Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Initial Assessment and Treament  45 – 60 minutes  $80
Ongoing Assessments and Treatments 20 – 30 minutes  $60
Children 12 and younger $30

Beshoy Yacoub M.OMSc              Monday 3pm to 7pm and Wednesday 10am to 7pm   Call for an appointment 905-308-5742
Stephanie Van Stroe M.OMSc      Tuesday 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm  Call or text for an appointment 905-975-2836

 

Any variation from the health has a cause, and the cause has a location.
It is the business of the osteopath to locate and remove it (the cause),
doing away with disease and getting health instead.
A. T. Still MD, DO, Osteopathy Research and Practice

Osteopathic Manual Therapy focuses on the structural alignment and function of the body’s systems as a whole. By releasing tension, adhesions and muscle holding patterns the body is able to realign, heal and function optimally. Osteopathic Manual Therapy is a subtle modality that provides effective and profound results. It is non-invasive and is done over the clothing. All of our practitioners are graduates of the CAO here in Hamilton and are members of the OOA therefore your receipts can be submitted for reimbursement through your extended health benefit plan. Your initial assessment and treatment may take 45 to 60 minutes and your follow up sessions may only be 20 to 30 minutes.  The goal of your treatment protocol is to be able to extend the length of time between your sessions. As your body becomes accustomed to being in alignment this goal is easily achieved. 

Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy which emphasizes the relationship between the structure and function of the human body. This therapy follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate, which is why manual osteopathic practitioners do not see themselves as healers, but instead as facilitators to health.  Osteopathy focuses on facilitating the health of joints and muscles through non-invasive manual therapy, helping to strengthen the framework of the body, and acts as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine.

Osteopathic Manual Therapy can help the following conditions:
Sports Injuries                              Pre/Post Surgery Rehabilitation                              Acute/Chronic Pain Conditions
Concussions/head injuries           Headaches and Migraines                                      Sinus Congestion and Pressure Headaches
Muscle and Joint injuries              Acute and Chronic Muscle & Joint Pain                 Rotator Cuff Injuries 
TMJ Disorders                              Neck and Shoulder Tension, Pain & Injury             Whiplash 
Inflammatory Conditions               Tendonitis and Bursitis                                           Arthritis
Fibromyalgia                                 Nerve Pain and Inflammation                                Sciatica and Pinched Nerves
Spine Conditions                          Scoliosis and Misalignments                                  Herniated Discs and Chronic Back Pain
Hip Misalignments                        Pre/Post Pregnancy                                               Repetitive Postural Conditions
Leg Conditions                              Restless Leg Syndrome                                        Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain
Recovery from Respiratory Illness: Congestion and Bronchitis                                   Lymphatic Drainage                                           

 

Registered Massage Therapy

30 minute     $45

Registered Massage Therapy
with Reiki     $85

  • Consultation for Stress, Pain or Anxiety
  • Massage of the back, shoulders, neck and scalp using fractionated coconut oil and 3 CPTG Essential Oils.  The oils used for your treatment will be based on your energy, emotions and physical well-being on the day of your appointment. (or the days leading up to your appointment)
  • You will receive a blend of your essential oils to take home and apply/use as directed for you ongoing healing, balancing and relief.

 

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Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700’s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapist use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.

Massage Therapy is regulated by The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Essential Oils used during your Massage Therapy

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils from doTerra are diluted with fractionated coconut oil and/or hypoallergenic massage lotion to extend the benefits of the essential oil and to prevent sensitive reactions.

THE ESSENTIAL OIL MASSAGE ‘TEAM’:


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romatouch: Massage Blend (Cypress, Marjoram, Peppermint, Basil, Grapefruit and Lavender).
• Calms the nervous system* and induces relaxation
• Releases muscle tension
• Relieves colds and coughs*
• Relieves joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains or rheumatoid arthritis*
*Claim is approved for this Natural Health Product. Cypress NPN80060929, Lavender NPN80061038 and
Peppermint NPN80060969

 

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Deep Blue: Soothing Blend (Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German
Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus)
• Relieves joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains or rheumatoid arthritis*
• Soothes acute muscle pain associated with exercise, overexertion and repetitive
postural strains.
• Calms the nervous system *
• Decreases inflammation
• Helps heal bruising*
• Symptomatic relief of eczema and dermatitis*
*Claim is approved for this Natural Health Product. Peppermint NPN80060969. Helichrysum NPN80060963

Swedish Massage Techniques

Effleurage, Pettrisage, Origin & Insertion Technique,
Pressure Points and Myofascial Trigger Point Technique
is applied by the fingertips, hands, forearm
and sometimes the elbow with light to moderate pressure.

Effleurage is used at the beginning of your massage treatment to prepare the muscles for any deeper techniques to follow.

I use a combination of all Swedish Massage Techniques with moderate pressure and slow rhythmic movement to compliment any deep tissue work that may need to be included in your massage.


I have 4 goals when providing your massage therapy treatment;
To reduce pain, tension and anxiety.
To remind your body what it feels like to be free of the symptoms of stress and dis-ease.
To facilitate a balanced state within your body and mind.
To provide self-care techniques to use in daily life to help maintain your well-being.

 

Deep Tissue Massage Techniques

Deep tissue techniques are applied only to the specific areas that require it and are complimented with lymphatic drainage techniques such as effleurage to help lessen post-massage pain that is sometimes experienced following a deep tissue massage.

*Essential oils also inhibit post massage tenderness.

The primary goal of deep tissue massage is to lengthen and release muscles that are stuck in uncomfortable holding patterns. Muscle holding patterns are common post surgery, post injury as well as repetitive postures (ie. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day every day.) Deep tissue massage techniques combined with proper swedish massage techniques will not only reduce pain but also enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.

Some of the deep tissue massage techniques that I use to help your body are:
Tissue Distraction Release, Myofascial Release and Connective Tissue Massage

Tissue Distraction Release also referred to as ‘negative pressure’ or ‘massage cupping’. Slow and gentle gliding of the silicone suction cups over the muscles and fascia will cause the muscle fibers to expand and separate. This technique will increase the blood flow locally and improve lymphatic drainage of the lactic acid and other metabolic toxins that may be causing the dis-ease in the muscle and fascia. TDR can be more effective and cause less discomfort than compression massage techniques in relaxing the muscles and tissue as well as releasing Trigger Points. TDR can be used to help with common conditions such as;

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Microtrauma and inflammation of the fascia/tissue of the heel and foot most commonly caused by tight calf muscles)
  • Carpal Tunnel (Compression syndrome of the median nerve and most commonly caused by repetitive use)
  • IT band/friction syndrome (Tightness or contracture of the iliotibial band that leads to altered movement of the leg and/or pain)
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture (Chronic tension of the fascia in the palm of your hand that can cause an inability to extend one or more of your fingers.)

Myofascial Release
This slow and subtle technique can create symmetry (balance) of the tissue by releasing tension in the fascia connected to a muscle or muscle group (ie. rotator cuff) Light to moderate traction and a twisting approach to help ‘reprogram’ a restriction in a muscle or muscle group. The primary goal is to increase the range of motion by decreasing the tension.
In general Myofascial Release is used to improve the health of the muscles and fascia, improve circulation and restore good posture.

Connective Tissue Massage
This technique involves deep repetitive strokes using the fingertips without the use of massage oil or lotion. The goal is to release restrictions in the fascia thereby improving the circulation and mobility of a muscle or muscle group. This technique may reflexly effect and balance the autonomic nervous system and lower blood pressure, improve breathing and improve
digestion and elimination functions of the body.