Whether you are looking for the ultimate relaxation massage or a deep therapeutic massage we offer the best Vancouver Massage Therapy in the area. Each of our massage therapists and bodyworkers offers a unique style of massage and because of this we were Voted ”Best of Vancouver” Massage Therapists for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Our team is trained in Swedish, Deep tissue, Aromatherapy, Lymph Drainage, Thai, and Relaxation Massage. We also offer combination treatments and craniosacral therapy.
What is Massage?
Massage therapy is the application, usually by hand, of systematic stroking or manipulation to the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes, i.e. to alleviate pain and discomfort.
The most well known massage movements are those that involve long strokes and gliding (effleurage), deep kneading, surface friction and percussion to the soft tissues of the body.
These methods are used to either invigorate or relax the muscles of the body to promote healing, relaxation and relieve stress.
Who Benefits from Massage?
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages and is beneficial in the treatment of injuries, various illnesses and stress related conditions.
About Registered Vancouver Massage Therapists
RMT’s are regulated healthcare professionals in B.C. and massage therapy treatments are generally covered by extended medical plans. Please call your plan and see if you have coverage.
About Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage or pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained neck, back and leg muscles. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in the belly starts to put a strain on the back.
The benefits of pregnancy massage can include:
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
- Reduce stress on weight-bearing joints
- Improve outcome and ease labour pain
- Help to keep good posture and provide flexibility to birthing muscles
About Spa -Vancouver Massage- Practitioners
A Spa Practitioner practices a variety of massage techniques (i.e. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Rock Massage, Shiatsu & Reflexology) for the ultimate goal of overall health, relaxation and stress reduction. These treatments are typically for one who chooses an overall long term lifestyle of health versus one who has a short term ailment that needs to be repaired.
Aromatherapy & Massage
Aromatherapy is the application of plants, trees, herbs, seeds, and flowers highly concentrated in the form of essential oils to restore or enhance health, beauty and well-being. At Elements our spa practitioner loves to use different blends of high quality essential oils to help you heal on either a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level. You will not only enjoy the beautiful smells of these oils but will also get the healing benefits. Each treatment comes with custom blends made just for you.
Vancouver Therapeutic Massage is ideal for:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (overuse)
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
- Jaw Pain
- Issues related to pregnancy
- Postural problems
Massage Therapists at Elements Wellness Centre
Marianna: Thumb Bio
Marianna Silanteva, RMT is a graduate from Utopia Academy in Vancouver, where she completed the 3000-hour Massage and Hydrotherapy RMT program.
Shannon Abbott, Certified Holistic Massage is a graduate of the Langara Holistic Massage and Spa Therapy program where she was trained to perform a number of massage modalities.
Melina Cassidy, Bodyworker is a certified spa therapist and graduate of the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage.
Marla Pickering, RMT graduated from the 3000-hour program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
Keshia Clancy, RMT is a graduate of Utopia Academy in Vancouver B.C.
Niki Boyd, RMT is an honors graduate from Utopia Academy in Vancouver B.C.