With 5 years of experience Ashley takes pride in working to create effective treatment plans that can help improve the quality of health and well-being for her clients. New clients are always welcome!
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
- TMJ massage
- Treating headaches & migraines
- Hot stone massage
- Prenatal massage (side-lying or prenatal pillow)
- Spidertech taping
- Dealing with stress & anxiety!
|Traditional Swedish Massage
|Hot Stone Massage
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Facts about Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs):
- Complete competency-based education of two to three years at Government of Ontario recognized institutions
- Must study anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other health related subjects.
- Complete a minimum of 150 clinical hours at an accredited educational institution.
- Are examined and registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.
Only members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist.
Registered Massage Therapists are issued a registration number which is shown on their membership certificate and identification card.
Massage Therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage can relieve pain from every day stress and aid muscular overuse or chronic pain syndromes that result from injury or trauma.
Massage Therapy is known for its restorative, therapeutic and deeply relaxing benefits. Massage flushes toxins, reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances digestion, increases energy levels, oxygenates organs and skin and rejuvenates the whole body.
Massage Therapy is indicated for migraine and muscle tension headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain, stiff and sore muscles from injuries or postural stressors, stress and depression.
Massage Therapy benefits people of all ages, from infants to seniors, male or female. Benefits include:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Reducing stress
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system function
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Reducing depression and anxiety
Swedish Massage is a hands on technique performed by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Not only is Swedish massage very relaxing it is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Deep tissue massage is also a form of Swedish massage.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is known for its restorative, therapeutic and deeply relaxing benefits. The hot stone experience involves placing water heated smooth stones at key points on the body. Hot Stone massage can relieve pain and promote harmony and balance in the body. The hot stones provide a deep massage and sensation of warmth and comfort and a wonderful sense of stillness.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. Back pain can continue throughout pregnancy and after. Fortunately massage can help relieve back pain associated with muscular tension. Here are just a few of the benefits of prenatal massage has to offer:
- Helps relieve edema or swelling by stimulating circulation
- Leg massage can help reduce leg cramps and swelling
- Reduces anxiety
- Promotes more restful sleep
- May relax the baby
- Improve overall comfort
The information you provide to a Registered Massage Therapist on your case history form as well as any conversations between you and your RMT are and will remain confidential.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Your personalized treatment plan will be based on an initial assessment and your health history including a variety of tests to establish the condition of your muscles and joints. You and your RMT will establish a program to fit your situation and your lifestyle.
Massage Therapy can enhance an individual's overall sense of emotional and physical well-being and quality of life. Treatments can be determined on an individualized basis.
For chronic conditions, Massage Therapy is most beneficial when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance and/or preventive treatments.