Massage Therapy

  • Put your health in our hands – All of our massage therapists are registered and continue to re-educate themselves regularly.

  • What is Massage Therapy?

    Massage therapy is a hands-on application of a number of techniques on soft tissue with the goal of promoting full body well-being. Massage has an effect on skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissue (also referred to as soft tissue).

    It improves nutrition to tissue and increases circulation.

    This therapy has psychological as well as physical effects on the body. Therefore, it greatly reduces the impact of stress. Massage has been proven to increase relaxation, flexibility, and circulation while decreasing stress.

    Massage therapy improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.

    Users of massage therapy as a healing tool quickly realize that they have found a form of drugless therapy. Headaches, insomnia, digestive disorders, arthritis, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal pathologies are some of the problems that can respond to massage therapy.

    Massage can help to loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. In this way, massage helps to balance your muscles, to improve posture, to promote more efficient movement and to avoid muscle pain.

    Your Appointment

    A massage is generally one hour long (however we do offer half-hour to two hour massages). We prefer to see our clients for one and a quarter hours for a first visit as there is some extra information to gather at that stage. During this treatment, a full health history is taken, followed by a full assessment including posture, gait, and some specific testing. From the findings of your assessment, your therapist will form a treatment plan including hydrotherapy (hot and cold therapy) and specific techniques that are appropriate for you. Generally massages are applied directly to the skin (with the exception of Thai yoga massage) with only the area being treated uncovered from sheets. At times therapeutic treatments are uncomfortable but they should not be painful. It is always fine to communicate with your therapist regarding pressure or discomfort.

  • Thai Yoga Massage

    Thai yoga massage can be best described as passive or assisted yoga. It is a combination of yoga, Tai-chi and massage and it has been performed in Thailand for thousands of years in many variations. Your specific treatment takes into account your body, personality, energy and stress levels to ensure you achieve your goals. Thai yoga massage helps to connect the body, mind and spirit and bring them to balance.

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  • Therapeutic Massage

    Often, a combination of modalities are used to treat your pain including hot and cold packs, passive stretching and range of motion, soft tissue release techniques (for scar tissue), deep massage and trigger point and adhesion work.

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  • Prenatal Massage

    Massage during pregnancy is a therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother to be. During pregnancy, a woman goes through major structural, physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social changes. Many of these changes cause significant discomfort and concerns that can be addressed with massage therapy.

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  • General Massage

    General massage or general swedish massage is the manual manipulation of the skeleto-muscular tissue. This treatment is meant as a maintenance treatment that many people opt to do every four to six weeks.

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  • Soft Tissue Release

    Soft tissue release (STR) is a dynamic, highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue.  STR is a combination of myofascial release, therapeutic massage, and active assisted stretching.

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  • Myofascial Release

    Myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue.

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  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy

    Cranio-Sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural rhythmic movement found between the bones of the skull, and does the same for the movements of the sacrum (end of the spine). The purpose of this is to aid the circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF – the fluid in the spinal cord and nerves) throughout the central nervous system.

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  • Massage & Maintenance Treatment

    Much of the pain that many people experience in the body comes from postural imbalance, imbalance of strengths and weaknesses in the body, including in the breath. At Bodywise, we have staff that are both massage therapists and yoga instructors or Pilates instructors.

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  • Corporate Massage

    So many office workers carry tension and stress from long hours of sitting. This can lead to pain and potentially time off of work and expensive health care to deal with acute pain and stress disorders.

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