Massage Therapy & Hot Stone RMT Massage is known for its restorative, therapeutic and deeply relaxing benefits. It provides profound benefits for health and well being.
Well documented benefits of massage include increasing blood and lymph circulation, decreasing heart rate and blood pressure, improving mobility and pain reduction.
Massage therapy flushes toxins, reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances digestion, increases energy levels, oxygenates organs and skin, and rejuvenates the whole body.
Massage therapy is indicated for migraine and muscle tension headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain, stiff and sore muscles from injuries or postural stressors, PMS and labour pain, stress, and depression.
The hot stone massage experience involves placing water heated smooth stones of various sizes on key points on the body or face. Hot Stone massage can relieve pain; promote harmony and balance within the body. The resulting deep massage and sensation of warmth and comfort is not to be missed. Relax and enjoy the wonderful sense of stillness.
Massage Therapy At Santé Group
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT):
- Nicole Myers
- Janiece Henderson
- Stephanie Banning
- Doug Robertson
Hot Stone Massage Therapy RMT
Decadent, Luxurious Pampering
Indulge in the decadent pampering of Hot Stone Massage therapy.
Heated massage tables to pamper your beloved.
This wonderful massage therapy has its roots as far back as the ancient world. Today, hot stone massage therapy is becoming widely known for its therapeutic and deeply relaxing benefits.
The hot stone experience involves placing water-heated smooth stones of various sizes on key points on the body or face. The resulting deep massage and sensation of warmth and comfort is not to be missed.
Hot stone massage can relieve pain; promote harmony and balance within the body.
The therapy is all about you and the restorative benefits it has to offer.
Relax and enjoy the wonderful sense of stillness.
Full Body Relaxation Massage RMT
Relaxation Massage is one of the most indulgent massages you can have. Relaxing you is the aim. This is the massage to choose if you just want to melt, be pampered and spoiled.
A smooth flowing style combining various techniques to promote general relaxation, improve circulation and range of motion, and relieve stress and muscular tension. Full body relaxation massage gently manipulates your muscles, eases muscle aches and tension, increases flexibility and enhances circulation.
Massage therapy calms the nervous system which provides mind and body balance. Registered Massage Therapy RMT
Massage therapy is known for its restorative, therapeutic and deeply relaxing benefits.
It provides profound benefits for health and well-being. Well documented benefits of massage include increasing blood and lymph circulation, decreasing heart rate and blood pressure, improving mobility and pain reduction. Massage flushes toxins, reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances digestion, increases energy levels, oxygenates organs and skin, and rejuvenates the whole body. Massage is indicated for migraine and muscle tension headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain, stiff and sore muscles from injuries or postural stressors, PMS and labour pain, stress, and depression.
- Flushes toxins
- Reduces stress
- Improves sleep
- Enhances digestion
- Increases energy levels
- Oxygenates organs & skin
- Rejuvenates the whole body
- Improves circulation & lymphatic flow
- Promotes a greater sense of overall well- being.
Santé Group RMTs are highly experienced, skilled professionals who will customize your massage to best suit your clinical requirements.
Luxurious Foot Massage RMT
Pamper your tired feet with a relaxing foot massage. Expert hands will soothe and alleviate soreness. Great after a long day of work.
There's no better way to treat a friend or loved one than to give their sore feet a wonderful foot massage. Make that someone feel like they're in heaven!
Foot massage can relieve stress and prevent disease. A gentle foot massage improves heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and oxygen uptake, as well as relaxing you and helping you fall asleep far more easily.
Foot massage is extremely pleasurable and is associated with significant improvement in mood.
Foot massage aims to restore and maintain the body's natural balance and encourage healing. A therapeutic foot massage will benefit the whole body.
All massage feels better when someone else does it, but this is especially true of foot massage. The sensations of foot massage seem particularly rich and diverse. Receiving a foot massage is one of life's truly delicious experiences.
Reflexology Janiece Henderson RMT, RM
Reflexology is a natural and drugless healing art. It is based on the principle that there are zones and reflexes in the hands and feet which correspond to every gland, organ and part of the body. Massaging these reflex areas on the feet promotes health in the corresponding organs and stimulates natural energy, causing it to flow more freely throughout the body.
Reiki Janiece Henderson RMT, RM
Originating from Japan, Reiki is a popular yet ancient method of healing. The word Reiki means 'Universal Life Force Energy'. A trained practitioner, through the laying on of hands, activates and directs the Reiki energy. This improves the body's ability to recognize and release blockages which may be causing illness and discomfort, while at the same time, increasing its capacity to heal.
What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?
On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will assess and create a treatment plan for you. At this time it is important to inform your therapist if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications. To fully understand your position your Massage Therapist listens to your concerns and your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your situation. With your health history information your therapist will develop a treatment plan with you so you receive the appropriate treatment that will help you a return, as much as possible, to your normal activities.
Do I have to disclose all my health conditions on the Health History form for my Massage Therapist?
It is best if you can give an accurate picture of your health and injuries on your health history form. This enables your therapist to design the most appropriate and effective treatment for you
Should I eat before I come for a massage?
It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment and only a light meal at that time.
The body needs time to digest your food. This is the same caution you would take when you go swimming or exercising. The digestion process directs the blood flow away from your peripheral tissues and concentrates it on digestive tract. Massage draws the blood flow to the area tissues being worked on therefore draws the blood away from the digestive tract causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.
Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
Make sure you have Epsom Salt (a 2 kilo gram container) at home for your hydrotherapy home care following your treatment. If you dont have it already at home remember to pick some up. These are magnesium salts and they sooth the muscles and nerves by drawing the lactic acids (metabolic wastes) out of your body during a prescribed hot bath. This bath can enhance the benefits of your massage. To enjoy the full effects of your massage you can plan for at least 30 minutes of quiet time or rest after your appointment. Again it is best not to eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment.
Do Massage Therapists have Cancellation Policies?
Yes, always ask your therapist what their policy is. It should be posted in the clinic. You should be informed of any policy when making an appointment. Many clinics require a minimum of 24 hours prior notice of a cancellation. You can be responsible for partial or the full treatment fee.
Do I need a doctors referral?
There is no requirement to have a referral to see a Registered Massage Therapist. Extended health care plans, and insurers may require a referral before you will be covered. You need to check with your policy to see if you need one to be reimbursed for the treatments.
Do Provincial Health plans (OHIP or BCMP) cover Massage Therapy?
Currently there are no Provincial Health plans that cover Therapeutic Massage but many work place or private Extended Health Care Insurance programs have full or partial coverage. In many provinces Workers Compensation Insurance, Work Place Safety Insurance WSIB (ON) and Auto Insurance cover the cost of massage therapy for injury rehabilitation. Before you go for your Therapeutic massage treatment your details of coverage should be arranged with your insurance representative.
What if I am uncomfortable with my body? Do I have to undress?
Let your therapist know your comfort level. It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. Direct skin contact is best with an application of oil or lotion. However youre Massage Therapist is required to cover/drape you so only to expose the area which they are working on. So opting wear your clothes is fine, bring clothes that you can get oil on like a bathing suit or shorts and a tank top.
Does the gender of the massage therapist make a difference?
This is an issue of personal preference.
I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?
It is important to let your massage therapist know (this will be one of the questions on the health history form you will be asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from haemophilia.
Am I expected to talk during the massage?
If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.
After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
Plan for 30 minutes of quiet time right after your treatment. An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day, and it is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Make sure to drink water to keep your tissues hydrated.
How long has massage therapy been regulated in Ontario?
In 1919, the Drugless Practitioners Act was passed and the Board of Regents was established to regulate massage therapy and other drugless health professions in Ontario. In 1994 the Regulated Health Profession Act was proclaimed and the Drugless Practitioners Act is revoked.
How often should I have massage treatments?
A mutual consultation with your Massage Therapist can help you establish a treatment program which fits your lifestyle and physical requirements. Your massage therapist is on your team and is involved with your repair, rejuvenation and in the maintenance of your health. Your choice of RMT assures you that your recommendation for further treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your preeminent care in mind.
Is one massage therapy treatment enough?
Yes, if you just want to experience massage therapy to relax. However, to have a longer term therapeutic affect one treatment may not be enough.
Take note: massage therapy is most beneficial in both acute and chronic conditions, when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments. (Acute conditions are recent, occurring within a week to a month, and can be severe to mild but are sudden in onset. This could describe anything from car accident to a muscular sprain. Chronic conditions are present for several months or years.)