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.
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.
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.
Prevention | Rehabilitative
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.*
CONTEMPORARY MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE - Acupuncture needles (fiine, solid, single use) are inserted into specific sites to stimulate peripheral nerves and modulate the nervous system. The needles can be stimulated manually or with electricity to alleviate neurological pain and musculoskeletal issues.
The application of silicone or plastic cups are placed on the skin using suction to provide a negative pressure sensation. This differs from massage which adds pressure to the body. Negative pressure can be effective in areas that are overly sensitized and may not respond well to pressure as well as areas of our body that feel "compressed". This novel sensation provides a different stimulus for your nervous system to focus on instead of the pain or discomfort you may be feeling. Ideally this will allow your nervous system to relax and let go of this response.