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!
manual lymphatic drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a relaxing, non-invasive treatment for the accumulation of fluid under the skin (swelling). It can be performed on any part of the body but is most commonly performed on the arms, legs, abdomen and face. It aims to push lymph fluid back towards the heart using a series of gentle and rhythmic manual techniques.
Along with being beneficial for overall wellness, MLD is used primarily to treat lymphedema, a type of chronic swelling caused by damage to the lymphatic system. In cases of lymphedema, the treatment is combined with compression therapy, exercise, and self-care techniques.
MLD is also effective in treating swelling associated with acute injuries and plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or facelift. It is a safe and enjoyable treatment for most people, however it is important to keep your therapist up to date on your health history to ensure lymphatic drainage is right for you.