's pregnancy self-care.  We do all pre-natal massages on BodyCushion system, although we an do side-line if requested.  All MassageWorks therapists are trained in pre-natal massage.  We also do infant massage.

 

Acupuncture 
MassageWorks! offers certified acupuncture at both locations. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles into the body to stimulate the meridians in the body's energetic system. Different points along the meridians are stimulated to balance the flow of energy (Qi) in the body promoting health & well-being. Practitioners may also use heat, pressure (Acupressure), friction, suction (see Cupping), or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate these points.
 
We offer acupuncture by RMT (Jacqui, Michele and Michael) or Chiropractor (Isabel)

 

Cupping
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammationblood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.    The cups frequently leave "spots" on the skin which may last for several days.
Reflexology

MassageWorks offers Reflexology at the Weber Street location. Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually applied to the feet. 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. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones.

When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. A reflexology session seems to break up deposits (felt as a sandy or gritty area under the skin), which may interfere with this natural flow of the body's energy.

Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic response in the body to enable the disharmonies to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation improved, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis.   Homeostasis is the "automatic" process that the body incorporates to bring it back to the "normal" state. For example, if the blood pressure is abnormal, the kidneys will secrete the enzyme renin, which is involved with blood pressure, and the hormone, erythropoietin that increases the rate of red blood cell production.  Robin Grant, RMT and Jen McKechnie, RMT both do Reflexology.

Why Massage?
  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Improving circulation

  • Improving immune system functioning

  • Increasing lymphatic drainage

  • Reducing depression and anxiety

  • Reducing tension within muscles

  • Increasing body awareness

Why Reflexology?

  • Relaxation with the removal of stress.

  • Enhanced circulation.

  • Assists the body to normalize metabolism naturally.

  • Complements all other healing modalities.

  • Improves elimination of toxins

  • Helps reduce allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes 

OTHER TREATMENTS AVAILABLE:

  • Reiki and Reflexology

  • lymphatic drainage 

  • myofascial release

  • cranial sacral therapy

  • palliative care

  • foot massage

  • deep tissue

  • TMJ treatments

Acupressure, Massage, Bodywork, Shiatsu

Acupressure  is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.   This form of treatment is ideal for any person who would prefer over the clothes treatment. 

 

Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization.  It can be performed over the clothes.  Robin is our resident Shiatsu therapist.

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