Massage Therapy

At the Self Centre we specialize in several types of massage therapy including Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Cupping Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology Massage & Prenatal Massage

** We direct bill to Many insurance companies such as Great West Life, Blue Cross, ASEBP, Greenshield,  Sunlife, Chambers of Commerce as well as for MVAs (motor vehicle accidents). Most employer benefit plans cover massage therapy, please check with your benefit provider to find out requirements and limitations. A valid credit card or Visa/MC debit card is required as a back up payment method in order for us to provide direct billing for massage therapy services. Please see our direct billing page for more details**

Therapeutic massage

Your Registered Massage Therapist will use specialized advanced techniques which may include Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial release, Active Release, Craniosacral therapy and deep tissue techniques.  Therapeutic massage treats conditions such as overuse injuries (i.e. tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome), sports injuries/recovery, whiplash and other injuries. When doing therapeutic massage your RMT will be able to zoom in and focus in on a few key areas to offer you the relief you need from your tense and painful areas.

We believe that therapeutic massage doesn’t have to hurt to get good results, although some people love the ‘good pain’ of a deep pressure massage – which we are happy to provide.  We always work at your comfort level. Communication with your massage therapist is vital to ensure you are getting a treatment that is within  your comfort level.

Massage Therapy Pricing:
30 minutes – $65
45 minutes – $80
60 minutes – $95
75 minutes – $120
90 minutes – $145
(includes GST)

Relaxation massage

We believe that even relaxation massage is extremely therapeutic. Also known as swedish massage, the goal of relaxation massage is to induce a state of deep relaxation. Increases circulation to the entire body, improves immunity, reduces feelings of stress.

** We direct bill to Great West, Blue Cross, ASEBP, Greenshield,  Sunlife, Manulife,  Chambers of Commerce as well as for MVAs (motor vehicle accidents). Most employer benefit plans cover massage therapy, please check with your benefit provider to find out requirements and limitations. A valid credit card is required to provide direct billing services **

Massage Pricing:
30 minutes – $65
45 minutes – $80
60 minutes – $95
|75 minutes – $120
90 minutes – $145
(includes GST)

Myofascial Cupping Massage

A modern adaptation of traditional cupping techniques that were used to stimulate energy meridians and physical structures.  This new approach to cupping can effectively focus on adhesions in the fascia. Gentle suction results in negative pressure on the skin, which aids release. It can be used on its own to restore soft-tissue mobility or it can be combined with other techniques to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Pricing:
60 minutes – $95

75 minutes – $120

90 minutes – $145

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic treatment that combines massage therapy with the use of heated stones . The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven. The stones are the medium and the hot and cold temperatures are the message. This “vascular gymnastics” of the circulatory system assists the body in self-healing and returning to balance. An authentic hot stone treatment administers this principle with unerring elegance; producing sedative and re-energizing responses to the body.  This hot stone massage treatment brings relief to stiff and sore muscles; resulting in alleviation of chronic and acute conditions that many of us deal with on a daily basis. A hot stone massage will leave you feeling balanced, renewed, and re-energized.

Laura Finley does LaStone® therapy, which uses heated and cooled stones. (geo-thermal therapy)received her training directly from Mary Nelson, founder of LaStone® Therapy, the original hot and cold stone therapy treatment.Helps to release tension and promotes good circulation.

Pricing:
60 minutes – $120.00
90 minutes – $150.00

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral TherapyCraniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on approach to wellness which increases body awareness and the mind/body connection. The craniosacral system is like the body’s main electrical conduit so it’s important to keep a clear path for this flow to be unrestricted.

Excellent for many conditions on the physical level such as headaches, TMJ dysfunction, back pain and trauma that is stored in the tissues.  On the emotional level craniosacral therapy helps to support healing from  emotional trauma, old wounds, and current stressors. Some clients even have profound spiritual experiences; the  outcomes of this type of modality are very unique to the individual, based on their needs and intentions at that time.

Energy work is usually combined with Craniosacral therapy, which is a natural progression since many of the hand placements are on or near the chakras of the body. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Pricing:
60 minutes – $95 (includes GST)

Manual Osteopathic Therapy

What is Manual Osteopathic Therapy?

Manual Osteopathic Therapy is a manual form of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. This therapy follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate. The hands-on manual therapy treatment method that looks at the way the body functions as whole, rather than viewing its parts or symptoms separately.

It’s based on the philosophy that the body has innate ability to heal itself when its components are in balance. The goal of Osteopathy is to restore that proper balance and function, allowing your body to heal through its own natural processes. It works to balance your nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving your range of motion and relieving discomfort or other symptoms.

Manual Osteopathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis
  • foot, ankle and knee pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Postural Problems
  • Headaches, Migraines and Whiplash
  • Insomnia/difficulties in sleeping
  • Lower back pain, Sciatica/SI joint dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Digestive problems-Irritable bowel/constipation/bloating

Your osteopath will used several techniques like cranial, visceral and soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage  and includes stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

What to expect during on your first Osteopathic Treatment?

During your first visit, your osteopath will spend some time listening to your complaints and asking you questions about your health and lifestyle, followed with taking your medical history.

Osteopath sessions begin with a thorough assessment of your current health status and goals for treatment. Then your osteopath will examine your  whole body. During your examination, your osteopath may ask you to perform simple movements and stretches so that they can observe your posture and mobility.

Your Manual Osteopathic Treatment

During your assessment and treatment you can wear your clothing as you feel more comfortable. Your osteopath will explain their findings and discuss a suitable treatment plan for you. Your osteopath understands the interconnection of the nerves, organs and systems of the body and treats each individual holistically, to allow the body to use it’s full potential toward healing injuries and chronic pains. With a knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, osteopaths use just their hands to figure out what is not functioning normally, and then use gentle manipulations to get the body back into alignment so that it can heal itself and regulate.

What to expect after treatment

Most people will feel great after an Osteopathic treatment, experiencing some amount of ‘release’ and pain relief in an area that may have given them pain for quite some time. Some people feel amazing, some people feel nothing while other feel some local tenderness, stiffness achiness, headaches, fatigue or diarrhea. These are all within the range of typical responses one can come to expect. Some people even feel an exacerbation of their symptoms for which they came in to resolve. Most responses happen within 24 hours after treatment and resolve within 72 hours.

We will encourage you to ‘take it easy’ and rest after a treatment to allow your body to recover and give time to heal properly, even if you feel completely pain free.

Your osteopath may ask you to drink lots of water. Water promotes blood flow and lymphatic fluid flow which aids in ridding the body of toxins and works on bringing in nourishment to our bodies.

If you feel concerned, or your pain is worse then you should call and speak with your Osteopath. We will always prefer that you call or email us to let us know how you feel – we will often be able to tell you what to do or not to do that can help or decide if it is something separate form the treatment and may need further attention.

Pricing: $150 for 60 minutes including GST – This service is available with Leonora Osio only. We cannot direct bill for this service but you will receive an official receipt that is valid for insurance claims. Most insurance companies cover Manual Osteopathic Therapy under a separate category from massage therapy.

Craniosacral Therapy