Massage therapy is the holistic application of physical touch to affect the systems of the body, benefiting the muscular, skeletal, digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems. Massage therapists work on your muscles and other soft tissue to help you achieve optimal function of your physical body so that you feel more limber, comfortable and relaxed. Nest Yoga and Massage offers registered and unregistered massage therapy near you in Collingwood, and at our Toronto location in Bloor West Village.
A full body remedy to tight muscles, or targeted application of varying pressure and muscle manipulation to a specific area requiring special attention.
Relaxation, deep tissue and sports massage available.
A specialized massage for expectant mothers to find relief and relaxation as your body changes. You will be offered various position options to support your body throughout your massage.
warm oil scalp massage
The head carries a great deal of the stress, and a warm oil scalp massage is a beautiful and soothing way to let go and truly relax. You will feel the benefits of a scalp massage through the head, into the jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles, while also stimulating hair follicles and relieving headaches and tension.
This specialized style of massage is performed by your practitioner holding onto bars attached to the ceiling and using their feet to add extra pressure and compression to your body. In addition to releasing trigger points and softening connective tissues. It is slower and more powerful as it is applied with greater force. Ashiatsu, (sometimes shiatsu) barefoot massage is the deepest tissue massage available and has many long lasting benefits, including reduced chronic pain, increased flexibility and less stress. It is so deep that it even accesses the internal organs, but won’t leave you sore the next day!
TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) can present in a number of different ways, including headaches, neck tension, ear pain, clicking/tension/pain/tiredness in and around the joint connecting the jaw, cheekbone, and skull. Clenching, grinding, one-sided chewing, constant mask-use, physical trauma, etc can all contribute to increased tension in the muscles and connective tissue acting on the jaw.
A TMJ massage can effectively treat many forms of TMJD and will typically include intra- and extra-oral massage of the muscles of the jaw, head, and neck, followed by after care that you can do at home. All COVID protocols are very carefully followed during this service.
traditional thai massage
Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient healing art with roots in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. During a Thai massage, the client lies fully clothed on a mat on the ground while the practitioner moves the client through a gradual series of yoga-like positions while at the same time as working out any muscle tension. Using stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques aimed at releasing blockages and improving flexibility and circulation, the client experiences a deep release resulting in the improved flow of energy throughout the body.
The benefits of Thai massage are wide and varied, from pain relief to increased mobility and flexibility to greater relaxation and reduced anxiety. This more active form of hands-on therapy is a beautiful interaction between massage and yoga, which you know we fully get behind here at Nest!