Heal Your Body at Toronto Bodyworks
Toronto Bodyworks is proud to offer a variety of bodywork treatments from an exceptional team of qualified, caring professionals. Our aim is to provide a space and service that is open and accepting to all communities including but not limited to: the LGBTQ2+ community, visible minorities, aboriginals, those with disabilities, chronic pain sufferers and more.
We offer a number of services that can be integrated into a Registered Massage Therapy session, such as Shiatsu therapy, RMT Medical Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy etc., all included in the service fee. Some of our therapists offer other modalities not listed here as cupping, fascial stretch therapy and more. We use only natural high-quality oils and lotions for our bodywork treatments.
Be sure to check below for our full list of services and that your therapist has the training for a combination session if that is what you are looking for. Note we are suspending some types of treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as facial work, TMJ and intra-oral techniques, facial work as well as hot stone massage. Scroll through the modalities for any updates as of June 2020.
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We continue to use only the highest COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure the safety of both our patients and staff. Experience the physical and mental benefits of a registered massage or acupuncture treatment to help maintain positive quality of life during these challenging times. For more information on our COVID-19 safety protocols please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact us directly.
Registered Massage Therapy
Relaxing. Healing. Rejuvenating.
Registered Massage Therapy is commonly used to relax and rejuvenate tired and sore muscles but it is also an effective treatment for a variety of other complaints including anxiety, depression, pregnancy discomfort, repetitive strain injuries, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, physical rehabilitation, and more. Your therapist will discuss your needs with you prior to your treatment.
Healing. Immune-boosting. Calming
A TCM acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are located on channels that carry qi (pronounced chee), the body’s energy. The needles release blocked qi, address deficiencies, and restore balance. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of (dis)eases including digestive issues, sleep disorders, stress, addiction, and infertility.
Anti-aging. Skin complaints.
**As of June 2020 we will not be offering facial treatments of any kind due to the current pandemic of COVID-19. All patients must wear a mask throughout their time in the studio including during their session. We thank-you for your understanding.**
Cosmetic acupuncture is an innovative and effective technique for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, puffy eyes, acne, rosacea, cellulite, and more. It is a whole body treatment that boosts the energy of the internal organs, supports revitalization, and slows the aging process. Cosmetic acupuncture is also a common treatment for increasing muscle tone and tightening sagging skin. This service is performed by a TCM acupuncturist.
RMT Medical Acupuncture
Pain Management, Rehabilitating
Medical Acupuncture is the insertion of fine solid acupuncture needles into precise anatomical locations in the skin and sometimes underlying muscle tissue to affect the soft tissues (such as muscles and fascia) and joints of the body. Studies show that the needles provide a stimulus – which the massage therapist can intensify by manual movement of the needles or with electrical current – that induces a nervous system response from the body, such as pain relief, relaxation, or improved muscle contraction. Acupuncture integrated into a massage therapy session can be very effective in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain
Shiatsu uses the same meridian system as acupuncture but with the use of physical pressure from the hands, thumbs, and elbows, instead of needles. Shiatsu is sometimes referred to as Acupressure and is a deeply personalized therapy based on the patient’s needs and comfort level. Therapist, Sue Sheedy, can combine shiatsu with an acupuncture treatment on request.
Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (N.I.S.A.)
Revitalizing. Increased Flexibility. Rehabilitating.
Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA) stretches and softens the body’s fascia, the thin sheet of tissue that resides underneath the skin. It is a gentler version of Rolfing that is ideal for people with limited mobility. NISA improves posture, relieves pain, increases flexibility, and enhances overall wellbeing. NISA has long-lasting effects and is an excellent treatment for physical rehabilitation.
Gentle. Relaxing. Restorative.
The lymph system is responsible for maintaining an efficient immune function, fluid metabolism, and proper detoxification. The therapist applies light pressure toward the lymph nodes to move lymphatic fluid. Can be applied for trauma and swelling this modality may also address a variety of complaints such as general congestion and sluggishness, fatigue, muscle soreness and may assist with efficient toxin removal. Specify at the time of booking if you would like this for a trauma swelling (specific/localized) or general decongestion (full body sweep).
Addresses Pain/Trauma. Healing.
This bodywork modality is very subtle and effective. Gentle, engaging touches around the head, face, spine, and pelvis gently align the body. This is a calming treatment that releases tensions and emotions as well as addresses many physical complaints such as trauma from accidents, pain, chronic fatigue, and nervous system disorders.
**As of June 2020 we will not be offering facial treatments of any kind due to the current pandemic of COVID-19. This could mean your practitioner may refrain from treating certain areas including spending time near the head region. Patients must wear a mask throughout their time in the studio especially during their session on the table. We thank-you for your understanding.**
Thai massage is a form of massage therapy where the therapist incorporates assisted movement and stretches to activate energy, increase circulation, and achieve overall balance. Thai massage releases muscle tension and aligns the body. Also known as Lazy Yoga, Thai massage is an incredibly effective treatment for asthma, migraines, increasing flexibility, and addressing insomnia.
Injury Prevention. Healing.
Though Sports Massage is similar to Registered Massage Therapy, it is distinct in how it prevents and addresses activity-related injuries. A pre-event Sports Massage will stimulate circulation and prepare the body for strenuous activity. Post-event Sports Massage focuses on healing, relaxation, and elongating muscles to prevent and alleviate soreness. This treatment is excellent for athletes and non-athletes alike.
Relaxing. Overall Wellness.
Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, uses natural plant and flower extracts to balance the body and promote wellness. By inhaling or absorbing the essential oils, the healing compounds within the plant essences enter the bloodstream through the lungs, nasal cavities, and skin. This therapy can be used alone or in combination with other bodywork treatments.
Addresses digestive issues. Stress Relief.
Reflexology is a pressure-based massage treatment that works directly on the feet (and occasionally the hands). Specific points in the hands and feet correspond with organs and different systems within the body. Reflexology sessions relieve stress, promote relaxation and detoxification, and ease various forms of discomfort including digestive issues, insomnia, and soreness.