Explore these specialized massage techniques with these qualified practitioners available on Niagara Healers
Aromatherapy ~ Craniosacral Therapy ~ Head Massage ~
~ Lymph Drainage Massage ~ Myofascial Release ~ Registered Massage Therapists ~
see also Reflexology
Aromatherapy is a relaxing massage therapy that utilizes fragrant essential oils for therapeutic benefit. The medicinal and sensory effects of essential oils combine to create a deep multi-level healing that can last as long as 5 months!
The scent of essential oils causes emotional and physical responses as well as endorphin, neuro-peptide and anti-body production. Once absorbed through the skin, oxygenating molecules in essential oils transport nutrients to cells, increasing bio-photonic activity which stimulates the nervous system. Oils bind to toxins and chemicals, drawing them out of body tissues.
Essential oils can be used to alleviate a multitude of health complaints including pain, headaches, a sluggish lymphatic or digestive system, hormonal imbalances, and stress. Highly-concentrated and volatile, the oils are distilled from plants. They contain concentrations of minerals, stimulants, antibiotics, hormones, astringents, and anti-inflammatory agents. The quality of distillation process affects quality, efficacy, and cost.
Practitioners must be highly skilled in selecting and administering appropriate oils. Proper massage techniques and comprehensive study of human anatomy and physiology are required. There are several variations of Aromatherapy Massage and Clinical Aromatherapy including Aromatherapy Lymph Massage and Aroma-Reflex Massage
see Cindy Nilsen Certified Clinical Aromatherapist - Thorold & Fonthill, ON
see also Jonah Winters for Aromatherapy Massage - Niagara Falls, ON
see also Aromatherapy bath and body products
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. It is a 10 step protocol using Upledger & cranial techniques from osteopathy courses at Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. CranioSacral Therapy is helpful with sinus congestion, tinnitus, TMJ, headaches, musculoskeletal problems, neck/back/hip pain, increases overall health by decreasing stress or pain.
See Laura Graffi RMT for Craniosacral therapy - Niagara Falls, ON
Variations include Indian Head Massage, Champissage and Egyptian Head and Neck Massage
Indian Head Massage has been used in India for more than 1,000 years. This gentle, relaxing massage allows you to sit comfortably in a chair without disrobing. The 1/2 hour relaxing massage focuses on the upper areas of the body--face, neck, shoulders and upper arms--where stress and tension accumulates causing headaches, stiff neck and shoulders
Champissage combines head massage with a more subtle form of energy balancing. Firm, gentle rythm is used to relieve tension and pain, while Aurvedic chakra balancing focuses on the three higher chakras. Champissage can bring the energy of the whole body back into balance creating a deep sense of peace, calm and well-being.
Egyptian Head and Neck Massage follows the basic principles of head reflexology. Through pressure-point massage, specific areas of the head and ears are stimulated to release tension, reduce fatigue, and improve physical balance. Egyptian Healing Rods are used to enhance this process. Although only focused on the head, the whole body benefits. Some practitioners are covered by extended health care
see also Healing Your Sole - St. Catharines, ON
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Also, the titles Massage Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist are protected titles that only can be used by members who are registered with the CMTO. And all RMT's are required to issue receipts with their registration number in order to for a client to claim the treatment under insurance benefits.
--taken from College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
see Laura Graffi RMT for Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Acute/Chronic Injury Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage - Niagara Falls, ON
see Arden Kozak RMT for Therapeutic Massage and children's sports massage - Ridgeway, ON
see Jonah Winters RMT for Therapeutic Massage, deep tissue massage, swedish massage, myofascial release, lomi lomi and rolfing therapy - Niagara Falls, ON