Therapeutic massage uses a variety of Swedish techniques, combining relaxation and more specific techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, and frictions with the purpose of achieving a structural response from the tissues. Therapeutic massage is often chosen as the most beneficial massage treatment when dealing with chronic and acute pain, sports injuries, and discomforts from repetitive use. Relaxation massage is a form of Swedish massage that uses a variety of gentle and rhythmic strokes to help increase circulation, relax tensed muscles, and help decrease adhesions within the soft tissues of the body. When combined with a soft lit room, gentle music playing and the addition of essential oils, your body and mind will experience the best form of relaxation.Read More
Cupping is an effective way to help relax tense muscles, decrease pain, increase circulation, and help breakdown stubborn adhesions within muscle tissues. Cupping stems from ancient Chinese medicine and is a technique that uses suction cups that can be suctioned in place on the body or used in a gliding motion (within person tolerance), as felt in Swedish massage. The suction from the cups causes the skin and underlying tissues to be pulled up or lifted and the negative pressure inside the cups helps the muscle fibers to elongated and relax and helps rid the body of muscular waste byproducts. Cupping can cause some marking that can range from light to darker in colour. Typically, they aren't painful and last 3-5 days. The darker the colour indicates an area that more affected.Read More
Acupuncture is a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often used to help restore the body's energy flow and decrease acute and chronic pain and inflammation. Single-use, thin needles are inserted at specific points on the body which help to improve the movement of energy and blood flow. Coupled with massage which uses rhythmic, long strokes, enhances the effectiveness and outcome of both techniques. Massage allows the body to relax and become more receptive to the acupuncture, allowing the acupuncture points used to be more powerful and effective. The needles are typically left in the body approximately 20-30 minutes.Read More
Pregnancy massage (also known as prenatal massage) is a form of Swedish massage using a side-lying pregnancy pillow that allows you to lay comfortably and supported on your sides during your massage. Specific techniques used are geared towards helping relieve the discomforts the body goes through during the different stages of pregnancy.Read More
Gua Sha (Chinese word for scraping), is an Asian medicine technique that helps decrease chronic muscle pain, tension, scar tissue and restrictions. A smooth tool, often a jade stone is used with pressure in unidirectional strokes to scrap along the tissues of the body. Mild colour and bruising/bumps will raise to the surface of the skin, which indicated an area of the body that has trauma or buildup. It can be mildly uncomfortable but is done within a person's tolerance. This technique coupled with massage can help decrease muscle tension and "knots", improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and helps restore the body's immune system.Read More
Incorporating aromatherapy (essential oils) into your massage therapy treatment can help aid and encourage a more restful state for your mind and body. Various oils have different effects on the body, such as using Lavender to promote relaxation, eucalyptus oil to help with decongestion and peppermint oil to help decrease pain. Indulge your senses by adding essential oils into your next massage therapy treatment.Read More
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is technique that involves the use of gentle hand movements to help guide the flow of energy of "life force energy" through the body. This is a form of Japanese energy healing and is a holistic approach to healing and helps reduce anxiety and stress and improves balance, promoting relaxation, putting you in a positive emotional and spiritual mental state.Read More
Sports Massage is a therapeutic massage specifically focussed on restricted, injured muscles and soft tissues as a result of overtraining, repetitive use or from athletics/sports. SRT (Soft Tissue Release) is when a specific muscle is placed in a stretched position and quick repetitive stretches are done while a precise area of the muscle is held with pressure to achieve a specific stretch. PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) are stretches and movements added throughout the massage to enhance active and passive movements and improve ranges of motion (ROM) These techniques will greatly improve joint range of motion (ROM), flexibility, helps decrease muscle pain and tension, decreases muscle spasms, decreases neurological excitability ( relaxes nerves) and helps improve quality of sleep.Read More
Your Massage Therapy Destination in the Heart of Niagara Falls Ontario!
At Clover Therapeutic Wellness Centre we are dedicated in helping our clients reach their optimal health goals by providing superior client care. Offering Massage Therapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Acupuncture, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki and Aromatherapy treatments. Our experienced Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) offer a variety of services to help you on your path to healing and relaxation, blending therapies from Eastern and Western medicines.
We have same day bookings available for those that need immediate care or are finally able to take some time for themselves. Feel free to browse our website and find out the different treatments we offer and their benefits. Booking a Massage or Aesthetics treatment couldn’t be easier, with our online booking system, or give us a call and we will be happy to assist you in booking your much-needed Massage Therapy or Aesthetics treatment.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's) are trained healthcare professionals who have completed extensive schooling in Massage Therapy and have passed provincial certiﬁcation exams in order to become licensed as a Massage Therapist and a member of the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario).
An Registered Massage Therapists must also keep up to date with educational knowledge of the industry and are required to add continuing educational courses to their portfolio in order to maintain their status as a Massage Therapist. A Registered Massage Therapist can help you in a variety of ways from providing relief from muscular aches, pains and restrictions, to decreasing stress and tension and promote relaxation, as well as aiding in the recovery of sports related injuries, car accidents etc.
Make sure you make the right choice when deciding who you seek out for help in your healthcare. It is always in your best interest to see licensed therapists or practitioners to ensure the utmost quality in care.