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.
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Pricing for Wood Therapy Massage
*Rates do not include 13% HST
Tools of the Trade
I use multiple wooden tools to engage your skin’s superficial and deep tissue layers during treatment.
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
- Medication for steroids or blood thinners
- 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.