Massage therapy involves the manipulation of the muscles and soft tissue to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, stress and to promote health and wellness. Massage therapy may also be used to help treat numerousmusculoskeletal and acute and chronic conditions. Registered Massage therapy is covered by most extended health care plans.
Prior to arrival at our clinic for your first massage therapy appointment our receptionist will ask you to complete a health history form. This will then be reviewed with our massage therapists during your visit to help her better understand your current state of health and work with you to develop goals of therapy.
Included in your first visit is a postural assessment and possibly muscle and range of motion testing and observation. This will help to pinpoint the cause of any chronic pain and also identify areas that could be troublesome in the future. For this reason its best to come dressed in loose comfortable clothing such as shorts and a tank top.
What to expect during a massage:
- You will be covered with a sheet at all times during the massage. Only the body part being worked on is uncovered.
- Massage works best when the therapist's hands contact the skin. Most people will leave their underwear on. However, you may remain dressed if you feel more comfortable that way.
- You are the client--you are in charge. Massage therapists are trained to provide client-centred therapy. Your consent is central to the experience. You can stop or change the treatment at any time.
- Like other health professionals, your massage therapist is bound by provincial privacy regulations. It is important for your therapist to know your health information, but be assured that it will be kept confidential with provincial norms and standards.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Our Massage Therapists can be a valuable part of your health care team. Massage therapy offers benefit for many of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy & labour (we offer specialized pregnancy pillowing)
- Women's health
- Post-surgical care and cancer support
- Stroke recovery
- Soft tissue injury & MVA recovery
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries and sciatica
- Lymphatic drainage
- Acute and chronic pain
- Depression & anxiety
- Stress & insomnia
- Repetitive strain injuries
Massage Therapy Packages
Massage packages are offered for 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute massage therapy sessions.
Choose from one of the following:
Package A. Purchase a package of four Massage Therapy treatments and receive 10% off each treatment
Package B. Purchase a package of six Massage Therapy treatments and receive 15% off each treatment
Prenatal Package: Purchase a Prenatal Massage Therapy Package with Heather Fergus offering ten Massage Therapy treatments at 20% off to use through pregnancy to post partum. Pregnancy pillowing is available allowing you to enjoy your massage face down throughout your pregnancy.
Whether you’re training for a marathon, having or had a baby, managing chronic pain, recovering from injury and everything in between, massage could be just what you need. Book your massage today!