There are many different types of massage therapy. Different techniques and reasons for seeking massage. At 3 Leaf Wellness Centre we work with you to create a customized session, unique to you, using a combination of styles and techniques to achieve what you are looking for. A massage can be relaxing and still address a problem you are experiencing. As well a massage can be focused to one area specifically. Whatever you are looking for please discuss it with your therapist prior to your treatment so we can work with you to meet you goals. Listed below are the main types of massage therapy.
Need some “you” time? Come relax, unwind and escape with us!
The focus of a Relaxation Massage is just that… to Relax! A light to medium pressure with flowing, rhythmic strokes are used to relax the muscles and the mind. Relaxation massage is often recommended for clients new to massage therapy, or anyone looking to Relax, Unwind and Escape. This type of massage works to improve circulation decrease muscle tension and stimulate the lymphatic and immune system.
Have a new pain or one that just won’t go away? We are here to help!
In a Therapeutic Massage the therapist focuses the treatment on the specific concerns you have. This can be as broad as back pain or as specific as carpal tunnel. This type of treatment is done with moderate to deep pressure, utilizing a variety of techniques. Therapeutic massage can still be a relaxing, enjoyable experience, with proper feedback to your therapist on your preference of depth. Like other types of massage, therapeutic massage is most beneficial when undertaken on a regular basis, so that the therapist and client can work together to correct long term problems, relax the body, and prevent injury.
Supporting mom-to-be throughout her pregnancy journey and into life as a new mom.
Pregnancy (or ‘Prenatal’) Massage, is a form of treatment specifically tailored to support and relax a woman’s body as it shifts and changes throughout pregnancy. Each stage of pregnancy brings new changes and massage therapy can assist mom-to-be through this process. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. During the massage, specific techniques are used, modified or avoided depending on the stage and state of the pregnancy as well as the health of the mother. Before making an appointment, please check with your physician to make sure that massage is right for you.
Stone Therapy Massage
Stones tell the story of Earth’s formation, showing us how heat and cold have contributed to our existence. Dating back thousands of years, Stone Therapy Massage
is regarded as an ancient healing art that is currently being rediscovered. It is a
comforting way of easing stress and releasing toxic energy that compounds within us;
our bodies and souls. In this treatment, the therapist will utilize hot basalt stones and
cool marble stones. The combination of stone compositions and temperatures offers a
truly unique experience and takes you on a journey. This is a highly valuable therapy for today’s over-accelerated rhythm of life and the subsequent amount of stress that people carry on their shoulders and in their hearts and minds.
The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna Therapy include:
Detoxification of the body
Relaxation and Stress relief
Inducing weight loss
Strengthens the cardiovascular system
Improves skin nourishment/skin conditions
Induces muscle relaxation
Boosts the immune system
Cupping is an ancient method of using vacuum created by means of heat or suction in a cup. The vacuum in the cup draws up the underlying tissues and the negative pressure created brings newly oxygenated and nutrient rich blood into the area. As well, the negative pressure therapy has the added benefit of increasing lymphatic drainage and releasing myofascial restrictions. It is also very relaxing.
Benefits of Cupping
Mobilizes stagnant toxins from cellular metabolism in the tissues,
Better myofascial release by manually loosening adhesion's and helping to realign myofascial bundles,
More effective manual lymph drainage. (This is greatly beneficial to pre- and post- operative clients),
Activates the release of synovial fluid in joints. (This decreases joint discomfort and is effective for conditions like arthritis),
Improves digestion by stimulating the associated muscles and secretion of digestive fluids,
Helps to move chest congestions and ease restrictions in the ribcage,
Better absorption of topical muscle rub products,
When combined with massage therapy, clients experience longer lasting results from their therapy sessions.
May help reduce dimpling associated with cellulite