What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the continuous manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is performed with the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal and lymphatic systems.
Massage therapy combines the treatment forms of Swedish massage techniques with remedial exercise and hydrotherapy (the use of water at varying temperatures) to obtain therapeutic results.Therapeutic massage aids in the healing process of injuries, everyday overuse and is a great form of preventative health care.
Massage therapy is recommended for:
- enhancing general relaxation and feelings of well-being, flexibility and tissue elasticity;
- reducing muscular tension and the associated discomforts, stress and anxiety levels;
- improving sleep patterns, immune systems, blood circulation and energy flow;
- increasing range of motion in joints and decreasing rehabilitation time; and,
- relieving the discomforts during pregnancy and labour.
Massage Therapy is an effective means of gaining relief from:
- tendonitis, bursitis and repetitive strain injuries;
- strains, sprains and muscle spasms;
- headaches and migraines;
- arthritis and sciatica; and,
- respiratory, circulatory, digestive and nervous problems.
Whether you would like to relieve pain, rehabilitate an injury, relax or reduce stress, the staff at Kneaded Care has a treatment that is right for you!
You can be assured that quality massage therapy treatments will be provided for you and your family in a safe and ethical manner.
Massage Therapy can provide relief from such conditions as:
• Back Aches
• Muscle Strains
• Bronchitis / Asthma
• Ligament Sprains
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Nerve Pathologies
• TMJ (Jaw) Dysfunctions
|..And Many More..|
Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage
What is Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage?
Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage is a wonderful relaxing treatment based on a holistic approach of Ayurvedic healing principles practiced in India for over 1,000 years. The massage relieves stress and tension as it uplifts the body, mind and soul. This treatment concentrates on massaging the head, upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck and face. It is a wonderful treatment that lifts the spirit by releasing endorphins, reduces the stresses of daily life, and provides relief for aching, tense neck and shoulder muscles. A healthy body is necessary for our happy progress through life, which can only be achieved if our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions are addressed as one.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage:
Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage is a truly holistic therapy that aims to balance the mind, body and spirit. Because Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage has a far-reaching effect on every system of the body, it has numerous short-term and long-term benefits. It assists the body in self-healing. Vitality increases as the circulatory and respiratory systems open to provide fresh oxygen and vital energy. Massage also encourages relaxation. By enhancing the circulation of nutrient material and helping the body expel toxins, massage plays an important role in cleansing and maintaining the health of the body.
Physically it helps:
- Improve blood circulation to the head and neck
- Improve hair and scalp condition
- Improve lymphatic drainage from the head and neck
- Relief from muscle tension and improve mobility in the head, neck, upper back and shoulders
- Relief from eyestrain, headaches, sinusitis, congestion and insomnia
- Prevention of hair loss, premature balding, and greying by stimulating the hair follicles
- Restores energy to the body
Psychologically it helps:
- Relief from stress, anxiety and mental tension
- Helps to clear the mind as it improves alertness and concentration levels
- Increases creativity
- Released endorphins brings relief from depression and low self-esteem
- Diminishes insomnia as the mind is calmed and soothed
Navratna Oil - a very successful therapeutic oil meticulously prepared from a combination of nine ayurvedic herbs for a pure sensorial cooling, leading to stress relief, relaxation & a sense of rejuvenation.
This treatment is 1 hour in length. Jeff St. Amand is currently our only therapist to offer this truly stress busting treatment.
Visit our online booking system or call the office to book your appointment today!
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the application of pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques with/without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, and that such work on these areas affects physical change to the body.
The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as:
“A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.”
Tenets of Reflexology state that the blockage of an energy field, invisible life force, or Qi, can prevent healing and that both stress and pain can be relieved in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet. Pressure received in the feet send signals that 'balance' the nervous system through the release of biochemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.
Hot Stone Massage
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone Massage involves the use hot basalt stones, because of their ability to retain heat. The use of hot stones allows muscles to relax enabling the Therapist to apply deeper, more precise pressure if desired or necessary. Stones are placed in water and heated to approximately 125°F (52°C) before placement on the body. The stones are usually placed on specific points on the back, but can be placed other places such as between the toes, or in the palms of the hands.
*Massage therapy is covered under most extended health care plans.
*We offer direct billing for GreenShield & BlueCross Extended Healthcare Plans.