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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy acts upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to rehabilitate physical injuries and improve health. Massage therapy is often recommended by physicians for treatment or release of: whiplash; headaches; carpal tunnel; tendinitis; reaction to stress; work-related injuries; and other ailments.

Our registered massage therapists have completed a specialized education and meet code of conduct and continuing education requirements set out by the College of Massage Therapists.

Typical treatments range from 45-90 minutes and will be determined in conjunction with your therapist.

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Read on for more info about sub-modalities and the therapists who practice them specifically.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy utilizes the rhythm of the craniosacral system to enhance body functioning and help alleviate pain and discomfort. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and the spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause a number of health challenges. The therapist's light, hands-on approach is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms.

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Manual Lymph Drainage
and Combined Decongestive Therapy

MLD is a treatment for those with Lymphedema, which is a protein-rich swelling caused by a problem in the lymph system. MLD moves fluid from non-functioning areas to adjacent vessels and nodes using a light massage technique which stimulates lymph flow. It can: increase muscle contraction around lymph vessels; increase relaxation; decrease pain; increase suction effect without increasing blood pressure in lymph system. Compression Therapy involves applying layers of foam and bandaging to further the removal of excess lymph from edematous areas.

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Myofascial Release

Myofacsial Release is generally an extremely mild and gentle form of stretching that has a profound effect upon the body tissues. The therapist applies gentle, sustained pressure into the fascial system comprised of compression, traction, twisting, or moving of a particular body part. Fascial restrictions can exert tremendous tensile forces on the neuromuscular-skeletal and other pain sensitive structures. Release of the pressure of the fascial system around the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and the osseous structures creates a free mobile environment relieving pain and restoring functional mobility.

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Scar Tissue Release

What is scar tissue?
Tissue healing prompts an increase in connective tissue formation to reinforce the compromised area. This process occurs in response to all healing, from a muscle strain to a surgical incision to radiation therapy. Scar tissue is the reinforced connective tissue remaining after the healing process is complete.

How can scar tissue affect me?
Scars may be marked by a visible line on the surface of the skin and may also extend deep into the underlying tissue layers. The new reinforced connective tissue can limit function, range of motion and sensation as it ‘connects’ to everything in its path through the layers.

What is scar release therapy?
Scar tissue release therapy is a hands-on treatment with a registered massage therapist (RMT). The treatment focus is to release adhesions that impede the area while maintaining the integrity of the healed tissue.

What can I expect during the treatment?
After discussing your treatment goals and assessing the tissue, the RMT will create a treatment plan that is comfortable, effective and specific to your needs.

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Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders.

Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

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