Massage Therapy

TYPE OF MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is done on a table with the client dis-robed and draped.  The massage is done with oil or lotion and combines techniques of sweeping motions, light to heavy pressure and soft tissue manipulation.  Swedish massage therapists follow anatomy and physiology to facilitate healing.

Thai Massage is a treatment that takes place on a mat, where the client is dressed in loose clothing. Clients are manipulated through stretching, assisted yoga postures, acupressure, reflexology of the hands, feet, face and ears, and deep tissue and myofascial release through pressing techniques and traction.  Thai massage practitioners follow a network of energy channels in the body to achieve healing. 

Shiatsu Massage is a non-invasive therapy designed to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself by which a trained practitioner presses thumbs, fingers and palms on pressure points all over the body.  Shiatsu training teaches students how to press correctly on all these centers of vitality in the body.

Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body while the therapist massages other parts of the body.  The heat will warm and relax tight muscles so the therapist is able to apply deeper pressure. 

Sports Massage utilizes Swedish techniques to stimulate or fatigue muscles. Unique and specific strokes combined with a fast or slow tempo can essentially turn muscles "off" or "on". 

A pre-activity massage warms the muscles and increases circulation while a post-activity treatment  focuses on relieving tight muscles with deeper techniques while increasing circulation to help process lactic acid (by-product of exercise that creates muscle soreness) at a quicker rate.

Sport massage can be a beneficial option for athletes of all performance levels seeking to enhance their game, well-being and improve recovery time

Pregnancy Massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs.  It is also called a pre-natal massage.  Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.  It is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain when choices for pain relief such as medication are limited.  

Lymph Drainage can benefit various ailments/issues including sprains, fractures, tendonitis, burns, dislocations, oral surgeries - pre and post op, cosmetic surgeries- pre and post op, scars, headaches - including migraines, sinusitis, arthritis, MS, glaucoma, acne, carpal tunnel, chronic inflammation, pregnancy (precaution)

Foot Reflexology is based on the Zone Therapy approach wherein there are reflex areas in the foot that corresponds to different organs and systems in the body. By treating those reflex areas in the foot that corresponds to the problematic areas in the body, we are indirectly treating the problematic organ or system.

NISA - Neuromuscular Intergration and Structural Alignment is a fascial technique that is a softer, gentler derivative of Rolfing. It is a very detailed, specific technique that works directly to release fascial adhesions; stretch and free the tissue. The softened layers of fascia, having regained their flexibility and elasticity, permit improved structural alignment and body mechanics. It provides long-lasting changes to chronic postural habits, and most clients feel increased range of motion and less restriction after one or two treatments. It can be performed in individual treatments of 60-90min or more effectively in a series of consecutive 60min weekly sessions with a direct focus of improving the person’s posture. http://www.galtmassage.ca/NISA_Basic.html

College of Massage Therapists of Ontario www.cmto.com


Price List & Service

* Some services may be covered by Private Insurance, Auto Insurance or WSIB. (Click here to download a printable version)

Massage Therapy 

  
Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology, Infant Massage
90 min
$120.00+HST
60 min 
$87.00+HST
45 min
$66.00+HST
30 min 
$48.00+HST
20 min $33.00+HST
15 min
$25.00+HST
10 min chair $17.00+HST