Below is a summary of the treatments we offer. Any of these treatments can be combined to suit your specific needs. Included in your treatment time is an assessment with your consent to help determine the most appropriate techniques to reach your treatment goals.
Fascia is a web like connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein and internal organ. It is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe. Myofascial release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascial connective tissue restriction to help eliminate pain and restore mobility. Treatments are performed directly on the skin without oil or lotion.
This type of massage treatment is strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort.
The massage consists of the therapist applying gentle to medium pressure of the hands to the body, gently manipulating the tissue to promote relaxation. It is not designed for working the deeper muscles of the body, but just a gentle kneading of the outer layers of the body tissue. It will cover a wide range of areas on the body which can include the back, legs, feet, arms, hands, head and neck.
Back, Neck and Shoulder
Acute or chronic back pain from long hours at the desk, driving, sleeping patterns, postures, or a previous injury can be managed with Swedish massage techniques which will help alleviate discomfort and promote body awareness.
Therapists will concentrate the technique on the back to relieve tension and promote deep relaxation in the tissues and muscles in the targeted area.
It is not only the baby that is developing when you are pregnant – a woman’s body is continually adapting to the physical changes of pregnancy and weight distribution. This explains why you feel a bit stiffer and feel pain more often. This can usually be attributed to the hormone relaxin, which makes joints, tendons and ligaments move more freely during pregnancy which can cause irritation and instability in a mom-to-be. Massage therapy can help you achieve a more comfortable nine months by addressing common symptoms such as low back and hip pain, change in posture, restless sleep, calf cramping, and swelling in hands and feet.
To make the session more comfortable, specially designed body system cushions will be used which allows expecting mothers to lie on their stomachs during treatments. Of course, as in all treatments at RMT STUDIO, alternative positioning is available.
Rehabilitative/ Preventative Sports Related Massage
Regular massage therapy can help athletes and weekend warriors improve their performance, prevent injury and provide treatments for conditions resulting from injury or the body's ability to adapt to conditions. When applied skilfully, massage is the best way of releasing muscle tension and help restore balance to the musculoskeletal system. It may help to speed healing after injury, improve function and help to promote body awareness.
Common sports related injuries include sprains, muscle strains, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tracking disorders of the knee, and tendonitis (tennis/golfers elbow).
Deep tissue massage can range from being pleasant to somewhat uncomfortable in some cases. Temporary discomfort of a deep tissue massage is better managed by working the area with firm, slow and intentional movement . This type of treatment can be worth the discomfort for longer lasting relief when the injury and tissue have healed.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a unique system of table-based assisted stretching which focuses on the muscles and connective tissue that surround and encompass your joints. It is great for recovery, improving mobility, and alleviating pain.
Fascia is a network of layered connective tissue running through your entire body, surrounding muscles, bones and joints. Using gentle traction, PNF (a type of active stretching), and breathwork we encourage your nervous system to let go of any tension that is causing any restrictions within your fascia.
*Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing for your appointment as there is no draping for these appointments.*
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