WHAT IS REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY?

Massage therapy is the regulated hands-on assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nervous and circulatory systems of the body to prevent and relieve pain,

correct musculoskeletal imbalances, and rehabilitate injuries.

Massage therapy relieves symptoms of the following conditions:

> Anxiety & Depression

> Arthritis

> Cancer

> Carpal tunnel syndrome

> Cerebral palsy​

> Chronic pain

> Chronic fatigue syndrome

> Colic (infants)

> Concussions

> Constipation

> Degenerative disc disease

> Dislocation​s

> Edema & Swelling

> Fibromyalgia

> Headaches & Migraines

> Insomnia

> Multiple sclerosis

> Nerve injuries/pain​​

> Plantar fasciitis​

> PMS

> Postural imbalances

> Pregnancy​ & Postpartum

> Repetitive strain injuries

> Scar tissue restriction

> Sciatic pain

> Scoliosis

> Shin splints

> SI joint dysfunctions

> Sprains, Strains ​& Spasms

> Tendonitis & Tendonosis​

> TMJ dysfunctions​

>Whiplash

We offer 60, 75, 90, and 120 minute treatments.

Aromatherapy and heat therapy is complimentary with every treatment!

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Injury Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain Relief

Our specialty is bringing injury rehabilitation and chronic pain relief to you. We work with beginners and weekend warriors to competitive and professional athletes across a range of sports and activities. 

 

No matter your sport or activity, we have your back.

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

Pregnancy and postpartum massages provide you with relief from the first trimester through the fourth.

 

Find relief from your sore low back and neck, leg cramps, plantar fasciitis, swelling, fatigue, insomnia, and postpartum depression.

 

*Your therapist will conduct a thorough intake to ensure that you can comfortably and safely lay face-down in our pregnancy pillow. 

Private Infant Massage Classes

Forge a new kind of bond with your little one through routine massage. Learn to stimulate the digestive and nervous systems, soothe colic and coughing, and promote healthy development. 

 

Infant massage is an integral step in easing your baby's transition from the NICU to home for the first time.

Classes can involve parents, grandparents, big siblings, and caregivers.

Therapeutic Breast Massage

If you are experiencing chest tightness or rib pain, blocked milk ducts or breast swelling from pregnancy, surgery, or hormone replacement therapy, you may want to consider breast massage.

 

An assortment of techniques will encourage lymphatic circulation, improve your posture, and ease your breathing.

 

*To ensure privacy and comfort, breasts are undraped one at a time.

Pediatric Massage

Kids need and love massage, too!

 

• Alleviates growing pains

• Increases proprioceptive awareness

• Ensures safe and full recovery from sports injuries and concussions

• Reduces school anxiety and insomnia

• Boosts concentration

 

*30 and 45 minute treatments available for kids up to 13 years old.

Post-Op Massage

Cut down recovery time by booking a massage after you've been cleared by your doctor.

 

Suitable for fractures, joint replacements, reductions/removals, amputation, stitches, C-sections, and oral surgery. 

 

Massage boosts the immune response, reduces scar tissue and swelling, and mobilizes restricted range of motion to help you recover mobility faster.

 

*Please ask your doctor if massage and/or lymphatic drainage is indicated for you at this time.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage massage uses the lightest of touch to dramatically reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. It can also be used to treat the following conditions:

 

• Acne

• Arthritis

• Bloating

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Concussion & whiplash

• Headaches & migraines

• Sinus pain

Seniors' Massage

• Increase mobility

• Prevent and recover from falls

• Find relief from arthritis and joint pain

• Reconnect with your body and nurture your mental health

 

Massage therapy is complementary to other healthcare services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture.

 

Mobile massage also means that you don't have to worry about weather and transportation.

 

*30 and 45 minute treatments available.

Mobile Massage at Markham-Stouffville Hospital

*Currently unavailable due to COVID-19. Thank you for understanding.

Why wait until you get home to receive a much-needed massage?

 

• Reduce stress and pain

• Increase circulation

• Decrease swelling

• Nurture your mental health

• Complementary to physiotherapy

 

Family members or friends staying with you can also receive treatments.

 

No travel or parking fees!

 

*Please ask your doctor if massage and/or lymphatic drainage is indicated for you at this time.

Massage for Anxiety, PTSD & Trauma

Helping Hands recognizes that anxiety - especially anxiety associated with PTSD and trauma - can be a barrier to receiving healthcare services such as massage therapy.

 

When we bring massage to you, we also bring compassion and understanding. Our trauma-informed treatments empower you by ensuring your consent every step of the way. In this way, we hold space for the healing of your body and mind.

 

*Massage for anxiety, PTSD & trauma can be incorporated into any treatment.

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Indie Head Massage

Deep tissue indie head massage reduces tension in the neck, shoulders, scalp, face, and jaw muscles to eliminate headaches, facial tension, and jaw pain while soothing away stress.

Hot coconut oil is introduced to the hair for a luxurious deep moisturizing effect and aromatherapy elevates the experience.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to effect physiological changes throughout the body.

 

When essential oils are absorbed or inhaled, they send specific signals to an area of your brain called the limbic system, which influences emotions and the nervous system. Aromatherapy can:

 

• Brighten your mood

• Ease stress, anxiety, and depression

• Encourage sleep

• Relax tense muscles including menstrual cramps

• Relieve headaches and respiratory congestion

• Reduce nausea

• Fight bacteria and cleanse the skin

 

Aromatherapy is complimentary with every treatment! Your therapist can help you choose from a large selection of doTERRA essential oils to customize your treatment.

 

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy increases circulation, promotes local pain relief, and relaxes tense muscles. We offer:

• A large deep moist heating pad

• DoTERRA's Deep Blue Rub Lotion

• BioFreeze pain-relieving cold therapy

Heat therapy is complimentary with every treatment! Your therapist will indicate which methods will benefit you most.