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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.

Head Massage


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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.



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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.

Pregnant belly


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 Treatment


Hot stone massage takes relaxation to the next level. In this session, heated (and cooled) stones are used, both as an extension of the therapists’ hands as well as placed on the body, to relax and treat the tissue. Although this treatment is often booked with relaxation in mind, there are a number of benefits to using the stones. Sessions can be customized to focus on specific areas of concern using the stones to deepen therapeutic treatment and to treat soreness, muscle guarding, physical symptoms of stress and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. In addition, it can benefit conditions that respond well to heat or weight, such as anxiety, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome.

It is important to note that hot stone massage may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with conditions/medications that are impacted by heat, such as heart disease and pregnancy should not receive hot stone massage. Other contraindications include certain skin conditions, acute injuries and conditions that impact sensation such as diabetes and MS. If you have any medical conditions that make you unsure if treatment is safe for you, it is best to consult with your doctor.

Lastly, as with all services, please let your therapist know about any discomfort or concerns during the session, especially if the stones feel too hot or cause discomfort. With open communication and feedback, they can adjust and tailor the session to make sure you have the best experience possible.  

Scented Candles


The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna session may include:

  • Detoxification of the body

  • Pain reduction

  • Relaxation and Stress relief

  • Inducing weight loss

  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system

  • Improves skin nourishment/skin conditions

  • Induces muscle relaxation

  • Boosts the immune system


      What if I miss my infrared sauna session?

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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




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