Massage Therapy is a multi-layered approach to maintaining balance in both physical and emotional health. It allows you to enjoy life’s activities with more ease and relief from stress-related tension and specific injury alike. It can be relaxing, restorative, corrective, connective and rehabilitative. It can calm the mind, ease the body, provide relief, bring awareness and promote healing; whatever you need the most on any given day.
The above elements are brought into every massage therapy session by employing specific modalities and techniques tailored to your individual and unique needs. There is no set or defined recipe for a massage treatment however below are some specific treatment focuses that meet specific needs:
‘Safe Touch’ Treatments
“Safe touch” is a trauma-informed approach to massage therapy. It is designed to work with people who are seeking to change their relationship with touch, learn to connect with their body, or who require therapeutic massage treatment but need a very safe context for that to occcur in. The primary focus is on creating safety and boundaries, building trust, and ensuring consent in order to empower clients in their own body awareness and sensation. The massage component is mindfully negotiated between therapist and client to build on empowerment while receiving touch in a safe environment.
An initial fifteen minute phone consult is often helpul to assess appropriateness of this treatment for each individual person. Psychologist, psychotherapist, and counsellor referrals are welcome.
A subtle and gentle therapy that works with the bodies nervous system and myofascial system to bring relief from pain, chronic tension and old patterns of use. Clients remain fully clothed during this treatment.
Sessions can focus on receiving therapeutic and/or relaxation massage. Initial treatments include a short consultation to review your health history, determine your goals for treatment and perform relevant assessment (if necessary). Treatments will be as individualized as you are and employ swedish massage techniques as well as other modalities appropriate in addressing your needs for the day.