Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects muscles to tendons, ligaments, bone and organs to form a body wide network.
Focusing on working with the whole fascial system, FST improves mobility, flexibility and postural integrity with long lasting results.
Therapeutic techniques that take into account activation of the parasympathetic nervous system focus on post injury or post surgery rehabilitation and relief from chronic pain and restrictions.
Common ailments treated include carpal tunnel, patellofemoral, and thoracic outlet syndromes, plantar fascitis, TMJ dysfunctions, strains, frozen shoulder and whiplash.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of treatment in which a therapist applies special cups to your skin with a suction meant to create space and mobility in the tissues.
It has been known to help with pain and inflammation reduction, and increase blood flow, flexibility, range of motion and well-being, as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Aromatherapy massage uses pure essential oils (plant derived).
During your relaxation massage you will inhale the scent of essential oils or absorb them through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain known to be involved in emotion.
Each essential oil used in aromatherapy is said to have different properties. Some calm while others energize.
This deeply healing treatment leads you through a guided yoga nidra meditation of your choice that coincides with the rhythmic movements of the massage.
Each meditation focuses on a different reflection with different benefits to the body and mind.
(Each yoga nidra session is thought to provide the equivalent of 3-4 hours of deep sleep when in total relaxation.)
For both body and mind, you will find this treatment deeply relaxing and restorative.
Thai Massage, or Nuad Boran, combines gentle stretches, joint rotation, breathing practices, and acupressure to create space in the body for healing.
Using a slow, flowing, meditative approach, the practitioner assists the fully clothed recipient into a series of yoga-inspired postures.
Treatment occurs on a high-density floor mat. The therapist uses hands, feet, elbows and knees to loosen stiff muscles, open hips, ease back pain, and improve circulation.
As a new mom-to-be, you'll want to be as physically, mentally and emotionally fit as possible before the baby arrives.
With your body facing so many physical changes with pregnancy, you require positioning, pressure and technique modifications to relieve discomforts and reduce stress during pregnancy.
Once baby arrives, we have special classes to teach you how to massage your new bundle of joy too!
ONCOLOGY & PALLIATIVE CARE MASSAGE
ONCOLOGY & PALLIATIVE CARE MASSAGE
People living with cancer are medically complex, with unique considerations during treatment, pre and post operative, during recovery, in survivorship and at end stages of life. Oncology massage is a specialized field in which the therapist makes adaptations to safely nurture the body, mind and spirit.
Clients love the convenience and relaxation of in home massage.
Event coordinators love the added value and appeal that massage , reflexology, or FST can offer their participants.
Individuals in hospital, long term care or hospice or with mobility issues greatly appreciate the comfort and pain relief that massage, reflexology, and senior footcare can provide.
Whatever your reason, we travel all over Alberta and parts of BC to offer our services.
Doll up your digits with our Classic Manicure treatment which includes a relaxing nail soak, cuticle trim, file and shape, massage and polish of your choice - or if you'd prefer, make it an Express Hand and Nail Care treatment which includes all of the above without the polish.
Add a warm paraffin wax wrap to either treatment for an even more deluxe experience.
This therapy can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness
Also, the exfoliation that takes place during this appointment will remove any dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth, leaving your nails stronger and healthier
Listed as a "Top 10 best de-stressing secrets from around the world", this ancient therapy is administered in a rejuvenating 45 minute session to the fully clothed recipient.
With a focus on easing stiffness in the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck and head, this calming treatment helps to decrease fatigue, and increase mental alertness, concentration and focus.
In addition, it may provide relief from hair disorders associated with stress such as alopecia, dandruff and psoriasis and alleviate earache, eyestrain, tinnitus, sinusitis, and headaches.
Hand pain can decrease by up to 57 percent with regular massage. It can also decrease anxiety and improve strength and mobility.
In combination with paraffin wax, this treatment may be used to help relieve pain in the hands of people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, arthritis, fibromyalgia and
other joint mobility issues.
This therapy and can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness.
Pedicures and Senior Foot Care
Pedicures and Senior Foot Care
The average person walks the equivalent of FIVE times around the earth in their lifetime.
Pedicures are a therapeutic treatment for maintaining the condition of the feet and toenails.
Various options include foot soak and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, hot towel treatment, hydrating mask, nail filing,
cuticle neatening, heal treatment, paraffin wax, massage and application of nail polish.
In addition to being a pampering experience, pedicures and general foot care can also help prevent nail diseases and detect foot problems like bunions early.
(Please ensure shellac polish is removed prior to your appointment if your appointment is with Maria)
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage to restore the flow of energy and balance throughout the entire body.
It is based on the belief that all body systems and organs are interconnected through the nervous system to the feet.
Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas and promote relaxation and healing.
Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress or anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep.
A safe and relaxing way to refresh and reinvigorate your feet and your entire body.
This pleasant foot soak in sea salts can help promote removal of metabolic waste products from the body, lessen pain and edema, reduce stress, and revitalize tired feet and legs.