Move Toward Wellness Naturally With Massage Therapy
“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen” Shakti Gawain
Massage therapy is an effective choice for managing stress, injury and pain. It can help to reduce tension and tightness in muscles, reduce inflammation, increase blood and lymph circulation, treat muscle spasms, improve sports training and performance and provide a means of relaxation for mind and body.
Whether you are looking for relief from a high-stress job or lifestyle, need to work out those nagging “knots “or wish to speed up recovery from a recent injury, we are pleased to provide you with excellence in advanced therapeutic and relaxation massage.
Our Registered Massage Therapists offer several types of massage treatments:
Traditionally one of the most common types of massage in North America. Typically, it is comprised of long, gliding strokes with varying degrees of pressure and can include kneading of muscles and release of “knots”. It is intended to promote mental and physical relaxation, the relief of tension in muscle and soft tissue, decrease stress, increase circulation and improve range of motion. It can be relaxing or invigorating.
A therapeutic massage tailored to the athlete and their individual sport. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Specialty “SPA” Massage
Pure Luxury! Enjoy a relaxing, full body massage with skin enriching oils enhanced with Essential Oils, and luxurious creams for your hands and feet. Heated towels scented with relaxing Lavender and Chamomile help your body feel warm and relaxed and a soothing face and scalp massage complete this wonderful experience.
Hot Stone Massage
A gentle, full body Swedish massage, using smooth, heated basalt stones during the massage as well as strategically placed on the body to soothe and relax muscles, relieve muscle tension, increase blood flow and promote deep relaxation.
*Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn’t get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flash.
Deep Tissue Massage
A type of massage employing firm pressure and techniques such as deep tissue stripping, used to break down the scar tissue and adhesions in muscles and fascia caused by repetitive strain and chronic injuries. It can be used for chronic aches and pains and for everyday discomfort such as a low back pain, leg pain, upper back and neck pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
How Massage Therapy Can Help You
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
- Enjoy improved health with regular massage therapy
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Improve joint flexibility
- Improve circulation and respiration
- Improve function of immune system
- Reduce inflammatory conditions (e.g. arthritis and tendonitis)
- Reduce stress, depression and anxiety
- Reduce tension within muscles
- Increase body awareness
- Reduce pregnancy discomfort
- Reduce back pain
- Rehabilitate after injury or surgery
- Experience relief from headaches and migraines
- Improve muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
Your First Visit
On your initial visit, you will be asked to fill out a confidential health history (if you have not already done so online), consent for treatment form and a cancellation policy acknowledgement.
Our Registered Massage Therapists will answer any questions you have and address any concerns. Based on your specific set of circumstances we will work with you to design your treatment around your individual needs and goals.
Please note that the cancellation policy for a massage appointment is 24 hours in advance of your appointment time.
The average full-body massage session lasts approximately one hour. However this can vary depending on time allowance, age, type of treatment requested, finances and other factors. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. The areas worked on will depend upon your areas of concern and may not incorporate the full body. We generally advise that massage for children be limited to 30 or 45 minutes.
Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room.
Most massage is traditionally performed with the client unclothed; most often, underwear are left on. However, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).
Following your massage, it is a good idea to have a warm/hot Epsom salt or Sea Salt, bath to dispel any toxins that have been released during your treatment and to prevent soreness. Drinking plenty of water following a massage treatment session is also advised.
Massage Therapy Pricing (Includes HST)
- 30 min Therapeutic Massage – $ 70
- 45 min Therapeutic Massage – $ 86
- 60 min Therapeutic Massage – $ 105
- 75 min Therapeutic Massage – $ 125
- 90 min Therapeutic Massage -$ 145
- 60 min Hot Stone Massage- $130
- 90 min Hot Stone Massage – $170
- 60 min “Spa” Massage – $ 120
- 90 min “Spa” Massage- $ 160
Massage Payment Options
Services are covered by most health care plans. Direct billing is available with Dawson, or we can provide you with a printed or emailed receipt that you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement.