Our bodies are a complex system of muscle, tissue, nerves, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Like any highly developed system, it’s crucial that all components work well together to ensure optimal and painless performance. Sports injuries, car accidents, stress, anxiety, and a host of other factors that negatively affect our musculature, and frequently manifests as pain and stiffness.
By focusing on the root cause of your discomfort, we can help alleviate your symptoms through the application of one or all of the techniques below. We regularly review our current understanding of massage techniques and approaches to improve our knowledge of the human body. If you’d like to know more about a particular treatment or service, please contact us directly.
When joints become stiff and/or painful to move as a result of overuse or injury, they may not be able to perform their natural movements at the joint level. Joint mobilization is a technique that restores motion by using small, passive movements to manually move your joint, gently working it through a natural level of resistance. This passive modality is used for the treatment of frozen shoulder, sprains, osteoarthritis and relieves muscle spasms.
This therapeutic treatment focuses on restoring your natural muscular tone by improving blood flow, relaxing muscle knots, eliminating nerve compression, and correcting postural distortion.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a recreational enthusiast, you can be confident that we have extensive experience in the treatment of sprains, strains, and other sport-related injuries. Sports massage uses techniques such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and movement therapies. We have a strong understanding of sports injuries, rehabilitation, and injury prevention and can help you get back to your sport.
Neurokinetic therapy is a sophisticated assessment modality that helps identify and resolve the dysfunctional movement patterns that we’ve imprinted in our brains. As a trained Neurokinetic Therapist, we can help you change the programming of your motor control centre so you can relearn appropriate and functional movement patterns.
The Fascial system is a network of fibres that cover everything in our body – bones and organs, tissues and muscles. Over time or due to trauma, this fibrous tissue may shorten or tear, resulting in restricted blood flow that manifests as tense muscles and chronic pain. Through myofascial release, we can stimulate this collagen-based tissue, regaining elasticity and mitigating pain by focusing on muscular restriction. We can restore the naturally occurring slide and glide between the fascial layers.
Whether you’re in your first trimester or have just had a baby, maternity massage addresses your specific needs for your changing body. Pre/Peri or Postnatal massage is a healthy way to reduce stress, alleviate tension, and encourage circulation.
Ashley uses a full-body side-lying positioning system specifically designed for new and expecting moms, providing the correct support for your changing body. Visit our Fourth Trimester page for more info.
We use a series of therapeutic exercises to help you achieve and maintain normal joint range of motion, avoid muscular atrophy and contractures, and improve balance and stability. After analyzing your medical history and physical status, we develop a treatment plan to help you get back to a fully functioning, pain-free position. Your therapeutic treatment may include strengthening, endurance, flexibility, and/or balance and coordination exercises.
Yoga is a great modality that empowers you to take control of your own health and progress throughout your individual treatment plan. Making yoga an essential part of your daily ritual can help maintain the benefits your body has received from therapy, and with your improved balance and posture can help diminish the risk of future injury. We offer individualized poses for your specific needs to help you with the healing and rehabilitative process.
We offer a comprehensive range of services for new moms and moms-to-be, to help you enjoy your pregnancy and ensure your body can recover from the necessary changes. We use an innovative positioning system that uses cushions to maintain the proper side-lying position, ensuring you are comfortable and well-supported; and our pillows grow with you, from two months to full-term.