Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the body’s tissues including muscles, ligaments and joints, tendons, and connective tissue to help decrease pain and improve mobility.
Our therapists utilize various techniques in practice including some of the following:
Cupping is a centuries-old modality that can greatly aid with tight muscles and fascia. The therapist places plastic (or silicone) cups on your skin and creates a vacuum (either manually or with a hand-held pump) that draws up the skin, fascia and muscle underneath the cup. The cup can either be stationary (the therapist leaves the cup in place) or moving (usually done with the silicone cup). Both have benefits to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and can be a great alternative if you don’t like a deep tissue massage. I use cupping extensively when I encounter large areas of restricted fascia, particularly hypertonic (overly tight/engaged) muscle, and trigger points that are being stubborn. Cupping is an easy and safe treatment option. All cups are thoroughly washed and disinfected between clients.
This type of massage is used for treating specific problem areas you might have. The massage techniques used can vary, but the aim is to reduce pain and tension in targeted muscle groups. Before your massage, it’s important to discuss your goals with the RMT so you know what to expect. I specialize in deep tissue therapeutic massage, which is great for muscle soreness due to chronic injuries, work tension, postural dysfunction and more!
Did you know that jaw pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) can be treated by massage? Intraoral massage means treatment of specific muscle groups of the jaw that are accessed inside the client’s mouth. While this may sound a bit scary, the work is actually no more intrusive than a basic dental checkup. The therapist wears gloves and communication about treatment techniques and client comfort are discussed beforehand. In conjunction with conventional massage of the upper back, neck and shoulders, intraoral massage provides instant relief to most jaw pain.