Relaxation massage is usually a full body massage with medium to light pressure, focusing on increasing relaxation and decreasing stress. The treatment encompasses gentle, long strokes on the
main muscle groups.
This type of massage treatment can encompass techniques from deep tissue and therapeutic massage. The main goals are to decrease pain and stiffness and increase injury repair and joint range of
motion. Massage treatments can help with headaches, jaw tightness, whiplash, neck and back stiffness, nerve conditions, and carpel tunnel syndrome.
Deep Tissue Massage
A variety of techniques can be used such as repeated deep pressure application to muscles and tissues in
order to encourage better circulation and eliminate muscle inflammation. Deep tissue work is done within one's comfort level and pain tolerance. Deeper work can be primarily on one area of the
body, such as neck and back, or the treatment can be specific to an injury or area of chronic tightness, such as Iliotibial bands and quads.
Every step of the way, massage can relieve soreness and pain. If you’re more than 13 weeks
pregnant, you’ll probably be positioned on your side as this is the most comfortable and strain-free pose. You’ll also be supported with pillows, cushions and towels so you can completely
relaxed. Very light pressure on the abdomen is advised, if the belly is massaged. The massage will improve circulation, decrease swelling and help reduce stress.
Cupping by Ashley McKay, RMT & Charlotte Brimacombe, RMT
Cupping is when the therapist put plastic or silicone cups on your skin and leaves it there for a
few minutes, or glides them over the skin. Reasons for receiving this type of treatment include decreasing pain, inflammation, increasing blood flow, relaxation and can be used as a type of deep
tissue massage. This treatment can be incorporated into your regular massage treatment.
Thai Massage Therapy by Ashley McKay, RMT
Thai Massage is an ancient healing therapy. It is performed on a large floor mat while the client
wears comfy, stretchy clothes. The therapist moves in tandem with the client to apply passive or dynamic yoga stretching while compression techniques of the palm, thumb, elbow, knee and/or feet
are applied in a rocking motion. Thai Massage at One Tree Massage Therapy is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist and is billed as Massage Therapy which is covered under many benefit
Reflexology by Charlotte Brimacombe, RMT
provides Reflexology to the feet which is used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet that are linked to every part of the body. Not
recommended for someone who is pregnant in the first trimester. Ask Charlotte about incorporating Reflexology into your massage treatment.
Craniosacral Therapy by Charlotte Brimacombe, RMT
Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping by Ashley McKay, RMT