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Registered Massage Therapy services from Peter Mills RMT:
Not everyone is comfortable to undress and have a massage with skin to skin contact. That’s ok! I know, as a trans-man myself, that body image can be a challenge, and everyone has their own barriers. That’s why I offer chair massage. You can remain fully clothed, and sit comfortably and supported in our specialized Massage Chair. I will be able to massage your back, shoulders, neck, scalp, arms, and hands, and like all other treatments, I will work on the areas you would like focused on. Together we will create a treatment plan that suits you. This is a great option if you are new to massage, feel like having a self-care break during lunch, or if sitting is more comfortable and feasible for you than laying down.
Self-care is so important for everyone, regardless of what you do during your day. By focusing on relaxation during Massage Therapy, I will addresses the Autonomic Nervous System, and in doing so, support your ‘rest and digest’ response (Parasympathetic Nervous System), and reduce your ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ response (Sympathetic Nervous System). My training allows me to use General Swedish Massage techniques directed towards my client’s individual needs. If relaxation is for you, I will be using slow, smooth movements, and will focus on your back, shoulders, neck and scalp, and if you like I can include arms and hands and/or legs and feet. As always, your comfort comes first, and we will chat about what treatment works best for you. If you would like to reduce your anxiety, wind down after a long week, or are interested in massage in general, Relaxation Massage is for you.
30 min $65 –Great for back, shoulders, neck and scalp
45 min $70 –Best for back, shoulders, neck, scalp and arms/hands OR legs/feet
60 min $85 –Recommended for back, shoulders, neck, scalp, arms/hands AND legs/feet
Do you have an injury or pathology that is causing you discomfort? Therapeutic Massage may be for you! By focusing specifically on injured structures, and the compensating structures surrounding the injury, Massage Therapy can increase range of motion, and promote healing by increasing circulation, so you can get back to your daily activities sooner than without treatment. Before your treatment we will go through a health history form and and assessment to help me better understand your signs and symptoms and how they affect your daily living. We will then discuss what sort of massage techniques I will use (which may include: General Swedish Massage, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, frictions, and hydrotherapy). During your massage, I will check in frequently to ensure you are still comfortable, and after your massage I will give you some stretches or strengthening exercises to do at home to help even more with your healing. I recommend after a massage, to have an Epsom salt bath and drink lots of water to flush out toxins and bring new oxygenated blood to the injured areas.
Therapeutic Massage can help many things including: joint pain/ stiffness, muscle injuries/tension, arthritis, digestion, organ function, fibromyalgia, trigger points, headaches, fascial restrictions, respiratory challenges like asthma, cardiovascular challenges leading to Lymphatic blockages, and so much more.
30 min $65- Ideal for one specific injury, like an ankle sprain or headache
45 min $70- Great for injuries of the back or shoulder pain, and allows time to address your unaffected side to reduce tension from compensating after the injury.
60 min $85-Recommended for most injuries specifically in subacute or chronic stages.
90 min $129-Recommended for an injury and to focus on organ functioning and addressing more structures evenly.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapy is an increasingly popular health care option across Canada. According to the 2015 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, massage therapy is the most utilized paramedical extended health benefit, behind only dental and vision care, with over 50% using it to treat a diagnosed condition or injury.
This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits.
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan.