Wellness and fitness go hand in hand. To get you operating at peak capacity, you have to feel good, from you toes to your brain, your muscles to your mind. Our clinicians have deep experience in practices and therapies to address any issues you may be having. They’ll have you game-ready in no time — or just plain ready for anything.
Massage is an essential element of wellness and body maintenance and can be beneficial for both body and mind. There are many different approaches that can be deployed, addressing everything from general relaxation and wellbeing to the treatment of very specific sports injuries. The benefits of massage are many, including: relaxing muscles, increasing blood circulation and lymph flow, improving healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissues, reducing inflammation in joints, improving range of motion, reducing heart rate, and increasing endorphins to help with pain reduction. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are each specialized in one or more massage disciplines and they may deploy combinations of techniques for the best and most comprehensive treatment. Sports and rehabilitation therapies are a major focus and our team members often hold multiple certifications and professional affiliations.
CROSS FIBRE MASSAGE
Friction is created by rubbing across sore muscle fibres, helping to release muscles from adhesions and scars.
DEEP COMPRESSION MASSAGE
A rhythmic pumping action helps to flush metabolic wastes.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Direct pressure is applied to anesthetize or desensitize highly sensitive areas (trigger points) in the muscles and connective tissue.
Water at various temperatures is applied in a variety of ways for the therapeutic treatments such as pain relief and the stimulation of blood circulation.
Ice in various different states is applied to the body with ice packs or blocks, gel packs, or the immersion in ice water.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Advanced techniques in soft tissue manipulation help athletes to increase flexibility and prevent injury. This treatment is a neuromuscular-based method of dramatic muscle tension reduction. Deep tissue massage can rapidly and significantly increase muscle strength or length.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an ancient healing practice used by Buddhist monks. The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing, preferably made from natural fibres. The bodywork is done on a mat on the floor to allow the freest possible movement. The practitioner works around the body while applying rhythmic pressure to energy points as well as facilitating deep assisted stretching.
Acupuncture can be remarkably effective at addressing pain relief and other ailments, often in situations where traditional medical therapy has proven ineffective. Very fine needles are inserted through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort. Classical acupuncture was developed in China as a system of diagnosing and treating pain and disease. It is one component of the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which aims to balance energy and blood in the entire body in order to keep it functional and healthy.
Game Ready is an advanced integration of cold and pneumatic compression therapies that is clinically proven to dramatically improve injury and post-op recovery. This technology mimics muscle contractions while providing deep-penetrating, consistent cooling that reduces pain and swelling. It also helps improve lymphatic function, encourages cellular oxygen supply, and stimulates tissue repair. Game Ready is used by professional sports teams, elite athletes, military forces, sports medicine doctors and physical therapists to help patients heal faster, recover better and reduce pain.
Chiropractic treatments are concerned address issues of the musculoskeletal system with the goal of restoring normal joint function and promoting neurobiomechanical harmony. Muscles and joints can become tight and restricted due to injury, overuse or postural imbalances. A chiropractic adjustment can restore normal joint movement and function through techniques that mainly involve manual therapy, spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) and the manipulation of joints and soft tissues. When receiving a spinal adjustment you may feel light pressure on your spinal joints and you may hear a popping sound, which is the result of joints moving quickly. Adjustments rarely hurt — instead you may have immediate pain relief and feel more relaxed.
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from joint and tendon disorders. This state-of-the-art treatment is a highly effective at treating many muscle and joint injuries and reducing pain. Quite simply, the treatment sends high-energy acoustic shock waves into bone or soft tissue, stimulating a metabolic reaction in the affected areas as well as inducing an analgesic reaction that blocks pain messages. Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination for those suffering from hip pointers, rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis elbow, patellar and Achilles tendinopathies and plantar fasciitis. Shockwave is also effective at eliminating post-operative complications resulting in an extended recovery period, nerve damage, rupture and permanent scarring. Typically, patients feel less pain after treatment, and are able to resume normal physical activities.