MASSAGE THERAPY

BodyTrace offers a variety of massage therapy services. We’re also pleased to offer you the convenience of house and office calls, as well as gift certificates!

Personal Massage Therapy

We could all use a bit less stress in our lives. Regular massage is one way to help facilitate this. Benefits of massage therapy include:

      • reduced muscle tension/spasm
      • promoted healing
      • increased blood flow to muscles
      • heightened physical and mental relaxation

Massage therapy is very often an effective adjunction to other treatments.

Couples Massage Therapy

Hectic schedules can make it difficult to find time to reconnect with your partner in a relaxing atmosphere. A couples massage can be a wonderful treat for you and your significant other.

With both in studio, in-office and at-home massage options available, Bodytrace makes it easy for you to book some downtime with your partner.

Sports Massage & Stretching

Whether you are a “weekend warrior” or training for a triathlon, athletes can achieve significant health and performance benefits from regular sports massage therapy.

Sports massage therapy is unique in that it targets specific muscle-related injuries while promoting a speedier recovery so that you can return to your normal training routine. It typically utilizes more vigorous forms of massage to facilitate muscle healing and relaxation.

BODYTRACE ATHLETE: Parichit Bagga’s Biggest Accomplishments

4th overall Welland Half Iron duathlon 2011 :: 2nd overall Canadian Iron 226 duathlon 2011 :: 5th overall Welland Half Iron duathlon 2012 :: 1st overall Canadian Iron 226 duathlon 2012 :: 2nd overall Peterborough Half Iron duathlon 2013 :: 1st overall Welland Half Iron Bike/Run 2013 :: 1st overall Canadian Iron 113 duathlon 2014 :: 1st overall Welland Half Iron bike/run 2014 :: 2nd overall Barrelman Bike/Run 2014 :: 2nd overall Peterborough Half Iron duathlon 2014

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Aside from assisting in the treatment of any number of physical maladies (see the diagram to the left), the latest survey from the American Massage Therapy Association has found that an increasing amount of individuals are incorporating massage therapy into their regular health and wellness regimens.

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Ninety-two percent agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain.0%

BODYTRACE ATHLETE: Leslie Blacks’s Biggest Accomplishments

Toronto Marathon 2007 – First Place Woman 2:58:47
Ironman Tremblant 2012 – 12th Place Overall Woman 10:28
70.3 World Championships 2014 – 2nd in Age Group 40-44 / 1st Canadian Age Group Woman 4:43
Canadian 5k Championships 2015 – 1st Master Woman 17:59
Scotiabank Half Marathon 2015 – 7th Place Overall Woman/ 1st Master Woman 1:21:22

TYPES OF MASSAGE

Swedish

perfect for beginners :: loosens tight muscles :: relieves chronic pain :: refreshes & rejuvenates

Deep Tissue

targets specific areas :: relieves pain & stiffness :: loosens scar tissue :: focuses on repetitive injuries & pain

Myofascial Release

Fascial Stretch Therapy

one of our specialties! read more below about how this particular type of massage can help you

Pre & Post Natal

relaxation for expecting & new moms :: relieves headaches, back & sciatic pain :: increases blood flow :: improves sleep, reduces fatigue & elevates mood

Infant & Children

Trigger Point Therapy

best for people who spend hours stationary :: relaxes tight muscles to relieve pain in other areas of the body :: alleviates hadaches & releases tension :: addresses chronic pain in neck & body

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Chronic Pain Therapy

Featured Treatment: Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

Fascia is connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, separates and surrounds your bones, muscles, organs, nerves and blood vessels. It is everywhere in your body!

Fascial stretch therapy is a slow, hands-on, pain free way to stretch out this connective tissue. It can be used to help treat chronic pain and increase your range of motion. It can help to reduce the risk of injury, improve your posture, and improve your athletic performance.

FST can be used for general upkeep or before a big event: for example, bodybuilders and triathletes often seek FST before they compete!

Tracey is a Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist.

Book your Fascial Stretch Therapy appointment with Bodytrace today!