On top of everyday demands like meeting quotas and satisfying performance expectations, there are always unexpected situations that pop up. While your business is busy developing strategies to stay ahead of the competition, why not let us help you focus on maintaining the health of your employees.
On top of everyday demands like work and family obligations, there are always life events and other unexpected surprises. You are so busy taking care of everyone else and although you keep meaning to take care of yourself, you can’t seem to find the time. Sound familiar? By bringing massage to the convenience of your own home, you can finally make time for what matters.
Events, Fundraising & Charitable Services
Create a buzz at your next big event by giving your guests a much needed chance to relax. People rarely have the time to put themselves first in their busy lifestyle, so they will greatly appreciate any opportunity to take a moment for themselves.
BusyBodies Health uses a unique combination of industry knowledge and human resources expertise to provide professional development training to other healthcare professionals, informative workshops to corporate clients, and hands-on training for at-home clients. One-on-one coaching is also available.
It is no secret that a good balance of stress management, fitness, and nutrition is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These days, it is difficult for most of us to find the time to incorporate all of these in our daily activities. We are committed to providing you with several health and wellness services that come right to your home or office so that you can make time for what matters.
Types of massage
The primary goal of Swedish Massage is relaxation. This modality uses long gliding strokes, fluid circular kneading, vibrations, light tapping, and passive range of motion techniques. It may also incorporate lymphatic drainage. In addition to relaxation, Swedish Massage is beneficial for promoting circulation or blood and lymph flow thereby allowing toxins to move out of affected areas*. Following a treatment, clients may feel light-headed or dizzy after getting up from the table, it is important to move slowly and drink a lot of water following a Swedish Massage.
Common conditions treated: Stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines, and muscle tension.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are nodules within a muscle (knots) that elicit deep achy pain. Pain can be felt on the location where the knot exists, but in many cases, trigger points refer to other locations and in some cases, this referral pattern is less than obvious. It takes a trained massage therapist to be able to identify these patterns of referrals and treat these knots effectively to prevent aggravating them even more. Trigger Points can be treated by applying an ischemic compression. This can recreate the referral pain although a good therapist will work within your pain threshold (If you can comfortably breath through it, it is a good pain. If you have to tense up or hold your breath, you must ask your therapist to reduce the pressure). Self care prescribed by your therapist is important to follow through on following Trigger Point treatment because it will help avoid any potential kick-back pain following the deep treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage uses techniques to access deeper muscles and fascia (connective tissue between muscle layers, organs and other soft tissue). Myofascial Release pulls apart fascial adhesions proving pain relief and increasing range of motion in the joints*. Frictionning techniques help to break apart adhered scar tissue also improving range of motion and decreasing pain*. Your massage therapist should work within your pain threshold. There is a difference between good pain and bad pain. Good pain is something you can comfortably breath through. If the technique is eliciting pain to the point where you are holding your breath and tensing your muscles, it is very important that you inform your therapist that they need to reduce the pressure.
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes. Your ligaments become lax allowing flexibility to make room for the growing fetus. The weight in your belly pulls your centre of gravity off and creates postural disturbances that affect your muscles in your low back, your neck and shoulders, and your legs. The water retention sometimes creates edema in your wrists and ankles, and carpal tunnel is common as well. The rapid weight gain puts pressure on your lower limbs causing your muscles to work overtime to support the weight. In addition to relaxation massage for all of these soft tissue disturbances, prenatal massage can include stretching and strengthening exercises that help your body adapt to the changes.
Rehabilitation & Sports Massage
Generally, sports massage addresses the specific needs of athletes however it can be beneficial for anyone who is active or who requires rehabilitation from an injury. This type of massage uses quick, stimulating strokes to warm up the muscles in preparation for the event. After the event is over, soothing, relaxing techniques are used to aid recovery from exertion. Restorative massage is used between events to optimize training periods. Rehabilitative massage is mainly used to reduce pain cause by injuries and massage techniques would vary depending on the injury. In addition to standard massage techniques, sports massage involves active or assisted stretching, strengthening, and joint range of motion.
Common conditions treated: Sprains, strains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, bursitis, stiff neck.