Registered massage therapy combines eastern and western health care philosophies to treat conditions ranging from chronic injuries and physical dysfunction to relieving the stress of every-day life, and uses hands-on techniques to help the body heal injuries as well as prevent new ones from occurring. Therapeutic massage can include deep tissue work or Swedish relaxation techniques, sports massage, passive range of motion and muscle energy as well as the other modalities listed below.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle technique in which the therapist assesses subtle changes in the body’s rhythms which correspond to the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. In releasing restrictions within the Cranio-Sacral system, it enables the body’s self-regulating and healing abilities and improves the function of the nervous system.
Visceral Mobilizations is a specialized form of manual therapy focused on treatment of the organs located in the abdominal and chest cavities. Visceral manipulation can help restore normal organ function and relieve chronic pain related to organ restriction.
From the first week of pregnancy, to the day you deliver, massage therapy can help your body transition through the stages of pregnancy. Massage can help relieve back, leg and pelvic pain and encourage proper joint mobility as your pregnancy progresses. Massage directly over the abdomen in the third trimester can serve as an introduction to stress relief techniques for your soon-to-arrive infant.
Parents bringing their infant in for treatment will learn how to administer gentle techniques which will help their child with symptoms such as abdominal cramping which can occur with colicky infants or with the introduction of new types of food. Massage can also help relieve growing pains and help your baby sleep more soundly.
Water therapy (Hydrotherapy) has been used for thousands of years to heal the body. The use of water has been mentioned in writings about the Greek Gods, where Greek civilizations would use water in various temperatures in pools to promote health.
Myofascial release provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The fascia is a system of connective tissue in the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web. Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body in a continuous web from your head to your toes. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater. Research has proven that fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in mobility and stability of joints
In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience physical trauma, or even poor posture, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. It affects our flexibility and stability, and is a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and strain.
Intra-oral massage focuses on the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is the only joint in the body that is bilateral, and therefore is at greater risk for imbalance. Muscle work for TMJ dysfunction is widely agreed among dentists and medical doctors to be the first and often most effective line of intervention.
Mon: 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue-Thu: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
38154 Second Ave
Squamish BC V8B 0S9
39022 Kingfisher Rd PO Box 2547
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V8B 0S9
Massage Therapy combines eastern and western health care philosophies to treat conditions ranging from chronic injuries and physical dysfunction to relieving the stress of every-day life. Massage Therapy uses hands-on techniques to help the body heal its injuries and also to prevent injuries from occurring.
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