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Massage

Types of Remedial Massage

Massage therapy is an established mainstream approach to pain management and overall wellness care; however, the practitioners at Remedial are far from typical. Every therapist offers a unique, integrative approach that is tailored to your needs. It is not unusual to hear “I just can’t get a massage like that anywhere else.” From relaxation and release to heavy-duty rehab, this team will get you back into rhythm regardless of age or health status.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that has been used for years to to release tensions deep in the body to decrease pain and dysfunction. Using ultra-light pressure to correct abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid, this technique restores optimal brain and body function. It is used to treat a multitude of disorders, from migraines to post-traumatic stress disorder and improves whole-body health.

Cupping

Cupping is offered by both our acupuncturist (traditional fire cupping) and our massage therapists. Although cupping has many versatile uses for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is specifically used by our massage therapists to painlessly assist with the release of painful fascial adhesions. This provides increased range of motion and a reduction in trigger point activation.

Hot Stone Massage

​Hot Stone Massage incorporates jade stones into relaxation and therapeutic massage, working in alternating temperatures, which enables the therapist to work at a deeper level with less effort and allow more comfort for the client.

These stones have been cut to various shapes and sizes and then polished providing a very smooth and silky feeling on the skin. They are non-porous and do not harbor any bacteria. Jade is a protective stone believed to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins.

It slows the aging process and strengthens the body’s natural defense.

Indian Head Massage

An ancient Ayurvedic relaxation massage focusing on the neck, shoulders, face, and scalp. It utilizes stretching and acupressure to relieve headaches and tension. Indian Head massage also promotes a deep sense of calm and overall wellbeing. Great for those who suffer from migraines, allergies and insomnia.

Sport Massage

​Sport massage helps to enhance an athlete’s performance and training. Regular massage has become an integral part of any athletic routine.

Anyone who is physically active can benefit. Sports massage focuses on particular muscle groups related to your specific activity (i.e. weight training, golfing, cycling).

A combination of massage techniques will aid in the prevention of injuries, decrease muscle soreness, improve flexibility and help shorten any recovery time

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage incorporates jade stones into relaxation and therapeutic massage, working in alternating temperatures, which enables the therapist to work at a deeper level with less effort and allow more comfort for the client.

These stones have been cut to various shapes and sizes and then polished providing a very smooth and silky feeling on the skin. They are non-porous and do not harbor any bacteria. Jade is a protective stone believed to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins.

It slows the aging process and strengthens the body’s natural defense

Massage for PTSD/Depression

​Performed by a certified therapist with extensive therapy experience in this area, treatments are adapted to each client based on individual needs. Every client has a different story and often a different trigger. Professional and experienced, your therapist will build and maintain a suitable treatment plan based on mutual respect and understanding of your condition. Massage therapy has a long history of being used for emotional and physical stress and recovery, easing the transition from the trauma back into daily life.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a gentle hands-on form of stretching that evaluates and treats fascial connective tissue restrictions and muscle tension. It works to increase space between joints to allow for better range of motion and decreased pain.

Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)

Performed by a certified neuromuscular therapist, NMT is a specialized form of deep tissue massage used to release areas under strain or affected by trigger points. This is an excellent technique used for ongoing pain management.

Orthopedic Massage

This technique is a comprehensive system of multiple approaches working to increase joint spacing through gentle mobilization of soft tissues around joints. Overall pain and dysfunction are reduced, with an overall increase in range of motion and strength. Assessment and treatment of injuries in conjunction with overall postural stabilization make this a highly effective approach to pain management and recovery.

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of manual therapy on the feet and hands by applying the right amount of pressure to evoke a systemic response. These body parts contain reflex points that are directly linked to organ systems and cellular processes within the body and by stimulating them, the therapist is improving function in these areas.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique used to treat energy imbalance, stress reduction and relaxation within the body through energy transfer between the patient and therapist. This improves the patient’s self-healing mechanisms and restores overall equilibrium and allows for relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.

Relaxation Massage

Stress reduction is the basis of every massage treatment. A Relaxation Massage looks at the body as a whole. Using a variety of long, flowing strokes the intention of a relaxation massage is to create an overall mental, physical and spiritual state of well-being. There is less emphasis on working out the serious tension and adhesions in the muscle tissue and your pain is never pushed to your limits in order to get the muscle to release. Relaxation massage lowers stress levels, improves both vascular and lymphatic circulation, lowers blood pressure, improves mental clarity and decreases muscular tension .

Sport Massage

Sport massage helps to enhance an athlete’s performance and training. Regular massage has become an integral part of any athletic routine. Anyone who is physically active can benefit. Sports massage focuses on particular muscle groups related to your specific activity (i.e. weight training, golfing, cycling).A combination of massage techniques will aid in the prevention of injuries, decrease muscle soreness, improve flexibility and help shorten any recovery time

TMJ Massage

This gentle intra-oral technique can be a difference-making approach if you are suffering from TaloMandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction. The therapist massages gently inside the mouth and around the jaw, targeting the muscles and nerves at the root of the problem. This provides better sleep quality and less pain and stress overall.

Visceral Massage

When a therapist releases restrictions in various organs to allow for normal movement and function. Sometimes when someone has had an injury or accident, the ligaments and fascia around the organs become tight. This can create pain and decreased function of the organ as well as referred pain to other areas of the body. The therapist places their hand over the organ and checks for decreased movement. Gently they move the organ to help release it. It is a very gentle therapy that can have a profound effect on the whole body.

Thai Massage

Offered by a Thailand-trained therapist who educated again in Canada, this form of massage is aptly named “Thai Yoga Massage”, as it combines Indian Ayurvedic principles, acupressure & assisted yoga postures to release tight muscles and re-balance the body. This interactive yet gentle approach is highly therapeutic and often resolves tough trigger points and tension painlessly. Most clients appreciate the value in this service as they feel that they have received a massage and an invigorating yoga class, in half the time.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage can be used to address a specific injury, condition or pain. It can be used during acute, sub-acute or chronic stages of healing. It is used to treat muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief.

During acute stages a milder treatment may be used to help reduce inflammation whereas later stages may require more aggressive treatment techniques to eliminate scar tissue or trigger points in the soft tissue.

FAQ

  • What to expect at Remedial Wellness ? Before the massage.

    First of all, make sure it is a good time for you to have a massage. Reschedule your visit if have a fever, skin irritations (such as poison ivy or sunburn), In the days before your massage, drink plenty of water..

    Do not eat just before your massage.

    Give yourself enough time to arrive on time and relaxed. If you are rushing and arrive stressed, it will take longer to get into a relaxed state.

    Health History

    Generally, first appointments begin with an intake process, starting with a health history. The health history may be e-mailed out to you or you may access intake forms from our Contact link on our website so you can complete it beforehand. If not, arrive early for your first visit to fill it out. Generally, a health history will ask about:

    • Medical conditions
    • Areas of concern
    • Your level of pain or discomfort on good and bad days
    • What helps reduce the pain and what makes it worse
    • Contact information

    You will also likely be asked to sign forms that explain your right to privacy such as Consent and Disclosure.

    Interview

    The massage therapist will review your health history and ask questions. Because massage can affect multiple body systems, such as the cardiovascular and nervous systems, be honest with the massage therapist about your health. You should also let the therapist know about any pharmaceutical drugs or botanical medicines you are taking, because massage can enhance or reduce the effect of pharmaceutical drugs, such as blood pressure medication. Knowing your history allows a therapist to determine if there are any reasons you should avoid massage or a particular technique.

    The massage therapist will ask you questions to better design a session that meets your needs and goals within the time allotted. Let the therapist know what areas of your body you would like worked on, if there are any areas to avoid, and if you have any techniques that you would like to use or avoid. If you are concerned about undressing, discuss it with the therapist, who should be able to offer you some options. Don’t be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. All information you give is confidential.

    The therapist will outline what will happen in the session and then leave the room so you can undress to your comfort level.
    When you are ready, lie down on the massage table and cover yourself with the sheet or other draping on the table. The therapist will knock before re-entering.

    During the massage

    At Remedial Wellness you will lie face down on a massage table, covered by a clean freshly laundered flannel sheet and comfortable blanket. Make sure you are comfortable and let the therapist know if you are not. Tell the therapist if you are cold, want to be covered, don’t want an area of your body touched, don’t like the music, or are experiencing discomfort with the technique or how it is being applied. Remember, you are in charge, and can ask for changes or stop the session at any time.

    Draping

    A professional massage therapist will never expose genitals or breasts, or any other areas you identify. Only the area the therapist is working on will be exposed.

    Music

    The therapist may play music, but be sure to tell your therapist if you would prefer a different type of music or if you would like quiet. Typically, you can also bring your own music to play during the session.

    How to get the most from your massage

    Be as open to the process as you can.

    Relax and try let your thoughts go. One way to do this is to focus on how the touch or technique feels.

    Remember to breathe, as this helps you relax. Sometimes people hold their breath when a sensitive area is massaged, but it is best to breathe through it.

    In the same way, tightening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. If you can’t seem to relax your muscles, let your massage therapist know. They may need to adjust the massage technique.

    Some typical techniques you might experience include the following:

    Gliding * Kneadin * Frictio * Holdin * Percussio * Compressio * Direct Pressur * Rockin * Skin Rollin * Stretchin * Traction

  • How Will I Feel After the Massage?

    No matter the length of your massage, please be sure to get off the table slowly. Immediately after the massage you may feel light headed or dizzy. We have water available to help you re-hydrate. Feel free to sit for a moment before re-dressing and give yourself a moment to ground and reconnect yourself to your surroundings.

    Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.
    Some people may experience some muscle soreness in the days following their massage. Please give your therapist feedback so they may adjust the techniques used and properly document on your personal chart.
    When in doubt or if you are experiencing something unusual, please do not hesitate to call and speak to your therapist or our Clinic Owner Uran.

  • What Are the Benefits of Massage?

    Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

  • Are There Any Medical Conditions That Would Make Massage Inadvisable?

    Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your practitioner may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

  • Should I have my Children or Elderly Relative Get a Massage?

    At Remedial Wellness we offer all our therapies to anyone over the age of 5 years old. Paperwork is still required and any patient may request a family member to be in attendance for the entirety of their therapy so that they may feel comfortable.
    Massage is a wonderful way to teach anyone body awareness. Massage helps us become more connected to our breath and helps us understand when we are operating at our optimal health.

    Whether or not a child is able to identify the benefits of massage does not matter. Studies show that there are marked improvements in sleep patterns, concentration, behavior and general feelings of emotional well-being. The benefits of therapeutic touch that massage and other therapies like Reiki and Cranial Sacral among others, help us all connect and become more grounded. We see amazing healing happen here at Remedial Wellness through the hands of our well educated practitioners.
    Remedial Wellness practitioners and RMT’s have experience treating a vast array of clientele including those with challenges like Autism, developmental delays as well as physical challenges.

  • Will My Massage Be Covered Under Insurance?

    Insurance coverage is highly individualized according to your specific plan. Many people have coverage through work or through Health Care plans such as Blue Cross. Please understand that though we do our best to stay informed, it is up to each client to know what their personal coverage may be. Due to privacy, we are unable to call your Insurance Company and find out your coverage.
    All therapies and services require payment at time of service. We will gladly give you proper invoicing with so that you may submit for re-imbursement to your particular Insurance Plan.
    If you are needing specific Insurance coverage for your Therapist please ask in advance!

Pricelist

Below is a complete schedule of our fees (not including GST). Please note that our physiotherapy and acupuncture services are non-taxable services. We do treat Motor Vehicle Accident clients!
Please feel free to inquire with our friendly staff if you have any questions or concerns.


All massage services are provided by our talented team of
registered massage therapists.
Prices per session

Shockwave Therapy – $142.86
Massage 30 minutes – $65.00
Massage 45 minutes – $80.00
Massage 60 Minutes – $95.00
Thai Massage 60 minutes – $105.00
Massage 75 minutes – $115.00
Massage 90 minutes – $135.00
Thai Massage 90 minutes – $145.00
Craniosacral Therapy – $95.00
Reflexology 60 minutes – $95.00
Reiki 60 minutes – $95.00
Indian Head Massage – $65.00
Hot Stone Enhancement – $20.00
Hot Oil Scalp Massage Enhancement – $15.00
Hot towel/Cold Stone Enhancement – $15.00
Hot Towel Foot Scrub Enhancement – $15.00

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