Traditional Thai Massage
Stretching back over 2,000 years, Thai Massage is one of the world’s oldest healing modalities. It originated in India and gradually spread to southeast Asia, where it was used by doctors as part of Thai medicine.
Thai Massage is received while dressed in flexible clothing. Starting with the feet and progressing to the head, the body is massaged through assisted stretches and movement. It is an interactive ‘dance’ that combines elements of shiatsu, reflexology and yoga. It’s whole body approach corrects postural misalignment, energizes the body and mind and feels wonderful!
Massage therapy is a series of techniques that involves kneading and friction of the muscles and joints. Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario have completed 2 years of specialized training in anatomy, physiology, clinical assessment and practical experience. In addition, R.M.T.s are required to complete continuing education regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
Massage therapy has been shown to:
- Identify and correct postural imbalance
- Reduce chronic pain
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease stress hormones like cortisol
- Improve range of motion
- Speed injury healing
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive hands on technique developed by an American osteopathic physician almost 100 years ago. CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous and subtle movements of the cranial bones, which create a rhythm of approximately 6 to 12 cycles per minute. This rhythm is a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain.
Your therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia. By using the hands as tools, they assess the rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid, helping identify and correct areas of dysfunction and blockage through subtle manipulation.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones to key points inthe body. These stones are either placed on particular points or used in a kneading fashion to reduce muscular tension.
Aside from promoting detoxification and healing, the direct heat relaxes the muscles and joints, creating an experience of comfort and warmth. By improving lymph and blood flow, it allows cells to receive more oxygen and nutrients.
Tibetan Acupressure Massage
Tibetan acupressure massage is based upon using a system of reflexive pressure points which treat the cause and symptoms of illness. The feet, legs, hands, arms, back, neck and head are stimulated with a unique twisting motion of the hands and fingers. This accesses the body’s natural corrective energies, which restores a state of homeostasis in the body tissues.