- Initial Appointment
- Indie Head Massage
- Myofascial Cupping
- Other Techniques
We want to educate you as best we can with regards to your body before you get a massage. Our initial appointment includes a 15 minute assessment performed by your RMT followed with a 60 minute massage. You’ll receive a postural assessment and any orthopedic or range of motion tests that your therapist deems necessary for treatment. Although you don’t have to book this appointment, we highly encourage everyone that is a first time visitor to utilize this service in order to achieve the best results
We do this in order to create a stable foundation and point of reference in order to achieve the best results for your current and future treatments.
75 Minute Initial Appointment
- content content content
- content content content
- content content content
We believe that you will achieve the best results by booking in for a duration other than a specific type of massage. This is because everyone is different and each individual area of your body has been through different kind of wear, tear and stress. We want to treat your body to a duration while allowing you to personalize your treatment.
Swedish massage and relaxation massage are included in your treatment duration. We believe this is the ultimate way to help you unwind and heal.
Indie Head Massage
An Indie Head Massage is rooted in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. The massage focuses on the scalp and face, bringing increased blood flow to those areas and increasing lymphatic drainage. This leads to an invigoration of the scalp, reduction of nervous stress, and extreme relaxation.
A head massage is beneficial in treating migraines, sinus headaches, tension headaches, facial pain. It promotes a healthy skin and scalp, and has also been shown to help treat conditions such as psoriasis of the scalp or Bell’s palsy.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which your RMT will put special cups on your body for 20-25 minutes to create suction. You can benefit from cupping by it’s ability to help with fascial restrictions, muscle pain, range of motion restrictions, detoxification, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Reiki Healing is an ancient Japanese healing art that was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, has no religious affiliation and is a fantastic healing tool to restore balance, to heal and to harmonize all aspects of the person – body, mind, emotions and spirit – and it can also be used to encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth. Reiki has been around for thousands of years
How many Reiki sessions are needed?
It’s generally best to receive three to five Reiki treatments one to two weeks apart. Once you see yourself improving you can space out treatments to one month or six weeks apart. Receiving regular Reiki treatments is excellent self-care and helps you to maintain holistic balance
What can I expect from Reiki?
Reiki may be done with a light gentle pressure static touch or the Practitioner’s hands may be a few inches/centimeters above your body at the hand positions with no actual touch
What Reiki can heal?
Reiki is a type of energy healing. … Improving the flow of energy around the body which can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness
What does Reiki energy feel like?
As Reiki energies flow between the practitioner and the recipient during a Reiki session, the two bodies may respond or react with particular sensations. Those sensations are nearly always pleasant. You may feel heat, warmth, cold, subtleness, static or sometimes nothing at all. The more relaxed and open you are, the deeper and better the treatment
What should I wear for a Reiki session?
If your feet are sensitive or cold natured, wear some cozy socks, clothing that feels comfortable and unrestrictive and remove all jewelry before the session. This will allow the energy to flow better without disruptions
How does Reiki work scientifically?
Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient.
Counselling refers to a “talk therapy” approach where clients and counsellors develop a collaborative relationship to identify needs, set goals and work towards growth and change to increase quality of life, health and wellbeing.
Through counselling we can develop insight into ourselves, including our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how all of these influence our day to day lives and relationships. Counselling is a warm and safe environment to dig deep and figure out what is or isn’t working for us and develop strategies that can help us break free of unhelpful patterns that can keep us stuck. Developing insight and mastering these strategies can help us to live happier and healthier lives and build resilience so that the next time life throws a curve ball your way (and it will!), you are more prepared to deal with it in a positive way.
There are a few different professions that can legally provide counselling services, Registered Social Workers (RSW) being one of them. Although there tends to be overlap in approaches and modalities, what sets RSWs apart is that we recognize that all human experiences exist within a context. We always consider biological, social and psychological contributors to someone’s experience. It is this person-in-environment approach that we can use to help people maximize the opportunity for change in themselves and/or their situations. In addition, RSWs are unique in our valuing of diversity and commitment to advocating for social justice for all. Finally, RSWs are known for using a problem solving approach that is realistic for people’s day to day lives, offering interventions that can be used quickly and effectively.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers.
Your massage therapist will work with you to help determine the best type of techniques to reach your treatment goals.
Other technique’s we offer include: Trigger point techniques, Sports Massage techniques, Hydrotherapy, Exercises, Stretching and Self Care recommendations.
Massage Services can Help You
Massage Therapy can help with a range of ailments, including:
Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain 0
Muscle strain/sprain and spasm 0
Chronic Pain 0
Frozen shoulder 0
Plantar fasciitis 0
Carpal tunnel syndrome 0
Headaches & Migraines 0
Decreased Mobility 0
Piriformis syndrome 0
Post surgery rehabilitation 0
Sports injury 0
How We Work
We're happy that you've taken the first step in your healing process. Here is the step by step analysis we take to make your experience at Knots the best for your unique needs.
We examine your entire health history to make sure we get the complete picture of your health.
We set goals to accomplish towards the end of each treatment and create a treatment plan specifically for you.
We want to answer any questions you have before, during and after your treatment. Communication is extremely important when providing you with your ideal treatment.
We track your progress and adapt to our treatment methods as needed.