Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health and wellness plan. It can help when you are injured, stressed, in chronic pain, or simply in need of a little relaxation & balance. Ongoing massage therapy can help to achieve a preventative approach to your health & well-being.
Techniques and pressure levels vary and are based on the individual needs and comfort level during each session. I am able to provide DEEP TISSUE massage, SPORTS massage therapy as well as restorative RELAXATION massage or in combination.
I have a large focus on WOMEN'S HEALTH in my practice and have undergone additional training in Pelvic Health Massage to be support my client's.
Massage techniques most commonly include compression, kneading, frictioning and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the health and wellbeing of the pregnant woman as her body goes through the dramatic changes during each trimester. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation, decreases swelling in the extremities, reduces stress and anxiety, and relieves the aches and pains that accompany changes that occur during pregnancy.
During your treatment, can be treated in a variety of positions including supine (face up), prone (face down) and side lying. You will have the option to lay face down using my speciality pregnancy pillow, the “preggo pillow”, that comfortably forms around the belly and reduces all risks!
This therapy is an ancient healing art form which has been modernized with the introduction of flexible silicon cups and plastic cups with suction bulbs. Cupping uses negative pressure to gently lift tissue which helps to create space within compressed tissue. This allows for draining excess interstitial fluids and toxins, loosens adhered tissue and brings fresh blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. It has many benefits including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, muscular and fascial release. A Cupping Massage session is an amazing combination of traditional Swedish massage with cupping massage.
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Best Registered Massage Therapist in Oshawa and Whitby
Reiki is an energy-based approach to healing that originated in ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings and it was “rediscovered” in Japanese culture in the 1800s. Reiki is a non-invasive "hands on" energy healing modality. It works with each individual's life force energy or "ki", the energy that is in and around all living things. The effects of hard situations such as stress or illness can impact the balance and flow of this energy through the body's subtle energy fields (aura, chakras and meridians). Reiki assists in re-establishing positive flow, bringing a feeling of peacefulness, harmony and balance. A Reiki practitioner simply acts as a vessel for the energy by placing their hands in various positions around the body during the treatment. Reiki is not a religion and holds no doctrines or creeds - it is open to everyone who wishes to receive the energy.
At Durham Massage we offer direct billing for most major insurance companies, however you may be asked to provide direct payment at the time of your appointment and be reimbursed directly by insurance depending on the details of your coverage.
Missed Appointment Policy:
If you need to cancel or change your appointment please let me know 24 hours before. This will allow me to offer that time slot to another client and get your appointment rescheduled to a more convenient time.
If you are late to your appointment, you will be treated for the remaining time left of the scheduled appointment. However, you will be charge the full amount of the scheduled appointment.
Missed appointments will be charged the 50% of the scheduled appointment fee. You will not be allowed to rebook until this cost has been paid. Please note that these appointments will be billed as a missed appointment and your insurance company will not reimburse the cost. Missed appointment fees are the responsibility of the client and must be paid in full before the next visit. Any questions please feel free to contact me.