Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Our exercise based Massage Therapy approach does not always include the traditional sheets and pillows method, and uses an active, client directed and focused approach to healing including manual therapy and remedial exercise.
Cupping and Modalities
Cupping is a form of massage that uses mechanical suction drawing up the skin and fascia. This negative pressure causes new blood to flow to the treatment area, bringing along with it nutrients and healing properties and flushing away stagnation.
Cupping is used to treat general soreness and stiffness, fascial and scar adhesions and trigger points. The cups can be left in place or moved and used actively. The marks left by cupping are called ecchymosis and are not bruises or painful.
We also use other soft tissue tools such as scrapers during treatment.
Many of our therapists are both Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapists. This means that you get the benefits of both styles and approaches to treatment. If you are interested in the cross over between the two professions, book in with one of our dual-credentialed therapists. Your appointment can be billed as either Massage Therapy or Athletic Therapy.