Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of tissue, with the aim to decrease stress and optimize health.

They can help you achieve a feeling of deep relaxation, prompting the release of endorphins while reducing your stress hormones. Studies show high levels of stress can impact your immune system.

Massage Therapists are regulated healthcare professionals registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario who relieve pain, in addition to preventing, treating and maintaining tissue and joint health.

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MASSAGE THERAPY CAN TREAT, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

low back pain and stiffness disc bulge disc herniation pelvic pain
neck pain and stiffness
upper and mid back pain and stiffness
sciatica hip and leg pain
Rotator cuff tear tendinitis frozen shoulder

Low Back Pain & Stiffness

Neck Pain & Stiffness 

Jammed Fecets

Sciatica, Hip
& Leg Pain, Shin Splints

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Rotator cuff tear tendinitis frozen shoulder
headaches migraines vertigo
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ankle sprain
heel pain plantar fasciitis heel spur

Rotator Cuff Tear/Tendinitis, Frozen Shoulder

Headaches, Vertigo

Elbow Pain & Stiffness

Knee Pain, Pateller Famoral Syndrome

Heel Pain/ Plantar Fascitis

pelvic floor pelvic rehab pelvic floor physiotherapy
wrist sprain carpal tunnel syndrome trigger finger
tennis elbow golfer's elbow elbow tendinitis
tmj dysfunction
scoliosis arthritis disc bulge

Sacrum Pain

Wrist/ Hand Pain, DeQuervines

Tennis & Golfer's Elbows

Stress related physical conditions/ anxiety/ depression

Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Arthritis

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GET TO KNOW OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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Nancy Lu

Registered Physiotherapist

Nancy graduated in 2017 from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and in 2014 from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Honors in Life Sciences, double majoring in biological and nutritional sciences.

Nancy is highly skilled in assessment and treatment; she uses a multi-modal approach for optimal outcomes that includes manual Therapy, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, and therapeutic exercise. She is highly passionate about getting individuals back to what they love doing most, through facilitation of the necessary skills for life-long health and well-being. As an advocate of health promotion and disease prevention, she uses her creativity and keen eye for body movement patterns to create holistic treatment plans with her patients. Given her scientific background, she is interested in the theoretical knowledge of the  functioning of the human body. In particular, Nancy is interested in neck and back pains, shoulder and hand conditions/disorders.

 

In her free time, you will find Nancy trying new outdoor activities, minimizing her space, and learning how to care for her plants.

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In office: Wed, Fri, Sun

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Nancy Lu

Registered Physiotherapist

Nancy graduated in 2017 from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and in 2014 from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Honors in Life Sciences, double majoring in biological and nutritional sciences.

Nancy is highly skilled in assessment and treatment; she uses a multi-modal approach for optimal outcomes that includes manual Therapy, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, and therapeutic exercise. She is highly passionate about getting individuals back to what they love doing most, through facilitation of the necessary skills for life-long health and well-being. As an advocate of health promotion and disease prevention, she uses her creativity and keen eye for body movement patterns to create holistic treatment plans with her patients. Given her scientific background, she is interested in the theoretical knowledge of the  functioning of the human body. In particular, Nancy is interested in neck and back pains, shoulder and hand conditions/disorders.

 

In her free time, you will find Nancy trying new outdoor activities, minimizing her space, and learning how to care for her plants.

Jessica Da Silva

In office: Tues, Sat

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MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

 

Our Massage Therapists uses a wide range of massage techniques to enhance wellness, including but not limited to trigger point release, friction, general Swedish massage, percussion & joint mobilization.

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TRIGGER POINT RELEASE

 
A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in your fascia, the connective tissue attached to your muscle. Trigger Points are formed when muscles grow into "knots" due to constant tension. Trigger Point Release targets the hyperirritable location to help manage and prevent muscle pain.

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FRICTION

Friction involves force being applied across soft tissue structures. Friction is an effective massage technique used to break up adhesions and help break down car tissue and realign tissue fibres. 

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GENERAL SWEDISH MASSAGE

General Swedish Massage Therapy involve soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles, combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish Therapy is meant to relax and increase circulation. 

 
PERCUSSION

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Percussion movements (tapotement) involve a series of light, brisk, striking actions applied with alternate hands in rapid succession. Two of the main percussion strokes are cupping (palm facing down in a curved position) and hacking (the use of the edge of hand) while applying pressure rhythmically up and down in rapid succession. This method is most effective when used on  large muscular areas of the body.

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JOINT MOBILIZATION

Joint mobilization is a passive technique used to mobilize the joint to varying degrees from small oscillations that aid in promoting joint tissue health and/or to cause a reflex effect in the surrounding musculature to relax and drop in tone.