Laura Repo-Davis, RMT
Tue, Thurs, Fri and Sat
by appt’ and referral only
The Annex Clinic
by appt’ and referral only
I practice Deep Relaxation massage therapy, which is simply about providing a place for your body to land and for your breath to be present again. I believe that the body heals better when we are in a state of deep relaxation. My work centers around the idea that you are in charge of the healing process and I am the facilitator. My ultimate goal is for you to leave the session feeling like you have realigned and anchored, like being able to start again. With almost 30 years experience as an RMT, I have come to realize that I am simply facilitating your wellness. When you find your breath and let your body and mind get connected, things start to work better.
I like to work with Jon Kabat Zinn’s approach to breath awareness, which is something you can take with you when you leave. It also might profoundly change how you treat your body and live your life.
This is for all mamas and for your family too…
I am also known for my specialty in perinatal massage, having trained with the wonderful folks at Trimesters Massage Education.
Postnatal IN-BED massage sessions
Inquire about a deeply nurturing postnatal treatment soon after labour to restore your strength and encourage healing. Available in your home.
About Massage Therapy
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.
Your Massage Therapist must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully clothed, or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets. Your privacy will always be respected, and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time.
Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable.
Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a Massage Therapist as part of their extended health care plans. Please consult your policy.
For more information, contact The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario: http://www.cmto.com