Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues. It is a type of health care used to relieve pain/discomfort, improve joint range of motion, aid in soft tissue healing processes and to reduce stress. It is an ancient form of healing used successfully for many centuries, and there is a vast variety of treatment types and techniques.
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage that therapists in Canada use, however we are required to continue our education with more specialized training in the direction we choose. Because of this all Massage Therapists have their own style and approach to treatment, which ensures that there is a therapist out there for everyone!
Treatment with a registered Massage Therapist is covered by most healthcare plans. (some plans vary, please check your own personal plan):
We are able to direct bill online with the following companies:
Medavie Bluecross ◊ Chambers of Commerce ◊ Cowan ◊ Desjardins Insurance ◊ Great-West Life ◊ Industrial Alliance ◊ Johnston Inc. ◊ Manulife Financial ◊ Johnston Group ◊ Standard Life ◊ Sun Life Financial
Prices for treatment are as follows (tax included):
- 30 min – $50
- 45 min – $65
- 60 min – $80
- 75 min – $95
- 90 min – $115
Jade Stone Massage Coming Soon!
Known to the Chinese as the “Stone of Heaven”, jade has always been a prized gemstone in many parts of the world. It has been used by the African Egyptians and Mayans as a massage and meditation tool for over 7000 years.
Jade Stone Massage incorporates heated and cooled Jade Stones that are placed on or under the body, as well as used directly for massage. Jade Stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy.
While placing and massaging heated stones, the therapist can work deep into the muscle tissue encouraging a greater release of muscle tension and pain, without discomfort to the client. One stroke of a heated stone is equivalent to seven strokes of a hand.
These stones have been cut to various shapes and sizes and then polished, providing a very smooth and silky feeling on the skin. The combination therapy of alternating these hot and cold stones, massaged into the client’s muscles, acts like a vascular flush!!
Prices for treatment and information on direct billing will be posted soon.
Kelsey Charlton, RMT
Kelsey is an Annapolis Valley local who grew up on a dairy farm in a small community just outside of Middleton. Graduating at the top of her class from ICT Northumberland College in 2015, her valley roots have brought her back to begin her new career as an RMT in the heart of the valley.
Kelsey graduated high school from MRHS in 2013. Throughout all her high school years she was very involved with basketball, volleyball and rugby. She has received many awards for leadership and athletic accomplishments. With the involvement of sports she has experienced and acknowledged the importance of a healthy working body along with the recovery process associated with with injuries. This is when she decided Massage Therapy was the career for her. While attending ICT, Kelsey received qualification of the Kinesio Taping Course K1-K2.
Her focus and goal as a new RMT is to help clients gain knowledge of how the body works and provide hands on health care to the community. She is very excited to gain experience and help her clients at the clinic.
Should you have any questions about Massage Therapy and what it can do for you please call:
Kelsey Charlton, RMT 902-825-1567