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.
Therapeutic Massage is proven to positively affect the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems and to rehabilitate physical injuries and to improve health. It is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia, and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use. Therapeutic Massage can be stimulation or soothing depending on the technique, depth, and speed.
Therapeutic Massage is a beneficial healthcare intervention for the following areas:
Helps to break the ‘pain-spasm’ cycle while reducing muscle tightness commonly associated with chronic pain.
Helps to reduce the length of recovery period and speeds up the healing process. It also helps reduce the pain and stiffness associated with bed rest.
Emotional and/or Psychological Disorders
Releases endorphins that help to uplift the mood of the patient and helps improve quality of sleep.
Care of the Disabled
Assists in the maintenance of general tissue health.
Helps to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with long term bed rest. It also helps reduce the effects of emotional stress for the patient and patient’s family.
Pre and/or Post Sports Participation
Helps to improve both performance and recovery.
Enhances circulation and, in general, strengthens the body's immune system
Used extensively in health spas in Europe, affusion involves the “pouring” of a stream of water over the body or part of the body. This tepid stream of water could be at a high pressure (Blitz Guss) or at a low pressure (Low Affusion), turning your session into a real invigorating and uplifting experience.The treatment involves contrasting (different temperatures) water application to achieve specific therapeutic effects such as enhancing circulation and strengthening the body’s immune system.
A full body skin exfoliation using a soft natural brush. With instruction, this can be used at home for weekly rejuvenation and maintenance. Please bring your own brush.
Combining the powerful effects of essential oils or salts along with soothing jets, an Herbal Bath creates a full immersion experience. Your therapist will help you select an herbal additive or salt suited to your specific needs. Then you just recline in this versatile bath and let it go to work for you. Renowned for centuries, this treatment can be effectively customized to suit a wide variety of conditions. The air jet tubs provide the added benefit of “micro massage”, effective in relaxing sore and aching muscles. This treatment is beneficial for insomnia, poor circulation, irritated skin and chronic muscle related conditions.
Noticeable effects on pain relief, skin stimulation and stress reduction
Hot dry air is used to cleanse dirt from deep within the pores and fortify the immune system. This aids in purification and rejuvenation.
The sauna is made of the finest Canadian Red Cedar, and it provides safe and effective radiant heat. This treatment aids with pain relief, skin stimulation and stress reduction due to an increase in blood circulation.
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.
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.
Salt Water Hot Tub
High-pressure jets are combined with heat and the detoxifying effects of bromine. The Salt Water Hot Tub penetrates deep into nagging muscles and joint problems.
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.
Essential oils are injected into a steam diffuser. This treatment is especially useful for anyone with respiratory or sinus congestion concerns.
The patient will be fully immersed in steam in an enclosed room. This treatment may help to improve respiratory function, relax tightened muscles, reduce chronic pain, increase circulation, and improve flexibility. This also maximizes therapeutic effects when used prior to a massage treatment.