Lavallee Health Centre

Lavallee Health Centre

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a type of manual bodywork that is performed by registered therapists qualified to assess, treat, and provide advice on a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. The philosophy of massage is to promote relaxation while releasing tight, adhered and stuck tissues. The aim is to stimulate weak or stretched tissues in order to decrease pain and inflammation while improving function,  quality of life and overall health.

Relaxation massage is very soothing,  reducing feelings of stress and anxiety that may lead to headaches, depression and chronic pain.

Other types of massage may be deeper and are used to treat tight, sore muscles. They assist the soft tissues to glide more easily over one another, thereby reducing pain and dysfunction. Simultaneously, lighter and faster techniques are used to stimulate weak, overstretched muscles.

Other structures such as joints, joint capsules, ligaments,  and lymphatic vessels are also positively affected by massage. This is achieved through the use of techniques such as joint play and mobilizations, trigger point therapy,  passive stretch, lymphatic drainage and homecare programs.

Our therapists incorporate a variety of techniques to meet all of our client's therapeutic goals. Whether to improve relaxation and decrease pain or identify muscle weakness and address postural issues,  we have treatments that will help you.

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Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu therapy is a unique barefoot massage technique using deep pressure from the massage therapist’s feet…

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Athletic Massage

Athletes know the importance of accessing the full potential of their bodies. Athletic massage is the application of specific…

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Complex Decongestive Therapy

Individuals diagnosed with lymphedema are recommended for complex decongestive therapy (CDT) which is a combination…

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Craniosacral Massage

Craniosacral therapy is a form of therapeutic massage that affects the membrane system of the central nervous system…

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Dual Massage

A dual or couple’s massage is a great way to introduce the therapeutic benefits of massage to new and younger clients…

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Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a unique massage where the therapist is trained in incorporating the use of smooth…

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Pregnancy Massage

It is safe to deliver massage therapy throughout all stages of pregnancy in order to assist women with easing their general aches and pains…

     Patient Journeys

Step 1: Initial assessment with Shauna Perry, RMT and Vodder Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

Step 2: Conservative or intensive treatment plan is decided upon.

Step 3: Referral to Jane Wood for nutritional coaching to reduce risk factors and to Dr Cheryl Allen for lymphatic care.

Step 1: Initial assessment with Dr Cheryl Allen to discuss acupuncture and supplementation.

Step 2: Inclusion of massage therapy to reduce pain.

Step 3: Referral to Jane Wood for nutritional coaching.

Step 1 : Mindfulness training with Jane Wood.

Step 2: Referral to Dr Cheryl Allen for completion of stress and fatigue panel, and treatment options.

Step 3: Massage therapy treatment including full body relaxation massage with Abby Gauen, Paige Afelskie or Rachel Bugden.

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