Swedish massage can relax or energize the body. Using a blend of techniques your therapist will design a unique treatment for you to suit your goals whether you seek calm and relaxation or you need deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage can treat common conditions such as tendonitis, muscular pain and is excellent in rehabilitation.
sing a blend of subtle Swedish techniques can relax your muscles, increase your circulation and relax your nervous system. Your therapist will conduct a health history interview with you to design the most suitable treatment for you. Pressure can range from gentle touch lymphatic work to mild pressure to deep pressure depending on your goals for your treatment.
During pregnancy your body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promoting a sense of well being for Mommy and Baby. A typical prenatal massage session takes 60 minutes and can go on up to 90 minutes. You will be supported with pillows for your comfort as you lie on your side. You will be draped with a sheet and only the body part that is being worked will be exposed. Our RMTs are experienced in pre natal massage, labour support massage and postnatal massage.
Think of this session as an educated, assisted, prolonged and effective stretch session for your muscles and your fascial tissue.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an assisted, full body stretching system that focuses upon fascia, a type of connective tissue found throughout the entire body. This stretching system works by opening restricted joint spaces to allow for improved range of motion, flexibility and balance. FST is pain-free and is performed while the client remains fully clothed on a massage table.
People of all ages and activity levels can benefit as, over time, with poor posture, lack of exercise, stress, trauma, injury, and over training - fascia will thicken, shorten and build up adhesions. This can inhibit your movement, cause tension, pain and instability in your body during your daily activities. Wearing comfortable clothing that you can stretch in is suggested.
What to Expect?
FST session takes place on a massage table while the client is wearing loose, comfortable clothing. It incorporates the use of broad straps that are used to stabilize the limbs or part of the body that is not being worked to facilitate relaxation and enhances the effectiveness of the technique. A 30-minute treatment is ideal when targeting either the upper or lower body while a 60-minute treatment allows for the treatment of the entire body. Coupling Massage Therapy with your Fascial Stretch treatment can also be advantageous.
Acupuncture performed by our Traditional Chinese Medicine practicing Acupuncturist who is extensively trained and experienced in Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Addressing issues related to:
Our Cranial sacral therapist uses a soft touch, to release restrictions in the Cranial sacral system, improving the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. By using the hands as tools, Cranial sacral therapists are able to gently detect disturbances to identify areas of dysfunction and restrictions.
How a treatment helps:
Shirodhara is the art of Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, and is the pouring of a thin, steady stream of warm, herb-infused oil onto the centre of the forehead, on the third eye or chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. It induces a deep state of relaxation, soothes the nervous system, stimulates the endocrine system [pituitary gland] and awakens the third eye. The therapist will first perform a gentle full body scrub massage to relax and prepare you and then gently begin to massage your forehead in preparation before applying a gentle, soothing, warm stream of oils.
Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties. Studies report that Ayurvedic Shirodhara is a safe option to improve sleep quality among people who have sleep problems. Shirodhara is also effective in treating mental conditions such as anxiety, and mental stress.
Shirodhara may begin with a full body massage known as Abhyangam. Shirodhara also involves a head massage. Shirodhara is thought to work by relaxing the hypothalamus in the brain. It can also normalize the functions of hormones that regulate sleep and emotions.
Several of our clients have said they felt like they went to another place during the massage – similar to the feeling of meditation.
Hot Stone Massage uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Hot stone massage is proven to be safe and effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions, pain and tension resulting from strained muscles, muscle spasms and chronic stress, while increasing joint flexibility.
he hot stones also expand blood vessels, which improves circulation and "energy flow" throughout the body, aiding in detoxification, stimulating our immune system and improving digestion. Your RMT will use a combination of Swedish massage and Hot Stone massage to reduce muscle tension and relax the mind.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet to produce changes in pain and other benefits elsewhere in the body.
How Does Reflexology Work?
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or "reflex areas" on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. By applying pressure to reflex areas, a reflexologist is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area.
Here are some examples of reflex areas and their corresponding body parts:
According to reflexologists, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress.
In microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin, or a diamond-exfoliating tip is massaged over the face and then suctioned to gently remove the outer layer of your skin. Microdermabrasion is a painless exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves skin looking softer and brighter for days.
During your microdermabrasion treatment you will receive neck shoulder and scalp massage along with a gentle facial cleanse and moisture massage coupled with hot towels and aromatherapy making this treatment a truly unique treat. Microdermabrasion is recommended to be used monthly but can also make a lovely occasional skin care treat or a great gift.
One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis; treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, depending on the specific needs of the individual patient. After taking a history, performing an examination and establishing a diagnosis, a chiropractor can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies.
One of the most common therapies a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), which can comprise a variety of adjustment techniques. Specific training in SMT allows chiropractors to provide highly-skilled and precise adjustments to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.
For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. When a multi-disciplinary approach is advisable, a chiropractor will coordinate care with other health care professionals. Where other conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical or other treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care:
Aurora Naturopathic doctors, Dr. McKenzie Nisbet practices naturopathic medicine using evidence-based science. She applies a non-invasive, caring, and step-wise approach that is backed by years of clinical experience and research foundations. To heal the whole person within the ever-changing environment is at the centre of the practice. Dr. Nisbet adheres to the universal principles of a naturopathic medicine:
One-to-one psychotherapy & counselling for issues related to:
This is a one-of-a-kind service that combines the powerful clearing of pain, tightness, and knots from your muscles; with reconnecting those tired muscles to their power source. This is the best of both worlds when you have a chronic injury, chronic pain, or tightness that you just can’t seem to get rid of.
This treatment works with your nervous system to restore neuromuscular balance, and with your whole body to clear out blockages at all levels. It creates results you can literally feel. Each session starts with restorative Qi-Gong massage with pressure points to release stress, and gets you buzzing and tingling all over. A unique blend of muscle correction and healing allows you to fully relax, while having a full body tune-up.
This treatment can significantly clear out blockages at a cellular level. Trame is an intense clearing and aligning of your energetic matrix that affects relationships, resilience to stress, perspectives, emotions, physical injuries and so much more. Trame works by clearing out unresolved emotions, negative beliefs and physical injury. It is recommended for adults and children (newborn-elderly) who are under a lot of stress, burnt out, depressed, anxious, have experienced a loss or a trauma or have ADD or Autism.
A session involves a 15 minute discussion of goals with the remainder spent relaxing (or sleeping!) on a massage table while the treatment is performed. This is a very effective yet gentle treatment that doesn’t require belief, it is absent of the mind. Your Trame is in charge of unifying the body so that proper communication and energy flow can occur. This unique treatment will powerfully clear our stored emotions and blockages in your body while also realigning your framework. You will experience changes in a holistic way and detox symptoms may occur. Great for stress relief as well as personal empowerment and growth. We have some really incredible success stories so far at Transcend with this treatment.