Therapeutic Massage Treatment
Our Student Interns provide therapeutic or relaxation massage treatments to the general public in our Student Intern Clinic. Appointments always include a thorough patient assessment to determine the most suitable treatment plan, followed by an individually tailored massage therapy treatment.
A therapeutic massage by a second year student is $30 HST incl. (75 minutes).
Relaxation Massage Therapy is a healthy way to improve one’s quality of life. Given the high levels of stress experienced by many patients today, Relaxation Massage Therapy provides a safe and effective way to create balance and harmony from within.
Relaxation Massage Therapy is a beneficial healthcare intervention for the following areas:
Health Maintenance and/or Healthy Living
Promotes general tissue health and encourages lifestyle and general health awareness.
Helps to relieve associated muscular tension and encourages general relaxation.
This also maximizes therapeutic effects when used prior to a massage treatment.
Massage & Hydrotherapy Combo
Hydrotherapy can be defined as the use of water, in all its forms, for therapeutic effect. CCMH Halifax offers a range of hyrotherapy modalities in our well equipped hydrotherapy suite.
Patients of the Student Intern Clinic can choose to add one hydrotherapy treatment to their therapeutic massage appointment for an additional $10 making the cost of treatment $40 total, taxes included. The Massage & Hydrotherapy Combo will be a total of 90 minutes, with the first 15 minutes being the Hydrotherapy portion of the treatment.
Hydrotherapy Selections Include:
- Hot Tub
- Steam Room
- Infrared Sauna
- Russian Steam Cabinet
- Salt Glow
- Dry Brushing
- Paraffin Wax
- Cold Mitten Friction
Salt paste is applied as a vigorous skin scrub, stimulating the nervous system and circulation. By removing dead skin cells, the body’s largest organ is primed to function better, leaving your entire body with a smoother complexion and a healthy “glow”. Patients may choose to precede the salt glow with a steam or sauna, or enjoy a salt glow first before a hot tub and massage.
Paraffin Wax Treatment
A series of layers of heated therapeutic wax are applied to an area of chronic pain. This treatment performed during a massage will often allow the therapist to use more advanced techniques resulting in a greater flexibility of joints and muscles. It is recommended for non-inflammatory arthritis or stiff joints.
This treatment modality allows immersion of the whole body in steam, excluding the head. With similar benefits to the steam room, this application has the added comfort or enabling you to breathe room temperature air, while your whole body experiences intense heat and steam.