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Massage Therapy

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Enhancing Overall Wellbeing

What is Massage Therapy?

 

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapists.

Types of Massage

Therapeutic Massage: Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from acute or chronic pain , therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life (as written in brochure)

 

Deep Tissue Massage: can be an effective way to manage muscle pain, break down scar tissue, increase blood flow to an injured area, and release sore trigger points. The therapist applies slow, forceful and deep strokes. This allows the therapist to treat the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.

 

Cupping: is a type of alternative therapy that involves placing specialized cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping can be done in various levels, (light, medium, strong) and for various durations of time. This modality is not for everyone, and its use will depend on your past and current health history. Just ask Sarah if you’re interested in Cupping and you can decide together if it is appropriate for you. Cupping is a very effective way to release localized areas of pain and or tension that may feel “stuck” or difficult to stretch out on your own. 

Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed and promotes tissue healing. This can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. If cupping is appropriate for you, Sarah would perform a cupping session that can last up to 20 minutes depending on your comfort level. If you’d like to experience this treatment, talk to Sarah and if it is right for you she will incorporate cupping into a traditional Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage for optimal results. 

 

Prenatal Massage: focuses on the unique needs of the body as it goes through the many changes pregnancy brings. Prenatal massage can relieve old and newfound pain and muscle tension, promote relaxation, better quality sleep, and aid in decreasing stress levels. If indicated by the patient’s health history, pregnancy massage cushions can be used in a way that allows the patient to lay comfortably on their stomach and in the side-lying position. Sarah has your comfort and safety in mind and will provide a safe space for open communication about your unique needs and goals with prenatal massage therapy. 

Do I need a Referral?

 

Every private insurance health plan group policy is different. Some policies require a referral and some do not. It is important to get in contact with your private health insurance company to determine what your specific policy plan requires.

Is Massage Therapy Regulated?

 

Massage therapy is not currently a regulated profession in Nova Scotia however, the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia has been strongly advocating for the regulation of massage therapy in Nova Scotia for several years.

Our Massage Therapists

 

To find out whether massage therapy might help you, contact a Registered Massage Therapist at the clinic, or ask your physician for a referral.

Prices:

30 mins = $77.00

45 mins = $99.00

60 mins = $115.50

90 mins = $161.00

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