Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapy is commonly used to relax and rejuvenate tired and sore muscles and joints commonly found in general physical aches and pains. It is also an effective treatment for a variety of complaints such as back pain, neck tension, pregnancy discomfort, repetitive strain injuries and more.
Massage therapy can be helpful for conditions brought on by a dysregulated nervous system. These may include mood disorders, anxiety, depression multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue and others
This service is booked as RMT Massage Therapy and is billed only as Massage Therapy
A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are located on channels that carry qi (pronounced chee), the body’s energy. The needles release blocked qi, address deficiencies, and restore balance.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of (dis)eases including digestive issues, sleep disorders, stress, addiction, gynecological disorders and more. This service is booked as TCM Acupuncture and is outside of the scope of massage therapy. Acupuncture receipts only.
RMT Neuromuscular Acupuncture
RMT Neuromuscular Acupuncture is the insertion of fine solid acupuncture needles into precise anatomical locations in the skin and sometimes underlying muscle tissue to affect the soft tissues (such as muscles and fascia) and joints of the body. Studies show that the needles provide a stimulus that induces a nervous system response from the body, such as pain relief, relaxation, or improved muscle contraction.
Acupuncture integrated into a massage therapy session can be very effective in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain. This service is booked as RMT Massage Therapy and only an RMT receipt can be provided.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an innovative and effective technique for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, puffy eyes, acne, rosacea, and more. It is a whole body treatment that boosts the energy of the internal organs, supports revitalization, and slows the aging process. Cosmetic acupuncture is also a common treatment for increasing muscle tone and tightening sagging skin.
Sue is one of the longest practicing cosmetic acupuncturists in the city and has been featured on Breakfast TV, written about in Vitality and Beyond Fitness magazines as well as a speaker at various events on the topic of Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Zen Shiatsu Therapy
Zen Shiatsu uses the same meridian system as acupuncture but with the use of physical pressure from the therapist's hands, thumbs, and elbows, instead of needles.
Shiatsu is sometimes referred to as Acupressure and Zen style is a personalized therapy based on the patient’s presentation and comfort level. For example, instead of only using pressure points for headaches Zen Shiatsu may involve liver and spleen meridian shiatsu techniques to calm irritability and overthinking which may be the source of the headache thus treating the patient more holistically.
This bodywork modality is very subtle and effective.
Working closely with the nervous system, these quiet, engaging holds mainly around the head, face, spine, and pelvis gently release and align the body. This is a calming treatment that can addresses many complaints such as trauma from accidents, pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and other nervous system disorders.
The lymph system is responsible for maintaining an efficient immune function, fluid metabolism, and proper detoxification.
The therapist applies light pressure toward the lymph nodes to move lymphatic fluid. This technique can be applied for moderate swelling (ie. twisted ankle) however it may also address a variety of complaints such as general congestion and sluggishness, fatigue, muscle soreness and may assist with efficient toxin removal. For minor to moderate swelling or general decongestion (full body sweep). This service is not for post surgery swelling or compromised immune systems.
Neuromuscular Integrated Structural Alignment (N.I.S.A.)
Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA) stretches and softens the body’s fascia, the thin sheath of tissue that wraps around muscles and organs and is the matrix that holds our internal structures together. It is a gentler version of Rolfing that is ideal for people with limited mobility.
NISA improves posture, relieves pain, increases flexibility, and enhances overall wellbeing. NISA has long-lasting effects and is an excellent treatment for physical rehabilitation.
The Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is the hinge where your jaw meets your skull in front of your ears.
You can feel the joint move when you put your fingers in front of your ears and open and close your mouth.
This joint has a disc which can slide out of place and is surrounded by the strongest muscles (psi) in the body. Stress and other mechanical factors can cause this joint to become painful however massage and acupuncture are helpful tools for pain management and rehabilitation of this joint.
Though Sports Massage is similar to Registered Massage Therapy, it is distinct in how it prevents and addresses activity-related injuries.
A pre-event Sports Massage will stimulate circulation and prepare the body for strenuous activity. Post-event Sports Massage focuses on healing, relaxation, and elongating muscles to prevent and alleviate soreness. This treatment is excellent for athletes and non-athletes alike.
Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, uses natural plant and flower extracts to balance the body and promote wellness.
By inhaling or absorbing the essential oils from the massage oil, the healing compounds within the plant essences enter the bloodstream through the lungs, nasal cavities, and skin. This therapy can be used alone or in combination with other bodywork treatments.
Fees for sessions depend on the receipt. There are two main categories: Registered Massage and Registered TCM Acupuncture. Receipts can only reflect the type of healthcare provided, no exceptions.
Registered Massage - can be combined with any service as long as it's within the scope of practice of massage (not included would be requests for digestive issues, fertility and other systemic issues not impacting the soft tissues and joints of the body).
Registered Massage Therapy
60 Minutes $145 +HST*
^90 Minutes $180 +HST*
Registered TCM Acupuncture - can be combined with other services however the initial intake is a bit more in-depth for deeper questioning to assess internal patterns based on TCM which affect the individual as a whole. This lays the foundation for the treatment.
Registered TCM Acupuncture
(acupuncture is HST exempt)
60 Minutes $150
^90 Minutes $185
*Massage Therapy will soon be HST exempt (like all other healthcare services). Once it is exempt it will be the same cost as TCM Acupuncture.
60 minute appointments are available for booking online and are the most common appointment time.
^90 minute sessions can be accommodated if necessary which can be discussed after an initial one hour session. The work is efficient and thorough therefore 60 minutes is usually enough.
A valid credit card is required at the time of booking online to hold the appointment.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or missed appointments will be charged the full session fee.