Benefits of Massage Therapy

Our methods of treatment have been based on facilitating patient recovery through hands on massage therapy techniques combined with home care, instruction of office ergonomics and postural awareness, and education on proper stretching and strengthening exercises.

Common Conditions

Massage Therapy acts directly upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to rehabilitate physical injuries and improve health. Research studies have found Massage Therapy to positively affect:


· circulation
· muscular & nervous systems
· pain perception
· psychological state
· respiratory function


Massage Therapy is effective in the treatment of many conditions, 

some of the most common include, 

but is not limited to:


· arthritis · insomnia

· asthma · multiple sclerosis

· back and neck pain · muscle spasm

· bursitis · neuritis/neuralgia

· carpal tunnel syndrome · Parkinson's sciatic pain

· chronic bronchitis · sprains/strains

· chronic conditions from injuries · stress

· fibrositis · tendonitis (tennis and golfer's elbow, Achilles)

· headaches · whiplash and post MVA muscle pain

· sports injuries

· thoracic outlet syndrome

Hydrotherapy Treatments & Benefits


Hydrotherapy uses the application of water in one of its three forms - liquid, steam, and ice, to produce therapeutic benefit. It can be used as a treatment on its own or in combination with Massage Therapy. Hydrotherapy has been used as an effective therapeutic method of treatment for centuries in many countries  around the world. In addition to the following treatments, we may also use some hydrotherapy treatments during your massage such as the application of a moist heat thermaphore, ice massage, ice pack, or a cold wrap or compress. We may also give you some hydrotherapy home care treatments to do for yourself between your massage appointments for additional therapeutic benefit to you, such as a contrast hand or foot bath or dry skin brushing, etc. depending what is appropriate for you and your health.

Steam Room

Allow the warmth of steam to envelop your body to relax tightened muscles, reduce pain from injuries and increase circulation. Enhance the benefits of steam with the addition of an aromatherapy essential oil of your choice. Use as a treatment on its own or to maximize therapeutic benefits when used prior to a Massage Therapy treatment.

Benefits & Uses of a Steam:


· assists the elimination of toxins

· increases circulation

· increases immune system efficiency

· respiratory conditions, colds, flu, congestive headache

· rheumatoid arthritis and gout

· insomnia

· preheat for massage or another hydrotherapy treatment

Salt Glow

An exfoliating, invigorating, and cleansing treatment which employs the use of epsom and sea salts, oils and essential oils to recondition your skin and produce vigorous stimulation of your peripheral circulation. The Salt Glow begins with a relaxing steam with essential oils of your choice, followed by a brisk friction application of moist salts and oils rubbed on the skin. A cleansing shower removes the salts, leaving your body exceptionally soft and glowing.


Benefits of a Salt Glow:

· Stimulates sluggish and peripheral circulation

· Exfoliates skin

· Increases sebaceous oil gland activity

· Increases skin eliminations, allows your skin to breathe more effectively

· Improves compromised immune system, such as improving resistance to colds, flu, etc.

· Chronic conditions, especially those with inactive skin, such as chronic indigestion, kidney disease, diabetes

. Great for a whole body rejuvenation!


Begins with a relaxing steam, followed by the full body application of pure Ironwood Glacial Oceanic Clay sustainably harvested off the northern BC coast. This world renowned clay contains almost 60 distinct elements and rare earth minerals and marine ions, culminating in a natural, restorative clay. The natural characteristics of marine clay exfoliates the skin, removes skin contaminants and toxins, rehydrates skin, and stimulates the regeneration of damaged skin tissue. After a cleansing shower, enjoy a relaxing massage, complemented by the benefits of aromatherapy. If you wish more information on the clay we use, go to

  www.ironwoodclay.com &  www.nenaproducts.com


Physiochemical Benefits of a Full Body Clay Pack:

Purifying Ions: Ironwood Glacial Oceanic Clay is highly reactive, effectively targeting and 

lifting dead cells and skin impurities.

Rehydrating Osmosis: molecules penetrate cells to draw rich moisture from deep within 

to rehydrate skin gently and uniformly.

Colloidal exfoliation: microscopic particles of Ironwood Glacial Oceanic Clay adhere to skin pores, 

emulsifying to remove excess oils and impurities.

Invigorating astringency: constrictive attributes reduce pore size resulting in smoother, firmer skin.

pH toning: neutral pH properties help strengthen the skin’s barrier.

Anti-inflammatory: high-absorption rapidly cools, soothes and reduces swelling and puffiness.


Uses of a Full Body Clay Pack:

· Detoxification from illness / environment / medications / smoking / alcohol / overeating

· liver or kidney dysfunction


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