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Massage Therapy - Toronto Osteopathy and Massage

Massage Therapy

Select a type of massage therapy based on your needs – or let our professionally trained and certified RMT design a treatment especially for you. Choose or combine:

Swedish Massage Therapy

This is the most common type of massage therapy in North America. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you’ve never had a massage before, this is a good one to try first.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapists use slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. We recommend this treatment be done before osteopathic treatment.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a time of many changes for a women both emotionally and physiologically. Physiological changes include the effect on the musculoskeletal system as well as on almost every organ system. All these changes may add more stress to the life of pregnant women who already face many demands at work and at home. That is why receiving massage treatments during your pregnancy can be very beneficial to your body, your mind and your spirit. Massage during pregnancy can help to relieve:

  • Sciatic pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Muscle stiffness, tension and knots
  • Constipation
  • Swelling/Edema
  • Muscular imbalance caused by postural changes
  • Back pain and discomfort
  • Stress and fatigue

Our Massage Therapists are well trained in the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques in order to accommodate each individual’s unique body.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil that contains one or more scented plant oils called essential oils. Each essential oil has different properties, some of them can calm and make you feel relaxed while others energize and improve your mood. During aromatherapy session you inhale molecules of essential oils and absorb them through your skin. It affects your Limbic system, part of the brain which deal with emotions as well as memories. Aromatherapy massage can be extremely helpful for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress, fatigue
  • Depression
  • Menstrual pain
  • Headaches and chronic pain

Recommended length of treatment: 25 min, 40 min, 55 min.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage combines massage with the application of hot stones which are either massaged over the body or placed upon specific area. The benefits of Hot Stone Massage include the following:

  • Decrease chronic back/neck pain and headaches
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Decrease menstrual pain
  • Relief muscle and joint pain
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Promotes increased well-being and vitality

Recommended length of treatment: 40 min, 55 min, 85 min.

Refreshing Facial Massage

Our unique Refreshing Face Massage combines several massage modalities providing detoxification and nourishing of your skin at the same time. The treatment begins with the application of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) to your neck and face in order to move fluid out of the tissue into the lymph nodes where all toxins and viruses are destroyed. MLD effectively reduces swelling of the face and puffiness under the eyes.

The second part of the massage focuses on firming sagging areas by improving muscle tone and breaking up fascial restrictions and muscle tension, focusing on each individual wrinkle. Toward the end of the treatment the Massage Therapist performs stimulation techniques in order to increase blood flow, leaving you with a plump, glowing complexion. The effect of Facial Massage is the following:

  • Relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation
  • Eliminate edema (swelling and puffiness) and drain toxins through application of MLD
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Stimulate skin tone

Recommended length of treatment: 25 min.