Relaxation massage focuses on helping you reach a state where you can breathe deeply, release tension, and unwind.
Relaxation massage takes a gentle and soothing approach to give you a mini reprieve from life. Depending on your wellness goals, this popular technique can still have a therapeutic intention but also aims to help you breathe deeper and provide a peaceful hour to engage in mindfulness.
Pricing for Relaxation Massage
*Rates do not include 13% HST
Relaxation massage is like a mini vacation for your body: it’s all about letting go of tension and stress.
You’re sore from work
Do you find yourself sitting or standing for long periods or performing the same action repeatedly? Are you too sore and tired after work to exercise? Being inactive hurts, and you miss out on the things you enjoy! No matter your job, a wellness massage will benefit you.
You’re sore from injury
A relaxation massage is a great choice when experiencing pain from an injury. The injury site, as well as any compensating areas, will be included, assisting you in a quicker recovery.
You’re sore from parenting
Who needs a time-out more than caregivers? Nursing, holding your baby, and lack of sleep are just a few of the changes involved with parenting. A wellness massage may be the ticket if you're experiencing pain, stress, fatigue and need some you-time.
You’re sore from surgery
After surgery, you may find a massage helpful in managing physical discomfort. Massage is a natural way to de-stress and lower cortisone levels while you recuperate.
You’re not sore at all!
Relaxation massage is perfect even when you are injury-free and want to enjoy a massage just because you want to. No matter how you look at it, massage can form a key part of your regular self-care routine.
Regular sessions help improve your overall well-being and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
You may change or cancel your appointment online up to 48 hours before your massage. You are unable to change reservations online if you are outside this 48 hour window. Please note that the office is closed on weekends, and voicemails will be listened to on the following Monday.
Do you offer direct billing?
Yes, direct billing is offered for Blue Cross, the Telus Health Group, Medavie, and Sunlife, as long as:
- Your appointment is within reception hours, and
- You provide your insurance information beforehand
If you forget and give your details on the day of your massage, the receptionist might be able to submit it on your behalf, but most likely will store it on file and have it ready for next time!
Please note direct billing is not available for mobile massage treatment, but you can submit the receipt to your insurance plan.
What techniques are used during a relaxation massage?
I use Swedish massage-style strokes for a wellness massage to ensure maximum relaxation. I combine long gliding strokes, effleurage, picking up, wringing, and kneading techniques with lotion or oil and your desired pressure.
How much pressure is applied during a relaxation massage?
The amount of pressure is individual, and it depends on your comfort level and the overall tension of your muscles. With your guidance, I will work with you and find the right amount of pressure to benefit your needs.
What should I expect during a relaxation massage?
As with every massage appointment, you can advise me of where on your body you want attention. After we discuss this, I tell you to remove your clothing to whatever level you are comfortable with and explain how to lie on the massage table. I leave the room for a couple of minutes and return with a knock on the door before entering. After adjusting the pillows and ensuring you are comfortable, the massage begins.
Typically, I'll ask you to take a few deep breaths as I apply the oil. I will check in with you for pressure depth and comfort but will otherwise leave you alone to enjoy your experience.