Massage Therapy That Fits Your Lifestyle
When it comes to rest, relaxation and recovery; we know there’s nothing better than a good, old fashioned, massage. At Cornerstone Naturopathic, our purpose is your quality of life; and we know that it’s a team effort to get you there. Our massage therapists, Azelin and Victoria, are specifically trained in areas of massage to best serve your health needs. Best of all, we’re located in Tantallon, NS – just down the Hammonds Plains Road, within the Halifax Regional Municipality – with no worry about finding parking, confusing streets, rushing about or added stress. Just show up, help yourself to a cup of tea in our waiting room, and let us do the rest.
We might have joked that massage is “old fashioned” but that’s because it’s reputation proceeds itself. However, there is a difference between a “good” massage and a “I have never felt so good in my life” massage … and we’re all about the second option here at Cornerstone Naturopathic.
Within our therapeutic and relaxed environment, you can relax and unwind. Our registered massage therapists will focus on your needs; whether that be relieving the ache of a pregnancy, helping you unwind after a busy day, speeding up the recovery of your muscles after a run, race or sporting event; or just giving you that needed time for self-care. They’ll also discuss your needs with the rest of our team, and other members of your medical team, to ensure that your health needs are being met, and fulfilled. They will often suggest self-care methods, such as stretching, to complement and reinforce your massage therapy treatments.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy consists of hands-on assessment and treatment of soft tissues, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments for the purpose of optimizing your health and quality of life. This medical treatment has a therapeutic effect on your body and acts on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems, which can help relieve the effects of physical and emotional stress, improve physical function and decrease pain.
Massage can be used to treat acute and chronic concerns, ranging from muscular pain, postural imbalances, headaches/migraines, jaw pain, sports injuries, repetitive strains injuries, orthopedic and arthritic conditions just to name a few.
As part of the Cornerstone Naturopathic team, our massage therapists are focused on improving your quality of life, so that you can play with your grandkids, live pain-free and grow old with ease.
A special prenatal table is used for the expectant or postpartum mother, our massage therapists use modified techniques and positioning to treat those aches and pains that can arise during or after pregnancy. A massage during pregnancy is beneficial for reducing stress, decreasing swelling in the arms and legs, and relieving aches and pains in muscles and joints.It is also very helpful for decreasing back pain during pregnancy, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
This treatment is tailored to those who are looking to speed recovery from sports related injuries and those who want to enhance athletic performance. Benefits of a sports massage include reducing the stiffness and soreness from training, reducing the risk of injury and improving the time to recovery.