As of June 1, we are again accepting bookings for massage and acupuncture, with physiotherapy resuming by mid-June. We have been implementing new policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for both clients and clinic staff. It is now mandatory to wear a mask while at the clinic (bring you own cloth or reusable mask, or purchase one at the clinic). During this gradual restart, we will be limiting the number of clients at a time to maintain physical distancing for everyone's safety. We have installed a Plexiglass shield at reception. Please arrive on time for your appointment and call to be let in if the door is locked. We are implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols and will be screening all clients prior to offering treatment. We will be updating the website soon with the full details of these new policies. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 907-6880.
PLEASE READ OUR UPDATED POLICIES REGARDING YOUR APPOINTMENTS HERE
We are implementing these policies and procedures based on the guidance from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. To learn more: COVID-19 Pandemic – Practice Guidance for Massage Therapists [opens new window]
The Team at Annex RMT
[updated June 1, 2020]
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
Registered Massage Therapy is highly recommended for general and specific treatment of muscular pain. Using skilled techniques, RMTs are able to identify and ease most problems related to body pain. Massage Therapists are your ally in the resolution and prevention of pain due to postural concerns, overuse and other injuries. And let's not forget that Massage is also an effective way to reduce stress and fatigue.
Read what Dr. Mercola has to say about massage therapy:
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot Stone massage is provided by our Registered Massage Therapists. It's used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a Hot Stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body.
Participating in a well designed Physiotherapy program can be an eye opening experience; clients learn about their bodies, strengths and compensations and where to focus their efforts for best effect. Physiotherapy isn't just about rehabilitation - it's about improving day to day quality of life and feeling your best and strongest.
Acupuncture is an important part of Chinese medicine, originating over 2500 years ago. It is an effective, natural and increasingly-popular form of health care used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
It is also powerful way to address stubborn muscle tension and chronic pain conditions. It is particularly effective for inflammation processes like swelling due to injury or surgery as well as tendon inflammation. Acupuncture draws blood to the area treated and promotes healing. Acupuncture is also valuable for its profoundly relaxing effect on the body.
Learn about what acupuncture can treat by clicking here.
CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS
Custom Foot Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that are designed to improve foot function and lower-limb alignment. They do not require special shoes to be worn, rather the materials used and the style of orthotic chosen is determined by your specific needs and the footwear you prefer to wear. Orthotics are a very effective tool used in the treatment of a variety of conditions: plantar fasciitis (heel pain), metatarsalgia (forefoot pain), Achilles tendonitis and alignment issues causing knee or low back pain.
Wednesday evening appointments may be booked online. For other times, please contact us to learn how orthotics could improve your posture and gait.
Visit the Pedorthic Association of Canada site: Custom Foot Orthotics
REIKI & SHIATSU
REIKI is a spiritual healing practice. Because Reiki practice is balancing at every level, it can help in any situation, even when it is not the only help you need. Reiki practice is unique in that you can receive a Reiki treatment or you can learn
SHIATSU is a gentle, deep and powerful Japanese healing art which literally translated means "finger pressure". Originating from oriental medicine, it affects the same points and meridians worked on in acupuncture but uses a method of pressure through touch, to re-establish flow of energy and well-being, correcting the imbalances of the body/mind, and for maintaining and promoting health.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient practice adapted for contemporary use. Cosmetic acupuncture is a nonsurgical method of reducing the signs of the aging . It increases circulation and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer skin, lifting around eyes, and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Cosmetic acupuncture can erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face. As your face and skin are a reflection of the health of your entire body, it is important to do a holistic assessment and treatment plan. Many people may have a fear of needles, but these tiny needles are made specifically for the delicate structure of the skin. The needle treatment is very relaxing on the face and cosmetic acupuncture has a more natural lifting effect. After the acupuncture treatment, clients are provided a facial massage and herbal collagen mask for lifting and rejuvenating the skin. Restore a youthful glow!
Alexander Technique is a simple yet profound hands-on technique for releasing unnecessary muscular tension throughout the body. You will learn new ways of sitting, standing, and moving that put less stress on the bones and joints, helping you to move more gracefully.
Alexander Technique has been used for over a century as a way for actors and singers to improve vocal performance and technique. For musicians, it is a means whereby whole body coordination can facilitate the work of whatever body part is involved, whether playing a trumpet, a piano, or a cello.
Alexander Technique is not only about performance, but can be applied to all aspects of daily living. Routine challenges such as sitting, standing, and walking can become easier and more efficient. Each lesson is tailored to the needs of the student, helping make everyday activities less taxing and pain-free
.Some famous actors, musicians, and athletes who have been students of the Alexander Technique include: Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams,Hilary Swank, William Hurt, Paul McCartney, John McEnroe, and Madonna.
Explore some of the benefits of the Alexander Technique.
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