Fascial Stretch Therapy

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Fascial stretch therapy (FST) primarily uses stretching to target the fascia, a type of connective tissue in the body. The fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles, bones, and organs. When the fascia becomes tight or restricted, it can cause pain and dysfunction. FST is a relatively new type of therapy that is gaining popularity as a treatment for various conditions, such as chronic pain, injuries, and posture problems. The therapist will use their hands to stretch and release the fascia. By doing this your body will thank you for keeping your muscles along with your tendons loose and limber. As opposed to having your body feel tight and lethargic.

Physical Therapy

How long it takes

A typical FST session lasts 30-60 minutes and multiple sessions may be necessary to see results. There is generally no pain associated with the therapy, and patients are typically able to return to their normal activities immediately afterward. FST is performed by a certified therapist who uses their hands to stretch and massage the fascia. The therapist may also use props, such as straps or bars, to assist in the stretching. These stretches are usually slow and gentle, and the FST expert will work with the patient to ensure they are comfortable.

Rehabilitation & Sports

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Fascial Strech Therapy is said to be beneficial for a number of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, and chronic pain. The therapy is also said to help improve flexibility, balance, and posture. If you are experiencing pain or reduced mobility, Fascial Stretch Therapy may be a helpful treatment option for you.

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Massage Services

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.


Deep tissue massage

Relaxation Massage

A relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation. This type of massage uses light to moderate pressure and may include longer strokes. It’s often used as a way to promote overall wellness and relaxation.


Relaxation Massage

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is a type of massage that is specifically designed for pregnant women looking for a way safe way to relax. This type of massage therapy is an effective way to provide relief from the many discomforts that can occur during pregnancy, such as back pain, headaches, and swelling.


Prenatal Massage

Cupping Massage

Cupping massage is a type of massage that uses cups to create suction on the skin. This suction can help to release muscle tension, increase blood flow, and reduce pain. Cupping massage is often used in combination with other massage techniques in order to improve over-all health and wellness.


Cupping Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is an extremely popular type of massage therapy that is used to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. The therapist uses long, flowing strokes to massage the body while using gentle to moderate pressure. This massage is often used as a part of a relaxation program or as part of a broader treatment plan for conditions such as arthritis, muscle spasms or headaches.


Swedish Massage

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics or anyone with an active lifestyle. This massage is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition. Plus it helps athletes recover from workouts and competitions. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.


Sports Massage

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial stretch therapy (FST) is a type of physical therapy that uses stretching and other manual techniques to lengthen and release the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles, bones, and organs. The goal of FST is to improve range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility.


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REBECCA DE PAIVA

Registered Massage Therapist
As a graduate from Georgian college in 2014 in good standing with the college massage therapists of Ontario. Rebecca has been serving Barrie for the last 6 years and has an approach to massage that all of her patients know will bring you back to your best in no time. Specialized in MLD Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and prenatal massage. Rebecca's experience always comes out in her work.

VICKI BRODIE

Registered Massage Therapist
Vicki is a graduate with honours from Georgain College in 2020 and a Registered Massage Therpaist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Vicki has trained with chronic conditions, sports massage, deep tissue massage and remedial exercise.

THOMAS RAE

Registered Massage Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist (R.M.T.) in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and Sports Massage Therapist (S.M.T) who graduated from the Georgian College Massage Therapy Program with honors in 2015. There, he became proficient in Orthopedic Assessment, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Fascial Stretching, Hydrotherapy, Prenatal Massage, Lymph Drainage, and Remedial Exercise.

As a long time athlete Thomas always saw Massage Therapists as the best source for healing acute sports injuries. For this reason He is active in the Barrie sports community working closely as a Hockey Canada Level 2 trainer with Barrie AAA colts, and a trainer with the Barrie Baycats IBL baseball team.

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Frequently Asked
Questions

This is where you will find most answers. If there should still be any questions left, don't hesitate to contact us.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Can you get a Deep Tissue Massage while breastfeeding?
Yes. The short answer is yes, there may be adjustments that need to be made by your therapist, but deep tissue massage should not interfere with best feeding.
Does OHIP cover Massage Therapy for seniors?
No. Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP.
Can I claim Massage Therapy on my taxes?
Yes. All money payed out of pocket can be declared on your end of year tax return.
What is massage therapy benefits?
Depending on you benefits provider, you may have coverage for massage therapy. This may include a small deductible, we usually see patients pay around 10-20% or of pocket and the rest is payed directly to us by your provider. Other times we see patients paying the full price out of pocket and they are reimbursed by their provider.
Is Massage good for upper back pain?
Massage is a great therapy for most causes of upper back pain. Depending on your exact issue. Your massage therapist will come up with a treatment plan to completely relieve the pain.
Should I get a massage for lower back pain?
Massage is a great therapy for low back pain. Depending on your exact issue. Your massage therapist will come up with a treatment plan to completely relieve the pain.
Does massage help knee pain?
Massage is a great therapy for knee pain. Depending on your exact issue. Your massage therapist will come up with a treatment plan to completely relieve the pain.
What is cupping massage?
Cupping massage is when the application of cups are used. The cups are generally made of silicon, plastic, or glass and stick to the body through suction.The history of this method of treatment dates back to the oldest medical textbooks.
What is cupping massage used for?
Cupping massage is used to improve blood flow to the area being treated and to break up restrictions in connective tissue. It is combined with massage techniques to decrease pain, increase mobility, and increase the sense of well being.
Does neck massage help headaches?
Massage is a great therapy for headaches. Depending on your exact issue. Your massage therapist will come up with a treatment plan to completely relieve the pain.
What is the best massage for tension headaches?
Each therapist will have their own unique spin on how to treat tension headaches. Your therapist is well equipped with multiple tools on how to manage your headaches. - What are the benefits of massage therapy ? There are many benefits of receiving massage therapy such as; relaxation, decreased muscle tension, decreased pain, decreased headaches, decreased stress, increased mobility, increased sense of well being.

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