Therapeutic Massage Therapy
This is the most common massage that is used for prevention and therapeutic treatment of most muscle aches, pains or injuries. For each client the amount of pressure, techniques and approach to each treatment will be different. The variety of hands-on methods that a therapist uses can stretch and loosen tight muscles, provide more blood flow to an area and improve the removal of waste products from the body.
Mothers-to-be can benefit from this relaxing full body massage. This massage treatment is suited to any stage of pregnancy and focuses on most complaints that a mom-to-be may be experiencing. With comfortable pillow positioning, the therapist addresses anything from swelling in the feet, constipation to back ache during the treatment.
As a Doula and mother of two, the experience of natural childbirth is a joyous and difficult process. I can provide relief during labour and support for the mother and family as an added professional wether Midwives or Medical Doctors are being used.
Hot Stone Massage
is a hydrotherapy treatment that involves heat and dark stones to apply a deep moist heat to the body. The technique for this treatment uses warm stones placed on the clients body and in the therapist’s hands. The Stones serve different purposes during the treatment, determined by the layout of each stone. The palms of the hands, toes and feet, sinuses, spine, and the 5 Chakra’s are for bringing balance to the charka centers plus others to massage with. The stones give off heat and electromagnetic energy, virtually feeding the body, and encouraging relaxation and a sense of peace. A very relaxing treatment for anyone looking for something different to try!
Cranial Sacral Massage
CST is a very light touch technique that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction to improve the whole body health. It works by freeing the central nervous system to perform more productively in healing itself from the inside out. The soft tissue and fluid around the brain and spinal cord are what the therapist tries to "tap" into to allow the fluid and tissue to relax and let go. Conditions that it can help are Migraines, chronic neck and back pain, TMJ syndrome and scoliosis. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth and gentle pulsing in the areas that the therapist is working.
is a specific
technique that engages deeper tissue to alleviate more chronic issues under the
surface. It can be extremly helpful in
addressing “holding patterns” of muscles and tissues that affect our posture
and regular biomechanics of our bodies. These are caused by everyday activites like working at a computer,
driving, and physical labour. Gwen uses
little or no oil and applies different amounts of pressure while letting the
tissue respond and release to effectivly let the fascia to let go.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage uses a number of techniques using leaning pressure, reflexology, meridian line work, joint play and passive stretching. Gwen is able to carry out a sequence of thai massage techniques on a massage table. The client does need to wear comfortable clothes that allow the body to move freely without restriction.