by Stephanie Kulesha RMT & Reiki Master
There are many types of anxiety disorders, including (but not limited to): Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and phobias.
When you experience anxiety, your body produces a lot of the stress hormone “cortisol“. Science has proven massage LOWERS cortisol levels. It also gets rid of the muscle tension caused by anxiety disorders.
In 1996 the Touch Research Institute did a study with 26 adults. For the study half the adults were given chair massages 2 x week for 15 minutes and the control group sat in a massage chair but didn’t receive a massage 2 x week for 15 minutes. (You have to feel sorry...
A recent study, reported on in the New York Times, determined that a single session of Swedish massage produces beneficial biologic effects on neuroendocrine and immune function in healthy adults.
The study, published in the September 2010 issue of theJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, evaluated 53 medically and psychiatrically healthy adults, aged 18-45 years old. These participants were given 45 minutes of Swedish massage therapy versus a light touch control treatment. After just one session of Swedish massage therapy, adults experienced an increase in circulation of lymphocytes (improving the immune system) and a decrease in cortisol (aka the stress hormone), arginine-vasopressin (a hormone stimulating cortisol levels),...
Our upstairs waiting area and 3 beautiful new Massage rooms! Each room is well equipped with heating pads, heated hydraulic tables and ambient music.
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1. You have a headache
2. Sitting behind a computer is causing you a LOT of pain
3. Arthritis is making your body stiff and sore
4. Your sport of choice is PUNISHING!
5. Your boss is nagging you.
6. Your brain needs a break
7. You’re pregnant! (congrats!)
8. You just threw out your back!
9. You are STRESSED!
10. Because MASSAGE FEELS INCREDIBLE, is PROACTIVE and HEALTHY!
With today’s hectic paced lifestyle, you are bound to experience a headache, a backache, a sore shoulder or any of a myriad of common complaints that throw off your stride! Getting a massage is a sure fire way to start to feel BETTER!
TAKE THE TIME!
You only have one body for life, and it’s a good idea to listen to it when it’s not running optimally....
Leanne Adam graduated Kikkawa College in Toronto in 1993. From the moment she entered the classroom she knew she had made one of the best career decisions she would ever make. A decision that would not only be an endless source of personal gratification, but more importantly, a decision that would give her the opportunity to use her hands to make a difference.
“Touch is incredibly healing, a wonderfully natural way to fight pain, stress, illness and disease.”
Working primarily with other health professionals for the first 5 years of her career, Leanne marveled at the body’s incredible ability to recover from stress and injury without the use of drugs or surgery. As with any profession, experience leads to an accumulation of...
Stephanie is a proud graduate of Sutherland-Chan who employs a wide variety of techniques in order to achieve optimal results. Aside from General Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release, she is apt to incorporate techniques from her additional training in Reiki and Craniosacral therapy in order to augment treatments.
Stephanie uses a holistic and intuitive approach in order to accomplish the various goals of her clients, whether they are to overcome an injury, control pain, re-connect with their bodies or to simply relax.
Although Stephanie has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, she has an affinity for working with TMJ dysfunction, palliative care, various cancer protocols and women with chronic...
Janet is a Sutherland-Chan graduate who provides client-focused and caring therapeutic massage treatments based on her extensive training and clinical experience. Whether a person is healing from injury or looking for effective stress management Janet is adept at fine-tuning her techniques to best suit each individual clients needs. She strives to educate her clients on their path towards health and overall wellness with simple exercises and stretches that can be used to compliment the overall effects of massage.
Janet is also a Thermal Palms® Practitioner. She is very enthusiastic about incorporating Thermal Palms® into treatments. They are specially crafted, soft hand-held heat cushions that are filled with oatmeal and water that...
Tanya Sursug is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. She completed her board exams and became a Registered Massage Therapist in July 2006. Since this time, she has worked for a fitness center, a naturopathic clinic, spa and rehabilitation clinic. She is known for her deep tissue, myofascial and musculature release techniques, as well as general therapeutic massage to release tension from the body.
Tanya has always had a keen interest in health and fitness. Her knowledge in these areas is tapped into regularly as clients seek her advice on exercises, stress relieving techniques and post workout related injuries.
Tanya wants to bring the benefits of massage into people’s lives and homes and educate them on...
Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist Dale Tecson worked in a high-stress office environment. He was able to experience first-hand the often detrimental effects of “computer-related syndromes” on his own health. For 10 years Dale sought therapeutic relief for his ailments through receiving Massage Therapy and other forms of complimentary alternative care before deciding to opt-out of the office environment and choose another career path. Dale truly enjoys the opportunity his 2nd career as a Registered Massage Therapist offers. Dale believes that there is nothing more personally gratifying than being able to offer both relief and the feeling of euphoria with his professional massage training and experience.