Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy - an important part of your health maintenance plan. It helps reduce or eliminate pain, improve joint mobility, improve circulation and reduce muscle tension. It offers relief from chronic pain and eases stress. A Registered Massage Therapist helps treat a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to pregnancy related pain, repetitive strain injuries and headaches to anxiety and fibromyalgia.

Here at the ProActive Centre, we offer a variety of massage therapy treatments to suit your needs. We offer therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, hot stone massage, pre-natal massage, and more. 

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Cupping

Myofascial decompression is another term for cupping therapy. It aptly describes how cupping works to help you with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The suction provided by cupping helps to create a vacuum between the skin and underlying tissues by way of a process that is the reverse of massage therapy. As a result, the area is flooded with fresh blood that is rich in nutrients and oxygen. These healing elements work to heal the tissues so that the pain and stiffness you feel is relieved.

Check out the following links for more information:

How can I benefit from cupping?

Cupping for athletes

The Role of Fascia in Movement and Function - YouTube link

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Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

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Who is fascial stretch therapy for? People of all ages can benefit from fascial stretch therapy, including any patient cleared by their physician for stretching and active movement, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes of all levels. Clients tend to use the words "Lazy Yoga" as it caters to even those that do not move too much but need too. 

Stretching fascia vs. muscle. Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects them to each other both superficially and deep. It also connects tendons, ligaments, and bone to form a body-wide, functional network. Fascia connects to all of your organs and systems, too. By integrating a global perspective on stretching these fascial connections, we can reap twice the benefits as static stretching isolated muscle groups. 
FST is completely different than yoga, and Pilates. It is completely compatible with other methods of therapy and training. 

Is it science-based? The first research into FST effects initiated in 1997 with founder Ann Frederick’s thesis. Current research on the effects of FST on chronic low back pain is being conducted with a team at the University of Arizona Medical School in Phoenix. FST is also based on the extensive science resources found at www.fasciaresearchsociety.org

What can I expect from a typical FST session? Upon your first treatment, your fascial stretch therapist will ask specific questions, and assess the body based on any complaints, or questions you may have. Each session is catered to the client’s needs. All treatments are done on the table with two straps. The straps are there to hold the one leg in place, while the opposing one gets moved around. This assures a true stretch is occurring. For each stretch session, the client is expected to wear stretchy pants, or shorts, and a tank top or t-shirt. Short shorts are not recommended. 
Mobility is often improved after the first treatment. The therapist will give you exercises to help maintain this after your first visit. More than one session is normally recommended. Each treatment plan varies with individual needs. Many report a decrease in stress, improved sleep, and significant decrease in pain in sometimes as little as three treatments. 

Is it painful? Fascial stretch therapy is NOT painful. It is a gentle modality meant to help the client to relax and stretch out. If there is any pain, or pinching, the client must tell the therapist. 

 

Fees for Registered Massage Therapy:

30 minute treatment — $55

45 minute treatment — $70

60 minute treatment — $85

90 minute treatment — $130

All fees include HST.

Treatment options:

Standard massage therapy
Deep-tissue or sports massage
Hot stone massage
Pre-natal treatment
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Cupping

Check out each individual therapists’ bios for information on types of RMT they offer, or ask our front desk: 905 937-7908