Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy is a planned palpation of the body. Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage Therapy also uses a variety of hydrotherapy, remedial exercise, strengthening exercise and joint play.

Massage therapy melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches and pains. It increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. By encouraging the body’s own healing process to act, massage therapy reduces injury healing time and aids in the healing process after trauma or over-use.


Catherine Battah

Registered Massage Therapist

Cathy Battah

Rates

My rates are subject to provincial Harmonized Sales Tax (13%) and for your convenience I have integrated the HST into my fees. All prices effective as of January 2015.

Massage Therapy: Laser & Massage Therapy:
30 Minutes: $55.00 30 Minutes: $70.00
45 Minutes: $70.00 45 Minutes: $90.00
60 Minutes: $90.00 60 Minutes: $110.00
75 Minutes: $110.00 75 Minutes: $130.00
90 Minutes: $130.00 90 Minutes: $150.00

*For additional treatment to another region using a second laser unit: additional $70.00 for 60 minute treatment (above base rate)


Acupuncture 

acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine involving the insertion of acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is based on the belief that living being have vital energy called “Qi” that circulates through twelve energy lines known as “meridians” on the body.  Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. It is believed that imbalance in the flow of qi throughout the meridian is how disease, disorder and dysfunction occurs. Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the meridian lines to influence the restoration of balance to the flow of qi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.

Acupuncture has been effectively used for the treatment of back pain, headache, migraine and sports injuries.  However, acupuncture provides more than pain relief.  It is helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual problems, weight control, infertility and much more. All of these therapeutic effects can lead to relaxation, pain reduction, reduced muscle fatigue recovery time, improved mood and concentration, restful sleep and improved immune function.


Laser Treatment

Laser Therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions, including soft tissue & sports injuries, wound healing, dermatological conditions & a variety of musculoskeletal problems. The technology utilizes superluminous & laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane & intracellular molecules, resulting in the invitation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. The process is curative and thus results in the elimination of pain. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing. Laser therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.

The technology is highly effective in the treatment if musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, sports injuries, wound healing, and a wide range of derma logical conditions.