Wood Therapy Massage

A quick-paced technique which combines lymphatic massage and wooden tools. A fun, relaxing, and confidence-boosting treatment.

Wood therapy is a massage technique that makes it easier for your lymphatic system to remove the excess fluid and waste. Wooding offers a variety of benefits and is an effective option for promoting overall wellness.

  • Improves tissue health

    Wood therapy helps improve the health of connective tissue by softening and changing it into a gel/liquid-like state, resulting in a smoother and flatter appearance.

  • Engaging tools & movement

    Wooden tools massage your body, including your stomach, back, legs, and arms. The massage movement involves rocking and rhythmically shaking the body while engaging the superficial and deep tissue layers.

  • Numerous benefits

    Wood therapy can help with softening fibrosis after liposuction, reducing abdominal water retention, and relaxing tense leg muscles and fascia post-exercise. Additionally, wood therapy can improve the health of congested areas, such as cellulite.

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Pricing for Wood Therapy Massage

*Rates do not include 13% HST

  • 60m

  • 45m

  • 30m


Benefits of Wood Therapy

  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Relieves muscle tension and pain
  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Improves joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves digestion
  • Boosts energy levels and overall well-being

Boosts wellness

Wooding is an old technique, slowly gaining popularity in Canada. I have found people like to try something new when it’s also beneficial to their health.

Softens tissue

Wood therapy temporarily improves the health and texture of cellulite by softening it, allowing the lymphatic system to remove the excess fluid and waste. It results in a smoother appearance, and less congested tissue.

Increases circulation

Oxygenated blood and micronutrients travel easier to congested areas treated, improving both blood and lymphatic circulation.


This treatment will stimulate your relaxation response and reduce your stress levels. You will leave a wood therapy session feeling lighter on your feet!


Due to the speed of the movements and the wooden instruments used, wood therapy is invigorating. The tools are a bit noisy; my clients have described the sound as “someone making margaritas”.

Improves flexibility

Post-exercise wood therapy massage relaxes tense muscles and restricted connective tissue. It improves flexibility and helps to decrease muscle pain.

Reasons to Book Wood Therapy

You want to start fresh

If you have been eating and drinking poorly, feeling overweight, tired, and bloated, try wood therapy. This flushing and invigorating form of self-care might give you the boost you need to take better care of yourself

You have residual lumps & bumps after liposuction

After liposuction, wood therapy may help soften fibrosis and irregular skin in combination with lymphatic drainage. Please wait at least eight weeks post-lipo and ensure you’re pain-free in the areas to be treated.

You’re retaining water

You might be retaining water or feeling bloated due to diet, health status, medication, menopause, premenstrual symptoms, or stress... the list goes on. The technique stimulates the intestines and lymphatic system.

You want to try something new

If you want something new that will positively affect your health, I encourage you to try it at least once.

Wood therapy pairs well with MLD massage: wooding softens the tissues, and lymphatic massage helps drain the areas treated.

Contraindications: Who Should Avoid Wooding?

While I recommend trying wood therapy, there are reasons it might not be suitable for you. Check this list of contraindications, and get in touch if you have any concerns.

  • Tender varicose veins
  • Dysfunctional lymphatic system, lymphedema
  • Infection, open wounds, rashes
  • Psoriasis, acne, eczema, fragile skin
  • Cancer, tumours
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Congestive heart or renal failure
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Thrombosis, blood clots
  • Osteoporosis, arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Medication for steroids or blood thinners
  • Pregnancy
  • Diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, umbilical hernia

Top 5 Wood Therapy FAQs

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

    You can easily cancel or change your appointment online if you give 48 hours or more notice. Outside of this 48-hour window, you will need to contact the clinic directly.

  • 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.

  • Is wood therapy painful?

    No. Some clients experience tenderness, such as with very dense cellulite, but the treatment shouldn't be painful. Sensitivity usually diminishes with each session as circulation and skin health improve.

  • Can wood therapy massage be used for specific conditions?

    Yes, for example:

    • Wood therapy can help relax muscle tension, connective tissue restrictions, and pain after heavy gym workouts. Especially helpful with tender legs and buttocks.
    • Wood therapy can help improve the appearance of fibrosis and lumps that sometimes happen with liposuction, usually on the abdomen or flank. It softens the areas in conjunction with post-op massage care.
    • Wood therapy and lymphatic drainage help reduce water retention, such as in the abdomen, hips and legs. For regular water retention and bloating in the body, I suggest a follow-up with lymphatic drainage for a more focused approach to bloating and water retention.
  • Is wood therapy massage helpful after liposuction?

    Yes. Wood therapy can help with fibrosis and tissue softening after liposuction. It is performed on the legs, arms, abdomen, and flank about eight weeks post-op. Remember that you cannot have any pain in the area receiving the wooding.