Prenatal and Remedial
Whether you have muscle tension, acute or chronic pain, or you just need to unwind, our massage therapists are here to help you restore and rebalance your body and mind. Our goal is to help improve your overall health and wellbeing, leaving you feeling better than when you walked in.
A remedial massage treatment can reduce physical pain and discomfort, increase range of movement and mobility and prevent injury. Remedial massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments) to relieve tension, soreness and allow structures to resume their correct function. While there are many different forms of massage throughout the world, Remedial Massage involves the purposeful movement of varying layers of tissue at different depths to achieve a maximum release of tension.
Who can benefit?
Remedial massage has many positive health benefits. For centuries its techniques have been used to reduce pain and muscle tension, relieve stress, lower anxiety and improve circulation. Remedial massage can also strengthen the lymphatic system, improve joint mobility and help the recovery of soft tissue injuries to assist healing and pain release in the body. All of which are symptoms of a modern, busy life. This massage is ideal for clients recovering from sports injuries, injury prevention, those suffering from deep-seated muscle tension, and clients who are after specific remedial results.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
Manual Lymph Drainage is a manual therapy that utilizes light pressure and stretching of the skin to increase lymph production and flow, while moving and removing stagnant lymph fluid. MLD is great for treating edema, post-surgical swelling, injury healing, migraine prevention, rheumatoid arthritis (when acute inflammation is not occurring), and for treating those at risk of developing lymphedema. Lisa Kulchychi is a certified Lymphedema therapist, using specific massage techniques, fascial work and remedial exercises to help her clients heal, recover or maintain health.
Noella Petsche, our Prenatal and Remedial massage therapist, takes extra care to ensure pregnant women are comfortable with side laying support cushions. She offers a massage where women can lie on their stomachs SAFELY with a special pregnancy table so no pressure goes on the baby, while the mom lays comfortably with ease.
Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?
Many mothers are concerned about how a massage may affect their baby or health of their pregnancy. Thankfully massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but helpful and supportive to both mom and baby! Many doctors recommend massage as a way to prepare for birth and to manage pregnancy pain and stress.
How is Pregnancy Massage Different?
Prenatal massage and postnatal massage are not like ordinary massages. Noella has advanced training and uses a specialized table and cushions to support the mother's body, while taking the weight off her joints and muscles.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage relaxes the mom, both physically and mentally, therefore relaxes the baby too. Noella is a trained doula and helps women work though apprehensions and fears towards their upcoming birth to encourage strength and ease towards this important transition.
Prenatal massage benefits include:
*relaxation and stress reduction
*reduction of muscle fatigue
*reduction of muscle cramps
*reduction of muscle spasms
*reduction of overall pain, especially in the lower back, hips, legs and joints
*increase in mobility
*reduction of labour pain
Benefits of Postnatal Massage
Postnatal massage is as beneficial as a prenatal massage. Our specially developed postnatal massages will aid in hormone regulation, relieve sore muscles in the lower back, neck and shoulders, tired wrists, aching arms and swollen legs. Postnatal headaches are eased and exhausted bodies and minds are given a well deserved holiday!
Postnatal massage benefits include:
*relaxation and stress reduction
*improved letdown for milk supply
*reduction of swelling