Massages

For all massages you will be issued a receipt after the service which you can submit to your benefit/insurance provider . 
If it is your first massage with me, I would recommend a 60 min appointment to start with. It gives us enough time to learn about your concerns and get an impression of whats going on.
We can discuss the length of subsequent massages then and see which length yields the best outcome for you.
massage prices (incl. GST) are as follows,
classic massage appointments, paid individually:
30 minutes...........$  50
45 minutes...........$  70
60 minutes...........$  90
75 minutes...........$   112.50
90 minutes...........$ 135
120 minutes........$ 180
These prices are valid for the following services (different modalities may be combined during any session at the therapists discretion):
relaxation massage - therapeutic/deep tissue - prenatal - visceral manipulation -  neural manipulation - craniosacral therapy - myofascial release - lymphatic drainage - myofascial cupping
*NEW*
Flex-Minute plans (prices incl GST)

Simple and straight forward: you purchase a specific number of minutes ahead and can book it according to your needs.That means when you get a 300-minute Flex package (Flex 300)you can use it for any combination of massage services (except Thai Hot Stem massages). For example, you can get three 60-minute massages and two 90-minute massages with this offer-up to a total of 300 minutes.

Flex-180...............$ 255 (180 total minutes of massage, equals $ 85/hr, save $15*)
Flex-300...............$ 415 (300 total minutes of massage, equals $ 83/hr, save $35*)
Flex-450...............$ 600 (450 total minutes of massage, equals $ 80/hr, save $75*) 
*compared to regular priced massages
Not sure what you need, or you want to discuss a treatment plan or medical conditions beforehand? Please email me here and we can set up a free consultation.

Deep Tissue Massage

as the name suggests  this type of massage targets deeper muscle and tissue groups in the body by using different techniques.

Common assumptions are that 'more pressure yields more results' or ' that it has to hurt to work' -  and I absolutely disagree. Massage should never hurt or leave clients bruised!

Some discomfort at times is possible but it should never cross into pain, if something becomes painful then the therapist should try for a different approach.

What is Visceral Manipulation (VM)?

"Viscera" relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem.
VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
 
The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re-establishes the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health.
What Does It Feel Like?
VM is a soft hands-on manual therapy. Underneath the pain or diagnosis is a compensatory pattern created in the body with the initial source of the dysfunction often being far from where the pain is felt. Because of this, the practitioner searches for this pattern and the source, and treats the related tissues. The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the soft tissues. As the source of the problem is released, the symptoms will start to decrease as the body returns to greater health. This could take several days to occur after the Visceral Manipulation treatment

 

What is Neural Manipulation (NM)?

A nerve only functions correctly when it is able to move freely
within its surrounding structures. The modality of Neural     Manipulation facilitates nerve conductivity and intraneural blood supply for local and systemic responsiveness. By understanding the detailed anatomy of the neural manipulation, one can clearly see the potential for pathological change when nerves are restricted.
Manual therapy, as it applies to the treatment of nerves, follows 
the standard principles of mobility and function. For optimal       function nerves must be able to move freely within its     surroundings. This freedom of movement is essential
for:
  • nerve conduction
  • electromagnetic conduction
  • intraneural blood supply
  • intraneural nerve supply
  • local and systemic responsiveness
 

Inner Organs (graphic illustration)

Nervous system

(simplified)

Visceral- and Neural- Manipulation techniques can affect the movement apparatus and vice versa. It is important to note that the release of sensitive nerve buds can have a favorable effect on the functioning of the corresponding visceral organs. The neural manipulation is involved in all body functions and without neural control certain visceral activity cannot be maintained. The stimulation of nerves is processed centrally and reported back to the body as feedback. This sequence of responses functions providing no interference (fixation) is present.
Treatment to nerves is through precise applied pressure. The tension of the perineurium and all other neural connective tissues is transmitted down to the root sheaths, so the distal contact has a central effect mechanically and reflexogenically.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
To purchase gift certificates or Flex-Minutes please go to the online booking and payment site, various options are available there

from front to back:

digestive tract, respiratory system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, cardio-vascular system, lymphatic system