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Therapeutic Massage

This traditional massage style uses different modalities to assess and address your health concerns.

Whether sitting long hours at the office or pushing yourself a little too hard at the gym, a therapeutic tissue massage is a fantastic way to deal with aches, pains, and other health complaints.

  • Goal-based approach

    After discussing your reason for booking a massage, reviewing your health history, and performing an assessment, we will create a treatment plan to help you feel better and achieve measurable results.

  • Measurable achievements

    Achievements could include improved activities of daily living, decreased pain, and better range of motion. I may encourage you to practise self-care by recommending a stretch or hydrotherapy.

  • Therapeutic techniques

    Initially, I will use lighter massage techniques like effleurage, a series of broad strokes that help relax and warm the area up. A gradual increase in pressure is applied to target deeper in the muscle and connective tissue. Other modalities may include heat, myofascial release, instruments to soften adhesions, stretching, and trigger point release.

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Pricing for Therapeutic Massage

GST is included in all rates

  • 75m

  • 60m

  • 45m


Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

  • Relaxation and a calmer mental outlook
  • Reduce stiffness, tension and pain
  • Better circulation of blood and lymph
  • Improve digestive motility
  • Prevention of future injuries
  • Chronic and acute pain management
  • Improved muscle function, movement, and endurance

Relieve pain & stiffness

Therapeutic massage helps reduce muscle tension, pain, and spasm loops. Massage affects the sensory-motor pathway to the brain, attempting to change the messages contributing to ongoing dysfunction and pain.

Increase mobility

Therapeutic massage helps increase movement by relaxing overused tense muscles and restrictive connective tissue so that you can perform your activities of daily life with more ease.

Improve muscle function

Massage helps break down adhesions and scar tissue, increases micro-tissue circulation and improves the elasticity of muscle fibres and tendons. Healthier tissue results in less fatigue and re-occurring injuries.

A therapeutic massage is like a workout for your muscles – but involves less sweat and effort.

Reasons to Book Therapeutic Massage

Because you’re active

You are a moving, breathing and active human living your life to the fullest..

You can benefit from a massage if you're new to an activity or a lifelong player. A massage can support you in many ways, including treating muscular and postural imbalances, decreasing pain and tension, improving circulation and lengthening restrictive tissues. The goal is to help you move and perform pain- and injury-free.

Because you work hard

You stand or sit for long periods, or the steering wheel is your constant companion.

Repetitive activities contribute to strain injuries, muscle imbalances and chronic pain. I often address ‘upper body crossed syndrome’, a postural imbalance that affects the neck, shoulders, and upper back muscles. Tightness and weakness in specific muscles lead to a forward head posture and rounded shoulders. Similar to the above scenario, a ‘lower crossed syndrome’ is a postural imbalance that affects the hips, pelvis, and lower back muscles.

Because you’re at the office

You spend most of your day sitting at a computer, looking at a screen.

Work often plays a prominent role in postural pain, repetitive strain injury, and overall stiffness. Being sedentary for long periods hurts your body and is fatiguing. Regular massages help ease muscle tightness and pain, prevent headaches, and relieve stress. Feel great, and enjoy your favourite activities.

Because you’re a new parent

You want to be your best for this exciting journey with a new family member in your life.

Massage can help parents feel more relaxed during and after the arrival of a baby. A massage is an excellent self-care practice if you feel sleep-deprived, anxious, or sore from holding and caring for an infant.

Because you’re recovering from injury

You’ve hurt yourself and need some help.

An injury causes trauma locally but can also throw the rest of your body out of balance. You may compensate by limping or developing pain somewhere else. A massage helps you manage your symptoms and aids you in returning to pre-injury status. Depending on the severity of the injury or if you've had surgery, it can take weeks, months, or even a year to recover fully.

A therapeutic massage helps manage stiff and achy muscles, and is also valuable in supporting your emotional and mental health.

Top 5 Therapeutic Massage FAQs

  • What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

    You have the flexibility to change or cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before your massage without incurring any additional fees. Please use the online booking portal or phone Golden Collective at 1-250-999-9340.

  • Do you sell gift cards?

    Looking to gift someone the bliss of relaxation and wellness? While I don't offer gift cards on my website, you can find them available online via the Golden Collective online booking portal (look for the "Buy Gift Card" link in the sidebar). With just a few clicks, you can purchase one, and an e-copy will be sent to your chosen recipient. Prefer a tangible gift card? Feel free to drop by our clinic, where you can pick one up in person.

  • Can therapeutic massage be used for specific conditions?

    Certainly, many individuals can benefit from a therapeutic massage at various points in their lives. Common reasons include, but are not limited to, postural imbalances, muscle strain, chronic pain management, repetitive injuries, headaches, car crash injuries, and more.

    Additionally, even without a specific reason, everyday stress and life experiences can lead to tension, pain, and tightness in the body, making therapeutic massage a valuable tool for relaxation and overall well-being.

  • How should I prepare for a massage?

    Eating a light snack beforehand can help maintain your energy levels, while staying hydrated ensures you feel your best during and after the session. I recommend avoiding painkillers less than 3 hours before your massage to preserve your sensory pain response.

    To ensure a seamless experience, please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes early for your appointment, maintain good hygiene, and refrain from wearing strong scents. And remember, there's no need to worry about makeup, shaving your legs, or any of that. Don’t wear too much jewellery, I’ve noticed that clients leave these precious items behind frequently. Just come as you are and focus on feeling comfortable.

  • Is therapeutic massage the same as a “deep tissue” massage?

    A deep tissue massage is a type of therapeutic massage, but not all therapeutic massages are necessarily deep tissue massages.

    Therapeutic massage is a general term for various massage techniques that promote healing and relaxation. This can include Swedish massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and other customized techniques to meet the client's needs. The goal of therapeutic massage is to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, reduce stress, and promote overall wellness.

    Deep tissue massage is a specific type of therapeutic massage that focuses on releasing tension and knots in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This technique involves applying slow, heavy/firm pressure and targeting specific areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage can help treat chronic pain, sports injuries, and other conditions that affect the deeper layers of muscle tissue.