Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues in the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and the skin. Treatments aim to alleviate pain and improve physical function by enhancing the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. A variety of techniques may be utilized depending on your individual needs, including the trigger point therapy, fascial work, deep tissue therapy, muscle stripping, joint play, stretching, and muscle energy techniques. The ultimate goal is to eliminate pain, restore mobility, improve posture, relieve mental and physical stress and assist you with ways to maintain good health. Often pain and dysfunction occur as a result of muscle imbalance. We help to identify and treat the cause of the problem in order to prevent its recurrence.
Although pregnancy can be a wonderful time, it can also be a physically uncomfortable time. Massage therapy during pregnancy has been shown to decrease pain, stress hormones, anxiety and obstetrical complications. Your therapist works with you to provide an effective, safe and comfortable treatment that will enhance your pregnancy and birth experience.
Hot Stone massage therapy is a type of massage therapy that uses water-heated stones to help relax tense muscles. The smooth, water-heated, stones are placed on the body on key points with or without pressure for relaxation and pain relief. Hot stone massage therapy offers relief from chronic pain and helps relieve tension, muscle stiffness and increase circulation.
Indie Head Massage
Indie Head Massage includes massage to the neck, shoulders, arms and head. The techniques used, which originated over 1000 years ago in East Indie culture are both soothing and invigorating at the same time.
In addition to the many physical and psychological benefits of any massage treatments including improved lymphatic circulation, muscle tone, and range of motion. This specialized treatment has some very specific benefits as well.
Due to increased blood supply and oxygen to the scalp, Indie Head Massage can help promote hair health and scalp health. Headaches, fatigue and eye strain can be diminished and some even report clearer thinking, alertness and concentration.
Whether it be repetitive strain, fracture or surgical scars, this can affect how we move day to day creating imbalances in our muscles, fascial and nerves. MPS is a type of TENS machine that combines traditional acupuncture principles with modern neurology.
It locates active therapeutic points in the body and delivers concentrated microcurrent impulses to relax muscles and calm the nervous system. It is modality effective on caesarean scars, tendinitis and aids in concussion recovery.
Bowen Therapy or “Bowenwork” is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on therapy developed by Tom Bowen in Australia. It is often referred to as the “homeopathy of bodywork” for its ability to draw on the body’s natural desire to heal itself and return to a state of wellness.
Using small, measured inputs or “moves”, this technique is done on specific areas of the body (over muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve) in specific sequences, delivering signals to the nervous system that relay information about areas of tension, pain and injury. The body is then allowed to respond in its own time to begin healing itself, often profoundly.
There are very few contraindications but this therapy is appropriate for all ages.
*May not be covered under insurance
A therapeutic cupping treatment involves placing warm cups to an area of skin to form a vacuum seal. This vacuum seal promotes blood flow to the area which enhances circulation, decompresses the muscles and connective tissues thereby increasing the body’s own healing process.
(Offered by Lisa Cardinali, Dr. Lucas Rizzo and Heather Thomson)