All treatments are customized for each client. Therapists’ experience and knowledge, along with clients’ input, result in ideal treatment sessions. Our skilled team of therapists can offer various types of massage and treatment approaches.
By far the most popular form of massage, Swedish Massage “relaxation massage” was popularized by early 19th century Swedish fencing master and gymnastics teacher Henrik Ling. Swedish massage involves long, flowing strokes, often in the direction of the heart, along with kneading and circular movements, all while using massage lotion or oil to minimize friction. Used most often for its relaxation benefits, Swedish massage is the common “introductory” technique for people who have never experienced massage before.
Deep Tissue Massage is massage therapy that focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles & connective tissue. It is most beneficial for tight and tense muscles or over-worked areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, sore shoulders and legs.
Some of the same strokes are used in Swedish Massage Therapy, but the movement is somewhat slower and the pressure applied is deeper and always focuses on areas of tension.
It is important during deep tissue massage to inform your therapist if pressure is too heavy or too light.
Sport Massage is the application of deeper, more stimulating Swedish techniques. Our registered massage therapists offer sports massages that are extremely useful for enhanced performance, some of which can be applied on the day of a specific event.
The intent of a maintenance sports massage is to facilitate muscle recovery with focused deep tissue massage using passive and active stretching. Helping maintaining optimal range of motion is critical to the athlete’s performance during training.
1 - 3 hours after an event or activity is optimal. The goal is to flush out muscles and restore nervous system activity to normal pre-activity levels. Usually lighter pressure, coupled with passive stretching. This will eliminate lactic acid build up, which in turn aids healing time and decreases delayed onset of muscle soreness
It is important to book your couples massage well in advance as we need to ensure one of our couples rooms will be available.
Two tables and two therapists are setup where each person receives individualized treatment simultaneously. Couples massage is a shared experience that can strengthen your closeness.
Couples Massage are arranged in order for two people to enjoy each other’s company, talking is quite appropriate, or you may prefer to remain quiet. The choice is yours. As with an individual massage, you will be covered at all times with a sheet and only the area being treated will be accessed.
Your therapist may need to discuss areas of concern (i.e. tension in certain areas of your body), during your couples massage treatment if you do no wish to discuses these types of issues in the presence of your loved one please relay your wishes to your therapist before your massage therapy session begins.
If an escape from the cold winter months is what you're looking for, you'll find it in our Hot Stone Massage. Our stone's are heated and placed along the spine and other areas of the body as the therapist works in fluid motions rolling the oiled stones over the skin, acting as a warm and comforting extension of their hands.
Lava Shell Massage is a deeply comforting and relaxing full body massage which uses naturally self heating Tiger Clam shells from the sun kissed shores of the Philippines. These marine polished sea shells glide smoothly over the body and are used as massage tools to release muscle tension and blocked energy flow to provide a sense of balance to the entire body and mind.
Reflexology is the application of pressure, stretch and movement to the feet and hands to affect corresponding parts of the body through the nervous system. By applying technique a reflexologist can break up stress found in other parts of the body.
Athletic Therapy was primarily known for providing quick on-field care of athletes in order to help return athletes to their sport. Athletic Therapists also help in the ability to maximize performace and potential along with providing preventitive care as required.
Those same skills apply to athletes and non-athletes alike as those same skills can help injuries sustained by everyday active people either recovering from an injury, chronic conditions or workplace and vehicle accidents
A Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive surgical solution that accelerates the recovery from injured tissue.
ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) sends acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, in effect reinjuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. This allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells.
Indications: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonopathy, Tennis Elbow, Jumpers Knee, Stress Fractures, Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Scar Tissue Treatment, etc.
Success Rate: 91% improvement for Calcific Tendinitis, 77% improvement for Tennis Elbow, 90% improvement for Plantar Fasciitis. (Shockwave Canada Inc.)
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well being and relaxation in the recipient. The essential oils are extracted from the parts of herbs and plants and contain all the properties of the plants themselves. There are several ways of applying the oils, including adding the oils to your bath, or inhaling them, but the most popular and effective is through massage.
Enhances circulation to the brain, improves memory, calms the body and mind. An effective treatment for reducing stress and nervous tension. Most effective when used after a massage.
Our private Steam is a great way to relax and detoxify the body. Following the steam, enjoy a nice hot rinse with our five jet shower. Shampoos and soaps are provided as well as fresh, clean towels. Not only is it great for colds and the flu but can also benefit those suffering from bronchitis. It's also a great way to loosen up those muscles preceding a massage.
Indian Head Massage is a technique designed to focus the massage on the upper back, neck and head with the focus on improving circulation in the head. People who sufffer from migraines and headaches can benefit from an indian head massage.
Whether it's for a special event or a regular visit, Academy Massage Therapy can come to your work place and provide a group massage for all your staff
- For staff appreciation or day
- By Registered Massage Therapists
- During heavy workload
- Great Reward at the end of a project or deadline.
Is a Deep Tissue Massage for you?
You certainly don't have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from deep tissue massage! Repetitive strain injuries ( like excessive computer work) can lead to dense tissue over time. Years of this build up will need your Academy massage therapist to help you get relief. Deep tissue Massage techniques can address these concerns and brings back normal range of motion and help ease muscle tension and soreness with our treatment plan designed just for you.