All specialized treatments are offered by RMTs. Insurance receipts can be issued for Registered Massage Therapy with the exception of Reflexology Treatments. Please refer to your health plan to see if Reflexology is covered by a Certified Reflexologist.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLD For Minor Injuries and Overall Wellness:
MLD is a gentle, non-invasive technique that helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve lymphatic fluid flow. MLD is proven to be effective in re-directing the fluid to alternate (unaffected) lymphatic pathways resulting in a reduction of swelling.
Common conditions that benefit from MLD are:
Joint swelling and muscle pain from acute and chronic injuries Arthritis Migraines and headaches Fluid retention Stress General immune health and overall wellness Breast health
ADVANCED MLD Techniques and Combined Decongestive Therapy:
Depending on the condition, MLD can be incorporated into a full spectrum therapy plan called Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
The 4 steps of Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) are:
- Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
- Compression - The use of compression bandages and/or a compression garment is used to further reduce, and maintaining the size of the affected limb.
- Remedial Exercise and Breathing – To help further promote venous and lymphatic flow.
- Skin Care – Cleansing and moisturizing with antibacterial and ph neutral products to help prevent infections and keep the skin soft and supple so that it does not dry or crack.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage as part of Combined Decongestive Therapy have been proven to be effective treatments to remove excess fluid and swelling from the tissues and can used for the following conditions:
Primary and Secondary Lymphedema Venous Insufficiency Hip and Knee replacement Acute and Chronic inflammatory conditions (sprains and strains) Cosmetic surgeries Sinusitis Concussion Bell’s Palsy Meniere’s Syndrome Chronic Bronchitis Downs Syndrome Multiple Schlerosis
MLD combined with CDT is only offered by Karen Hanning, RMT who has completed advanced training through the Dr. Vodder School of MLD
Karen's clinic hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 9:30am - 2:30pm For more information, questions or booking inquiries, please email Karen. Alternatively you can leave a message for Karen in the Massage Therapy Voicemail box, extension 100. 416-913-3080
Dry Cupping & Acupuncture
We are excited to now be offering Dry Cupping and Electro-Acupuncture (E.A.) 6 days a week. Mondays-Saturdays 3pm-8pm and alternating Sundays 12pm-6pm
The Dry Cupping Approach targets deeper structures and aids in releasing fascial restrictions around muscles, tendons, and joints which helps to increase range of motion and decrease pain.
Cupping is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective treatment. With modern understanding of microbiology and pathology, blood-letting techniques have been mostly abandoned. When no bleeding is involved it is called dry cupping, which is practiced in western society today.
Cupping is effective because of the suction action which draws new blood to the skin in a process called neovascularization. This process often leaves the patient with ecchymosis (blood between skin layers) and bruising, caused by ruptured blood vessels. Cupping increases extra-cellular fluid and ground substance between layers of fascia which allows for better slide and glide of tissue layers over one another (mutual allowance). Your therapist will gage how much suction is necessary and will customize treatments depending on tolerance, resilience, and tissue integrity.
Movement is advised after a cupping treatment to encourage blood flow in and out of the area treated. Movement with range can be extremely beneficial for the promotion of new ground substance and how the fibrous materials settle. The goal is to establish a more adaptive pattern which will reduce pain and increase range of motion.
There are several modes for which Electro-Acupuncture therapy may be utilized. Massage Therapy electro-acupuncture takes a neuro-functional approach that targets motor points, which are synonymous with trigger points.
A neuro-functional approach to acupuncture acknowledges the importance of nervous system governance within the body and is used as a tool to modulate muscle tissue dysfunction and/or enhance muscle strength and contractile fluidity.
For best results, this treatment is often combined with active exercise.
It is recommended to eat within 2 hours of the treatment and to be well hydrated as the effects of E.A. induces the metabolic process.
Craniosacral Therapy does not involve any spinal manipulations or adjustments but focuses on the use of gentle, light-touch therapies to align the structural integrity of the body. Restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch.
The CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for and release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
Craniosacral Therapy is beneficial for all ages:
Recurrent ear infections Facial asymmetries and eye motor problems Learning disabilities, A.D.D., A.D.H.D Developmental delays, autism Headaches Concussion, and post concussion symptoms Tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo TMJ syndrome Stress disorders and insomnia Muscle and joint pain or injury
Offered by Eleanore Scott, RMT
Mind Body Massage Therapy
This treatment is designed to help you establish and maintain the powerful connection between the mind and the body.
Mind Body Massage Therapy:
Through Body Awareness and Guided Imagery Techniques, you will be encouraged to explore how your body is holding onto your stress physically and how you can relive symptoms of chronic pain and tension that just won’t go away. This is not a deep tissue massage, however this treatment goes deeper than the tissue by addressing and treating the underlying cause of your symptoms.Integrated Holistic Massage Therapy Treatment
Have you been struggling with a body ailment for a long time? Have you tried almost everything and nothing has worked? Have you consulted specialists and no one has been able to explain why you feel the way you feel?. We will explore your history and approach the body in a holistic way seeing it as a 'messenger of information, not a 'thing you have to deal with for the rest of your life. This is a holistic approach to treatment that has been known to hold the answers you are looking for. Modalities incorporated into the Massage may include Hot Stones, Essential Oils, Reiki, or Guided Meditation.Energy Balancing Massage Therapy Treatment
This treatment focuses on your Energetic Body and Emotional Guidance System (the Chakras). Chronic physical pain or discomfort is often a manifestation of blocked or stuck energy in the body. In this session, you will be guided to explore, balance and release these blocks and ultimately relieve your body or physical symptoms like headaches, chest, back, shoulder and neck pain, hip discomfort etc. The benefits of this treatment have a relaxing and long lasting effect.
Offered by Petya Hristova, RMT
Reflexology is based on an ancient native therapy. It works with the premise that all of the parts, glands and organs of the body are connected to reflexes on the feet. By applying pressure to these reflexes one is able to stimulate healing and a feeling of relaxation that is felt throughout the whole body.
A reflexology session helps break up deposits on the feet which are felt as a sandy or gritty area under the skin. These deposits interfere with the natural flow of the body's energy.
Manipulating specific reflexes removes blockages and activates the parasympathetic response in the body. With stress removed and circulation improved, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis.
Reflexology is helpful for those who are undergoing detoxification, athletes, pregnant women, and people who work on their feet. It has also shown to be an effective treatment for those suffering with digestive disorders, insomnia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure and diabetes.
A complete session on both feet is always performed. Sessions will last between 50 to 60 minutes. Wearing comfortable clothing or shorts is recommended. Only the feet and or hands and lower legs will be touched.
Offered by Shani Sherenzel
Plans & Pricing
Prices are based on 60 minute appointments. Please add $20 to the price for a 75 minute treatment, and $40 for a 90 minute treatment.
Dry Cupping & Acupuncture
Mind Body Massage
(Currently not available. Please check back in the spring)
Prices include 13% HST
All cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Any appointments cancelled outside of the 24 hours will be charged in full. Each appointment that we book is in partnership with a practitioner who is focusing their independent career in health and wellness. This is their passion and livelihood, and why we have these policies in place. Thank you very much for your understanding.