Massage is an effective, natural therapy and preventative approach for managing injuries, chronic pain and stress, addressing structural and postural imbalances in the body and generally moving towards optimal health.
While the use of massage stretches back to antiquity worldwide, the practice of medical massage has grown significantly over the course of the past several decades. Scientific and diagnostic advances now demonstrate that massage is an evidence-based therapeutic practice.
Check out Pamela Butterworth‘s profile to learn more about her background and training!
What Conditions Can Massage Help With?
Massage can help with many conditions/injuries – including:
• Back pain
• Postural stress
• Stress reduction
• Sports injuries
• Soft tissue injury
• Joint disfunction
Who benefits from massage?
The short answer is: everyone! Whether you’re recovering from an injury, looking for stress relief, or just want to treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon, massage is an excellent addition to your treatment and wellness program.
Clients of all ages can benefit from the healing properties of massage. Our massage practitioner is also very experienced with geriatric/senior massage – and we work in several care homes across the Lower Mainland!
What should I expect during my first appointment?
- You will be requested to fill out a health history form.
- Prior to treatment, your health history will be discussed with your therapist.
- Your therapist will explain how to prepare for the treatment.
- Your therapist will leave the room.
- You will disrobe to your comfort level.
- Your therapist will re-enter when you are ready and the session will begin.
- At the end of your treatment, your therapist may choose to discuss home care or remedial exercises. Subsequent treatment duration and frequency can be determined together with your therapist.
- In the hours following a massage treatment, it is recommended to rest or restrict your activity, drink plenty of fluids and if you have the opportunity, to have a hot bath. These will enhance the relaxation benefits you have received.
- It is not uncommon to feel slight discomfort or tenderness after a treatment within a 12-24 hour period. If you have concerns, please contact the clinic or your therapist.
Your practitioner will usually use light to medium pressure, at your preference, and the goal of the session is help you relax. The environment of this kind of massage is generally that of a spa or resort and is geared towards creating a blissful experience with soft lighting and soothing music.
It is important to note that our Massage Practitioner is trained in relaxation massage and is not an RMT.
Please note: COVID Health & Safety procedures now dictate that clients must provide their own sheets and pillow cases. While we always provide our own non-scented oils, you are welcome to provide your own oils, scents & music!