What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy can achieve incredible results on your health, wellbeing and peace of mind. It can relax, relieve tension, end pain and anxiety, eliminate fatigue and improve circulation.
Be it for relaxation or therapeutic purposes, massage therapy can touch on your overall health in a very profound way. The massage therapists at Integrative combine many massage techniques to deliver the most appropriate treatment.
- Trigger point therapy
- Myofascial release
- Energy balancing
- Deep tissue work
- Pregnancy massage
- Stress reduction
- Traditional Swedish Massage
“Our muscles and fascia pull on joints and can negatively affect our posture and overall body function.”Stephen Inaba
Stone Therapy Massage
Stone Therapy Massage uses a deep penetrating heat with hot basal stones, sometimes followed with cool marble stones and hands-on massage techniques to create a deep experience of relaxation and well being. Combining stone therapy and traditional massage evoke a relaxing or parasympathetic nervous system response to assist your body in self healing.
Traditional Massage and Stone Therapy is available with Suelina Quan, RMT
What Is Rolfing?
The rolfing technique is a form of massage therapy that focuses on correcting and integrating your fascia – the connective tissue network that surrounds and binds your muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
Rolfing is based on the fact that the body is “plastic” or changeable. This plasticity allows us to be vertically centred and aligned – to stand straight and tall. However, this puts us into a constant fight with gravity, which can cause major stresses on our body when we’re not properly aligned.
Because of this plasticity, patterns of poor posture can cause your fascia to thicken and set in place, which can lead to stresses, injuries and complications. You can’t reverse this by simply standing straight as the plasticity of your body immediately returns to its set misalignment when you stop concentrating.
Rolfing applies pressure to the plastic medium in a carefully developed sequence to move the tissues back to symmetry and balance. It balances the connective tissue network, which connects to all your muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, joints and vessels to return your body to a biomechanically efficient structure so you can function at your best – free of pain, fluid and graceful.
The process takes place over a series of ten one-hour sessions.