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At Origin, we consider our massage therapists an integral part of our health care team. Whether you are looking for help with a chronic injury, relief from your daily stress, or are striving for optimal health and wellness, we have the therapist in Saskatoon for you. Our highly trained practitioners deliver individually tailored treatments that are considered safe and extremely effective.
Meet Our Massage Therapists!
Our Saskatoon therapists offer a wide variety of services and techniques to suit your needs. Not sure who to book with? Give us a call. We will gladly guide you in the right direction.
Techniques offered by our therapists:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to treat musculoskeletal issues such as sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and more. It involves applying sustained pressure using deep and slow strokes to your inner layers of muscles and connective tissues to help treat muscle pain and improve mobility.
RAPID Neurofascial Reset
RAPID is a manual therapy technique used to quickly and effectively eliminate pain. It addresses the central nervous system's role in alleviating both restrictions and tension within the body. Areas of concern are treated by combining precisely directed depth and tension with patient movements. If you wish to experience this form of massage, please dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing as you will remain fully dressed during treatment. As the name states, patients will usually experience a rapid response to treatment.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Just as the name states, this form of treatment includes the use of specialized tools to manipulate different tissues in the body. It is based on the principles of cross-friction massage and utilizes various direct compressive stroke techniques. It has been clinically shown to improve range of motion, strength and pain perception.
This form of treatment involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. It functions to lift muscle tissues and draw blood to the area. Although popularized in recent years by athletes and celebrities in the media, this form of treatment has been sited as one of the oldest treatment interventions by many sources.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is offered using either water heated basalt stones, or hot and cooled jadestones. During a hot stone massage, stones are incorporated into treatment to allow for deeper pressure with less discomfort. The heat from the stones will increase overall relaxation and release of tension being held deep within the muscular tissues.
This type of treatment involves the use heated bamboo, which is rolled over muscle tissues to not only help decrease pain, stiffness, and stress but to also increase mobility. Although fairly new to Canada, this type of treatment has been used in deep tissue work in other areas of the world for many centuries.
Craniosacral Therapy is a safe and gentle therapy that uses very light touch to ease areas of tightness or restriction in the connective tissue of the body. The treatment restores mobility and creates more space in places in the body where there are stuck places. This promotes optimal shape, movement and function of the head, spine and body.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy facilitates the release of accumulated fascial strain to improve physical mobility and cognitive function. Unhindered movement of the brain, spinal cord, and fascial web are necessary for the well being of all newborns, children, and adults.
A pediatric massage treatment consists of gentle touch and soft tissue manipulation to help restore mobility and create more space in restricted areas of the body. There is a wide range of conditions where massage and craniosacral therapy might be appropriate for your newborn infant or child, including but not limited to: misshapen head, torticollis, breathing problems, colic or reflux, sleep problems, constipation, and breastfeeding difficulties.
Pre and Postnatal Massage
Weight gain and postural changes during pregnancy can lead to severe discomfort and decreased mobility. Massage therapy can help reduce stress hormones in the body while reducing discomfort, increasing circulation and improving mobility. Prenatal massage will include positional modifications and pregnancy specific body pillows to ensure comfort and safety for both mom and baby. Massage therapy is equally important in the postnatal stage as the demands of a new baby can again lead to postural changes and stress. Don't forget to take care of you!
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is organ-specific fascial mobilization and is based on the premise that free movement of the organs within the body is vital, and thus any restriction will adversely affect health. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. The purpose of VM is to re-create, harmonize, and increase proprioceptive communication in the body to enhance its internal mechanism for better health, thereby revitalizing a person, and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Shiatsu is a practice that involves applying pressure to specific pressure points on the body to not only decrease pain and tension but to also increase circulation. Although the word "shiatsu" is translated to "finger pressure", a therapist may also employ the use of their hands and elbows to treat the area of concern.
This Japanese technique focuses on stress reduction and relaxation while promoting healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us, and if this energy is low it can lead to sickness and stress. It is administered by "laying on hands" and treats the whole person including body, mind, spirit and emotions. It is a safe and natural method of self improvement and spiritual healing.
Jin Shin Jyutsu
This form of healing originated in Japan and is considered the art of releasing tensions caused by various symptoms in the body. Several energy pathways exist in our bodies and when one of these pathways becomes blocked, this can lead to discomfort or pain. This art will awaken your awareness to the fact that we have the ability to balance and harmonize ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific areas of the feet, with the purpose of producing an effect elsewhere in the body. Because it is based on the premise that specific reflexes and zones on the body are linked to specific body parts, applying pressure to that area can effect the corresponding organ, gland or muscle. It can reduce stress, anxiety and pain while lifting one's mood and improving one's overall wellbeing. Thai reflexology is also usually accompanied by a massage of the calves, hands and feet.