Massage Therapy & Integrative Bodywork Services
Each of our therapists is licensed, certified and insured Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Each gifted therapist gives their own unique massage encouraging the body to heal itself. Enjoy the comfort of heated massage tables with full draping in a tranquil atmosphere with our secret blends of aromatherapy, soothing music and lighting. We offer a variety of Therapeutic body work, to suit the needs of each individual client, focusing on total-body wellness. A shower is provided for clients, if needed.
An oil massage using long, flowing strokes creating deep relaxation. Swedish massage using light to medium pressure utilizing long smooth strokes and kneading to manipulate superficial muscle layers, reduce tension, soothe sore muscles and increase blood and lymph circulation to promote total physical and mental relaxation.
Gentle massage and somatic therapies are performed by a specialist to alleviate common discomforts related to pregnancy. Helps labor preparation and makes postpartum transition less difficult. We can use "side line" with pregnancy pillows, The Body Cushion and reclining tables to accommodate our clients during Prenatal massage. (Deep tissue, Reflexology and Aromatherapy are contraindicated).
Pre/Post Sports Massage
Pre-sports massage is designed to stimulate, warm-up and loosen the muscles before an event. Post-sports massage is a warm-down treatment to re tone the body following exertion in an athletic event. The therapist may use ice, stretching, and gentle rocking & muscle energy techniques to reduce inflammation and lactic acid build-up. Slow deep movements are used to manipulate specific muscle joint groups to bring body to peak performance.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger-points are hypersensitive spots in the muscle tissue. Trigger-points have the ability to "refer" pain to other parts of the body, sometimes quite distant from the trigger-point itself. Latent trigger-points lie dormant for years after the initial trauma, ready for stress, either physical or emotional, to set them off. Once a trigger-point is found, the therapist applies pressure; the sensation produced is invariably one of pain and then relief as the trigger-point releases grip on afflicted muscle, years of tension and pain melt away.
Focuses on areas where hyper-tonicity or scar tissue has developed. Firm, steady, deep pressure is applied slowly to specific points or constricted areas. Therapists may use trigger point, cross-fiber friction and stretching to accomplish muscle and connective tissue release.
INTEGRATIVE & ORIENTAL BODYWORK
Its function is to warm the body, move Qi (vital energy or life force) and move blood in the meridians, clears dampness from the body, reduces pain and swelling, brings blood stagnation and inflammation to the surface and rids body of any generally toxic elements.
Uses gentle technique/energy work. Seldom does the therapist apply pressure that exceeds five grams. CranioSacral treats restrictions in connective tissue using subtle traction or positioning. Light pressure is applied to the face, head and low back to free the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, allowing connective tissue to release and rebalance itself.
An ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin along specific meridian channels throughout the body.
An ancient therapy involving manipulation fo specific reflex points. By applying pressure to a certain area of the foot, hand or ear, an organ or body part is affected in positive ways. This relaxing treatment can be integrated into any massage.
Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy." This ancient healing art brings deep relaxation and release of energetic blockages to attune the body into a more balanced state. This gentle, yet powerful work can be integrated into any massage.
*We recommend 1 1/2 or 2 hour session for these services.
Combines some elements of sports and medical massage, integrating up to 10 different modalities to treat soft tissue pain and injury. Focuses on areas where hyper-tonicity or scar tissue has developed. Firm, steady pressure is applied slowly to specific points or constricted areas. Therapists may use Structural Integration (aka Rolfing), Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular (ART, PNF), and Cross Fiber Friction Techniques to release adhesions.
Uses a three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the connective tissue/facial system. Upon locating an area of facial tension, gentler pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction, relieving dysfunction in the body.
Firm pressure is applied with the finger, palm, elbow or knee to specific acupressure points along energy meridians to release stagnation and to facilitate the flow of Qi energy.
This Chinese system uses pushing "Tui," squeezing "Na," oscillating and pressure techniques on specific acupressure points and channels to address disharmonies and stagnation in the body.
Rhythmic pressure is applied with the palms, thumbs, feet and knees to balance the flow of energy. The patterns of gentle rocking, rhythmic compression and deep stretching ease the client into a deeply relaxed state while increasing flexibility.
At Healing Arts Centre:
(Prices effective 2016 and subject to change without notice)
1/2 Hour Massage - $65
1 Hour Massage - $95
1 1/4 Hour Massage - $110
1 1/2 Hour Massage - $125
2 Hour Massage - $155
(Prices effective 2016 and subject to change without notice)
Have a certified massage therapist to come to your home or condo.Therapists will provide their own massage table, linens and supplies.
1 Hour Massage - $125
1 1/4 Hour Massage - $140
1 1/2 Hour Massage - $155
2 Hour Massage - $185
*When booking online you will receive a $10 discount.
24 hours or less will be charged 100% of service fee.
Healing Arts Centre is owned and operated by independent contractors who rely on client’s punctuality, integrity and impeccability. We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. 100% service charge will be applied to late cancellations or no shows. No exceptions. Please make sure that all appointments are the accurate day and time before purchasing online.