MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that improves overall health and well-being if used on a regular basis. It is recommended for the patients with chronic and acute health problems.

Massage therapy is an enhancing and strengthening technique which helps to rejuvenate your organism. It can be used to improve mental health, promote a relaxed state of mind, increase mental alertness and help with pain management.

Massage Helps With:

  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
  • Hip, knee and leg pain
  • Neck pain, headaches and migraines
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Sports injuries and more

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TYPES OF MASSAGE THERAPIES WE PROVIDE


THAI HERBAL MASSAGE

Thai herbal compress practice dates back about 5000 years when knowledge and use of herbal modalities was a common practice for pain management and inflammation. It is believed that herbal compress massage was first introduced to Thailand by monks from India around 200 B.C. and was used on soldiers to elevate pain and inflammation when returning from the battle field. Nowadays it’s a common practice in Thailand and all over the world for pain therapy and relaxation techniques.


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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic Massage Therapy is one of the most powerful modalities used for treating pain and inflammation by mobilizing soft tissue to restore normal function. It is effective for treating most muscular-skeletal issues and improve circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functions. Therapeutic massage can stimulate your nervous system, boost immunity and increase oxygen and blood circulation. With a range of diagnostic techniques, our practitioners provide comprehensive healing methods and determine the underlying cause of symptoms. Therapeutic massage can assist your body’s natural healing process in terms of injuries and repetitive strain syndromes. It is a great way to improve your quality of life, relieves stress, elevate chronic pain, inflammation and create inner balance, and harmony at the same time.


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CELLULITE CUPPING MASSAGE

Earliest Cupping practices date all the way back to 300 AD. And was recommended for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. In both Eastern and Western cultures, cupping evolved from practices that held the belief that illnesses can be sucked out of the body.
Cupping was established as an official therapeutic practice in the 1950s across hospitals in China and the former Soviet Union after acupuncturists confirmed its effectiveness in reducing pain and other benefits.
We experience pain due to congestion, stagnation, and blockage of our energy, fluids, lymph, phlegm and/or blood. Cupping is a method of breaking up this blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.

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OLD SLAVIC MASSAGE

Slavic Massage is one of the oldest forms of aromatherapy developed hundreds of years ago by Slavic people in Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe.

Slavic Massage offers a whole-body treatment which promotes complete relaxation of mind and body. The focus is to reduce everyday stress by implementing warm aroma oils which are specifically blended to suit your individual needs and promote deep relaxation.

The techniques incorporate a hypnotic rhythm and flow, massage is performed by gentle stretches, circular, diagonal and figure-of-eight movements.


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SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is widely practiced all over the world and is the foundation for sports, deep tissue, aromatherapy and other popular types of massages.
Swedish massage therapy involves mild, moderate or deeper strokes on your back, arms, legs, neck and other body parts which target soft tissues and muscles for pain relief and relaxation.
One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes and is beneficial for increasing the oxygen level in the blood, decreasing muscle tension, improving circulation and body’s flexibility.
It also helps to decrease levels of the stress hormone and stimulate the immune system to help fight colds and flu.
Swedish massage is suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. It can be very helpful for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders, or neck.


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DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage is a deep, firm and herd massage which applies increased pressure at treatment progresses, it is best suited for athletes, runners, and people with serious injuries.
This type of modality facilitates healing by releasing contracted muscle and tissue. It can help increase blood flow and reduce inflammation.

Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your muscles, tendons, and fascia (dense connective tissue) and uses similar techniques as Swedish massage, but with more pressure. The pressure can be painful sometimes. It is used for treating sports injuries, soreness from poor posture, and chronic spasms. It also helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain.


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HOT STONE MASSAGE

Hot stone therapeutic treatment originated in China almost 2,000 years ago and since then has been used for healing in US, Canada, Africa, Egypt, and India. Hot stone massage has become a popular therapy for many conditions. It’s a type of massage therapy that works by placing water-heated, smooth stones on the body for ultimate relaxation and pain relief by targeting deeper layers of muscle.

Hot stone massage uses flat basalt stones which are made out of the volcanic rock, these stones are chosen because they retain heat. Stones may be placed along your spine, back, stomach, chest, face, palms, hands, feet and toes.


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Common Questions


  • Who provides massage therapy?
  • Does massage hurt?
  • Does OHIP cover massage therapy?
  • Do I have to remove all my clothing for massage therapy?
Who provides massage therapy?

Your massage therapists are highly trained and registered (certified) with their provincial regulatory bodies.

Does massage hurt?

There may be some slight discomfort which is common in many treatments involving the soft tissue, however this is not harmful or long term. Some people describe it as “hurting so good”. Your therapist will establish a comfort scale and tolerance level during your treatment. Inform your massage therapist if you experience pain or discomfort so that the treatment can be modified to suit your needs.

Does OHIP cover massage therapy?

Massage therapy is covered by many health insurance plans but is not covered under provincially funded health coverage. In cases of injury rehabilitation, Work Place Safety Insurance WSIB (ON), Worker’s Compensation Insurance and auto insurance may cover the cost of massage therapy. Please see the coverage tab for more on insurance and fees.

Do I have to remove all my clothing for massage therapy?

No, you only have to undress to your comfort level. Your therapist may explain the benefits of skin to skin contact, but it is ultimately your choice.

Your privacy is our utmost concern. Strict ethical and privacy guidelines are followed by all massage therapists. Rest assured that your massage therapist is trained in proper draping procedures and your privacy will be fully respected at all times throughout the treatment.

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

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Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1V9

Email: office@theartlife.ca
Phone: 416 449-6747

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