Our traditional Swedish massage therapist aims to rehabilitate injuries sustained in sports activities and motor vehicle accidents as well as resolve repetitive strain conditions and address chronic postural problems. Manual techniques including effleurage, (broad sweeping strokes) acupressure, lymphatic drainage, and deep muscle stripping or kneading are employed to improve circulation and enhance drainage to injured tissues. Swedish massage serves to relax the patient, decreasing heart rate, downregulating the sympathetic nervous system and deepening respiration while increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation. Gentle breathing and global relaxation techniques may also be used to enhance the treatment and help provide a total sense of well-being. Individualized home stretches and exercises are often given so that each patient can be proactive in maintaining the positive gains from their treatment session.
Our massage therapist is registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia, MTANS and has completed the requirements of a 2200-hour program to become qualified in his field of expertise.
All of our therapists are trained in First Aid and CPR for any emergency situation.