Registered Massage Therapy

     

    Registered Massage Therapy Massage Therapy involves the manipulation of muscle, connective tissue, and joints of the body. Through massage, one can enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Regular massage can help improve circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It has also been proven to reduce pain, increase flexibility and mobility, and help clear lactic acid from our bodies, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

    At Zen, our therapists will create a treatment plan specific to each patient based on their individual needs in order to achieve balance. These treatments may include techniques such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretch Therapy Sport Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Relaxation/Stress Management Treatments.

    Our Therapists are trained and experienced in treating a large variety of illness, injuries and discomforts. Should you wish to get more information about your individual health, and how a therapeutic massage may benefit you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

     

Hot Stone Massage

     

    During a Hot Stone Massage, our patients can expect the ultimate relaxation experience. Heated basalt stones are placed upon various pressure points along the body, while also used to directly massage away muscle tension. The combination of heat and massage, causes an increase in circulation, promotes muscle relaxation and helps to restore balance to the body.

     

Pregnancy Massage

     

    Pre-natal massage can be done sidelying, with a pregnancy pillow, or with a belly drop table. During pregnancy a woman's body undergoes many changes. Regular massage therapy can help alleviate the aches and pains associated with these changes and help increase relaxation to promote a safe and healthy delivery.

     

Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is an age old treatment derived from ancient traditional Chinese medicine. Used today as well in the world of Western Medicine, it involves the use of tiny, thin needles that are inserted into the skin and tissues at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.

    Acupuncture helps to relax tense muscles, increase healthy blood flow to an injury site, promote healing, and increase the release of our bodies' own natural pain killers. When done properly, acupuncture should be pain free. Most people who are afraid of needles are surprised at how little they feel during a treatment, and are even more surprised with the level of pain relief and relaxation that can be achieved with this powerful therapy.

    ** Acupuncture is performed by an RMT under the Scope of Practice of an RMT

     

Reflexology

    Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet or hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on the theory that different points on the feet or hands correspond with different areas of the body (including all glands, organs, and tissues of the entire body), with a premise that such work effects physical changes within.

    Reflexology is a holistic treatment, centuries old, and the aim of the reflexologist is to treat the whole person - body, mind and spirit - to induce a state of relaxation, balance and harmony, which will encourage the natural ability of the body to heal itself.

     

Graston Technique®

    Graston Technique® (GT) is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post surgical. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. It will help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.

Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy

    Manual Lymph drainage is a gentle, relaxing, and pain free therapy, which assists lymph flow and aids in tissue drainage. The techniques mainly involve stretching, pumping, and torqueing the skin in specific directions, in order for the interstitial fluid to travel to the lymph nodes.

    Manual lymph drainage is most commonly known to help treat and maintain lymphedema, where the lymphatic system has been damaged from birth or caused by trauma/surgery/radiotherapy, active malignancy, or chronic venous insufficiency. Combined Decongestive Therapy includes manual lymph drainage, compression, exercise, skin care, and education in self-management.

    Manual lymph drainage can also be successful in the treatment of burns, non-infected inflammatory conditions (ie. Sprains, strains, whiplash), Pre/Post Surgery, Venous Insufficiency, Stroke with Hemiplegia and more.

    It can also help decrease intensity and frequency of symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Meniere’s Syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.

    *This Treatment is not available for online booking. For more information, pricing or to book an appointment please contact the clinic *

Therapeutic Cupping

    Cupping Massage is a form of alternative medicine in which a therapist utilizes special cups to create suction on the connective tissues and fascial layers of the body. Cups may remain stationary or moved in a dynamic massage motion. Cupping Massage is beneficial in treating many conditions, including pain, inflammation, stagnant blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

    Cupping at Zen can be incorporated into any Massage Therapy treatments by booking with one of our qualified RMT’s and requesting cupping upon booking. (Not all of our RMT’s are certified in Cupping so please be sure to book with the appropriate therapist).