Experience the transformative power of Thai massage at Naturology Centre. This ancient healing practice blends acupressure, energy work, and yoga-inspired stretching to improve posture, relieve chronic pain, increase flexibility, enhance circulation, and reduce stress, offering a comprehensive approach to revitalizing body and spirit.
Stay healthy and enjoy the beauty of winter in Moncton with practical strategies to prevent lower back injuries. From investing in ergonomic tools to staying active and dressing warmly, let us help you stay safe and embrace the winter season with vigour at Naturology Centre.
Experience long-lasting relief from back pain through our unique multi-disciplinary approach at Naturology Centre in Moncton. Our team of experts combines massage therapy, osteopathy, shockwave therapy, and acupuncture to address the root cause of your pain and provide holistic well-being.
Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Discover natural and non-invasive therapies at Naturology Centre Moncton that can alleviate your pain and improve your overall quality of life. From massage therapy to acupuncture and health supplements, we have the right options to help you find relief from your unique experience of chronic pain.
Discover the transformative benefits of massage therapy for chronic pain at Naturology Centre Moncton. Our holistic approach, eco-friendly space, and skilled therapists offer relief from pain, improve circulation, and promote overall wellness.
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports massage therapy employs specialized massage techniques to optimize an athlete's preparation for and recovery from the physical demands of training or competition. It is tailored to address the specific needs of athletes across all levels, from grassroots to Olympic and professional.
Massage for Sports Enthusiasts
Our sports massage therapy includes targeted pre-event, inter-event, post-event, and restorative/training massage techniques to ensure optimal performance and recovery.
On-site Delivery for Convenience
We offer on-site services at events, host facilities, or team healthcare locations, providing everything needed for a seamless experience.
A Valuable Resource for Local Teams, Sports Clubs, and Individual Athletes
Naturology Centre's registered massage therapists are dedicated to supporting local teams, sports clubs, and individual athletes through our specialized sports massage therapy.
Partnering with Organizations and Athletes of All Levels
Our select therapists are skilled in treating athletes across the entire spectrum of expertise, and our services are designed to cater to their unique needs.
Expertise in a Range of Techniques
We specialize in pre-event, inter-event, post-event, and therapeutic/training massage techniques, all tailored to the athlete's requirements.
When skillfully applied, sports massage therapy can lead to improved performance, reduced risk of injury, and better mental preparation for athletes, ultimately contributing to their overall success.
Enhanced Performance, Reduced Risk, and Mental Preparation
Sports Massage Phases
Each phase of sports massage plays a crucial role in an athlete's performance and has specific rules regarding timing, duration, benefits, expected outcomes, and techniques. The skillful and appropriate application of sports massage can significantly impact an athlete's competitive edge, achievements, and personal growth.
Pre-Event: Optimal Preparation for Competition
Our pre-event massage services ensure you are well-prepared for the competition. Administered close to the event's start, this massage helps boost your performance and readiness.
Inter-Event: Staying Calm and Focused Between Events
Our inter-event massage is designed to help you relax and refocus between your scheduled events, promoting mental clarity and physical readiness for the next challenge.
Post-Event: Relaxation and Recovery for Peak Performance
Our post-event massage aids in your relaxation and recovery after a competition, playing a vital role in the cool-down process and helping your body transition to a more relaxed state.
Restorative/Training: Enhancing Training Intensity and Performance
Our restorative/training massage is integrated into an athlete's training regimen, assisting you in training more intensely and at a higher level. This phase of sports massage promotes faster recovery, reduced muscle soreness, and improved performance during workouts, ensuring you maintain peak conditions throughout your training journey.
Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe and elsewhere can lead to various physical and psychological symptoms. While whiplash is the most common injury associated with MVAs, it is crucial to understand that the range of possible injuries and symptoms is vast.
Injuries and symptoms that may develop after an MVA include:
Soft tissue injuries: These are injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can result in pain, swelling, and bruising. Examples include sprains, strains, and contusions.
Fractures and dislocations: Depending on the severity of the impact, bones may break, or joints may be dislocated. These injuries can be excruciating and require immediate medical attention.
Head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, and skull fractures can occur during an MVA. These injuries can lead to headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and cognitive impairment.
Spinal injuries: Damage to the spinal cord or vertebrae can result in pain, numbness, weakness, or paralysis. Injuries can range from minor to severe and may require surgery or long-term rehabilitation.
Internal injuries: Damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, heart, liver, or spleen, can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
Emotional and psychological symptoms: MVAs can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. These symptoms may manifest as nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, or avoidance of situations related to the accident.
Sleep disturbances: Difficulty falling, staying, or experiencing restful sleep can develop due to the physical and emotional stress associated with an MVA.
Chronic pain: Persistent, localized or widespread pain can develop following an MVA. This may be due to nerve damage, scar tissue, or other factors.
It is essential to seek medical attention following an MVA, even if the injuries seem minor. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and support a faster recovery. Naturopathic counselling can help address the emotional and mental health aspects of recovering from an MVA, while manual therapy can help with physical rehabilitation.
Holistic Approaches for Symptoms After a Car Accident
Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) can result in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, and a holistic approach to recovery is often beneficial. Integrating alternative therapies with conventional medical treatment can help address various aspects of MVA recovery. Here are some ways naturopathy, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, personal fitness training, and health supplements can be employed in the treatment and recovery process:
- Naturopathy: Naturopaths focus on stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities by addressing the root causes of symptoms. After an MVA, naturopathy may include dietary changes, practitioner-grade supplements, and stress management techniques to support overall health and well-being.
- Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can help individuals cope with the emotional and psychological symptoms following an MVA. Techniques such as guided relaxation and positive suggestions can help reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and promote healing by addressing subconscious thought patterns.
- Massage therapy: Massage can help alleviate pain and tension in muscles and soft tissues, improving circulation and promoting relaxation. Regular massage sessions can assist in reducing inflammation, increasing flexibility, and speeding up the healing process after an MVA.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance energy flow or Qi. This treatment can help manage pain, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation, benefiting MVA recovery.
- Osteopathy: Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) can help restore proper alignment and function to the musculoskeletal system after an MVA. OMT techniques relieve pain, improve mobility, and support the body’s natural healing processes.
- Shockwave therapy: is a non-invasive treatment that uses acoustic waves to carry high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues, promoting regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues.
- Personal fitness training: Following an MVA, a personalized fitness program designed by a certified trainer, can help individuals regain strength, flexibility, and endurance. This approach should be gradual and tailored to the individual’s needs and limitations, ensuring a safe and effective recovery process.
- Health supplements: Depending on the specific symptoms and needs of the individual, certain health supplements can support the healing process after an MVA. These may include anti-inflammatory supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids, or supplements that help tissue repairs, such as collagen or vitamin C. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplement regimen.
Integrating these alternative therapies into a comprehensive treatment plan can help support a holistic recovery process after an MVA. However, consulting with your family doctor to determine the most appropriate course of action based on individual needs and circumstances is crucial.
Dominic Thibeault, MOT, BSc Kin!
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Welcome Cassandra Avery, RMT!
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Welcome Samuel Blanchard, RMT!
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Can Acupuncture Reduce Headaches?
Summary: Researchers report acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms for sufferers of chronic tension headaches.
Acupuncture may reduce headaches for people who have chronic tension-type headaches, according to a study published in the June 22, 2022, online issue of Neurology.
Tension headaches are characterized by a pressing or tightening sensation on both sides of the head that is mild to moderate in intensity. These headaches are not aggravated by physical activity and are not accompanied by nausea. Tension headaches are classified as chronic if they occur at least 15 days per month.
“Tension-type headaches are one of the most common types of headaches and people who have a lot of these headaches may be looking for alternatives to medication,” said study author Ying Li, MD, PhD, of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China.
“Our study found that acupuncture reduces the average number of headache days per month for those struggling with these painful and disruptive headache attacks.”
Welcome Terence Laverdure, D. TCM., R.Ac., Dipl.S.T. N.C., TTMP!
Matter and Energy are One, and that Matters. So let us put Energy into what Matters!
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Welcome Jonathan Rose, RMT!
We are welcoming Jonathan Rose, RMT, to our team of practitioners this new year 2022! He specializes in Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Wellness Care, General Swedish Massage, Joint Mobilizations, and Trigger Point Therapy and is looking forward to helping clients achieve the best version of themselves.
To learn more about Jonathan or to schedule, please visit: https://naturologycentre.com/jonathan/.
Welcome Jolène Arseneault, RMT!
We are happy to welcome Jolène Arseneault, RMT, to our team of massage therapy practitioners! She specializes in therapeutic massage and wellness care and looks forward to helping clients feel their best.
Bilingual - English & French
To learn more about Jolène or to schedule, please visit: https://naturologycentre.com/jolene/.
Our Moncton massage therapy services help people relieve symptoms or heal injuries, treat certain health conditions, and promote overall health and wellness. It's a fact massage therapy services were used by 44 percent of Canadians over their lifetimes, which means approximately 66,880 people in Greater Moncton have benefited from massage therapy. That's higher than chiropractic care (42%), yoga (27%), acupuncture (22%), and relaxation techniques (25%). Also, massage's proven health benefits are recognized by all major insurance providers in New Brunswick, and we're seeing an increasing number of people, particularly baby boomers that value their health and wellness.
Our Moncton Massage Therapy Styles
Our Moncton massage therapy team employs a variety of stroke styles, ranging from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some therapists use oils and lotions, while others do not. A massage session can last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes at our location. Our massage clients may remove clothes for their massages because fresh 100% cotton linens and draping are used; however, you can keep your underwear or other undergarments on if you prefer.
Consider the following questions before deciding on the best massage therapy clinic for your needs. Do you want a massage to relieve stress and relax? Or do you require pain relief, improved mobility, or assistance with a specific medical condition? Before booking a massage, be sure to review your therapists' online profiles to learn more about them and see which styles they use. Our Moncton massage therapy team usually employs more than one style during a session. They may also tailor your message to your age, medical condition, or any special needs or goals you may have. It is beneficial to complete your massage therapy intake form online before your appointment so that your therapist can prepare to provide customized massage treatment.
Swedish massage therapy is one of the most common types of massage, likely because it is therapeutic and relaxing. Soft, long kneading strokes and light, rhythmic tapping strokes on the topmost layers of muscles are used. This promotes improved blood circulation and some joint movement as well. Swedish therapy can be relaxing and energizing because it relieves muscle tensions while helping correct muscle imbalances. It may even be beneficial after an injury.
The four most common Swedish massage strokes are:
Effleurage: a French word that means "to skim" or "to touch lightly on," is a series of Swedish massage strokes used to warm up the muscle before deep tissue work with petrissage. This gentle, stroking movement is used at the start and end of a facial or body massage.
Petrissage: is a Swedish technique in which deep pressure is applied to the underlying muscles. Petrissage movements include kneading, wringing, skin rolling, and pick-up-and-squeeze. They are all carried out using the padded palmar surface of the hand, the surface of the finger, and the thumbs.
Friction: a massage technique with force applied across soft tissue structures with deep, circular movements. Frictions are an effective method for breaking up adhesions, breaking down scar tissue, and realigning tissue fibres.
Tapotement: often used in Swedish massage, involves rhythmic percussion typically performed with the edge of the hand, a cupped hand, or the tips of the fingers. Tapotement is classified into five types: Beating, Slapping, Hacking, Tapping, and Cupping.
Myofascial Release Massage
Your therapist will massage the myofascial gently and feel for stiff or tight areas. (Myofascia should be pliable and elastic.) With light manual pressure, the therapist will begin massaging and stretching the areas that feel stiff. The massage therapist then works with the tissue and supportive sheath to relieve pressure and tightness. This process is repeated several times on the same trigger point and other trigger points until the therapist feels the tension or adhesions have been completely released.
Have you ever wanted a chair massage at a county fair, music festival, beach or conference? Or perhaps you're lucky enough to work for a company that offers its staff regular 15 to 20-minute massages as a perk. We now provide corporate massage services to help de-stress, relax, and reward your team members! Chair massages are conveniently offered at your location; participants are fully clothed and seated in a portable, specially designed, comfortable chair. Our massage therapists usually include a neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands massage; your employees will feel rejuvenated!!
A chair massage can also be an excellent option for those clients that have trouble laying down or prefer this position. (please note this within your booking comments to ensure availability)
Your body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can aid in these changes by reducing stress, arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. If medication and other medical options are limited, massage may be beneficial. The massage therapist will assist you in becoming comfortable with this type of massage by using various massage pillows.
Shiatsu is a Japanese word that means "finger pressure." The therapist applies varied, rhythmic pressure to specific body points for shiatsu massage. These are known as acupressure points and are thought to be essential for the flow of chi, the body's vital energy. According to proponents, Shiatsu massage can help relieve blockages at these acupressure points. This service is available as part of our enhanced acupuncture.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Management (IASTM) (Coming soon!)
A Registered Massage Therapist can elect to complete additional training that enhances their practice and benefits clients. One of these programs is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Management or IASTM; it's performed using a unique blade-like tool (M2T blade). A massage therapist can use this specialized unsharpened blade tool to apply pressure to specific points on the client's body to stimulate fibroblasts and scar adhesions, also known as "fibrous tissue." At Naturology Centre, select practitioners may use this specialized instrument during sessions. Regardless of why this instrument is used example, fascia work, muscle scraping, or trigger points it's included within a massage therapy session at no additional cost! IASTM is neither painful nor is it considered an invasive therapy.
Areas IASTM may benefit:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• DeQuervain's Syndrome
• Muscle sprain and strain
• Myofascial Pain
• Neck, back, hip, ankle Pain
• Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - RSD
• Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
• Surgical and Traumatic Scars
• Tendinitis (rotator cuff, patellar, tibialis, heel, achilles)
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is ideal for addressing painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes to apply pressure to deep layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues beneath your skin. While less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be therapeutic, relieving chronic patterns of tension and assisting with muscle injuries such as a back sprain.
A sports massage focuses on the muscle systems used for a specific sport; sports massage employs various techniques to assist athletes in improving performance before, during, and after sporting events. Consider sports massage to increase flexibility and help prevent injuries. It may also help with muscle strains and aid in the healing process after a sports injury. Learn more
Trigger Point Massage
This therapy works by applying pressure to your trigger points. A skilled practitioner or massage therapist will apply pressure to the muscle knot until it softens and releases. This will help you retrain your muscles. Following a treatment session, you will be given a set of exercises to do at home. Learn more
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
A lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage of your tissues intended to aid in the circulation of lymph fluids within your body. Lymph is a protein-rich fluid that circulates in lymph vessels throughout your body. It collects bacteria, viruses, and waste and transports them to your lymph nodes. The liquid is then filtered by your lymph nodes to remove impurities from your body. A massage is usually done with light pressure and long, gentle strokes along the skin to help the movement of lymph fluid throughout your body.
Thai Massage Therapy
The therapist uses their body to help guide the client into various positions during a Thai massage. This type of massage includes joint mobilization, muscle compression, and acupressure.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stones, usually used in conjunction with other massage techniques, can be quite soothing and relaxing because they transmit heat deep into the body. For this type of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on specific body areas, such as your acupressure points. The stones can either be used as massage tools or left in place for a short time.
Cupping with Massage Therapy
Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy used to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy that circulates through the body and the world around us; when this flow is disrupted or disturbed, it can cause stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body.
Placing cups, usually made of glass or plastic, on the skin and creating a vacuum is a therapeutic cupping treatment. This vacuum helps draw tissue up into the cup, and the practitioner may do this with or without movement. Cupping may help stimulate healing by increasing blood flow loosening the fascia or various connective tissues. It works similarly to how deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue and relieve pain.
• May Help Reduce Anxiety
• Increases Blood Circulation
• Encourages Tissues to Release Toxins
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
• Good for Nervous System
• Promotes Relaxation
• Provides Pain Relief
Reflexology (Currently Not Available)
Hand, thumb, and finger techniques are used in reflexology to stimulate specific foot areas. These specific areas are thought to correspond to various parts of the body. As a result, the massage is expected to promote health and overall well-being.
Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Therapy?
Our wellness center's Moncton massage therapy services provide health benefits beyond simple relaxation. Here are a few examples of health issues that may benefit from therapeutic massage. Please consult your doctor before using massage therapy to treat any medical condition.
Repetitive Muscle Strain Injuries: It's estimated that one in every ten Canadians suffers from repetitive strain injuries, with half of these being work-related. That equates to approximately 15,000 people in the Greater Moncton area suffering from a repetitive strain injury! Massage therapy can usually help by increasing blood flow and improving mobility.
Back Pain: Numerous studies have shown that massage therapy effectively provides upper and lower back pain relief.
Headache: Another type of pain we refer to as headaches or migraines can respond to massage therapy. Some studies suggest that massage therapy can help reduce the number of migraines and improve sleep.
Depression: Massage therapy may help reduce depression, according to a review of 17 clinical trials. However, it was no more effective than providing a calming environment and deep breathing exercises for generalized anxiety disorder.
Osteoarthritis: In a clinical trial examining the efficacy of Swedish massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a 60-minute massage one or two times per week improved in pain, stiffness, and function. There was no such difference observed in the control group.
Cancer: Massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment when used in conjunction with traditional, Western medicine. It may aid in relieving pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression and improving immune system function. However, there are certain areas that a massage therapist should avoid in a cancer patient and times when massage should be avoided entirely. Please consult with your doctor, physician, or health specialist before starting massage therapy sessions if you have or suspect cancer.
Many people are getting therapeutic massage therapy to experience a variety of health and wellness benefits. (no particular order)
- Alleviate postoperative pain
- Stress Management
- Chronic neck pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Better sleep quality
- Dementia mitigation
- Rest and Relaxation
- Improve Quality of life
- Range of motion
- Improve balance
- Sports or exercise performance
- Increase your cardiovascular health
- Lessen anxiety
- Lower blood pressure
- Osteoarthritis pain can be reduced
- Nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Lower the frequency of migraines
- Rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Reduce the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms
- Reduced joint replacement discomfort
- Reducing stress in cancer patients
- General relaxation of muscles
- Depression symptoms
- Headaches caused by tension
- Lower backaches and pains