Breathe puts the same care into selecting and working with our highly qualified Therapists as we do our Yoga Teachers. If you have any questions about the type of therapy that would be best for you, don’t hesitate to call us.
OSTEOPATHY: Osteopathy is a “natural medicine” and manual therapy discipline that is useful for many bodily complaints and injuries. It is based on the philosophy that all systems of the body are reliant on each other. It can be helpful for old and new problems alike, and it seeks to identify areas of the body that are restricted or constricted. Its main goal is to help restore the human body’s natural equilibrium and harmony. Osteopathy approaches anatomy, physiology, pathology, and biomechanics as interrelated throughout the many systems of the body. The patient is treated with a global approach, so rather than simply treating the symptom the body is treated as a whole entity – physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Patients of all ages can benefit from osteopathy.
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion, prevention and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat flawed movement patterns that lead to illness, injury or disability.
We analyze movement with an excellent understanding of the body’s anatomy and biomechanics. This allows us to work to protect the body and restore efficient pain free movement patterns. Treatment usually includes, manual therapy, dry needling and a very specific exercise prescription that focuses on neural patterning and muscle retraining.
DRY NEEDLING: Dry needling targets anatomical structures that are the underlying cause of musculoskeletal conditions. The benefits are: decreased pain, decreased muscle tension and improved function. Thin filament needles are inserted into various targets that have been determined to be the underlying cause of the painful condition. They are left in from several seconds up to 20 minutes. The insertion of needles into tissues causes the release of substances that help improve blood flow to areas of tightness and changes sensitivity by neuro-modulating the nervous system. –The FIT institute
MASSAGE THERAPY is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body for the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction. It can be preventative or restorative, augment physical function or relieve pain. Massage therapy has ﬁrmly established its role as a clinically-oriented health care option used to relieve a variety of conditions because it achieves undeniable results.
Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage therapy can also reduce recovery time and painful scar tissue that can occur after injury.
The therapeutic process is a partnership between client and therapist, working together towards common and realistic goals.
Massage Therapy Services
1. Swedish Massage (therapeutic, relaxation, aromatherapy)
2. Pre- and Post-Natal Massage
3. Sports Massage
SWEDISH MASSAGE: This is a soft tissue massage with our luxurious all-natural unscented, hypoallergenic coconut oil applied directly on your skin allowing for the long, smooth, ﬂowing strokes characteristic of a traditional Swedish Massage. Swedish massage can be relaxing, therapeutic, or both. It can be seamlessly blended with most other massage therapy modalities (myofascial release, lymphatic drainage) allowing your therapist to tailor a treatment just for you and your needs.
RELAXATION MASSAGE: For stress management, self-care and preventative maintenance, a relaxation massage may be exactly what youʼre looking for. In a full body relaxation massage we tailor a soothing and relaxing experience just for you using a custom selection of essential oils, hot stones, and steam towels based on your needs. A 60, 75, or 90 minute appointment is required for a full body massage.
PRE- AND POST-NATAL MASSAGE: Pre- & post-natal massage shares many of the same goals as regular massage therapy: to ease tension, relieve aches and pains, address bio-mechanical dysfunction. I the case of expectant mothers, special attention and care is given by the registered massage thearpist to the physical, psychological, and emotional changes unique to pregnancy. A womanʼs body undergoes a many changes during and after pregnancy: rapid weight gain/loss, shifting centre of gravity, the easing of ligaments, edema, increase curve in the lower back. Your RMT can help ease the extra pressure on your body by guiding you through a specialized massage experience.
SPORTS MASSAGE: Massage therapy customized for pre-event tune up, post-event care or general maintenance of muscle fitness. Sports massage can treat any number of sports related injuries: tendinitis, compartment syndrome, IT band syndrome, “runnerʼs knee,” frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, trigger points, “swimmerʼs shoulder,” shin splints, sprains, strains and repetive injuries. This massage therapy includes a remedial exercise program.
Please call 416.926.9642 to book your appointment.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 24 hours notice is required for a cancellation, otherwise the full fee for the appointment will be charged.
LATE POLICY: You will be given the full attention of your therapist for the remainder of your time slot.
RECEIPTS: All services are performed by a Registered Therapists. A receipt for both massage therapy and osteotherapy with the therapistʼs registration number will be provided to the client for health insurance beneﬁt claims.