Massage Therapy

A massage therapist is trained to assess and treat most soft tissues of the human body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connecting tissue). Once a pattern of muscle dysfunction is assessed and treated, a massage therapist will provide advice and tools such as specific exercises and stretches to lessen or eliminate the soft tissue problem.


In the case of injury, either from trauma (e.g. accidents or surgery) or repetitive strain (e.g. poor posture, poor ergonomic design of tools and furniture), a massage therapist can physically stretch muscles, inhibit muscle spasm, increase range of motion of joints and help break down scar tissue.

Hot stone massage: 
- Allows for a deep, penetrating massage
- Heats the skin, which helps to open the pores, and allows the skin to absorb massage oils
- Helps to increase blood flow and circulation in and around the area being massaged, and helps heal the injured area by clearing out toxins

Cold stone massage:
- Helps to promote circulation
- Helps to reduce swelling/fluid build-up and inflamed tissues
- Helps to decrease muscle spasms

Massage Therapy is an effective treatment for:
- Headaches, migraine
- Pregnancy - pre and post-natal
- Whiplash (Motor vehicle collision injuries)
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Frozen shoulder
- Arthritis
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Low back and neck pain
- Sciatica
- Muscle spasm
- Fibromyalgia