"Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen." - Shakti Gawain
Massage Therapy Rates
(GST included) Rates increasing by $5 April 1, 2021
Late cancellations pay 50% of the booked time’s cost & no shows pay 100% of the booked times cost. Late cancellation fees will be waived in the case of illness.
A massage therapist’s scope of practice is the assessment, treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury and pain in soft tissues using movement, remedial exercise and manual techniques.
Massage calms the nervous system, decreases muscular guarding and lessens symptom intensity so you can move more freely and better practice self-care.
This part of treatment has the biggest, long-term impact, so it’s important to go over what you can do at home to facilitate better movement and relief whenever you need it.
Effective symptom management happens at home and out in the world by incorporating it into your day. The body and mind learn and adapt best with repetition and awareness, so do some every day!
The Growth with ease
Change doesn’t happen without a little challenge. It may feel awkward at first, but it shouldn’t make your symptoms worse. If you feel your body tensing or straining, or you feel increased pain or breath holding, back off until that feeling eases. To improve, it’s important that the nervous system feels safe.
Heather provides this treatment format that spends more time exploring how you can move with ease, and less time with the hands-on massage. You may think this is a shame, but her patients are finding they get more symptom relief that actually lasts longer than when they just get a massage!
*Billable as massage therapy
Develop a deeper awareness
of your body.
Discoveries: I want you to experience more than just temporary relief.
Each body responds to demand differently and comes up with unique coping mechanisms that usually go unnoticed – for a while.
But if you are experiencing pain and movement restrictions, you need to learn how your body is moving well, how it isn’t, and what you can do about it.
Incorporating movement exploration into your massage does sacrifice some table time, but trust me, it’s worth it!
Learn your body’s language!
Heather taps in to her knowledge from Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist training to broaden her approach to the assessment and homecare components of a massage therapy appointment.